Wednesday, 26 November 2008 8:43 AM

Five Arrested for Stoning Police Vehicle

Police arrested five males for throwing rocks after responding to a call for assistance at the Sun Valley area this morning at approximately 1:25am.

The young boys; a 13 year old boy, two 17 year old boys, a 19 year old boy and a 22 year old male confronted a Police patrol and threw rocks at the Police vehicles.

Police responded firmly and arrested the alleged offenders and conveyed them to the Central Police watch house where they are kept in custody for further investigations.

The suspects were each charged with one count of rock throwing while one was given an additional charge for giving false information to the investigation officers.

Police commander Honiara City, Chief Superintendent Nathan Ratu is disappointed that young are engaged in such anti-social behaviour. He urged members of the community to work with the Police and respect the officers when they are on their duties.

"Police are here to serve the community. I am very disappointed that some people think it is acceptable to attack officers when they are patrolling there communities to ensure that they are safe" he said.

"Chiefs, community elders, church leaders and parents must take the responsibility of teaching young people in the community to refrain from such anti-social behaviour," Chief Superintendent Nathan Ratu said.


Source: Police Media Unit


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