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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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Monday 12 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year-old man died on impact when the truck he was driving crashed into a tree in front of the Hu’atolitoli Prison compound early Saturday morning, 10 September.
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Monday 12 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old boy from Kahoua is in stable condition at Vaiola Hospital his car crashed into a fence of the Vaitohi Enterprises on Taufa’ahau Road early on Friday 9 September.
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Wednesday 7 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-two people were arrested and charged for alleged drunk driving and disorderly conduct mainly in central Nuku’alofa last weekend, the sixth week of Operation Safe Streets that aimed to prevent alcohol-related crimes in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 30 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men remain hospitalized after their vehicle crashed into the fence at the Captain Cook's Landing site in 'Alaki, early this morning.
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Tuesday 30 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-one people were arrested for alleged drunk driving and disorderly conduct mainly in central Nuku’alofa last weekend in the fifth-week of Operation Safe Streets that focuses on preventing alcohol related crimes in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 30 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police called off a search and recovery operation on Monday, 29 August after there were no sightings of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20) who was reported to have been swept out at sea at the Blow Holes in Houma on Sunday, 21 August.
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Friday 26 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan men aged 23 and 21 have been arrested and charged in relation to the brutal attack of a 56-year-old American woman, now confirmed by Police as the United States Peace Corps Director in Nuku’alofa. The attack occurred while she was jogging on the Sopu waterfront on Saturday morning, 16 July.
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Wednesday 24 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There has been no sighting of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20), who was reported to have been swept out to sea at the Blow Holes at Houma on Sunday morning, 21 August.
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Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 330 arrests mainly for drunk and disorderly conduct in central Nuku’alofa over the last three weeks is a community problem, which “should concern all of you,” says Tonga’s Commissioner of Police. He stated today that 50 people were arrested over the weekend and warned that the Police would continue to take a tough enforcement stance on drunkenness, criminal behaviour and drinking and driving.
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Monday 22 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and recovery operation by Tonga Police to locate a 20-year-old man who was reported to have been swept out to sea after swimming at the Blow Holes, at Houma, on Sunday morning, 21 August, continues today.
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Monday 22 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old driver whose BMW collided with an open truck full of passengers, resulting in the death of a one-year old baby boy, has been charged after he was released from Vaiola Hospital and detained in police custody.
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Wednesday 17 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old chef is in hospital after he was accidentally stabbed by a fellow chef while they were baking cakes at Fafa Island Resort on Saturday, 13 August.
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Monday 15 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-year old baby boy who fell from the back of an open van during a collision, died from his injuries on Sunday morning 14 August at Vaiola Hospital. The baby's parents and the driver of the other vehicle, a BMW, remain in a critical condition in hospital.
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Monday 15 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man was in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital after the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed into a tree on Taufa’ahau Road at Tofoa early Sunday morning, 14 August.
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Tuesday 9 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are looking for a burglar who was reported to have broken into one of the homes situated inside the New Zealand High Commissioner’s compound in broad daylight on Monday, 8 August at Popua. It is one of a spate of burglaries reported in the area.
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Monday 8 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
113 people were arrested and charged with drinking in public places, drunk driving and disorderly conduct in the second weekend of 'Operation Safe Streets' from August 5-7, run by Tonga Police in Tongatapu.
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Friday 5 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht in Vava’u last month was buried at 'Ahomatafolau Cemetery in Neiafu on Friday, 29 July after a post mortem examination was completed in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 3 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten men and boys accused of manslaughter in the death of ‘Alani Fuapau (19) who was allegedly beaten and stomped to death in Taufa'ahau Road on the night of July 9, are to be tried at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 1 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Peni Tupa (25) who crashed his car into a brick house at Malapo last week, injuring his twin brother who remains hospitalized, has been charged with reckless driving causing bodily harm.
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