Crime

Chief Justice of the Cook Islands Sir Hugh Williams QC began his 13-day visit to Rarotonga on Monday. Williams is set to hear a number of cases whilst here. They involve charges ranging from the possession of cannabis to manslaughter.

Thirty cases came up before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Cook Islands High Court on Thursday last week.

The Cook Islands Police Service’s ranks will be boosted by seven new recruits in a few weeks’ time.

Police to honour drug dog

Monday May 21, 2018

After 10 years of dedicated service in the criminal investigation branch (CIB) of the Cook Islands Police, Xela the drug dog will finally put her paws up on Monday morning.

Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams heard over 30 cases in the Cook Islands High Court on Thursday.

A 52-year-old man accused of stealing a safe from Mareko Island Creations in December last year, may have the charge against him withdrawn.

The investigation into Ministry of Marine resources secretary Ben Ponia will “wrap up” at the end of the month, says Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas.

The taking of goods from the Cook Islands Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) op-shop at the Punanga Nui market on Saturday may have not been a theft, as initially suspected.

The ongoing issue of burglaries on Rarotonga hit a new low at the weekend when a substantial amount of food and cooking utensils were stolen from an elderly Vaimaanga couple.

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