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4 Oct: ICAO Emergency Exercise

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PRESS RELEASE, TUESDAY 04 OCTOBER, 2011

Crime Report for Period 26TH September - 02ND October, 2011.

  • A decrease in the number of criminal offences reported last week 26/9 - 02/10/2011 which is a total of 49 compared to 55 the previous week.
  • Out of the 49 crimes reported 28 registered at Central Police Station

(Police District I), 07 - Naeiafu, Vava'u, 04 - each at Mu'a and Nukunuku Stations, 03 - Vaini, 02 - ‘Eua Station and 01 - Pangai, Ha'apai.

  • Theft remained the most reported crime with 16 offences, followed by 11 - common assaults, 07 - housebreakings, 03 each bodily harm and willful damages to property, 02 each - trespass, threatening language to government servant and obtain by false pretence, including other criminal offences of unlawful entry into building by night and possession of things.
  • Total of 27 offences registered under Other Acts, an increase from 11 the previous week.
  • Recorded increase in the number of offences under Traffic Act and Regulations from 176 offences the previous week to 183 last week.
  • Police investigators arrested and charged two (02) male persons 17yrs from Pili and 18 yrs old from Kolomotu'a for housebreaking and theft.

The 17 years old male suspect from Pili was charged with housebreak at an Asian shop at Pili area and the 18 years old male suspect charged with housebreak at a dwelling house near Haveluloto.  Two (02) mobile phones and other properties were recovered from housebreak at Haveluloto.

The two (02) suspects were released on bail last week, but reappeared at the Magistrate Court yesterday 03.10.2011.

  • There will be an emergency exercise at Fua'amotu Airport on Friday 07/10/2011 at approx. 11am. Fua'amotu Airport Fire Service and Tonga Police together with other stakeholders from both Non-Government and Government agencies including Tonga Defence Services will participate in the Emergency exercise. The objective of this exercise is to comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (I.C.A.O) emergency response requirements and also to assess our emergency response capacity and capability.

Today representatives from stakeholder agencies - Mr Sililo ‘Ali - Manager Airport Rescue Fire Service, Lt. Fonua - T.D.S., Dr Moana Tupou - Ministry of Health and Chief Inspector ‘Atunaisa Taumoepeau to assist in today's briefing and will be happy to help answer questions.  Mälö.

T. Faletau

Acting Police Commissioner

ENDS

Issued by the: Ministry of Police, Fire Services and Prisons, Nuku'alofa, 2011.

 

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