More assault arrests over the weekend

Wednesday September 13, 2017 Written by Published in Local

Police arrested four people over the weekend on charges including assault on a female, indecent assault, and driving with excess blood alcohol.


They all appeared before the Avarua High Court on Saturday morning.

There were two accidents over the weekend, one of them involving a hit and run on Sunday morning in which a pedestrian was injured (see story, above right).

Alcohol had been major factor in the crash and investigations were continuing, police said.

On Friday there was an accident in Titikaveka involving a car and a motorcycle. The crash was reported to police at 2.35pm. Police said the driver of a motorcycle lost control of her bike and fell onto the road. The car driver suffered minor injuries and her rented vehicle was damaged.

A police spokesman said it was a matter of concern that some people involved in crashes were fleeing the scene. They are asking for information from anyone who may have witnessed the accidents.

Police responded to two callouts involving domestic violence over the weekend. The first was at about 7:14am on Saturday and involved a young Kavera couple who police said were having a verbal dispute over their finances. The argument was settled.

At about 8:45am on Saturday police responded to a call from a residence in Nikao where a couple were having a dispute over their property. Personal property was damaged and police are continuing their investigations into the incident.

Police responded to three excessive noise complaints. At about 8:55pm on Friday night officers were called out to an establishment in Nikao. The manager was spoken to and warned. The noise level was reduced for the night.

At about 1:46am on Saturday morning police responded to an excessive noise complaint in Nikao. Officers spoke to the owner of a residence who was holding a party for family members. The home owner was told to reduce the noise.

At about 10pm on Saturday there was a noise complaint involving an establishment in Muri. An abatement notice was issued, the music was turned off and the party was closed down.  

A young woman reported the theft of an iPhone and other property while visiting an establishment in Avarua on Friday night. The phone’s cover was recovered but the phone and cash inside it were gone. 

On Friday at 2:43pm police attended an incident in Tupapa where a couple’s motorcycle had been taken without their authority. A young female had used the bike and in the process it had been unlawfully taken by someone else. Police are investigating.

No burglaries were reported over the weekend, but police remind people to be vigilant in keeping their homes and businesses secure.

Anyone with information regarding any of the above or past incidents should call police on 22499.

All information will be treated as confidential.


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