Gold FM Police File
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Posted May 29, 2019
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File with Brian Gentil this week. Make sure you click our podcast link to listen in to the full details.
Monday 20 May
Police received several burglary reports from over the weekend to residential properties at Walmsley Road, Reservoir Rd and Waikino. The offender forced entry by breaking door locks. Various property items were stolen including wallets, cards, electronic devices and cash. Police are investigating.
A 20 year old Waihi male was served with a five day police safety order at a Karangahake address in relation to a family harm incident.
Tuesday 21 May
A 26 year old Hamilton male was arrested for breach of a protection order and breach of bail at a Parry Palm Avenue address.
Wednesday 22 May
Further reports received of residential burglaries overnight at two Waikino addresses. The offender failed to force entry to one of the properties. The second had a cell phone stolen. Police are investigating.
A 31 year old Waihi male was arrested and charged for possession of a knife and burglary tools at Galbraith Street after a vehicle stop. Suspected evidence relating to other recent burglaries was found inside his vehicle and police are awaiting results from forensic testing. Further charges may follow.
Thursday 23 May
A 57 year old Waihi woman was served with a trespass notice in relation to threatening behaviour and intimidation concerning a tenancy dispute at a Toomey Street address.
Friday 24 May
A 15 year old Waihi youth was detained by police after witnesses observed him carrying a pistol and standing beside an unconscious male on the footpath at Victoria and Kenny Street intersection. Police located the pistol which was in fact a bb gun and returned the youth to his adult family members. Turns out the unconscious male had stopped for a midday nap in the middle of the footpath. He received a warning for possession of a minor amount of Cannabis and was moved on. The youth has been referred to the Police Youth Aid Officer.
Saturday 25 May
An Auckland male returned an alcohol breath test result of 348 micrograms after a traffic stop at Kenny Street. He was issued an infringement notice and forbidden to drive for 12 hours.
A 41 year old Waihi Beach male returned an alcohol breath test result of 685 micrograms after a traffic stop at Baber Street. He was charged and will be appearing in Court this week.
An enquiry at a Wrigley Street address to locate a Waihi male for a warrant to arrest resulted in other offences being detected. The male fled from police into his house and hid in a room. Upon entry police found a second male inside along with illegal drugs and chemicals known to be used to manufacture Methamphetamine. Both males were arrested and charged for various offences.
Sunday 26 May
A Hamilton male was arrested for breach of bail after he was found in public outside his curfew hours seated in a vehicle at Albert Street. He was held in custody overnight for Court the following day.
Crime Prevention Advice
One of the ways you can prevent crime and help police catch the bad guys is to join the Waihi or Waihi Beach community patrol. Patrol members volunteer about two hours every month and receive full training and support. They act as the ‘eyes and ears’ for local police and assist with proactive patrolling, detecting crime, searching for missing persons, traffic safety and civil defence emergencies. The patrol is a member of Community Patrols NZ and is officially recognised by NZ Police. The patrol is currently seeking new members. Applicants must have a clean record and be able to pass a police vetting check. Contact Waihi Community Constable Harley North for further information.
105 is the new number to call police to report non-urgent or historic crime. If it’s happening now call 111. If it’s already happened call 105. More information about 105 can be found on the police website: www.police.govt.nz
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 7 am and 10 pm. Alternatively go to the NZ Police website at: www.police.govt.nz 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.