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Thursday 28 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old Haveluloto boy who was found dead on Good Friday, April 22, had taken his own life by hanging, police stated on April 27.
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Tuesday 19 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A father from Lapaha has been charged for manslaughter by negligence after his nine year old daughter fell from the back of a vehicle he was driving on April 14, and died from head injuries.
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Tuesday 12 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Asian shopkeepers in Tongatapu were robbed and threatened by masked men with a cane knife and a calvanized pipe, during two separate armed robberies last week.
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Tuesday 5 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 students were taken into police custody on Friday, April 1 after a fight broke out between boys from Liahona High School and Tonga College at a bus stop in central Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 5 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ashika case had been the largest and perhaps the most important investigation in the history of the Tonga Police and there are no plans to lay any further charges relating to the disaster, Police Commissioner Chris Kelley said this morning, April 5 during the Police’s weekly media briefing.
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Wednesday 16 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49 years old woman driver has been charged with manslaughter by negligence, following the death of a 34 years old man from Tofoa on March 13.
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Wednesday 9 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28 years old male teacher at the Matahau Government Primary School has been fined $100 for assaulting an eight-year-old pupil. The pupil reported the teacher to the police after he was assaulted for a second time.
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Monday 7 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three teenagers who admitted crimes that included theft of cash and goods worth over $160,000 pa’anga from members of the U-16 Oceania Australian Football League team in December last year, are to be sentenced on April 8, 2011 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 1 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s drivers have responded well to breath testing with less than one per cent of tests detecting positive alcohol during the first two months of testing.
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The implementation of a newly structured Tonga Police was officially declared by the Minister of Police, Hon. Dr Viliami Latu on Monday, February 21, when he announced the appointment by the government of Police Commander Chris Kelley as Tonga’s first Police Commissioner.
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Wednesday 16 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 11 rifles, consisting of .22 rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun and a sniper-scope rifle were surrendered to the police during a Firearm Amnesty that ran from December 17, 2010 to January 21, 2011.
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Tuesday 8 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four kilograms of illicit drugs were seized by police in a dwelling house and a vehicle in Tongatapu last week, and police are making arrests in connection with the find.
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Tuesday 8 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Prolific burglar who allegedly stole the Police Commander’s wallet and watch while he was sleeping has been arrested and charged, while a large amount of stolen property including 11 laptops and electronic goods has been recovered. 2011-02-08 19:11:00 +1300
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Monday 7 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After being in force for over four years and two months the Tongan Emergency Powers Regulation enforced on the Nuku’alofa Central Business District area since 17 November 2006, and later on other Proclaimed Areas of the capital, was lifted last Wednesday, 2 February, the Minister of Police, Dr Viliami Latu announced today.
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 60-years-old ‘Alaki man who was found dead from gunshot wounds outside his home on Saturday January 29 is believed to have taken his own life, police confirmed yesterday.
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Theft tops the list of the most committed crime in Tonga between 17-23 of January, the Deputy Commander of Police, Taniela Faletau said yesterday, and he urged parents to look after their sons and to get to know their whereabouts at night, so that they don’t get involved in criminal activities.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old mentally disturbed male prisoner was found dead in his prison cell at Hu’atolitoli Prison, Vaini, on January 8.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police suspect that experienced thieves are recruiting young teenage boys to commit robberies in the Nuku’alofa area.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 67 year old cyclist died on New Year’s Day from injuries sustained after his bicycle collided with a vehicle on Vuna Road. Meanwhile, police statistics show that New Year was generally peaceful despite a slight increase in reported crime, and 131 arrests for drunkenness in public places.
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Tuesday 14 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only one of the 157 drivers who were the first to be breath tested for alcohol consumption on December 13 in Nuku’alofa was found to be over the limit.
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