Milne Bay police boss on rise in crime

Major crimes like sea piracy and armed robbery have been on the rise since.

The infamous Tommy Baker escaped from the Giligili correctional holding cell in 2016 and since then, criminal elements believed to be part of his gang have been terrorising the quiet province of Milne Bay.

“Tommy Baker has connections both within and outside of the province, and he has been constantly doing these things and we know very well his activities cover Oro (Northern) and Morobe Province, and also in NCD and Central Province,” said acting provincial police commander, George Bayagau.

28 crimes nationwide, nine arrests

This is according to the daily crime summary provided by the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews.

The 28 crimes include: two murders, five rape cases, two robberies, three break-in domestic, one stealing of motor vehicle, four stealing, one fraud, eight grievous bodily harm and two abduction cases.

Eight crimes were reported in Morobe Province, six in Enga, four in Southern Highlands and ten reported in the National Capital District.

Brief statements of crimes reported nationwide:

20 reported crimes in 1 week: Police

This was confirmed in a brief with NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, early this week.

A compiled report stated that over the last 7 days, ending on the 31st of December, two cases of armed robbery were filed with no arrests made.

For armed hold up and stolen motor vehicles, six cases were reported, break and enter and stealing had only one case filed, six cases filed for sexual crimes, one case of fraud filed, attempted murder had one case filed, two cases of stealing filed and one case filed for wilful damage.

NCD leads in major crimes in the country

According to recent Daily Crime Summary Reports provided by the office of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief Operations Jim Andrews, the nation’s Capital Port Moresby has recorded 42 per cent of all crimes reported throughout the country.

Enga follows after NCD with a recorded 31 per cent. Oro, Simbu, Manus all reported below 5 per cent. All other Provinces reported no major incidents.

Stealing offences reported the highest, with 25 reported cases of which 4 arrests were made.