Three arrested for contempt of court

Tuesday November 06, 2018 Written by Published in Crime
Police regularly warn motorcycle owners to make their bikes secure from theft. Two motorcycles have been stolen since Friday. 18110501 Police regularly warn motorcycle owners to make their bikes secure from theft. Two motorcycles have been stolen since Friday. 18110501

Police arrested a young man for being unlawfully found inside a house during the weekend and are investigating a further charge for an additional offence while in the Titikaveka property.

Three people were arrested late Friday on night for being in contempt of their court orders. Two males and a female were apprehended inside a town bar, in breach of their bail conditions. Two of them were reported trying to hide when police arrived.

Meanwhile, a couple is due to appear in court this week for threatening behaviour. Police were called to a dispute where it was alleged that a knife was presented during an argument.

A number of minor traffic accidents were reported to the police over the weekend.  On the main road near the Edgewater Resort yesterday evening, a motorbike driver struck and killed a dog. 

On Saturday at the Avarua Roundabout, a motorbike driver collided with the rear of a car. And another incident occurred at the BSP in town when a motorbike drove into the back of a vehicle which was turning. The driver got back onto the motorbike and drove off but a witness told the police the man had dropped a can of an alcohol drink.

On Friday, a motorbike driver was taken to hospital after being involved in a crash outside Manea Foods in Ooa. And at a supermarket car park, two vehicles collided with each  other while reversing at the same time.

Police have received two reports of motorbikes being unlawfully taken since Friday.  One bike was stolen from Nikao and another from Tupapa where the bike was nabbed while parked by a plantation.

The bike thefts continue a trend which began several months ago, with unlawful taking incidents on the increase. Police have previously expressed concern at the growing number of motorcycles which are being stolen and have warned owners to keep a close eye on their bikes.         

            - Release/CS

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