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Teenager serving probation leaves Rarotonga after ‘police fail to act’

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National

A teenager has breached the Cook Islands High Court probation conditions by leaving the country onboard an Air New Zealand flight on Saturday.

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A Second Chance at life for ex-inmates

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Crime, National

Over a period of 17 years, Mr X, a repeat offender, lived eight years of his life locked up in Arorangi prison. The former inmate was released three months ago, this time around he stands determined not to reoffend and not to ever return “inside”.

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Cop facing suspension

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Crime, National

A female officer will be placed on suspension as of Monday, February 22, for her involvement in an alleged assault incident last weekend.

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Drug case adjourned

Friday 19 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Two of the four men who are facing charges of money laundering and selling Class C drugs have pleaded not guilty.

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‘Don’t feed the trolls’, says IT specialist

Thursday 18 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

A local IT company is planning to hold a workshop to teach people ways to avoid online scams.

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Driving-related matter for former NZ police officer adjourned

Wednesday 17 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

The case of a former New Zealand cop who pleaded not guilty to a charge of refusing an excess breathlyser test has been further adjourned for reserved decision.

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Opposition welcomes amendment to licencing regulation

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Crime, National

Opposition Police shadow minister MP Tama Tuavera has welcomed the government’s decision to revoke “restrictive, burdensome and discriminatory rules” on drivers aged 60 and over.

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Suspect to appear in court on Thursday

Tuesday 9 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

A man who is alleged to have stolen a pig days before the Woo’s Store armed robbery matter will appear in Court this week.

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Alleged fourth offender in shop robbery granted bail

Saturday 6 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Justice of the Peace John Whitta granted bail to alleged fourth offender of the Woo’s Store armed robbery, on strict conditions.

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Watching out for one another

Friday 5 February 2021 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Crime, National

With an increase in burglaries and incidences where offenders have entered properties and taken money and other valuables while the occupants are in the house, police say community groups like Neighbourhood Watch are vital.

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Accused admits wrongdoing in police defraud case

Friday 5 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

One of the four accused of conspiring to defraud the Cook Islands Police has pleaded guilty.

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Fourth robbery accused to appear in court

Friday 5 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

The fourth alleged offender suspected to have been involved in an alleged armed robbery of Woo’s Store in Tikioki, is expected to appear in court today.

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Alleged aggravated robbers denied bail

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Two of the three accused of aggravated robbery will be in police custody until the next adjournment, while the youngest of the group is on bail.

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Fighting the helmet fine

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National

Tim Buchanan represented himself in court today fighting his $250 fine for failing to wear a motorcycle helmet.

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Police nab robbery suspects

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Cook Islands Police Service received praised for swift action leading to arrests of suspects in Woo’s Store robbery.

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Former Demos CEO claiming $165k for ‘wrongful dismissal’

Monday 1 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

The High Court on Friday attended to several Civil Court matters brought before Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams QC through a Zoom video conference call.

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Shopkeeper robbed at knifepoint

Monday 1 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Crime, National

Police yesterday issued an urgent appeal to the public, asking witnesses in the vicinity of the crime to come forward with information.

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Four appear on drugs charges

Saturday 30 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Cook Islands Police has for the first time, applied charges relating to money-laundering in respect to drug dealing cases.

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Bush fires are an ongoing concern, police say

Thursday 28 January 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Crime, National

Volunteer Fire Services were yet again called out to contain another bush fire in Tupapa Wednesday afternoon.

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Secure it or lose it, police warn even after drop in thefts

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National

Among the declining crime statistics of unlawful activity being reported to the Cook Islands Police Service, incidents of theft have been steadily dropping each year, for more than 10 years.

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