Crime

Law ‘too soft’ – burglary victim

Wednesday November 15, 2017

A victim of a burglary is calling for stronger punishment of offenders, saying the law is “too soft” on burglars.

Fifteen people appeared before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court last Thursday.

Assault earns five months’ jail

Tuesday November 07, 2017

A man described as a recidivist offender was convicted and sentenced to five months in prison during last week’s criminal court session.

Minor offences and traffic infringements dominated proceedings at Wednesday’s criminal court session in the Avarua High Court last week.

Coconut tree smash earns $100 fine

Sunday October 29, 2017

A local man charged with careless driving after he fell asleep behind the wheel of his car and hit a coconut tree, was convicted and fined $100 when he appeared before Justice of the Peace John Whitta on Wednesday.

Sentences suspended after apologies

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Two people were granted suspended sentences and given stern warnings when they appeared before a three Justice of the Peace panel in the Avarua High Court last week.

Criminal court was busy on Thursday with over 59 cases coming before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court.

Domestic violence soars

Friday October 20, 2017

Domestic violence in the Cook Islands is following the same trend as youth offending and has reached an all-time high.

A couple facing a joint charge of burglary had their curfew lifted when they appeared in the Avarua High Court before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams last week.

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