Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr

Lae city experiences quiet New Year

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr commended his personnel under his command for a tremendous job, despite been attacked by drunkards.   

Wagambie said police operation started in the evening of December 31, 2016, well before the         clocked struck midnight.     

“Police were deployed in all parts of the city. Would be troublemakers were taken off the streets; these were drunks and people acting disorderly.”

The Lae Police boss said many of the city’s red zone areas did not experience problems common in previous New Year celebrations.     

Two bodies found on New Year: Police

“One was at East Taraka,” Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr said.

“A male adult body was found by the local residents. The body was discovered in the early hours of January 1, about 5am.”

Police have not been able to establish its identity yet.

“But from initial enquiries, it may be a homicide case, and he may have been dumped there from a moving vehicle,” said the metropolitan superintendent.

“This will be ascertained when investigations are complete.

“We are calling on witnesses to come forward and assist Police.”

Wagambie Jnr to roll out communications plan to fight crime

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr said, “I am looking at setting up a Facebook page so that direct communication is maintained. I have already written to Digicel Ltd and I am hoping they can come to us positively in putting in a toll free line for the public to call when there is a need.”

 The Wagambie Jnr also stated that in his second year as the city’s police boss, more partnerships will be established with public and private sectors to help fight crime.

Serious crimes in Lae see down trend: Wagambie Jnr

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr, who was transferred from Madang to Lae said, quick response from his personnel in attending to complains had also brought back public confidence to the constabulary.

“This being my first year in office as Metsupt Lae, I can say we have gradually been able to reduce serious crimes in the city.

MS 13 to support New Year operation in Lae

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr commended his command for their professionalism, and also the public for a crime and accident free Christmas celebration adding that  police operations will continue until the New Year.

“We have an operation plan in place which will be executed. We will again have 24 hour police presence all over the city at strategic locations,” Wagambie Jnr said.  

He said some MS 13 personnel providing security in neighbouring Madang Province will return on Friday.

Hardworking policewomen need to be recognised

They are an integral part of the workforce, says Inspector Pauline Siaguru.

"There are many hardworking policewomen who are serving the Constabulary all over the country and they need to be given a pat on the back," she says.

Siaguru, Superintendent of Administration under Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr, said they had identified many outstanding policewomen during the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup operations in Port Moresby recently.

You will be hunted down!

This was the warning Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, gave to settlers after the police shootout at Five-Mile early Saturday morning.

During the gunfight, a suspect was killed while two others were in critical conditions.

A few hours later, the Lae police boss conducted an awareness at the Five-Mile market.

“I warned the community that they must appeal to the youths to stay away from crime. They were man enough to confront police so they met their fate,” Wagambie Jnr said in a statement.

Lae’s wanted criminal killed in shootout with police

From a police brief released by Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr to Loop PNG, the deceased is Timson Bruce, also known as Whitey.

He was wounded when rounded up by Police and died from the injuries sustained.    

Lae Police boss Wagambie Jnr said Bruce was a suspect in the Pelgens armed robbery where police were involved in a shootout at the West Taraka Junction, an armed robbery at Bulolo where they impersonated police, and many other crimes.