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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old male taxi driver who was arrested for stealing a 79-year-old Australian visitor's purse on September 10 at an accommodation in Nuku’alofa, was allegedly found with six small packets of methamphetamine.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vitalini Liku’ohihifo (29) is the driver charged in relation to the death of Piukala Laumanu (52) whom he allegedly hit with his vehicle early Saturday morning, September 8, at Nualei.
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Friday 14 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita L. Faiva (30) from Halaleva, Tongatapu is the man who died on Tuesday afternoon, September 11 after collapsing on the side of a road in Ha’afeva, Ha'apai, reportedly from a heart attack.
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Friday 14 September 2018

San Mateo, California
Police in California are urging anyone who may have been victimized by a 62-year-old man Latu Kamisese Lavaki (originally from Tonga) to contact law enforcement. The San Mateo County Sherriff’s Office, in the US, released a media statement on Wednesday, calling Lavaki a “prolific sexual predator”.
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Thursday 13 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are investigating a report from Tonga Side School in Nuku’alofa, after young students saw two men with a firearm outside the school compound on Tuesday, September 11.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old man from Halaleva died on Tuesday afternoon, September 11 after collapsing on the side of a road in Ha’afeva, reportedly from a heart attack
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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Te'ekiu youth, Solini Lauhingoa (17) has remained missing, since his family reported him missing to Tonga Police on July 18 this year. The family are still looking for any information that might help to locate him.
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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Canberra, Australia
A prison survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that in December 2017 there were 57 Tongan-born prisoners serving time in Australian prisons. The official Government survey does not record ethnicity, except for that of Australian Aborigines.
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Tuesday 11 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old woman is in Vaiola Hospital after sustaining serious injuries when she was hit by a vehicle while walking in Havelu on Sunday morning, September 9.
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Tuesday 11 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Piukala Laumanu (52) was named as the pedestrian who died early Saturday morning, September 8 after being hit by a vehicle, whose driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, at Nualei.
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Monday 10 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men and a teenage girl accused in the armed robbery shootings at two petrol stations in Fanga and Veitongo, were further remanded in police custody to appear on Monday, September 24 at Fasi Magistrate's Court in Nuku'alofa. Another female accused was released.
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Monday 10 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male pedestrian died on Saturday morning, September 8 after being hit by a vehicle, whose driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, at Nualei.
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Friday 7 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 46-year-old man from Lapaha has been charged with drunk driving after crashing his vehicle into a high voltage power pole last night, September 6 causing a temporary power outage for all the Central Business District.
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Thursday 6 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The four accused in the armed robbery shootings at two petrol stations in Fanga and Veitongo remain in Tonga Police custody to appear at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 10.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men and two women, including a man accused of shooting and injuring two people during armed robberies at petrol stations in Fanga and Veitongo on Tongatapu early this morning, were arrested by Tonga Police.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shots were fired at two petrol stations in Fanga and Veitongo early this morning, during two separate armed robberies. One person was reported injured.
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Tuesday 4 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ioane Moala (46) is the man who died from serious injuries after being assaulted allegedly during a drunken brawl in Neiafu on Saturday night, September 1.
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Monday 3 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter by negligence in relation to the death of a 46-year-old man, he allegedly assaulted during a brawl in Neiafu on Saturday night, September 1.
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Friday 31 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man who injured a Senior Police Constable when he hit him on the head with a machete remains in custody to appear at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 3.
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Thursday 30 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five male students have been charged with disturbance in relation to a school brawl that broke out at the bus station in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, August 29.
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