Manus Police

Search for break-in suspects

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said suspects cut open a freezer container for Papindo Trading and stole cartons of frozen chicken wings, pork jowls and lamb hearts worth K8,721.90.

Some of the items were dropped when security guards chased them.

PPC Yapu said some of the suspects were identified at the scene and will be arrested soon.

Student, teacher injured in clash

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said police attended to the incident and prevented the situation from escalating.

“The youths from the nearby village ran away while the students were directed to return to their dormitories,” he stated.

The injured teacher and student were transported to Lorengau General Hospital for medical treatment whilst another student was held in police custody.

The ward councillor and President of Los Negros, who was from the area, was advised to bring the suspects to police.

Five arrested for attempted murder

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said a fight started on May 3rd between two parties over a damaged canoe at Keloti village, Timonai, Pobuma LLG.

During the confrontation, a 47-year-old man was stabbed with a bush knife and bayonet.

The victim suffered injuries on his right shoulder, abdomen and left leg, where he was rushed by boat to the Lorengau General Hospital.

PPC Yapu said while he was admitted at the hospital, the suspects burned his house down.

Man allegedly kills student

The 32-year-old suspect, from Liap village, has been in custody since Sunday after beating the student.

Police reported that he entered the deceased’s house and banged his head against the wall for several times. The student was rushed to the Lorengau General Hospital but later passed away due to internal head injuries.

The incident occurred on Saturday, March 6th, between 7pm and 8pm. 

PPC Yapu said outstanding land issues were believed to be a factor behind the situation.

Probe into Filipino’s death

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the deceased, Alimondo Roy Palangdao, aged 55, was a civil engineer with the Papindo Group of Companies.

It was reported that during his afternoon outing with his friends, he dove into the water for the second time when they noticed that it took him a while to resurface. When he finally did, they saw that he was floating limply with saliva dribbling from his mouth.

Another suspect in ATM robbery wounded

Twenty-year-old Rabi Gabriel Wisi, from Buyang village, Tetidu LLG, is believed to be part of the group of armed suspects who held up the Lorengau General Hospital’s security guards and forced open the door to the ATM.

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said his members on Task Force Unit were on a manhunt when they sighted him at Cancer Hill on Saturday January 16th, between 2 and 3pm.

Escapee wounded by police

Masang Sion tried to escape from police during a settlement raid in the early hours of Wednesday January 6th. He was shot on his left ankle, where he was admitted to the Lorengau General Hospital.

Prime suspect in BSP manageress’ case caught

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief inspector David Yapu, said the 16-year-old suspect of Levei village was arrested and charged for break and enter and stealing.

Police alleged that on September 18th, the suspect climbed over the fence, climbed up the water tank, removed louvre blades and gained entry into the house.

77yo charged for persistent sexual abuse of granddaughters

Police in Manus Province allege that the man, from Pundru village, sexually abused his two 8-year-old granddaughters from 2017 to 2020.

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, claimed the ordeal had been continuing for some time where the suspect usually touches their private parts and partly penetrates them.

Police say he used sweets and money to induce the girls.

“The matter came to light when one of the victims developed pain in her private parts and reported the matter to her parents,” stated PPC Yapu.

Awareness team attacked by drunk youths: Police

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the team went to Mataworei on Wednesday, May 20th, to conduct COVID-19 awareness when the drunk youths came into the area and started a fight then attempted to attack the government and police officers.

“Their actions had disrupted the awareness and the people attending the awareness were frustrated with their behaviour,” stated PPC Yapu.

PPC Yapu said the matter was reported to his office by the awareness team and on Thursday, May 21st, he dispatched a team to the area.