I live in Auckland and my phone 027 5113568 was stolen in December. The person who now has my phone called numerous phone numbers in Tonga and the phone bill comes up to $5000 so far. The following phone numbers were called by the person who has my phone: 35031, 35133, 41957, 7512946, 7775228, 7776650, 8411895, 8417296, 8491101, 8632005, 8798732, 8882982, 8896191. I am offering a reward for information. - Jody Becerra
‘Uluaki Falealea Vaka’uta (27) of Ma’ufanga was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for serious offences of housebreaking, theft and causing grevious bodily harm committed from June to July this year in the Nuku’alofa area. Crimes included breaking into Chinese shops, a local joinery business and stabbing a Tongan man at his home.
Police recorded a drop in crimes from 86 in the previous week to 60 from May 14-20, with theft notably decreasing.
As criminal house-breakings and theft offences continue to rise this week, the Tonga Police are calling on the public to provide information to help them to crack down on the epidemic of crime.
Mele Tatafu Heitonga (32) a former accounts clerk of ‘Uta’atu & Associates in Nuku’alofa, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to ten counts of forgery and theft of over $130,000, at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court on May 10.
A stash of burgled items, including a dental air compressor stolen from Vaiola Hospital, was recovered after raids on 10 locations by a special investigative team, that was set up by the police to crack down on an epidemic of housebreakings and theft that has plagued the capital, Nuku’alofa, for a long time.
A 27-year-old woman has been charged with 24 counts for alleged embezzlement, falsification of accounts and theft, valued at $99,000 from her former employer, the Melie Mei Langi Company, ‘Eua branch.
A Tongan family who stole fine mats from a princess were sentenced in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on April 16.