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Posted July 23, 2019
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Senior Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File today. He said he was surprised by the number of people who did not have their headlights on in the foggy conditions this morning. He also spoke with Brian Gentil about making sure vehicles are roadworthy and safe for driving. “If you have a warrant of fitness but your vehicle is not up to warrant of fitness standard you are still committing an offence,” Senior Community Constable North said.
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Monday 15 July
Burglary at Seaforth Road residential address under construction. Fishing rods, Kontiki and tools were stolen. Police are seeking information.
A Waihi male with a warrant to arrest was found at a Wenlock Street address and held in custody overnight for Court in Hamilton.
Tuesday 16 July
While police made enquiries concerning an unrelated matter an Auckland male wanted for two family harm related assaults was discovered at a Kenny Street address. He was arrested and charged.
Wednesday 17 July
Another Waihi male with a warrant to arrest was found at a Kenny Street address and held in custody overnight for Court in Hamilton.
Friday 19 July
A Waihi male was served with a police safety order after a family harm incident at a Moresby Avenue address.
Saturday 20 July
A stolen Mazda vehicle failed to stop for police at SH2 Athenree and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit was called off by police due to the offenders reckless driving that endangered members of the public.
A single vehicle minor traffic crash at Athenree Road where a vehicle lost control and rolled on a bend. The sole driver sustained minor injuries consisting of cuts and bruises. He was not hospitalised. An infringement notice was issued.
Crime Prevention Advice
There has been a spike in residential burglaries again effecting areas around Walker Street and Mackay Street, Waihi as well as Shaw Road and Dillon Street, Waihi Beach. Some of these burglaries may have been prevented by owners properly securing premises by locking doors and windows. Burglars and thieves are generally opportunistic and will go around trying doors and windows in an area until they find an easy target. Don’t be a victim, lock up houses and cars properly and put your valuables out of sight or locked away.
Road safety message
Stock at large and other animals straying on roads can pose a significant hazard to road users. To avoid tragedy it is important for land owners to ensure the integrity of their fences and farm gates, particularly in areas where stock are grazing paddocks next to roadsides. Owners may be fined $100 for every animal that strays on the road. At the same time motorists have responsibilities as well. We need to ensure vehicles are up to warrant of fitness standard, particularly in terms of headlights. Drivers need to drive at a speed that allows them to react in time to unforeseen circumstances and having proper lighting plays a major part in this. Another important thing is motorists who have crashes where farm fences are damaged need to report it, not slink off in the middle of the night leaving a potential accident waiting to happen.
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.