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Thursday 7 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old man was reported to have committed suicide on Monday, September 4.
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Thursday 7 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kevini Maka (22) has been identified as the man whose body was found dead in a waterway next to Popua Park on Tuesday, September 5.
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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have located missing woman, Hivakakala Lango’ia (20) boarding the MV ‘Otuanga’ofa ferry at Queen Salote wharf at around midnight last night, September 5. Her messages that she was held captive in 'Eua were found to be false.
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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A body of a man was found dead in a waterway next to Popua Park this afternoon, 5 September. Police are investigating the cause of death and his identity.
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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are looking for Hivakakala Lango’ia (20) who has gone missing in ‘Eua. She last contacted her father in Tongatapu on Sunday, September 3, messaging that she was being held captive by a man.
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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man remains in custody after being arrested for stabbing his girlfriend on the leg with scissors on 25 August at Tokomololo.
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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are looking for two men who forcefully snatched a 60-year-old woman’s handbag on a road in Kolofo’ou on 31 August. The woman suffered bruising when she fell during a struggle with the men.
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Friday 1 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three suspects have been arrested and charged for allegedly entering a room at the Tanoa Hotel early on August 30 and stealing a laptop and four flash drives, belonging to a team of Australian heart surgeons.
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Tuesday 29 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have yet to receive a medical report to confirm the death of a 13-month-old baby girl, who is alleged to have drowned after being found in a bucket of water in Ma’ufanga on Monday, August 21.
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Monday 28 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old male patient at the psychiatric ward at Vaiola Hospital has been charged with murder in relation to the death of another male patient on Friday, August 25.
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Monday 28 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man was arrested on Friday night, August 25, after police seized 178 cannabis plants, which he allegedly cultivated at his plantation in Fua'amotu.
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Thursday 24 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Leadership training for 92 Tongan Police officers and staff has focused on accountability, authority and responsibility. Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said yesterday he expected to see a shift in police attitude when exercising their power.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Serial armed robber and prisoner escapee, Viliami Kupu (22), has received a sentence of four years of imprisonment for the armed robbery of a store in January this year. Kupu got another suspended sentence of 6 ½ years of imprisonment for the armed robbery and assault of an 58-year-old grandmother in November last year.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are still looking for two civil defence sirens that were stolen from a pole in Kolovai earlier this month. A suspect has been arrested in Lapaha.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 13-month-old baby girl is alleged to have drowned after being found in a bucket of water at a home in Ma’ufanga on Monday afternoon, August 21.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men and one woman were arrested last week, after Tonga Police discovered alleged drugs and cannabis on a property in ‘Umusi, Nuku’alofa. The four suspects were a 48-year-old man from ‘Umusi, a 49-year-old man from Houmakelikao, and a 31-year-old woman from Pahu. Another male from Houmakelikao was also arrested but his age was not released.
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Friday 11 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49-year-old man from Kolomotu’a has been charged with manslaughter over the death of Isileli Palu (36), who was electrocuted while erecting tents at a family home in Kolomotu’a last week. Isileli, a New Zealand citizen, was visiting Tonga to attend his father’s funeral and was helping out with preparations.
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Friday 11 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have arrested a man who works at the airport in relation to a complaint of theft filed by a passenger who arrived from New Zealand.
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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man from Kolofo’ou has been charged with using forged documents to obtain two passports. He was arrested last Wednesday 2 August after police executed a search warrant.
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Monday 7 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nine-year-old boy went missing after being swept by a strong current at a beach in Vaotu’u on Saturday, August 5.
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