Lae Metropolitan Superintendent

Media must be given full access: Police

“I will also be asking the returning officers that the media be given full access to give out correct information to the public so that they are kept abreast of what is happening in the counting room.

“This is so that the public is rest assured that things are being done transparently,” Wagambie Jnr said.   

He also issued a warning to his personnel to maintain the integrity of the Royal PNG Constabulary.  

Drug dealers lead police to hideout

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said two male suspects were apprehended by Police Foot Beat Unit members at Nawaeb Block yesterday (Monday), for possessing rolled marijuana for selling.

The two suspects then led police to a house, and when searched, police confiscated more drugs, homemade guns and ammunitions.  

Another three suspects were apprehended at that house.

Police kill airport robbery suspect

“Lae Police received intelligence that there was going to be a major hold up at Nadzab airport last night (Sunday), or early hours of this morning,” Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said.    

Two units were dispatched to the location and the gang, numbering over 15, was caught by surprise when they illegally entered into the terminal area at 2am.

“The gang had entered by cutting through the perimeter fence and made their way to the terminal area,” Wagambie Jnr said.  

Good detective work pays off

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said two factory made pistols were recovered last Saturday.

The first pistol was recovered at 13A Market, Bumbu, after Police searched three men in a parked vehicle.

The police boss said detectives spotted one of the men, who matched the description of a suspect that was involved in an armed robbery at a wholesale company earlier this year.

“A quick search found a factory made pistol .9mm calibre and live bullets,” stated Wagambie Jnr.

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.

Lae police apprehend notorious criminal

“There was an armed robbery at about 4pm yesterday at a Chinese shop situated next to Saint Mary's Primary School, away from the main shopping centre,” Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said.

The new sector patrol, installed by the Lae Police Command, had been effective, with timely responses to major crimes in the city. 

 “The response time and men on foot were less than ten minutes,” Wagambie Jnr said.   

“Two suspects apprehended with their weapons and stolen cash.

New law and order policing effective in Lae

The Lae Police command under the helm of Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr is responding faster to crimes committed in the Morobe provincial capital.       

That was evident in apprehending three suspects involved in the BNBM Hardware robbery on Monday, after police blocked off their escape routes when alarm was raised of the crime.         

Wagambie Jnr said “police in Lae have adopted the Sector Patrol Concept of policing which is supported by our Sector Response Unit (SRU) and Mobile Sqaud 13.

Expat stabbed in attempted robbery in Lae

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said the attempted armed robbery happened at BNBM Hardware at about 8.30am.

“A gang of more than six men stormed the shop and held up security guards, staff and customers.

“They proceeded to the administration office and tried to get cash from the safe but resistance was put up by the Chinese national manager.

“The armed robbers attacked him by stabbing him with knives.” 

Wagambie Jnr said quick police response when alerted resulted in three of the suspects and weapons used in the robbery apprehended.   

Respect the democratic process: Lae Police Boss

That is an appeal from Lae Police command boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.  

Metropolitan Superintendent Wagambie Jnr said, police will remain neutral and allow the election process to take place in a transparent manner.

“I want to appeal to everyone to take ownership of the election process to make it safe, fair and trouble free.”

 Wagambie Jnr said police will also be involved in awareness as part of its community obligation.

Double murder suspect arrested in Lae

According to Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, the murder suspect was earlier arrested for two murder cases, but escaped in February 2016 while being held in custody at Buimo Correctional facility.

Wagambie Jnr said the suspect had averted arrest on numerous occasions because of the aide of his supporters at Butibam village.     

“Whilst on the run, he has been threatening and harassing the village community.

“Police were informed of his whereabouts on Saturday, and surrounded his hiding location where he was apprehended.