Madang Police

Madang police briefed on Election operation

PPC Rubiang addressed his police officers on Thursday 16, June 2022. He told the police officers to work ethically despite challenges the police force has, which includes logistics. He told the officers on parade and the commanders of each areas that a roll check will be done to make sure that all police officers are working during the election operation.

The PPC told the officers that each member must ensure the delivery of a successful election for Madang Province.

Drug Smuggler Caught

The man was doing a betelnut run on the North Coast, travelling down from Goroka, Eastern Highlands.

According to police officers, they sighted him behaving uneasy at the checkpoint and proceeded to bring him into the police station for a body search.

While doing so, they found marijuana neatly packed inside his boots. The police officers said it was a first of its kind they had seen. They said the entire area where the foot fits into a shoe, was removed, packed with marijuana and resealed.

Criminal Wounded In Shootout With Police

Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said according to police report, it was alleged that last Saturday at around 10pm armed criminals held up a Chinese family at their residence at Masingun.

The criminals used a harmer and broke open the gate and entered the residence to rob the expatriate family K60,000 in cash and valuable items.

PPC Rubiang said the police went to the scene but robbers had escaped. The police later searched for the criminals after a tip off.

Traffic Rules Ignored

Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang, said based on police reports, many traffic accidents are caused by overloading of vehicles.

He said in Madang alone, the issue is rampant and needs addressing, as vehicles are overloading with goods, passengers and even they are towing faulty trucks on vehicles that are unauthorized.

PPC Rubiang said Madang police had been doing awareness through various media platforms and even spoke to drivers not to overload, but the drivers and the passengers are still ignorant.

Children Seriously Injured In Accident

Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said that a vehicle travelling from Madang town heading towards Walium veered off the road at Tapo along the highway.

PPC Rubiang said the vehicle went off the right side of the road and the passengers sustained injuries and had been admitted at the Madang General Hospital. He added that there were 29 people admitted with 11 people being treated for serious injuries. Three children aged between six and seven years old are among the severe causalities, suffering soft tissue injuries and are under observation.

Madang Market Suspect Charged

Late Rebecca Dugul was from Jilim Village in Madang's Rai Coast District. 

She had been buying donuts for breakfast when she was killed. 29-year-old Ismael Mablie, from Enga Province, was charged in connection with her death.

Madang Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said that following a full investigation into the matter, Mablie was charged yesterday (Sunday 29, 2022), with willful murder.

The PPC added that others who were with Mablie, will also be charged once witness statements are completed.

Drivers Escape Armed Robbers

Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said there were three attempted car thefts that happened at around the same time. All three attempts were unsuccessful.

PPC Rubinag said the taxi driver’s escape from the criminals at James Barnes got the attention of nearby Kuima security guards, who arrived at the location moments after the criminals had escaped.

Madang Market Deceased Was From Bugati, Rai Coast: Police

Madang Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said the man who has been arrested in connection with her death is from Enga Province. He is currently in custody.

Police established that there was fight at the front of the market, between a security guard who manned the service station in town, and some youths. 

Woman Killed At Madang Town Market

Madang Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said two other men were also injured in the same incident and admitted to hospital. PPC Rubiang said the situation in town is tense.

Police have urged the public not to instigate any further trouble after properties were damaged as a result of the killing and injuries of the two men. This included damage to important equipment at a service station. 

Armed Student Beaten

He was caught and bashed up by students of Mero Primary after the gun he was holding failed to go off. The incident occurred on Monday May 9, 2022.

Madang Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said the gun-wielding juvenile sustained serious injuries. He was taken to Modilon Hospital for treatment.

PPC Rubiang said students and staff of Mero Primary today (Monday 23, 2022) reconciled with the injured student. The PPC has also requested the injured student to make amends with Mero Primary School students and staff.