POLICE NEWS UPDATES 12.08.14

1. Keep your children at home?

The second term school holiday is usually full of fun and festivities but it’s also a time of year when you need to be extra-cautious with your children.

The Fiji Police Force will be anticipating a busy weekend this week with the Fiji Secondary School Rugby Finals in Lautoka on Saturday, Tadra Kahani at the Vodafone Arena on Thursday, and Hibiscus Festival on Saturday also the commencement of the second term school holidays.

While we want all children to enjoy their school break, we want them to do it by being safe and as much as possible, from the comfort of their own home.

The Fiji Police is calling on all parents to monitor and restrict their children?s movement during this holiday so that they are not being misled by their peers into breaking the law or other bad habits.

Know where your children will be at all times and allocate them with work around the house do not leave them idle.

Police will be out monitoring student?s movements and they will closely monitor internet cafes, amusement centers, cinemas and nightclubs at night.

Students who are caught breaking the law will be dealt with and their parents might also be taken to task if the offences committed by the children are serious.

With the increasing number reports of missing persons, drowning and accidents on our roads involving school children, it is advisable for children to spend most of their time at home and supervised by an adult.

Police are calling on parents to monitor their children closely during this two weeks break and not to take the risk of sending them out with their friends.

The Fiji Police Force will continue to work for everyone?s safety and also to ensure that this second term school holiday will be incident free.

2. Stolen vehicles

A number of suspects have been arrested over the allegations of stealing vehicles over the weekend.

Two men have been arrested over the theft of a Toyota Prado reg number EZ836 which was stolen last Friday from Raisara Place in Raiwai.The vehicle was later found abandoned in Narere.

In the second incident a suspect was also arrested over the stolen car in Vatuwaqa on Saturday. The car was later found abandoned at Waiqanake in Lami.Parts of the car had been stripped off and were found on the suspect.

The third incident took place in Wailada in Lami where a 7 seater van registration number EK582 was stolen. The car has yet to be found and police are investigating.

  1. Kadavu Murder

The 16 year-old has been discharged from hospital at 11 am yesterday. Police have interviewed some witnesses and the scene of crime still guarded by police. The suspect is still in custody at Vunisea Police Station. A team of officers led by the Divisional Crime Officer Southern are on their way to Kadavu to assist the officers in Kadavu with their investigation.

4. Foetus found

A fully formed human foetus was found this morning at Shirley Park in Lautoka, The foetus was found by a member of the public at about 7.30 am. It was wrapped in a plastic and is now at the Lautoka Hospital Mortuary awaiting post morterm. Police are investigating and looking for the mother.

FIJI POLICE FORCE