Cook Islands Police on Rarotonga responded to several incidents over the weekend, most of them involving offenders in varying states of intoxication.
The public gallery of the Cook Islands High Court was full yesterday morning, as the alleged perpetrator of the stabbing that occurred in Taputapuatea on February 10 appeared before Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi.
A bench warrant was issued for Erena Tamaine Betham’s arrest on Thursday at the Cook Islands High Court, due to her non-appearance. Betham was charged with careless driving causing bodily injury.
A stabbing incident over the weekend in which a broken bottle was allegedly used saw two victims taken to the hospital and a person placed in police lock-up.
A vehicle running off the road in Tikioki between 1am and 2am on Friday morning destroyed a local family’s hedge, as well as knocking over two road signs.