Police

Laptops stolen from secondary school

On Saturday October 5th, seven suspects armed with bush knives broke into the Manus Secondary School computer laboratory in the early house of the morning.

Six laptops valued at K12,000 were stolen during the incident.

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said school properties and materials must be respected as they are important for students’ learning.

Investigations are still underway.

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Housing scheme for police personnel

Minister Bryan Kramer said he will discuss with cabinet to engage potential contractors to look at establishing similar housing projects as that done by Red Sea Housing at Bomana, outside Port Moresby.

Discussions have taken place also with Nambawan Super on its three to four thousand housing project, with possibility of the police department securing at least 500 for its employees.

Minister Kramer said such housing schemes are necessary in the case that a police officer retires, he may as well own the house that he has been occupying.

Commander apologises for Erima disturbance

Disgruntled relatives of two deceased men came out and blocked off the Erima road following the confrontation between police and settlers on September 28th.

“Last night a couple of innocent travelling public had their vehicles damaged by missiles; one vehicle overturned when the driver tried to do a U-turn when seeing the melee ahead,” said chief superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

“This brought so much fear to the travelling public.

Two deaths, several injuries following Erima clash

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said police were conducting their operation under the Erima flyover settlement, which is known as Taripex, when they were attacked by a group of men who were allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

The police vehicle used that time was stoned by the group of men. The NCD police boss said the unit then retreated and requested for back up, where the law enforcers retaliated soon after.

Suspect killed in POM shootout

The incident started from Gordon’s KMC all the way to RH Hypermart gate.

The acting NCD/Central police commander, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said Boroko Criminal Investigation Division (CID) had followed intelligence reports and had gone to KMC Gordon’s where there was a planned armed robbery.

“The armed gang were using a white sedan; investigations will reveal if it is a stolen motor vehicle or not because there were a number of registration plates in the vehicle,” he said.

Prison escapees on sex crimes recaptured

A total of five arrests were made for escapees from the Lorengau Correctional Service last week and charged for escape.

The lack of manpower, rundown facilities and overcrowding of prisoners are among many issues faced at this correctional institute, which needs the urgent attention of the CS management, even for a small province like Manus.

The following were recaptured last week:

Police welcome new NCD bus stop arrangement

Minister Kramer made this known when he accompanied acting Police Commissioner David Manning, acting Deputy Commissioner Operations Donald Yamasombi and the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou to the launching of the Urban PMV Trial Routes at the Unagi Oval on Wednesday.

Following the change of the Gordon’s bus stop location from Gordon market to Unagi Oval, a more organised bus stop arrangement has now been put in place.

The new Urban PMV Trial Routes are divided into five zones as follows;

Police: Worrying trend in sexual offences

Last month an 11-year-old girl was pack raped in Korojih village. Two teenagers have been arrested and appeared in court over the incident.

This month a man was picked up, while another is still on the run, over the rape of a 28-year-old woman living with disability, while a man from Bipi Island who allegedly continuously sexually assaulted his daughter from June was arrest after the victim placed a police report in Lorengau.

The 45-year-old has appeared at the Lorengau Committal court last week and was remanded in custody.

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Police upgrade investigative skills

Tabubil-based Senior Detective Constable Ruso Hate said the ‘Strengthening family sexual violence investigations and prosecution workshop’ had given him the knowledge to lay appropriate charges for different types of sexual offences, including rape, sexual assault and sexual penetration.

Detective Hate, who works in Tabubil’s Criminal Investigation Division, said it was frustrating and concerning to see charges against alleged sexual offenders thrown out of court because of technical errors in the charging process.

New police barracks for Gusap

Acting Commissioner Tokura made this statement during the official opening of the K4.6 million police barracks, funded by New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) under its tax credit scheme, on July 18.

The barracks has a capacity to house up to 80 police officers, boasts a double classroom, an administration block, an armoury and a helipad.

Tokura said to meet the Marape-Steven government vision to become a rich black Christian nation, the RPNGC as a government organisation can achieve this by providing a peaceful, safe and secure environment.