Police

Elderly woman killed in tragic ENB accident

A taxi driver, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, hit her with his vehicle and dragged her body for at least 20 metres, where she died instantly.

The tragedy occurred at Vitabaur village on Saturday, April 15, at around 6.30pm.

“He was driving at high speed without lights,” Provincial police commander Joseph Tabali told Loop PNG.

“The car was swaying from side to side when it hit the elderly pedestrian, dragged her body then overturned.

“Police attended to the scene, removed the body and took it to the Vunapope hospital.”

NCD pre-election operation progressing

Residents in NCD are urged to observe roads blocks and vehicles checks when asked to pull over.

Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi confirmed this last week when the operations started and will be moving into Phase Two with the issuing of writs next week.

City residents are to note that during this Easter period as well, NCD police have started putting up roadblocks during the evenings at busy intersections and roundabouts around the city.

Police in the suburbs will be out and about on night patrols in the city to keep the city safe.

Laufa’s case challenging: Police

Traffic Police, Joe Joseph, says the challenge is when you only have a case resting on witness statements.

“We need hard evidence and it is hard to comprehend when there was no one to see and tell of the actual event that had taken place between the suspect and the victim.”

The families, friends and relatives of the Late Ruby are being urged to remain tolerant during this time.

Meanwhile, the suspect involved in the death of the former Miss PNG is yet to be charged as investigations continue.

Criminals hold up woman, escape in car

The woman was said to have parked her car alongside a number of other vehicles at the Ela Murray car park just opposite the church.

Witness Anista Kombri, who is the G4S security guard on duty at the Ela Murray, says after she stepped out of her vehicle (Car Model- ARIA), a blue Mazda pulled up behind her and two men jumped out with what looked to be a homemade gun and a bush knife.

“They pointed it at her and told her to take her child and get out of the car, which the woman did,” says the witness.

Police aware of early campaigning

Northern Divisional Commander, Peter Guinness, has issued a warning to these people, whose identities are known.

"Such campaigns are against law. Their campaign period is after April 20 when the writs are open,” Guinness said.

"This is against the law. You can be arrested and charged.”

Those who are interested to contest the coming National Elections must wait for the writs to open before they start campaigning.

Stockholm truck attack kills 4; arrest made

A dozen people were injured in what appeared to be the latest use of a vehicle as a weapon of terror in Europe.

The Swedish Security Service said the attack happened just before 3 p.m. local time. People were seen fleeing the area in panic.

A beer truck was hijacked as it made a delivery nearby, according to the company that owned it. Eyewitnesses reported it being driven at speed along Drottninggatan (Queen Street) before it crashed into the front of a department store.

Gordon's Police Barracks barricade removed

It was cleared at 9.12am after police personnel and their families, numbering around 500, received a favourable response from NCDC-Central Commander Sylvester Kalaut and Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi.

Kalaut gave the directive for police personnel to go to Bomana and forcefully occupy the new vacant houses built last year.

The main gate to the Gordon's Police Barracks was blocked off at around 4am today.

Police personnel and their families residing at the Single Quarters have blocked off the main entrance in frustration over their poor living conditions.

Police concerned over underage pregnancies during election time

During an awareness conducted in Kalo Village at Hula in the Central Province over the weekend, Sergeant Gimana raised concerns on underage pregnancy  affecting young girls in villages. 

 "During the election period, a lot of candidates and supporters will carry cash to lure voters and young girls can become vunerable to such situations," said PSC Gimana.

 He said young girls have become vunerable to unsafe sex because of ignorance and is calling on parents to monitor the movements of their daughters during the election period.

Can Google police YouTube?

A new blog by Google's Chief Business Officer promises more safeguards for advertisers. But I've seen for myself just how hard it seems to be for Google to police its platform.

Philipp Schindler, who runs the Google advertising business, the profit engine fuelling the entire search empire, repeats the apology to advertisers made yesterday by his colleague Matt Brittin.

Kimbe police restrict arrests due to aging facilities

The police are only arresting the ones brought to custody for serious crimes such as drug offences, homebrew, murder and firearms.

Currently, the offenders are being held in a temporary room within the Police Administration building that has been converted to cater as a holding cell.

The Sarakolok Police cell which was holding all offenders after the Buluma and Kimbe cells were condemned have also now been forced to close down by the Provincial Health Authority due to health and hygiene reasons and deemed as beyond human occupation.