Police presence prevent crime

While commenting on what the sector patrol units are doing around the city, he commended his men for stepping up in the fight against crime in the city. 

"We will continue to do that by showing our presence throughout the city through motorist and foot patrols," Metsupt Sika said. 

Sika was pleased with the officers who responded to a situation at Erima yesterday evening which prevented a crime from happening. 

Unemployment causing law and order issues

Town mayor, Peter Yalsy said youths when employed would keep them busy and out of trouble.

He was responding to the increasing law and order issues in the province. 

Yalsy said in other centres where there are factories, farms, poultries, and big companies operating there is less trouble because the people are busy working to earn their living. 

He said in Madang, there are many companies but they are not recruiting many young people to work that is why youths are roaming the streets and involving themselves in unlawful activities.

Policeman wounded in shootout

The incident happened at Asas One Lane Bridge along the Bruce Jepchot Highway in Ramu, Madang Province. 

Assistant Commissioner of Police Northern Command, Peter Guinness confirmed that one of the armed criminals was killed during the shootout while the others sustained injuries. 

ACP Guinness said that the police officers from Northern Mobile Group headquarters and the MS 13 officers were travelling in a convoy to Madang when the incident happened. 

Four In Questioning Over Murder

Madang police have yet to establish who committed the crime as the deceased was allegedly in the company of four others when he met his fate. The four 2will be taken in for questioning.

Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said police officers who attended to the crime scene, also identified the man as Brian Angelus from Sarkum Village, Wosera-Gawi District.

Robberies On The Rise In Madang

Police stated that more than five robberies are being reported every week and this is not good.

Madang Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said there are specific crime hot spots in sections of the roads, from the junction towards the airport and Sagalau Primary School along the North Coast Road. He also added that the section of the road towards the South Coast from Balasigo to Naru, is becoming a hotspot area. Passengers traveling on PMV buses are being robbed.

Police investigate murder case in central province

The victim was identified as 27-year-old, Immanuel Ivangai from Inauabui Village, Mekeo, in the Central Province.

It was alleged that the deceased went missing after he was picked up by a passing police patrol vehicle on the 28th of March, 2021.

Acting NCD Central Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner Anthony Wagambie Junior, said the body of the deceased is at the Port Moresby General Hospital’s morgue for a post mortem, while two of Central Police vehicles have been grounded for forensics.

Prosecutor notes improvement in cooperation

When her office phone rang recently, she was delighted to find it was a senior Royal PNG Constabulary fraud investigator seeking the OPP’s feedback on whether he was on track in seeking to crack an important fraud case.

The police officer’s call to Roalakona came the morning after a three-day workshop on fraud investigation and prosecution, organised by the OPP with support from the PNG-Australia Partnership.

Police crimes summary: 16 crimes, 6 arrests

This is according to the daily crimes summary provided by the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief of Operations.

The 16 crimes include:

  • Two killings
  • One robbery
  • Six motor vehicle robberies
  • One stealing (motor vehicle)
  • Two fraud cases
  • Three grievous bodily harm, and
  • One abduction

Two crimes were reported in Morobe Province while 14 were in the National Capital District.

Brief statements of crimes reported nationwide:

Maru declares war on criminals

This follows the murder of a bus driver on the Sepik Highway last Thursday. 

Maru made the declaration in a media conference today.

The Minister said his district will not tolerate further criminal behaviour in his district and has issued a warning to criminal elements.

Criminal activity has heightened, especially along the Sepik Highway, and the recent death of a bus driver has signalled the need for a hard handed response.

Steady crime rate in NCD: Police

“The crime rate has been steady,” says NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou.

Last week’s statistics saw five cases of break and enter, six cases of stolen motor vehicles, one case of armed robbery, two reported cases of fraud, one reported case of homicide and one reported case of sexual offence.

“The crime statistics indicate a steady rate in the criminal activities, which are currently being dealt with by the police officers.”