Crime

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.”

Kramer: I will not give up on Madang

Member for Madang Bryan Kramer is adamant to change this and significantly curb down on crime and other related issues through the right approach.

Kramer admitted that there is no secret that Madang has made head- lines for all the wrong reasons in the recent years in terms of its crime, murder, rape and hold-up’s especially, which has accumulated over time.

The member says that he is aware of this and has taken the first steps to approach this very serious issue from the provincial government level.

‘What legacy are we leaving behind for our children?’

They are Pym Mamindi and Pinjiki Wak from the Western Highlands Province.

“Why are our grown men allowing unproven, backward thinking mentality hold us back from going forward as a people. It is so easy to pick on the vulnerable women and children in our communities to channel our insecurities and fears, but what sort of a legacy are we leaving for our children and theirs to come?” asked Pinjiki Wak in disbelief.

It's time to rethink how we treat child sex offenders

But having spoken to several over the years, I now can.

Some readers may find the concepts in this article confronting.

Many were damaged as children, and while that is no excuse, healing that damage may be the most effective way to prevent the sexual abuse of children.

You might find this approach scandalous, or think that I'm supportive or lenient or condoning the abuse of children. I am not.

I am not an apologist for anyone who hurts, or even thinks about hurting, a child.

Kanye designed sneakers stolen at knifepoint

A 22-year-old man had advertised a pair of Adidas 'Yeezy' 750 triple black SD sneakers online for $1,100.

He arranged to meet a prospective buyer in Johnson Park at Dulwich Hill, at 7:30pm on Monday.

The buyer tried on the shoes before pulling a knife from his backpack and forcing the seller to leave the park empty-handed.

Police said the thief may also be responsible for another theft earlier in the night.

The seller of a jacket, advertised for $1,000 online, organised to meet a prospective buyer in the nearby Arlington Light Rail Station.