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Traffic offences remain high

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Tuesday 24th January 2012.

Crime Report for Period 16th - 22nd January 2012.

  • Total of 57 crimes registered under the Criminal Offences Act during the period 16 - 22/01/2012 compared to 67 in the previous week; a decrease of 10 crimes.
  • Out of the 57 crimes registered, 33 registered at Central Police Station (Nuku'alofa), 09 - Mu'a, 08 - Neiafu, Vava'u, 06 - Nukunuku and 01 - Vaini.
  • Most crimes reported was common assault with 18 offences, followed by 13 - thefts, 09 - housebreaking, 05 - conspiracy, 02 each use of disguise and bodily harm and other offences including attempt murder causing grievous bodily harm, unlawfully being on enclosed premises at night, obtain by false pretence and trespass.
  • Total of 39 offences registered under other Acts besides Criminal Offences Act, compared to 13 offences in the previous week.  Most offence registered were drunk in public place under Order in Public Places Act (Cap 37).
  • Regarding Traffic Act and Regulations, a total of 300 offences were registered compared to 326 offences reported the previous week.
  • Twenty (20) vehicle drivers (19 males and 01 female) were fined totaling T$10,600.00 at the Nuku'alofa Magistrates Court on 12 January 2012 for drunk driving during the Christmas and New Year police operation.  The fines ranged from T$1,000.00 and drivers license suspended for 6 months to T$300.00 fine to be paid instantly or 3 months imprisonment.  In total 6 fined T$300.00, 05 - T$500.00 04 - T$700.00, 02 - T$400.00, 01 each T$800.00, T$900.00 and T$1,000.00.
  • The four (04) male suspects that were charged on 16/01/2012 for conspiracy to commit armed robbery on 06/01/2012, appeared at the Nuku'alofa Magistrates Court yesterday 23/01/2012 with one suspect from Falevai living at Fangaloto charged with additional charges of attempted murder, causing bodily harm, unlawful possession and use of firearms and conspiracy to commit crime.

The four suspects continued remand in police custody to reappear at the Magistrates Court on Monday 30/01/2012.  Police investigations continues.  Mälö.


Issued by the: Ministry of Police, Fire Services & Prisons, January 2012. Authorized by:  T. Faletau, Acting Police Commissioner


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