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Crime

Cases discharged for schoolboys

Friday March 29, 2019

Two high school students have had their cases discharged by the Cook Islands High Court and were sent off with a warning to behave and not to appear in court again.

A careless-driving charge arose from a crash near the Edgewater Resort in Arorangi last week.

A man who was found guilty for a charge of intent to cause grievous bodily harm was sentenced to two years and nine-months imprisonment by the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.

A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 18-months’ probation and has been warned by the Cook Islands High Court if he re-offends he would face imprisonment.

Police tribute to shooting victims

Thursday March 21, 2019

As if the Hand of God had spread wide over Rarotonga, a rainbow emerged in the distance as the Police Service held its own prayers yesterday in commemoration of the tragedy of last week’s terrorist attack in Christchurch.

$800 fine for having bong

Thursday March 21, 2019

Nooroa Manarangi appeared before Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams QC for sentencing at the Cook Islands High Court yesterday. Manarangi entered a guilty plea to one count of possessing a utensil for smoking marijuana.

The High Court has remanded into custody a man charged with assaulting a woman while she was attending worship on Sunday.

18 months’ jail for forgery

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Petrena Tiatoa was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment by the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.

Former school teacher Tyronne Weerasinghe was found guilty and convicted by a 12-member jury on 59 counts of theft by conversion at the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.

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