Anthony Wagambie Jnr

Lae police in search for armed criminal in Taraka area

He was named by the owner of the vehicle, a 57 year old HR Manager now remanded in custody of picking up the vehicle which was later used in the Lae International Hotel robbery.

According to Lae police Boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, around 8pm on Saturday night, police moved into the area on foot and surround him and a group of friends who were consuming alcohol at a field.

“The suspect (Junior Panta) from a mix parentage of East New Britain and AROB was apprehended by police and locked up in police cells”.

Lae public commended for quiet show weekend

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said it has always been challenging for police to ensure order during the annual event but this year was well handled by the police operations executed by his men and women.

He said while police were deployed in and outside the showground, there was order inside despite public frustrations of gaining entry because those under the influence of liquor were refused entry.

A two-day liquor ban was imposed yet many frustrated showgoers denied entry into the show grounds were drunkards

Police on full force at Morobe show

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said he has requested from the Divisional Commander for additional manpower from the two provinces.

It is understood the additional manpower at the Show ground gates will come from the Engineering battalion at Igam barracks.

Wagambie assured the public that police will cater for both the Morobe show and the city and to ensure there is peace and normalcy during the show period.

“I call on the general public to behave in an orderly manner and also take ownership,” Wagambie said.

ESP man killed in Lae

The group of youths allegedly under the influence of home brew had set upon the deceased who was allegedly involved in an earlier fight with one of the suspects who set upon him that morning.

 Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said the group had mobilised after drinking and attacked the deceased as he was beaten and stabbed a couple of times.

Wagambie said the deceased had managed to run away but collapsed along the new freeway foot path.

Criminal shot dead, others wounded by Police

The exchange resulted in a criminal shot dead and several others wounded with many more believed to be wounded and on the run after rolling off the mountain tops of West Taraka where they had been camping.

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr confirmed the shoot-out adding that police has acted on intelligence that the gang linked to the Lae International Hotel, Pelgens Supermarket and several major robberies had been camping there.

Wagambie said the syndicate had received a big blow after police busted their hideout with casualties as a result.

Lae Police arrest fraudsters

According to Lae Police boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, the three men have been carrying out their activities for more than five years.

He said they used company cheques to either do large orders from wholesale shops or stationary

He added that they also used company cheques to do Pay Cash cheques and withdraw money from the bank without the company management’s consent.

Lae Police detain three suspects over murder of Unitech student

Graham Romanong a first year Unitech student from Southern Highlands Province was killed inside his room at the Taraka Campus.

“The three suspects have been detained in the (Lae) Police cells and Police CID have commenced process of Court files for formal arrest,” Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said.

Police this morning stopped five PMV bus loads of Enga students along the Markham Highway at Nine- Mile while they were trying to travel by road to Enga Province.

Police will maintain public safety in Lae

Provincial Police Commander for Lae, Anthony Wagambie Jnr has assured the people of Lae that police will be continuing normal operations and all suburban stations from Three-Mile to West Taraka and Tent City will be open for business.

Wagambie Jnr said police will be there to maintain public safety for all citizens, both local and foreigners in Lae.

He says vigilance will be on any opportunist who tries to disrupt, harm others or properties by taking advantage of the situation. Lae police will remain neutral and carry out their duties in protecting life and property.