Following what was described as a “chaotic” week on the roads around Rarotonga last week, problems continued over the weekend, with four accidents reported from Friday to Sunday.
Escaped prisoner Taana John is back behind bars after being captured by police yesterday afternoon. Cook Islands Police Service spokesman Trevor Pitt said John had been apprehended thanks to a tip-off and swift action by three teams of officers.
Police want to capitalise on the significant drop in reported burglaries last month by continuing to crack down on known offenders and encouraging ways the community can help stop the offending.
A number of motor vehicle accidents on Rarotonga roads have kept the Cook Islands Police Service busy this past week, including one involving an unmarked police vehicle.
Fourteen individuals faced 17 separate charges for violent offences at the courthouse yesterday, appearing in front of Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi.
Several days after it happened, police are investigating an “unreported” motor vehicle crash, which damaged the Avana Bridge early last Saturday morning. A buckled part of a car’s bodywork was also left behind
A small rental car was left sitting on the bottom of a dry creek bed at Inave on Monday after being driven off the road in the early hours of the morning.