Gold FM Police File
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Posted February 21, 2019
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Sergeant Nigel Sanderson called in to chat about local police investigations.
A vehicle was broken into on Richmal Street where 2 chainsaws were taken. If anyone knows anything about this or is offered a cheap chainsaw police are keen for them to contact them. “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is,” Sergeant Sanderson said.
Police ask that residents report incidents of vehicles doing burnouts around the town directly to them when it happens and you hear them rather than posting it to social media as it is easier for police to deal with them at the time.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, February 16 a black BMW failed to stop for police. Police pursued the vehicle which was travelling at high speed for a short time before the pursuit was abandoned. Sergeant Sanderson said if anyone knows anything about that specific incident police would love to hear from you.
Police are following some leads in relation to a couple of Good Samaritans who offered support and invited an upset young lady into their home. The young woman repaid the couple’s kindness by stealing from them.
Two vehicles were broken into on Johnson Street. Damage was caused to the vehicles, one of which was parked at the back of a property. Sergeant Sanderson suggested people park their vehicles securely and if there is no garage security lights could help.
Rural property residents are warned to be aware they need to lock their belongings away. Bikes that were not locked away were stolen from a rural property.
There have been reports of stolen property being offered for sale around town. Nigel Sanderson said people who might be offered inexpensive items like a cheap chainsaw or home theatre system should think twice, say no and call police as soon as you can. Please contact Police as soon as possible on 111 or 0800Crimestoppers to allow police to follow up on it.
The Waihi Court has been ‘humming’ with people being put through it and that’s going to continue. The advice is “be vigilant about your security.”There are still a number of burglaries happening around town and at the beach. Call Police whenever you see suspicious behaviour.
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