A 37-year-old man is expected to appear in court today after the car he was driving struck three vehicles in a series of accidents in Tupapa on Tuesday morning.
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort managing director Tata Crocombe says investigators have confirmed “no suspicious circumstances” were involved in the fire which destroyed three accommodation units and a beach bar.
Police detectives have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with burglaries that occurred at two major Avarua businesses in the early hours of last Thursday.
It looked to have been like something out of one of those old-fashioned slapstick crime capers, the silent kind, with maybe a bit of frantic piano-playing every now and then at the really dramatic (or hilarious) moments.
Police Commissioner Maara Tetava says the Cook Islands Police Service is committing a large amount of resources into investigating the fires which destroyed Friendly Mart, Tex Mart and RaroMart.