For police, last weekend was a rare one on three fronts.

Wednesday December 06, 2017 Written by Published in Local
Motorists can expect to encounter plenty of police checkpoints over the days leading up to Christmas. 17120530 Motorists can expect to encounter plenty of police checkpoints over the days leading up to Christmas. 17120530

Over the weekend reporting period, which includes Friday, no incidents of domestic violence were received.

 

The weekend was also notable for being burglary and theft-free. Police received no burglary complaints over the weekend but still asked residents to continue to be vigilant in keeping their premises and properties safe and secure in the weeks leading up to the festive period.

Police were contacted after a motorcycle was unlawfully taken from outside a store in Muri at around 9.35 on Saturday evening. Police are continuing efforts to locate the offender.

A fight at an establishment in Avarua resulted in the arrest of two adult men in the early hours of Saturday morning. Both men appeared before the Avarua High Court later that day.

One rowdy Nikao individual had his sound system confiscated on the weekend following two complaints made to police about excessive noise.

The man ignored an initial warning and carried on playing very loud music. He was subsequently also fined for his behaviour.

Police said they attended a total of six noise complaints on the weekend.

They say most of these incidents were alcohol-related gatherings generally indicating a complete disregard for their neighbours.

“The festive season is here, school exams may be over, and work break-ups are going on, but the consideration for others should not be overlooked,” a Cook Islands Police Service spokesman said.

“Police will respond to these complaints and issue warnings to lower the noise levels.”

Six people were arrested over the weekend for various offences including fighting in a public place, driving with excess breath alcohol, wilful damage and dangerous driving. They will appear before the Avarua High Court this week.

Nine motorists had their vehicles taken off them during the weekend and were forbidden from driving for 24 hours.

            - CT/CS

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