Crime

A 52-year-old man accused of stealing a safe from Mareko Island Creations in December last year, may have the charge against him withdrawn.

The investigation into Ministry of Marine resources secretary Ben Ponia will “wrap up” at the end of the month, says Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas.

The taking of goods from the Cook Islands Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) op-shop at the Punanga Nui market on Saturday may have not been a theft, as initially suspected.

The ongoing issue of burglaries on Rarotonga hit a new low at the weekend when a substantial amount of food and cooking utensils were stolen from an elderly Vaimaanga couple.

A number of donated goods were stolen from the Cook Islands Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on Saturday morning.

The Cook Islands police attended a small number of incidents over the weekend.

Burglaries continue to increase on Rarotonga, according to statistics recently released by the Cook Islands Police.

A pregnant woman was hospitalised after a motorcycle crash in Tupapa on Thursday night.

A Tupapa man arrested for cultivating cannabis appeared briefly before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.

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