Posts Tagged ‘Police’

Former partner of slain policeman wants his killer released

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The former partner of slain Mangakino police officer Constable Murray Stretch is “flabbergasted” his killer hasn’t been released from prison. Claire Horton, from Tauranga, said Carlos Namana, who brutally beat and kicked her then partner to death had done his time and she hoped he wasn’t being kept in jail longer just because he had Read more

Priests arrested for kidnap and assault of bishop

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Two priests are among 14 people arrested for the alleged kidnapping and assault of an Indian bishop. Police said Fr Raja Reddy engineered the kidnapping and attack on Bishop Prasad Gallela last month and this was motivated by “greed for money and power”. According to police, the suspects confessed to four earlier attempts to kidnap Read more

Police size huge haul of illicit Vatican souvenirs

Friday, May 6th, 2016

After a raid on a storeroom near St Peter’s Square, police have seized a cache of 340,000 illicit Vatican souvenirs worth some US$2million. The souvenirs carried the Pope’s photo without permission, as well as illegally carrying the Vatican coat of arms and the emblem of the papal tiara. The merchants selling the trinkets wanted to Read more

College closed in Samoa after student brawling

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

A college in Samoa was temporarily closed by the government after a brawl involving students from three schools, including St Joseph’s College and Don Bosco. Samoa’s Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture closed Avele College in Apia on Friday for the protection and security of its students. The St Joseph’s Day sports at St Joseph’s Read more

Akld Church calls cops after gay-related shouts at service

Friday, March 18th, 2016

An Auckland church had to call police after men with a loudspeaker shouted homosexual-related abuse that could be heard during a service. About 100 worshippers at the 10am service at the Anglican St Matthew-in-the-City on March 6 heard the shouting from outside, which included the word “abomination”. St Matthew’s is known for being supportive of Read more

Mt Maunganui Catholic school evacuated after bomb threat

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

St Thomas More Catholic School in Mt Maunganui was evacuated on March 10 after it received a bomb threat. The school was one of 13 schools around New Zealand to receive a bomb threat that day. The calls came between 11.20 am and midday. These came after 27 schools around New Zealand received bomb threat Read more

Priests charged with murder of seminary rector

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Four more priests have been charged with the murder of a seminary rector in India in 2013. Ten people, including six priests, have now been accused of being involved in the death of Fr K.J. Thomas. His body was found inside St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary in Bangalore. Police have filed charges in a Bangalore court. Read more

German police call for refugee segregation by religion

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

German police have called for refugees to be housed along religious and ethnic lines after a series of mass brawls in emergency accommodation. Last week, a fight between up to 200 Syrians and Afghans in a Leipzig shelter turned into a running battle with residents using table legs as clubs. In Lower Saxony, police reported Read more

Former CDF prefect charged with driving under influence

Friday, August 28th, 2015

A Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has been charged in Hawaii with driving under the influence. Cardinal William Levada, 79, was stopped at about midnight on August 20 on the state’s Big Island. A police spokeswoman said the cardinal was pulled over after a Kona patrol officer saw him Read more

“Dumb Irish” stereotype gets yet another airing

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Media have once again aired the common stereotype about the comic incompetence of the “Dumb Irish”, who are always good for a laugh. And the commentors have been quick to climb on board. Ireland, it seems, is inhabited by characters straight out of Fr Ted and Mrs Brown’s Boys, and now they are invading Read more