Anthony Wagambie Jr

Armed suspect apprehended at Erima

Acting NCD Central Police Commander and Assistant Commissioner, Anthony Wagambie Junior, said the suspect has been arrested and charged and is being detained at Boroko Cell awaiting court appearance.

On his Facebook page, Wagambie Jnr said Fox 300 units have been tasked to provide static presence in this area every morning so as to deter youths from carrying out criminal activity.

The Erima flyover is a hotspot for petty crimes and attempted car thefts, where many Port Moresby residents have fallen victim while commuting in the area.

Sleeping officer in police vehicle disciplined

The process commenced the same day the picture went viral on Facebook.

Assistant Police Commissioner, Anthony Wagambie Jr, immediately directed Metropolitan Superintendent NCD to identify the officer whose picture was taken, have the vehicle grounded and immediately take action on the accused.

It was alleged that the officer was under the influence of alcohol when he was captured sleeping beside the road.

Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, had then arranged for the Police the Police Task Force to take charge of this.

Digicel PNG commits to back Lae police

Since its launch in May of last year, the toll free number 7090 3300 received 5,000 calls from sexual assaults, armed robberies, to expectant mothers going into labour in remote locations and seeking assistance.

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jr, said the Toll Free number has assisted them in a big way to fight crime in the city.

"We cannot express our appreciation enough to Digicel for this vital phone service. This phone number has changed the way we serve the community to keep them safe and respond when required.

​New vehicles for Lae police

The three vehicles have been allocated to the CID Sexual Offences Squad, Juvenile Justice Unit and the traffic section for Road Safety Awareness.

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said: “This command had requested to be allocated some but due to administrative hiccups, we only received them last week Friday.

“My management team have allocated the three vehicles to CID Sexual Offences Squad, Juvenile Justice Unit and the Traffic section for Road Safety Awareness and back up to the PMV Squad to curtail untrustworthy vehicles.

Lae Open to start polls

“I encourage and want to see a transparent process take place,” says Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

“Police will be providing security to a total of 116 polling teams comprising of 55 for Lae Open, 30 for Huon Gulf Urban and 31 for Nawaeb Urban.

“We have mobilised all available resources to be used in the polling period.”

Wagambie Jnr is discouraging disorderly behaviour at the polling booths.

“Any person or persons found to be disrupting or intimidating voters at the polling booth will be arrested,” he stresses.

Police recover stolen shotgun

Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said the factory made pistol grip shotgun belongs to Nadzab Police was recovered by Police Criminal Investigation Department last week in the Morobe provincial capital.

“We had been tracing that gun for some time after it was stolen from Nadzab Police following an armed robbery last year, where the principal of a secondary school was held up and large amount of money belonging to the school stolen,” Wagambie Jnr said.

He said the gun was taken from the policeman who was providing escort to the school principal.

Lae Police go on Facebook to fight crime

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr said the page was used last Friday because of the massive prison break at Buimo Prison.

He said the page was set up to interact with public in solving the law and order problem in the Morobe provincial capital. 

“Please use this page to bring to our attention, areas of concern regarding policing,” Wagambie Jnr said.

Show that you are true leaders, candidates told

Lae metropolitan commander, Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr, has urged them to be mature and to campaign without resorting to bribery.

“Voters and campaign managers are not to give sweet talks and encourage candidates to spend carelessly to entice voters,” said the police boss.

“Candidates and those that campaign must stand firm and campaign fairly as true and honest leaders.”

Wagambie stressed that police personnel will be out in numbers to ensure that the elections are conducted within stated boundaries.

Man killed during marriage dispute

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr said the incident occurred on Saturday night at West Taraka.

“There was a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. The husband badly assaulted the wife, resulting in the family members of the wife stepping in and attacking the husband, who is now the subject of murder,” Wagambie Jr said.

Wagambie Jr said the man, who was stabbed in the fight, was pronounced dead at the Angau Hospital.   

“The suspect is a prison escapee,” said Lae’s police boss.

Illegal Squatter settlements must go, says Lae city’s top cop

“I am calling the Lae District and Morobe Provincial Government to seriously think of removing illegal settlements,” Supt Wagambie Jr said.

Supt Wagambie Jr said this following a fight between Southern Highlanders and Engans resulting in four houses burnt down and food gardens destroyed at Banana block at 7th street on the day of the country’s 41st independence celebrations.