The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has conducted operation ‘Zero Tolerance’ in the capital Honiara over the weekend. The operation targeted anti-social behaviours, traffic offences and other nuisances.
Officers deployed under the operation were on the lookout for offenders and were instructed to implement a zero tolerance approach. The reports attended and operational data accumulated indicated a reduction in criminal activities at crime hotspots areas in and around Honiara which includes Henderson, Lunga, Burns Creek, Panatina, Kukum Labour Line, Baha’i, Chinatown, Point Cruz and White River communities.
The Honiara City Police with the support of the Police Response Team (PRT) arrested a male in his 20’s, following a rock throwing incident at one of the Police patrols opposite the Burns Creek area in East Honiara. Police patrols were quickly alerted and the suspect was arrested and brought to the Naha Police Station for questioning.
Honiara Traffic unit also conducted a random operation within the township area, and more than fifty five (55) vehicles were checked and warned for prosecution on traffic breaches.
RSIPF officers at Henderson police station responded to 13 reported incidents. Four male suspects were arrested in relation to offences including assault, consuming liquor in public place, grievous harm, indecent assault and intimidation.
Search and rescue teams from Gizo Police in the Western Province and Taro Police in Choiseul Province are continuing their search following a reported missing boat that left Gizo on the morning of Tuesday 23 February 2016 for Choiseul but never made its destination. Information received by police indicated that 10 passengers were on board the boat.
The matter was only reported to Gizo Police on the evening of Friday, 26 February 2016 by one of the relatives, prompting police to mount a search and rescue operation. By far, one adult woman was found alive at Poro Island by locals on Saturday morning. She is being given medical treatment at a nearby local clinic.
At approximately 09:30 am yesterday morning, police search team discovered a dead body near Boe boe village in South Choiseul. The body has already started to decompose making it difficult for police officers at the scene to identify it.
Police urges the public, particularly those living along the coastal areas of South Choiseul to report to police any sightings in relation to the missing boat and its passengers.
Police can be contacted on phone: 23666 or 63100 if you have any information on this case.