Lae

Possible armed robbery stopped by police

On March 9, a Sector Response Unit was on routine patrol through West Taraka , when they stopped a suspicious looking person and upon searching him, police found his bag filled with homemade guns.

The man was immediately apprehended by the SRU 103 members, taken to Lae Central Police Station and further interrogated.

It’s been revealed by the suspect that he was moving firearms and was to be picked up by another group in a vehicle which was described by the suspect.

The described vehicle was arranged by a person working for a company.

Largest, complex underground PNG mine

The team from Wafi-Golpu yesterday presented the feasibility study update to Deputy Prime Minister Charles Abel and Mining Minister Johnson Tuke in Port Moresby.

The update will form part of a revised proposal for development in support of the Special Mining Lease application, which was also submitted to the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) in Port Moresby the same day (March 20).

Lae police officers arrested, charged

The deceased’s body was found floating at a lake in Lae, commonly known as Raun Wara, on January 22, by passersby.

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said it was alleged that the deceased was with two other men when they were assaulted by these police officers, who were reportedly using a hired vehicle and were under the influence of alcohol.

62yo sentenced for sexual assault

The man was 60 years old on 26 June 2016 when he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in Lae, Morobe Province.

He committed the act in the kitchen of his family home.

He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual penetration at the Lae National Court and was sentenced to 10 years in hard labour.

Five years of that sentence were suspended due to his age.

He was on bail prior to being sentenced by the court. That bail was forfeited and he will now serve a remaining balance of five years in jail.

Nasty Lae accident leaves 2 dead

This time the accident occurred on the newly-completed freeway at Eight-Mile.

The collision was between a Hornibrook NGI truck and PMV bus, both full of passengers.

Police say the accident occurred when the Hornibrook truck, whilst travelling into Lae, ran off its lane, skipped over the pavement separating the lanes on the freeway and plunged into the oncoming PMV bus.

The PMV bus was heading to Nadzab.

Police Traffic attended to the scene.

Lae residents aid police with arrests

Yesterday, the public at Lae’s main market assisted police in arresting four suspects caught stealing a laptop from a vehicle.

According to police, the four managed to open the vehicle while the owner was in the market.

Thanks to the public, they were arrested and charged.

Police later posted pictures of the suspects on their social media page.

They say they will continue to post faces of frequent street peddlers on their Facebook page so the public can keep an eye out for them. 

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Toll free number improves Lae police operations

 

The number was an initiative introduced by the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Commander Anthony Wagambi Junior early this year.

The Lae Metropolitan Superintendent believes that the introduction of the Lae Police Emergency number created an easier and quicker access to police.

All Lae Metropolitan Police vehicles have since being marked with the toll free number (70903300)

Frabelle staff on strike

Staff went on strike as of 8am this morning and plan to extend to a week if responses to two petitions are not met by management.

Mathew Som, a spokesperson on behalf of staff, spoke to Loop PNG from Lae saying that strike is over pay rise increments and staff overworked without being compensated.

He said firstly, staff salary increments were made by a toea or two annually, which they say is not right since the Bank of PNG has ceased circulation of the one toea and two toea coins.

Staff want salary increments to be increased to around 50 toea or more.

Lae police apprehend escapee

Abraham Black escaped during the mass break out in 2016 at Buimo CS.

He was alleged to have held up a mobile phone company sales team along the back road while they were out on product promotions run, where he was positively identified by surrounding communities.

Police say Black had in his possession a homemade gun and other weapons.

He was found to have been involved in other crimes as well as terrorising the community along the back road of Lae.

Morobe show preview

Hosted by the Morobe Provincial Agricultural Society on October 15th and 16th, the Morobe Show follows after the Goroka and Mt Hagen Shows.

The second largest city in PNG, will come alive to showcase Morobe’s diverse culture and traditions, allowing show goers and tourists to pay a visit and experience the cultural displays all in one place.