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Friday 30 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police are remaining tight-lipped today, over how an accused murder suspect Dean Jay Fletcher managed to escape their custody yesterday and flee on his yacht ‘Sea Oak’. He has not been recaptured and was last seen heading out of Tongan waters. It is alleged he beat his wife to death while visiting Vava’u.
Friday 30 September 2016
Sydney, Australia
‘Alani Afu (49) otherwise known as ‘Alani Koloamatangi was extradited to Australia on Thursday morning, September 29 escorted by two New South Wales police officers on a Virgin direct flight from Fua’amotu International Airport to Sydney, where he was charged with murder he had allegedly committed some 26-years ago.
Thursday 29 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a five hour stand-off a Tonga Police Search and Rescue boat was forced to pull out of a pursuit of the yacht ‘Sea Oak’ at 4:30pm today, after fugitive murder suspect Dean Jay Fletcher had fired several flares at the small police boat and threatened to set fire to it in northwest Vava’u waters, following his escape from custody in Neiafu earlier. International police services, maritime networks and commercial flights have been alerted for sightings of the desperate man.
Thursday 29 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American, facing charges of murder in Tonga, escaped from the Vava’u Police this morning and fled on his yacht. Tonga Police are currently engaged in a dangerous confrontation with the man at sea, Northwest of Vava’u, and are attempting to re-apprehend him.
Monday 26 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man and a woman who were hospitalised for injuries received while drinking alcohol at Tatakamotonga on Sunday, September 18, have now each been charged with causing grievous bodily harm.
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Monday 26 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-seven people were arrested and charged for alleged drunk driving and drinking in public places mainly in central Nuku’alofa over the weekend, the seventh week of Operation Safe Streets aimed at preventing alcohol fueled crimes in Tongatapu.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Iteni Maile (38) died when the Pajero vehicle he was driving crashed into a container on the side of By-Pass Road at Pahu early Sunday morning, September 18.
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Monday 19 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are looking for a masked intruder who broke into a shop at Kolofo’ou and tied up a 24-year-old Chinese man before stealing goods and $3,000 pa’anga cash on Sunday morning, 18 September.
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Monday 19 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man and a woman are being hospitalised for injuries, after the man was allegedly stabbed by the woman when he attempted to rape her during an alcohol drink up at Tatakamotonga on Sunday, 18 September.
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Monday 19 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 36-year-old man died when the Pajero vehicle he was driving crashed into a container that was on the roadside on By-Pass Road at Pahu early Sunday morning, September 18.
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Wednesday 14 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Senior Police Constable (39) was suspended on Monday, 12 September after a complaint was made by an 18-year-old schoolgirl in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 12 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year-old man died on impact when the truck he was driving crashed into a tree in front of the Hu’atolitoli Prison compound early Saturday morning, 10 September.
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Monday 12 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old boy from Kahoua is in stable condition at Vaiola Hospital his car crashed into a fence of the Vaitohi Enterprises on Taufa’ahau Road early on Friday 9 September.
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Wednesday 7 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-two people were arrested and charged for alleged drunk driving and disorderly conduct mainly in central Nuku’alofa last weekend, the sixth week of Operation Safe Streets that aimed to prevent alcohol-related crimes in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 30 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men remain hospitalized after their vehicle crashed into the fence at the Captain Cook’s Landing site in ‘Alaki, early this morning.
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Tuesday 30 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-one people were arrested for alleged drunk driving and disorderly conduct mainly in central Nuku’alofa last weekend in the fifth-week of Operation Safe Streets that focuses on preventing alcohol related crimes in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 30 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police called off a search and recovery operation on Monday, 29 August after there were no sightings of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20) who was reported to have been swept out at sea at the Blow Holes in Houma on Sunday, 21 August.
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Friday 26 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan men aged 23 and 21 have been arrested and charged in relation to the brutal attack of a 56-year-old American woman, now confirmed by Police as the United States Peace Corps Director in Nuku’alofa. The attack occurred while she was jogging on the Sopu waterfront on Saturday morning, 16 July.
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Wednesday 24 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There has been no sighting of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20), who was reported to have been swept out to sea at the Blow Holes at Houma on Sunday morning, 21 August.
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Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 330 arrests mainly for drunk and disorderly conduct in central Nuku’alofa over the last three weeks is a community problem, which “should concern all of you,” says Tonga’s Commissioner of Police. He stated today that 50 people were arrested over the weekend and warned that the Police would continue to take a tough enforcement stance on drunkenness, criminal behaviour and drinking and driving.
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