Paul Hemana Tipene
NZ Herald story here and also here
Described by a sentencing judge as a professional criminal
In March 2006 Tipene telephoned Auckland Police about a bomb threat saying that a bomb was due to go off at Waikeria Prison a matter of moments after the call was received. This resulted in many people being evacuated from the prison and had caused significant expense and inconvenience to a huge number of people. He was paroled in respect of his Final Release Date but subsequently recalled after he left his address without permission, failed to report and reoffended again. He has incurred numerous misconducts and became IDU 1 to 3 from August to October 2006.
Date of Birth
Took part in the armed robbery of the Avondale BNZ in December 1999
Had amassed some 111 convictions since turning 17, and of those, 25 are burglary related and 59 are for other dishonesty offences. He has also been imprisoned for assault and has an extensive Youth Court history.
At large, was residing in Manurewa
Sentenced to 6 years 7 months in August 2001
Released August 2007
Sentenced to another 5 years in April 2009
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