Crime

No burglaries or thefts were reported last weekend – a notable improvement on some recent weekends.

A man whose marijuana was stolen entered a Kavera property armed with a knife in an attempt to confront the alleged drug thief and deter others from helping themselves, the High Court was told last week.

A charge of assault on a female landed Trevor Tiro with 12 months’ probation when he appeared in the Avarua High Court before JP Carmen Temata on Wednesday last week.

As the languages of the Cook Islands were celebrated in New Zealand last week, there was a renewed sense that more needs to be done to ensure their survival.

Burglaries are down across Rarotonga and police hope the trend continues.

Seven youths graduated from Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) last week as part of a programme that catered to troubled and at-risk youth.

Warnings follow theft

Monday July 10, 2017

A dream holiday to Rarotonga turned sour last week for one unlucky visitor following a petty theft just south of Fruits of Rarotonga while he was snorkelling.

An eight-time traffic offender ran out of second chances in the Avarua High Court last week. Ngatokorua Tonorio was the first of more than 44 cases before Justice of the Peace, Georgina Williams in Thursday’s court session – appearing for sentencing after earlier pleading guilty to a charge of refusal to undergo a breathalyser test. 

The Avarua High Court was bustling with activity yesterday, with the Court of Appeal in full swing. Over seven cases were addressed including multiple new matters, two applications for provisional drivers’ licences, and multiple call overs.

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