Finally, an accident-free weekend on Rarotonga

Thursday October 05, 2017 Written by Published in Local

After a spate of motor vehicle accidents over the past few months, there has finally been a smash-free weekend on Rarotonga.


In a report covering Friday, September 30 to Sunday October 1, the Cook Islands Police Service said the lack of reported accidents was “pleasing.”

Domestic disputes were also down, with police responding to just one callout to a family dispute at a home in Arorangi. A young male was removed from the residence. 

A man who visited an establishment in Avarua on Thursday night found some of his belongings missing the following morning. He reported the alleged theft to police at 10.40am on Friday.

At 3am on Friday police were called to the scene of an attempted burglary at a business premise in Arorangi. The Criminal Investigations Branch is investigating. 

Police responded to another call at 8.30am on Sunday following the burglary of an Avarua business. This incident is also being investigated and police again remind both island residents and visitors to keep their belongings secure.

One assault was reported over the weekend. The incident occurred in Ngatangiia on Sunday morning and police are looking for the male offender. Meanwhile, another male was arrested over the weekend and charged with being drunk in a public place. He will appear in court later this week.

Police responded to two callouts involving excessive noise complaints, the first at 12.22am on Saturday morning when they were called to an establishment in town. Officers warned the manager about noise levels.

At 1.45am on Sunday police also responded to a complaint of excessive noise at an Avatiu establishment. The manager of an event taking place there was spoken to and told to shut down the premises.

If you have information regarding any of the above incidents or past incidents, call police on 22499.

All information will be treated as confidential.          - Release/ CS


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