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Tuesday 2 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 24-year-old male prisoner remains hospitalized after he was found seriously injured on a road in a bush area, outside a prison compound in ‘Eua on 29 April. 'Eua Police allege he escaped.
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Monday 1 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male prisoner who was reported missing during a head count at Sainai Prison in ‘Eua on Saturday, 29 April remains hospitalized after he was found seriously injured on a road in a bush area, outside the prison compound.
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Monday 1 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old man drowned at sea in Tungua, Ha’apai on Saturday, 29 April, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga.
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Tuesday 25 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who was missing at sea since Saturday was located by the RNZAF Orion aircraft at around 3:00pm today, Tupouniua Veamatahau from Holonga was spotted waving from a life raft, floating 13km South East of 'Eua island.
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Tuesday 25 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man in his 30s has been reported missing since Saturday, April 22 when he left on his small boat from Manuka on the eastern side of Tongatapu to ‘Eua.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested by Tonga Police in different locations in Nuku’alofa for possession of cannabis over the Easter weekend.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man has been arrested and charged in relation to 249 cannabis plants uprooted and seized during a search warrant executed by police at a bush allotment in Lokupo on 'Eua island on April 10.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-seven people were arrested for drunk driving and drinking alcohol in public places mainly in central Nuku'alofa, during the Easter weekend from April 14-17.
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Monday 17 April 2017
California, USA
A senior US police officer in California, Capt. Joe Duffy of the Douglas County Sherriff’s Department, has expressed his concern with the presence of deported criminals and gang members in Tonga.
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Tuesday 11 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are investigating a male police officer whose vehicle allegedly crashed into a fence and power pole early Monday morning, 10 April on Hihifo Road.
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Friday 7 April 2017

Memphis, Tennessee
Details of a homicide investigation concerning the death of Uti Makasini (23) reportedly Tongan, from Redwood, California, have been released by Police from the US city of Memphis in Tennessee.
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Wednesday 5 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged with theft, after snatching a purse from a Chinese shop owner in Nuku’alofa on 1 April.
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Monday 3 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year-old man was reported to have committed suicide in Folaha on Saturday, April 1, said Tonga Police today.
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Friday 31 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 14-year-old boy was reported to have committed suicide on Saturday, March 25, Tonga Police reported.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged after being found in possession of cannabis, ammunition and firearm in two separate homes in Nukunuku on, Friday 24 March.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old woman who was arrested following a complaint that she had at numerous times assaulted her 68-year-old mother at a home in Ma’ufanga has been charged with assault.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nine-year-old boy remains in Vaiola Hospital with a fractured leg and bruises after being hit by a three-tonnes quarry truck on Taufa'ahau Road at Hoi on Monday, March 20.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old under-age driver has been charged after his vehicle crashed into the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel fence on the waterfront on Saturday March 18.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Ministry of Health driver (54) has been arrested and charged in relation to the death of a 60-year-old male pedestrian whom he allegedly hit at Ha’ateiho on Monday, March 20.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23-year-old man died on Monday afternoon, March 20 at Havelu when he was electrocuted while getting breadfruit using an iron rod, which swung and hit a power line.
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