Anthony Wagambie Jnr

Here to serve, force reminded

This was the reminder issued to all police personnel by acting NCD-Central Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

“There been so much mud-slinging at Police in recent times,” he stated.

“I want to remind all members of the Constabulary that we are members of a Royal institution.

“We have sworn an oath to protect and preserve justice for our people.

Rising alcohol-induced violence prompts police ops

NCD-Central Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said some parts of the nation’s capital have recently experienced ongoing fighting and drunken brawls, prompting police to intervene to quell the situation.

While appealing to city residents to drink and behave responsibly, the Commander said over the past three weeks, a number of fights were reported in the ATS settlement, Two-Mile Hill, June Valley and Nine-Mile, but quick police action prevented these fights from escalating.

Police injure suspect in failed robbery

Between 4.30 and 5pm, three armed men attempted to hold up a fifth element Hilux with its occupants, but failed and ran back towards the settlement.

Zones Response Unit 300 was on routine patrol around the area when they were alerted by members of the public.

They gave chase on foot, managing to shoot one of the suspects armed with a homemade gun. The other two suspects managed to escape.

That same day, police report that occupants of a Nissan Navara were held up at Malolo Estate at Eight-Mile at about 5pm.

Suspects in K43,000 robbery detained

Acting Assistant Commissioner and Commander NCD-Central, Anthony Wagambie Junior, said four gunmen posing as customers forced their way into the shop when the security steel door was opened by an employee, held up the Asian manager and stole the cash and a Sig Sauer automatic pistol kept in a drawer inside the shop.

Acting ACP Wagambie Jnr said the firearm theft is worrying and police are now working around the clock to identify the suspects and recover the weapon.

Acting commander intent on restoring control

Anthony Wagambie Jnr said this event marks their efforts in taking back command and control and restoring the Royal PNG Constabulary’s lost pride.

Since the announcement of his acting appointment as the NCD-Central commander, the former Lae metropolitan superintendent is already creating a ripple in his division.

Police foil robbery at Waigani bank

Police had received information of suspicious looking individuals in a white sedan frequenting the Westpac Waigani branch.

Police report that an NCD Zone 3 Response Unit went to check the area when they noticed a suspect who was outside the vehicle.

“When he saw Police approaching he attempted to run away when a member of the Zones Response Unit chased him down and apprehended him while the other members in the Police vehicle gave chase to the white sedan, which sped off,” said acting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for NCD/Central, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

Carjacking suspect in police custody

He was part of a four-man gang that held up occupants of a vehicle between 9.30am and 10am today.

Police report that the four men were on foot when they held up the unsuspecting occupants of the vehicle, where it was driven off to Ensisi Valley.

A member of the public called the NCD Toll Free number, reporting seeing four youths acting suspiciously in a parked vehicle.

“The vehicle had been driven along a street at Ensisi Valley and stopped at the dead end,” said acting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for NCD/Central, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

New acting NCD-Central commander makes intentions known

Though it is an acting appointment, the former Lae metropolitan superintendent says he will make use of every opportunity to effectively police his division.

In a briefing today at the Boroko Police Station, the new divisional commander told senior police officers that he will not remain stagnant in his acting appointment, and expects the same from them.

Lae police seek opinion on buai chewing, smoking

Metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, clarified that this does not include residential areas and established markets that trade betelnut.

“We are seeking your opinion if we should ban this at Top Town, Eriku shopping centre, bus stops and other public areas,” he said.

“We continue to have street sales because there is a market for it, meaning people continue to buy betelnut and cigarettes from these street vendors. If people stop buying then there would not be a reason for them to sell.

Sites scoped for CCTV installation

The law, however, will be catching up with them as Lae chief superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, says they have done scoping work on sites where the next set of CCTV cameras will be placed.

“Top Town and Eriku is next in line. We will be using wireless connectivity so the control centre will be in our new Communications Centre which is currently under construction,” he stated.