Lae Police

Lae response unit performing well: Wagambie Jnr

Lae police boss Anthony Wagambie Jnr commended the unit, stating in less than three quarters of the year, the unit has made a major impact in policing the city of Lae.

“Sector Patrol is an old concept used in NCD and Lae in the ‘80s but eventually faded away when priorities shifted in the early ‘90s.”

The unit was planned and created after observing the crime trend, consultations with senior and junior officers as well as public opinion on how to best curtail and manage the crime situation in Lae.

Increase in new trend of stealing

There has been a marked increase in break and enter stealing, at major company premises, as well as residential areas, during the early hours of the morning between 2am and 3am.

This is according to Lae police boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

He said most hit have been around the industrial area at Malahang and Papuan compound.

“Criminals are using both factory and handmade firearms to carry out this crime.”


Toll free number lifts operations for Lae police

It has allowed the public to easily reach police; considering the ongoing obstacle where emergency numbers to reach police are often never answered.

Wagambi said he has made certain that the radio operations room where all police operations is coordinated from is staffed 24 hours a day with full strength of four operators. 

However this platform does not go without its mishaps, like a number of prank calls being experienced on a daily basis.

Murder suspects remanded

The suspects have already been arrested and charged by CID Lae.

The two were arrested after conclusive investigations identified them.

According to the police, officers on duty found the body of 26 years old Cassidy Kausik in a nearby drain at the Lae Bowling club after he had been beaten; they rushed him to the hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

One of the suspects works for Harmony Gold while the other is a local business man in Lae; ironically a previous interview with friends of the deceased revealed that both men were known.

Murder victim's relatives give petition to police

The family of Cassidy Kausik, who was killed on Monday, September 17th , has given a petition to the Lae police.

According to a family friend, the murder has not been taken lightly, adding that the person who allegedly led the fight should be held accountable for his death.

The two page petition was addressed to the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, OIC - Lae Police, the alleged suspects’ family and other persons whom they claim are somehow tied into this situation.

Call for justice following young intellects murder

The incident that took place during the early hours of Monday the 17th of September was allegedly the result of a drunken brawl.

The victim, 26 year old, Cassidy Kausik was the second among two reported deaths that occurred following the Independence celebrations.

Kausik recently graduated with a masters in Forestry, and was employed with the Forestry department – sadly in just two weeks he would have been flying to the UK to study for his PHD.

Another Buimo escapee apprehended

According to Lae police, some other suspects had broken into a company premises at 4am in the morning.

They were disturbed by Security Guards causing the suspects to open fire at the Security Guards.

Fortunately no one was hurt.

The Security Company contacted Police through our Toll Free number of which the Sector Response Unit 101 responded immediately to the scene.

Suspects were chased on foot but evaded arrest by going into residential areas.

​3 arrested for robbing photographer

The camera was worth more than K4000.

The victim was robbed on Tuesday afternoon when he was walking along the 7th St way.

China Town Police conducted foot patrol through the settlement and apprehended the three suspects and recovered the expensive piece of item.

The three are familiar faces who frequent town and bus stop, conducting illegal activities.

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, thanked the China Town Police and the public for their support in apprehending the men.

​2 dead, woman hospitalised after independence celebrations

Lae metropolitan superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr says the first murder occurred at the back road of new block while the other death was caused after a drunken brawl at the bowling club carpark, where his body was found in a nearby drain.

The woman was allegedly raped when relatives of the first victim retaliated, kidnapping her and another male, who were later found by police.

Both incidents occurred between 3 to 4am Sunday.

​Lae police set for Independence celebrations

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Junior, says special operations will be conducted throughout the city.

Police will also be at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium today as Independence day celebrations will be hosted there.

There will be zero tolerance on intoxicated persons. Police will be on high alert and will not entertain them. Wagambie Jnr says these people will not be allowed to disturb or spoil the celebrations.