Crime

Road-related violations have hit the news again after about a quarter of offences registered by the police last month turned out to be motor vehicle crashes (MVCs).

A tourist couple was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning and locked in the police cells after being charged with common assault. 

Burglaries are on the rise according to half-year crime statistics released by the Cook Islands Police Service.

The sight of a man carrying a firearm near a beachside bar in Nikao early yesterday, caused temporary panic among some residents in the area.

Firearms training in Nikao

Wednesday July 11, 2018

Police Commissioner Maara Tetava has assured public that firearms training which started yesterday at the Police Firing Range in Nikao is part of their ongoing programme.

About 20 people are at risk of being without jobs after fire completely destroyed Raromart Megastore in Teotue, Tutakimoa around midnight on Sunday.

An unidentified tourist carrying a young child in front of him on his rented scooter learned a quick lesson about Cook Islands road rules when he was stopped by a police officer near the St Joseph’s Road intersection yesterday morning.

Cook Islands maritime police and customs officers are participating in a training programme organised by the Royal Australian Navy this week on Rarotonga.

After falling from a total of nine in March to seven in April and four in May, it looks like motorbike thefts are on the rise again.

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