Crime

Top policeman defends team

Friday August 03, 2018

Unwarranted attacks and criticism of the police won't help alleviate the problems and pressures of stopping crime in Rarotonga’s community, says Commissioner Maara Tetava.

Police accused of negligence

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Victims of recent burglaries and an attempted arson have accused police of negligence in dealing with the cases that have been lodged with them.

Targeted operations by the police have nabbed five people for burglary and other crimes as well as netting a further four offenders connected to around 12 stolen electronic items.

Coroner looks into road death

Saturday July 28, 2018

The Cook Islands coroner is looking into the death of a man in a road accident earlier this week.

Man dies in smash

Friday July 27, 2018

A man in his 20s died in a road accident in Matavera on Wednesday night.

Cash thefts a concern

Wednesday July 25, 2018

The loss of thousands of dollars in recent burglaries is raising concerns over the accessibility to sizeable amounts of cash by offenders breaking into commercial premises, says Cook Islands Police Service spokesman Trevor Pitt.

Casa Del Sol owner Deon Rossouw has had enough.

An air-powered handgun was confiscated by police who called out to a domestic disturbance at Nikao on Thursday.

Theft, curfew breach arrests

Friday July 20, 2018

Police made two arrests overnight on Wednesday, with separate incidents being reported of theft and breach of curfew conditions.

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