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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are seekng DNA tests to help identify two individuals who died in separate incidents, while inquests will be held this week.
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Monday 15 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who assaulted a woman shopkeeper and stole $200-300 cash from a Havelu store on Saturday night, July 13 are being sought by Tonga Police.
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Friday 12 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A driver who tried to answer her mobile phone has been charged with reckless driving after the car she was driving ran off the road and up a power pole stay-wire, at Tofoa, yesterday evening, July 11.
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Friday 12 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten Tongan police officers have completed short-term professional development training and on the job attachments in New Zealand, under a Tonga Police Development Program.
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Monday 8 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young man (19) died in a house fire, while three others escaped, on early Sunday morning July 7, at Halaleva in Tongatapu. Police investigating the blaze said the three who escaped did not know that the victim, who was their friend, was sleeping inside the timber house.
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Monday 1 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga police are trying to identify skeletal human remains that were discovered in a remote cliffside area of Veitongo, on the southern coast of Tongatapu on June 25, along with a rope, and some documents that dated back to February 2012.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Moa (27) who is charged with the murder of his first cousin in Neiafu on June 18 is further remanded in police custody until July 14, his next appearance at the Magistrate’s Court in Vava’u.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of his 17-year-old male first cousin whom he allegedly struck on the neck with an axe at a home in Neiafu, Vava’u early this morning June 18.
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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Nuku'alofa. Tonga
The Tonga Police have ended a three days search and rescue operation for three Vava’u fishermen who have been missing for six-days. The men failed to return to their boat after diving off Hakaufasi Reef in Vava’u on Wednesday, May 29, in rough seas.
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Friday 31 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita ‘Ahoafi (28) who is charged with the murder of his close relative Sione ‘Ahoafi (79) at a home in Ha’avakatolo on May 25, was transferred to Hu’atolitoli Prison on May 31, because it is more secure. The accused will be remanded in custody until a date is set for his case to be called at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 27 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 79-year-old man, who was his close relative, in an alleged assault at a home in Ha’avakatolo early Saturday morning May 25. The victim is reported to have sustained head injuries, said Tonga Police today.
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Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old man from Kolovai was hunted by a Police Tactical Response Group and arrested after he allegedly shot a man with a rifle at a home in Fo’ui on May 23. The victim is reported to be in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital with injuries on his upper left arm.
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Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man is in Vaiola Hospital with injuries, after he was allegedly shot by another man at Fo’ui, on western Tongatapu, yesterday evening. The shooter has been arrested said Tonga Police today, who are investigating the incident.
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Tuesday 14 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three cars were stolen from the Nuku’alofa area early on Saturday May 11, in separate incidents, and a driver was admitted to hospital with serious injuries after one of the stolen vehicles crashed, Tonga Police reported.
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police makes two to three arrests a week for domestic violence, which is a tiny tip of the iceberg, while statistics revealed a drop in the rate of reporting the crime to the police, which causes concern, said Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee on April 15. By Linny Folau
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Thursday 11 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A very high-ranking Tongan police officer was dismissed last month for serious misconduct after he took a prisoner to his home in Nuku’alofa on New Year’s Day. The prisoner attacked the officer’s wife while he left the house.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men age 24 and 51 have been charged for the rape of a mentally disadvantaged 20-year-old woman alleged to have taken place separately at different times in Pangai two-years-ago.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police are investigating evidence of a brutal beating of young male students by another male student, said to be a prefect, in a corporal punishment rite captured on a grainy video that was posted on the internet You-Tube last week and quickly spread to other webpages.
Friday 5 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are investigating the homicide death of a young man who died in a machete attack in a village hall in Vava‘u.
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Tuesday 2 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training Tongan law enforcement officers how to detect concealed drugs, particularly methamphetamine, was the aim of a Drug Identification Course held at the Tonga Defence Services headquarters on March 26-27.
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