Arrest

Suspects nabbed in undercover operation

NCD/Central Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jr, said detectives acting on a tip-off and CCTV footages supplied by victims of crime conducted surveillance on the movement of these two suspects and nabbed them near the Waigani Mobil Service Station.

Wagambie said a shop at the ATS settlement at the back of Jackson’s airport was held up by several gunmen and K16,000 in cash was stolen on Sunday June 16th, 2019.

The same gang allegedly went to Badili, held up employees of a shop and stole K9,817.80 in cash before escaping in a waiting car.

Court grants Gamato bail

The Waigani District Court at 6pm on Friday granted him K3,000 bail after being denied police bail.

Gamato was arrested and charged with a count each of official corruption, money laundering and conspiracy.

Bail was granted with conditions, among those no interference with state witnesses.

Soldier arrested for allegedly stealing alcohol

This was after he reportedly broke into the Junior Sailors Club at the Lombrum Naval base.

The 26-year-old from Fatima, North Waghi, Jiwaka Province, remains in custody at the Lorengau police station.

Provincial Police Commander, chief inspector David Yapu, says the incident occurred on 14th September 2019.

The serving member at HMPNGS Tarangau Naval base at Lombrum was earlier charged by Police for the sexual touching of a minor and was committed to stand trial in the National Court.

He was out on court bail when he committed another serious offence. 

Principal arrested over alleged sexual penetration

Lae police claim the incident occurred on the 13th of March, 2019, at about 2.30pm.

The principal, who is also a director of a private school at Papuan Compound, had abused the trust of the small girl, aged 10 years old. The girl is a relative to the suspect from his wife's side.

“The school is located next to his residence where he told the child to go to the house where he will photocopy some paper for her,” Lae police report.

“It was there that the child was allegedly abused by the principal.

Officer arrested for alleged assault on pregnant wife

The policeman, 36-year-old First Constable Evara Kivovia, allegedly went home drunk and assaulted his wife.

He also allegedly took out a pistol and discharged the weapon.

The matter was reported and the officer was disarmed and taken into custody.

He was arrested and charged at the Gordons Police Barracks on Thursday for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of firearm whilst drunk, discharging firearm and assault.

Kivovia of Ihu, Kikori, Gulf Province, is attached to the Waigani police station.

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Policeman dismissed over alleged wife bashing

The policeman, Constable Andy Kaivi, was arrested and charged under Section 20 of the Family Protection Act after his wife, who is also a policewoman, reported that he had been constantly harassing, abusing, threatening and assaulting her.

Kaivi was alleged to have assaulted his wife on December 7 last year at about 7am at the Red Sea Police barracks at Bomana.

Police allege Kaivi, aged 34 from Wosera-Gawi, East Sepik Province, committed this offence whilst he was under the influence of alcohol.

Task Force Team arrests police officers over assault

The two were identified as Aidan Hevoho, 31, who is a policeman attached with the Waigani Support Unit, and Lesley Aihi, 31, a Police Reservist also based at the Waigani Police Station in Port Moresby.

Police allege that on January 1st 2019, at around 3.30pm, both accused drove over to Andrew Tambiri’s residence at Waigani in a white five door motor vehicle with no registration number and assaulted Tambiri and another person, namely Handabe Rex.

Russian arrested in CNMI over military equipment scheme

Court documents showed Dmitrii Makarenko was arrested in Saipan in December and will be brought to the US to be tried.

In 2017, Dmitrii Makarenko was charged in Florida with conspiring and attempting to export defense articles without a license and money laundering.

Florida's Southern District Court issued a warrant for his arrest on the same day.

Late last month, Mr Makarenko was arrested, and he appeared in the US District Court for the Northern Marianas on December 31.

Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona granted a motion to transfer him to Florida.

Chinese men arrested for allegedly selling fake beer

The suspects, Wan Yen Bing, 51, and Wang Yuanyan, are both from the Fujian province of China.

Office in Charge of the Policing the Police Task Force Team (PPTFT), Senior Sergeant Apollos Terry, said his team began investigating the matter when an officer of Eliseo, a wholesale business in the NCD, laid an official complaint with his team.

“The company was concerned that it was named by SP Brewery in a newspaper advertisement as being one of the distributors of the fake beer,” Senior Sergeant Terry said.

Policeman gets 18 years’ jail time

These were the remarks of Acting Judge Nicholas Miviri of the Kimbe National Court when he recently sentenced a 39-year-old First Constable, attached with the criminal investigation drug squad in Kimbe, to 18 years in jail.

From Simbu, the officer was one of those responsible for a police brutality case, witnessed by the public in the heart of Kimbe town.

Paul Karl, from Kurumugl village, Kundiawa, was part of a group of policemen assisting Kimbe town officials clean the town on 8 April 2011, near Ela Motors, when the deceased, Emil Gare, spit out betelnut.