The blaze that destroyed a building in Arorangi on Sunday evening spread so fast that firefighters were unable to do anything about it.
The reported theft of cash at the Punanga Nui Market on Wednesday of last week and the theft of another motorbike are typical of complaints lodged with the police on an “all-too regular” basis, says Cook Islands Police Service spokesman Trevor Pitt.
A female police officer needed medical attention after being kicked in the back of the head during an assault incident, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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.