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Gold FM Police File

Gold FM Police File

Posted June 27, 2019
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated us on recent, local police work. Listen in to our podcast to hear full details by clicking on the link.

Tuesday 18 June
A Hikutaia male was charged for unlawful hunting for his role in assisting two others who unlawfully entered a commercial deer farm at Waikino on the 10th of May 2019 and poached a stag. His firearms licence and a shotgun were also seized.

A Waihi male was arrested for breach of bail after he was found in a vehicle with a victim from an earlier family harm incident. He was held in custody overnight for Court the next morning.

Two Waihi Beach youths were dealt with by police for smoking Cannabis at the local skate park at Beach Road.

Saturday 22 June
A Waihi male with a warrant to arrest was taken into custody and held in Hamilton overnight for Court on Monday.

Sunday 23 June
A Waihi male underwent an alcohol breath test after he was stopped driving. The result of the test was 560 micrograms of alcohol. He is charged with driving with excess breath alcohol and will be appearing in Court soon.

Crime Prevention Advice
Reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime by taking precautions. If you live on a farm and are leaving the house to investigate something untoward, ensure someone knows where you’re going, as much as possible about what you’re checking, and how long you expect it to take. This could involve phoning the police or your neighbour, waiting for a neighbour to join you, and taking a mobile phone or handheld radio with you. Reduce risk by taking notice of who is out and about and talking to them (particularly if they aren’t locals), locking your house, removing keys, closing access gates (particularly to your driveway/house), and keeping an eye on each other’s property.

Road safety message
Nobody wants to share the road with a driver who isn’t paying attention. When you’re driving, your focus should be on the road and getting everybody in your car to the destination safely. Put the phone away and keep your eyes on the road, this includes when you’ve stopped at traffic lights. Things can change around you in a split second, and if you’re not paying attention you may not have time to react and avoid a crash.

Police contacts
If it’s already happened call 105. If it’s happening now call 111. For traffic matters call *555 (mobile phone only). To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.