The Police issued this media statement last night. It is published below verbatim:
“At about 1am this morning, Thursday, 19th April 2018, the Samoa Police Service communication centre received calls for assistance from the public reporting a makeshift roadblock in the village of Luatuanuu. According to reports, a toilet bowl was placed in the middle of the road along with sand bags forming the roadblock.
In response, uniformed officers were dispatched to the scene, where they contacted the village spokesperson, who indicated that the village would handle the matter; and that the village will call a meeting in the morning to address the issue.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the unknown suspects have fled the scene and removed the makeshift roadblock prior to the officers’ arrival; and, a private vehicle sustained moderate damage to its body. Additionally, rocks were reported thrown at other passing vehicles.
As a safety precaution, for the time being, the vehicular travelling public is unfortunately advised to remain alert whilst traversing this part of Upolu, especially at night.
Throwing an object at a passing vehicle is a serious crime, and it can cause great bodily injury or death. Anyone apprehended and charged of such a crime will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Anyone with information or questions regarding this incident or if you are a victim of this incident, please contact Senior Sergeant Eneliko Taeu or Superintendent Salaa of Criminal Investigation Division, on 22222.
The Samoa Police Service will do its part in keeping Samoa and everyone safe.”