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Thursday 21 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police today ended a search and rescue phase for two Australian sailors who remain missing after their yacht Navillus was wrecked off Late Island last week, but a further search and recovery investigation will be made along neighbouring coastal areas.
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Saturday 16 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A homicide investigation is underway in Nuku’alofa after the body of a 44-year-old shopkeeper was found in his premises in the CBD on Friday evening.
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Friday 1 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Acting Police Commissioner Taniela Faletau is reported to be doing well today, after collapsing at the Tonga Police Recruit Course prize giving ceremony on May 31.
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Wednesday 30 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A deportee arriving in Tonga on a private aircraft from Australia last week was escorted by police officers, and reportedly in handcuffs, when he disembarked at Fua’amotu International Airport on May 22, before he became a free man.
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Wednesday 30 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old man has been charged in relation to the robbery at Tau’olunga Computer Centre in Fasi, while a police hunt continues for two other co-offenders.
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Tuesday 22 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police recorded a drop in crimes from 86 in the previous week to 60 from May 14-20, with theft notably decreasing.
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Friday 18 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 17 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 61-year-old father has been charged by police with 12 counts of indecent assault and attempted incest on his 13-year-old daughter in ‘Eua.
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Wednesday 9 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventeen men were arrested over the weekend in relation to a range of robberies in Nuku‘alofa, including a violent robbery at the Tau’olunga Komipiuta in Fasi mo e Afi, but police are calling on the community to step up their neighbourhood watch with an effective response to help in the fight against crime.
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Wednesday 9 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Burglars bound and gagged a Nuku‘alofa businessman, and violently assaulted him, while robbing his home and business on Friday night, May 5.
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Tuesday 1 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men remain in custody after an armed robbery at a Chinese shop in Ma’ufanga on Saturday night, April 28, led to arrests the following day.
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Tuesday 24 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 4 April 2012
Pangai, Ha'apai
An inquest held this morning found that a 12-year-old boy Ha’apai High School student who died from severe chest wounds last week, had stabbed himself.
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Tuesday 3 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old Ha’apai High School student who died from severe chest wounds in Ha’apai last week. They are also investigating the deaths of two other two men in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 14 March 2012
'Eua, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 13 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twelve former employees of the Westpac Bank of Tonga, Nuku’alofa Branches who have been charged with multiple counts of embezzlement were released on bail by Magistrate Salesi Mafi yesterday, March 12.
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Thursday 8 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Special Investigation Task Force of the Tongan Police is investigating an embezzlement network at the Nuku’alofa Branch of the Westpac Bank of Tonga, the Acting Police Commissioner Taniela Faletau said that ten former employees have been charged with multiple counts of embezzlement, the highest number of employees to be charged with crime against one private company in Tonga.
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Monday 27 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A woman in her late 30’s remains in police custody, charged with causing grievous bodily harm to her husband, and attempted suicide, following a domestic incident at Nukunuku on February 23.
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Thursday 23 February 2012
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to the seizure of five rifles at Veitongo, Tongatapu, on February 2.
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
A quarrel between two prisoners over the size of the portions of a chicken soup lunch at Hu’atolitoli Prison resulted in one male prisoner attacking another with a machete on Sunday afternoon, February 19, according to the Commissioner of Prisons Sione Falemanu.
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