Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mid-week Crime News

New Zealand

A man who raped three Hamilton women in three months, one of them in the city's main street, has been found dead in Australia.  It's unsure exactly how police matched the deceased man to the rapes, which occured in 2007, but more information will be revealed when Hamilton police hold a press conference at 1:30pm NZ time.

Hamilton police are also searching for a man who assaulted a woman on her walk to work.  They are asking for the public's help to identify a man wearing orange hi-vis overalls, who attacked the woman between Anglesea and Alexandra streets in Hamilton's CBD between 5:45 and 6:15am on Tuesday morning.  If anyone has information, please call Hamilton police, or Crimestoppers at the numbers listed in the article.

Four teenagers, one of them just 15, have been remanded in custody in Hawke's Bay after a brutal attack on a local pizza delivery man.  The man was attacked while making a delivery, and the teens stole his car, cell phone and four pizzas.  They also failed to stop for police while driving the stolen car.  The four teens will appear in the Hastings Youth Court next month.

Two men who's attempt to flee police was foiled by a flock of sheep have appeared in the Invercargill District Court, were they were denied baaail.  The pair will remain behind baaaars until their next court appearance.

...sorry, I couldn't resist.

Hamilton Serial Rapist Found Dead in Australia
Police investigate Hamilton Assault
Teens on Remand After Pizza Delivery Man Attack
Sheep Pursuit Accused will Remain Behind Baaa's


A 21-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent after he stabbed both of his parents in their home in Sydney, while on meth.  The parents are both in a stable condition in hospital, their son was refused bail when he appeared in court on Saturday.

 A Melbourne man is facing 79 charges of rape and a number of related fraud charges, after posing as a gyneacologist and taking thousands of dollars from his clients for bogus fertility treatments.  The man, who is not a registered medical practitioner, posed as an expert in IVF, but used a number of "unconventional" treatments according to former patients, including homeopathy (So charging thousands of dollars for "magic water" basically).

A 15-year-old has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a pregnant woman, after a serious crash in Hobart.  The teen was driving a stolen vehicle at high speeds and collided with the woman's car, killing her and injuring her two-year-old son.  The woman was 32 weeks pregnant and doctors were able to deliver her baby successfully.
Son Stabs Parents While on Meth
Fake IVF "Doctor" Faces Rape and Fraud Charges
Teen Charged over Death of Pregnant Driver


Security forces in Bali are on high alert after recieving information that ISIS fighters were on the island and ready to stage terror attacks.  The threat came just days after an attack in Jakarta killed eight people, including four tourists.  Police say there is currently no reason for tourists to fear visiting the popular holiday spot, but that could change as more information comes to light.

Terror Threat in Bali has Police on Alert

Papua New Guinea

Crowds of hungry people in PNG's Western Highlands overwhelmed police and local officials to food supplies from a district office.  Police allegedly fired several shots into the air in an effort to disperse the crowd, with no success.  PNG is currently suffering a serious drought, and the government has run out of funds, leaving the task of drought relief to charities and Aid agencies like Red Cross.

PNG Crowd Loots Relief Supplies


A former coach of Tonga's under 17's National Rugby team has been jailed for manslaughter for three years, after he poured boiling water on his wife after finding texts to another man.  His wife died from the severe burns sustained by the attack, which should warrant a longer sentence than three years in my opinion.

Former Tongan Coach Jailed 


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