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Wednesday 12 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
American Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who remain behind bars in Pago Pago on a charge of entering the territory illegally was revealed to have used a guard’s mobile phone allegedly to call someone in Tonga.
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Tuesday 11 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-year-old boy died on Thursday night October 6, after being accidentally run over by a four-wheel drive vehicle that was reversing at their home in Lapaha. His mother is facing charges of manslaughter by negligence.
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Friday 7 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven Georgians who arrived in Tonga on September 22 with allegedly stolen Greek passports, were arrested today and charged with dealing with forged documents. They are to appear at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, October 10.
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Friday 7 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General’s Office is asking the United States for a provisional arrest warrant of Dean Jay Fletcher, who is accused of murdering his wife in Neiafu, Vava'u. Fletcher fled police custody on September 29 and sailed to American Samoa in his yacht Sea Oak. Tonga is seeking an extradition - a complex process which is expected to take "some time".
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Wednesday 5 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Escaped prisoner Dean Jay Fletcher, who fled Tonga, was arrested in American Samoa yesterday because he entered the Pago Pago harbour without a permit, Tonga's Minister of Police Hon. Pohiva Tu'ionetoa told parliament this morning.
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Tuesday 4 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have confirmed late this afternoon that their escaped prisoner Dean Jay Fletcher had been located in Pago Pago, American Samoa this morning where he has been now apprehended.
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Tuesday 4 October 2016

Pago Pago, American Samoa
The yacht Sea Oak sailed into Pago Pago Harbor this morning with one caucasian man on board believed to be murder fugitive Dean Jay Fletcher, according to reports coming out of American Samoa this afternoon.
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Monday 3 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old year old Indonesian fisherman drowned on Friday night, September 30 after falling into the sea at Tu’imatamoana Wharf at Ma’ufanga in Tongatapu. Police alleged he was under the influence of alcohol.
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Monday 3 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
American Dean Jay Fletcher, a murder suspect, has disappeared into the blue yonder of the South Pacific after escaping custody from a police station in Neiafu, Vava'u and evading a police pursuit at sea on Thursday, September 29.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Tuesday 20 September 2016
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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