Crime

Warning on Raro fires

Friday September 28, 2018

Four major building blazes over the past eight days has Opposition member Selina Napa worried and she wants to do all she can to protect the community.

Two afternoon house fires in Titikaveka

Thursday September 27, 2018

Fire brigades on Rarotonga had a busy afternoon yesterday with callouts to two blazes in the Titikaveka area.

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.

Four accidents continue road mayhem

Wednesday September 12, 2018

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.

Tip-off puts prisoner back behind bars

Wednesday September 12, 2018

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.

More than 500 incidents were reported to the Cook Islands Police service last month, up from 363 in July and 259 in June.

Prisoner flees jail

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Police have issued a photo of a man wanted for escaping from Arorangi prison yesterday morning.

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