Anthony Wagambie Jnr

Lae residents warned

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, says in the meantime that his personnel are awaiting the particulars of the escapees from the Correctional Services.

Wagambie is warning all Lae residence to be vigilant at this time as the escapees are considered dangerous.

At about 1:30pm on Sunday 16 Prisoners armed with sharp iron rods over – powered two CIS officers at the gate and broke out.

However, quick response by one of the CIS duty officers alerted CS Personnel, which resulted in 4 of the 16 inmates being recaptured.

Lae police now on WhatsApp

The WhatsApp account is linked to the 24-hr toll free emergency number 7090 3300, which was launched recently.

Lae metropolitan supt, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, says this is another initiative to keep police contact accessible.

The first two steps were through the creation of a Facebook page and then a police emergency toll free number.

The Facebook page is utilised more as a public relations and information sharing tool, which allows users to know what Lae Police is doing and to disseminate information.

Wagambie resumes duty today

The Met Sup represented Papua New Guinea in a Law Enforcement Cooperation established courses. PNG was among 19 other countries.

The course was about executive leadership and terrorism threats in the region.

Wagambie said it was a good experience extending his knowledge about some of the perks of leadership in these important subjects.

The Met Sup stated that he has now resumed duties as of today, and will ensure that policing needs by the Lae community are met.

Lae response unit performing well: Wagambie Jnr

Lae police boss Anthony Wagambie Jnr commended the unit, stating in less than three quarters of the year, the unit has made a major impact in policing the city of Lae.

“Sector Patrol is an old concept used in NCD and Lae in the ‘80s but eventually faded away when priorities shifted in the early ‘90s.”

The unit was planned and created after observing the crime trend, consultations with senior and junior officers as well as public opinion on how to best curtail and manage the crime situation in Lae.

Call for justice following young intellects murder

The incident that took place during the early hours of Monday the 17th of September was allegedly the result of a drunken brawl.

The victim, 26 year old, Cassidy Kausik was the second among two reported deaths that occurred following the Independence celebrations.

Kausik recently graduated with a masters in Forestry, and was employed with the Forestry department – sadly in just two weeks he would have been flying to the UK to study for his PHD.

​3 arrested for robbing photographer

The camera was worth more than K4000.

The victim was robbed on Tuesday afternoon when he was walking along the 7th St way.

China Town Police conducted foot patrol through the settlement and apprehended the three suspects and recovered the expensive piece of item.

The three are familiar faces who frequent town and bus stop, conducting illegal activities.

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, thanked the China Town Police and the public for their support in apprehending the men.

​2 dead, woman hospitalised after independence celebrations

Lae metropolitan superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr says the first murder occurred at the back road of new block while the other death was caused after a drunken brawl at the bowling club carpark, where his body was found in a nearby drain.

The woman was allegedly raped when relatives of the first victim retaliated, kidnapping her and another male, who were later found by police.

Both incidents occurred between 3 to 4am Sunday.

Lae police back fight against domestic violence

“I was elected the chairman of the Morobe Family Sexual Violence Action Committee last Wednesday,” says the Lae metropolitan superintendent.

“I take this as an honour to work alongside other stakeholders in this field. The stakeholders comprise of Government, NGOs and faith-based organisations.

“I am honoured to chair this committee and will make use of all the very experienced stakeholders to pave the way forward to fight gender-based violence and child abuse.”

Suspects caught after armed robbery today

Prior to the robbery, about eight suspects held up a vehicle and its occupants, tying their hands and legs and dumping them at a secluded spot at Butibum village.

They then went to Eriku where they held up the workers and security guards at 1.10pm.

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said: “Takings from the bottle shop was removed as well as the cash register.

“The suspects were armed with two factory made guns, homemade guns and knives.

Police boss issues warning to students

This is the warning from the Lae police boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, following the recent school fight between Lae and Bugandi secondary.

“My warning to the students is, if you take the streets again to start up any more of this nonsense, you will end up behind bars,” he says.

“Police have given enough opportunities for you to change and stop this.

“You don't understand that your actions could have led to damage to many properties, looting of shops, damage to vehicles of the travelling public, serious injuries and even death.