Escapee shot dead

Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent David Seine Jr said according to police report it was alleged that the man was among 11 others who escaped from Beon. 

He said the others escaped while the deceased identified as Kenneth Atamuando was shot dead at Egmugul Village. 

Seine Jr said police officers were notified while on the festive season operation and responded with assistance from Beon CS officers, who searched for the escapees. 

CS officers who continued the search caught up with the escapee and shot him dead. 

Madang quiet throughout festivities

According to police situation briefs, police officers in Madang town and the rural commands like Bogia, Walium, Saidor, Dylup, and Ileg were generally quiet except for drunkards who disturbed the peace.

The matter was dealt with at the community level without police assistance.

Babies Killed In Traffic Accident

Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent David Seine Jr said it was alleged that the vehicle, an Isuzu was traveling from Madang to Bemal village with passengers when it encountered the accident at 5.30 pm. 

"The vehicle transporting the passengers had a problem with its brakes which was why it could not stop so it had to drive to the other lane causing the accident.

The vehicle went off the road killing two babies, a 3-month-old baby and a 3-week-old baby," PPC Seine Jr said.

Dead bodies found at sea

Wewak police have confirmed that three dead bodies were found at sea and were taken to the Boram General Hospital morgue in Wewak. Police said they are yet to establish the cause of the incident.
Boram Hospital's Morgue man Albert Kingu informed this newsroom that the three bodies were that of two women, one from Yangoru and the other from Maprik, East Sepik Province and the third person is a male from Usino Bundi, Madang. 

Kingu said the dead bodies were brought in yesterday afternoon. 

Madang police arrest murder suspect

Provincial Police Commander Superintendent David Seine Jr said one of the suspects was arrested on the same day, while the other who is alleged to be the main suspect was on the run until his apprehension by the police officers from Walium. 

PPC Seine Jr said according to a police brief, it was alleged that the deceased identified as Newman James adult male from Waput village was at Naru to organise a soccer tournament when he was stabbed to death. 

Peaceful Celebration in Madang

Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent David Seine Jnr stated that the only incident that was reported was at Wagol Settlement where drunkards fought among themselves with a few properties damaged. 

He said police responded to the incident on Sunday December 25 and calmed the group of people. They were told to report to the police station to solve the issue. 

PPC Seine Jnr said he is yet to receive reports from the districts on their Christmas celebrations. 
Madang town, Ramu and Karkar were reported to be quiet. 

Bad road condition causes accident

A security vehicle this morning when driving towards the New Town area was trying to avoid potholes when the driver veered off the road near Smugglers Inn and Tusbab Secondary School.

According to the driver of Willrops Security, he was driving down the junction towards Madang Technical and Maritime College when he encountered an oncoming vehicle driving at high speed while attempting to avoid potholes on the road.

Man murdered during soccer match

This newsroom visited the site along Bruce Jepchot Highway with police officers and confirmed the deceased as Newman James from ward 16, Waput village of Usino-Bundi Usino LLG. 

According to information gathered at the crime scene, it was alleged that the suspect who was under the influence of liquor went with his friends to the grandstand where the tournament officials were and cut the decoration at the grandstand. While doing that, James, who was in the field walked towards the suspect. 

Floating corpse found near lighthouse

Police alleged that the dead man went missing this morning after leaving his house at the Anglican Church in town.

Madang town Police Station Commander Senior Sergeant Steven Etna said they’ve identified the man by his first name only; William from Simbai in Madang's Middle Ramu District. 

Etna added that the body was found by a fisherman who was out catching fish this morning. The fisherman reported to police was he’d seen.

Cell guard says detainee welfare vital

Apart from operational police officers, there are those who are tasked to take care of detainees, including a cell guard.

Cell guards are part of the Public Safety Unit responsible for the welfare of detainees in holding cells. The cell guards make sure that the detainees are fed, healthy and appear in court. They are also responsible for ensuring the cell is not overcrowded.