Gold FM Police File
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Posted August 01, 2019
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week. Click on our podcast link to hear the full Police File and read a summary below.
Waihi Police have a greenstone (pounamu) necklace that has been found and would like to return it to it’s owner. It is currently at Waihi Police Station. A photograph of the wearer or some other proof will be required.
Tuesday 23 July
Waihi Police are investigating theft reports from Waihi and Paeroa Laundromats and are seeking information from the community.
A Waihi male was arrested at upper Seddon Street after threatening to assault members of the public including a family and a teenager. On police arrival at the scene the male fled on foot however members of the public intervened and apprehended him for police. He resisted arrest. The male was held in police custody in Hamilton overnight and appeared before the Court the following morning. Police would like to speak to witnesses as well as the male teenager who was threatened to assist police with their enquiries.
Wednesday 24 July
A Waihi Beach male was arrested for breaching a protection order at a Wilson Road address. The male was wanted by police for several historic family harm cases. He was held in police custody overnight in Hamilton and appeared before the Court the following day.
Thursday 25 July
Police attended a burglary at a Walnutt Ave, Waihi Beach address. A shed was broken into and various property items stolen. Police are investigating.
Friday 26 July
Two Waihi males were arrested at New World following a violent altercation. One male was allegedly kicked in the head by the other during the fracas. The main offender has been charged with serious assault and will be appearing in Court soon. The other male received a pre-charge warning for minor assault.
A Tauranga female was arrested in Waihi for two warrants to arrest after she was found in a vehicle after a traffic stop. She was held in custody at Tauranga for Court.
A Waihi male was arrested at a Kenny Street address for a warrant to arrest. While there police conducted a search for drugs after detecting the small of Cannabis. A minor amount of Cannabis was seized. He was held in police custody overnight in Hamilton and appeared before the Court the following day.
Saturday 27 July
A Waihi male was arrested for three historic shoplifting cases. He has been charged and will be appearing in Court soon.
Police attended a two vehicle non-injury traffic crash at SH2 and Old Tauranga Road. A north bound vehicle drove head-on into a vehicle turning from Old Tauranga into SH2. The offending vehicle fled from the scene heading north on Old Tauranga Road. A member of the public who witnessed the incident followed after the offender and provided police with a good description as well as the registration number of the vehicle. The driver has been identified and police are investigating.
Crime Prevention Advice
Family violence is a crime. It is not a private matter. People in violent relationships often cannot help themselves. They need your help. In an emergency dial 111 and ask for the Police. Your call could save a life. Ignoring family violence could result in serious injury or death. Nearly half of all homicides in New Zealand are related to family violence.
Road safety message
Seatbelts save lives! In the last three years, over 284 people who died in NZ crashes were not wearing their seatbelt. Many of these people would still be alive today if they were safely wearing their seatbelt. A third of drivers and passengers who die on our roads aren’t wearing their seatbelts. Regardless of how fast you’re travelling, wearing your seatbelt properly will reduce your risk of getting injured – or even worse, dying. Being properly restrained reduces your chance of death or serious injury in a crash by 60 percent in the front seat and 44 percent in the back seat. That’s why New Zealand law requires drivers and passengers in cars and other motor vehicles to wear seatbelts and child restraints.
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.