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Gold FM Police File

Gold FM Police File

Posted May 08, 2019
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Senior Community Constable Harley North update the Police File this week. Listen in to our podcast interview to hear the full details.

Monday 29 April
Report of a historic attempted Burglary at Bulltown Road. Nothing appears to have been stolen.

Tuesday 30 April
A red coloured 1991 Yamaha DT175 trail motorcycle was stolen from an Athenree Road orchard property.

Wednesday 1 May
A vehicle reported driving dangerously at SH2 Tauranga Road arrived at Waihi Police Station a short time after. A male and female from the vehicle presented under the influence of illegal drugs and were taken into custody. The male was pepper sprayed after he assaulted police staff. Both were transported to hospital for detox and to undergo assessment. Charges are likely to follow.
Thursday 2 May
A 27 year old Waihi male was arrested at a Kenny Street address for breaching home detention and theft of a vehicle. Police recovered the stolen vehicle from a Galbraith Street address. The male is now facing further charges and is remanded in custody.

A 65 year old Waihi Beach male was arrested and charge for threatening to kill and wilful damage at a Wilson Road address after an ongoing dispute between neighbours.

Friday 3 May
A 19 year old male and a 21 year old female from Paeroa were arrested for theft after a petrol drive off from Waihi. The female was also wanted for historic shoplifting matters.

Saturday 4 May
A 25 year old male was stopped at Kenny Street and returned a positive result of 515 micrograms of alcohol. Checks revealed that he was also sought for historic theft matters. He is now facing several charges.

Sunday 5 May
A 30 year old Waihi male was arrested and charged with multiple offences after a pursuit between Waihi Beach and Katikati. The male was already sought for arrest in relation to a family harm incident a couple of days prior. He was later found at Waihi and tried to flee again but this time on foot. His efforts to evade police came to an abrupt end when he was apprehended by a fast footed female Constable. The male is now in custody.

Crime Prevention Advice
Police are aware that a lot of crime goes unreported. This creates a problem for police in terms of identifying crime trends, getting help and assistance to victims, targeting offenders and monitoring crime statistics which effects resourcing in the areas that need it most. So if you are a victim of crime or know of someone else who is; police encourage you to call 111 and report all crime always.

Firearms Amnesty
If you are in possession of a firearm that the NZ Government has recently legislated against you need to surrender them to police. This can be done by contacting the police call centre on 0800 311 311 between 7am and 10pm. Alternatively go to the NZ Police website at: where you can complete an online form. Police will then contact you to arrange surrender. Further information in regard to the types of firearm, buy-back compensation and the six month amnesty period can be found on the police website. Get it sorted before the amnesty ends. After the amnesty compensation is no longer available and prosecution is likely if you’re still in possession of an unlawful firearm.