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Gold FM Police File

Gold FM Police File

Posted October 01, 2019
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Senior Community Constable Harley updated the Police File this week. Click on our podcast link to hear the full report. Summary below:

Monday 23 September
A male offender who threatened to kill people at Bowentown last week was arrested at a Paengaroa address. He was also found in possession of firearms parts and ammunition. He is now facing several charges.

Tuesday 24 September
A male was stopped driving by police at Kenny Street due to reports of erratic driving. Checks revealed he was wanted to arrest for burglary, theft, driving whilst suspended and other offences. He was arrested and held in custody for Court. Police would like to thank him for bringing attention to himself so he could be arrested.

Wednesday 25 September
A male wanted to arrest for alleged sexual violations and abduction in Auckland was stopped in a vehicle at Parry Palm Avenue. He fled and a pursuit followed from Waihi to Athenree Gorge where it was abandoned due to his dangerous driving. The male was apprehended by police the following morning south of Katikati and after a brief Court appearance in Tauranga he is now remanded in custody.

A woman was stopped in her vehicle at Rosemont Road after reports of erratic driving. She refused to cooperate with police and undergo alcohol blood test procedures. She has been charged with refusing an officer’s request for a blood sample and will be appearing in Court soon.

Thursday 26 September
Waihi Police assisted Paeroa Police with a search warrant at an Opatito Road address. A stolen vehicle was recovered along with drug utensils. A male was arrested at the scene and later charged with receiving stolen property and possession of drug utensils. In explanation for his actions the male said “I saw it and wanted it so I took it.”

Saturday 28 September
A male driver tried to play ‘hide and seek’ with police at Albert Street after he fled in his vehicle when police tried to stop him. He was found a short time later parked up and hiding behind the car. Checks later revealed he was forbidden to drive by police the night prior. His vehicle was seized and impounded for 28 days and prosecution is likely to follow. Police 1, naughty driver 0.

Crime Prevention Advice
At 6pm on Wednesday the 9th of October 2019, Chris Smith the Waikato District Representative of Neighbourhood Support NZ (NSNZ) and Waihi Police will be holding a community meeting at Waihi Baptist Church hall, corner of Kenny Street and Gilmour Street, Waihi. This is a great opportunity for new and existing Neighbourhood Support Groups to come along and find out more about how it works and what you can do as a community to protect your homes, property and assets from burglars and thieves. NSNZ have recently undergone changes that will hugely benefit towns like Waihi. Changes include access to resources and funding opportunities to make your street safer. To find out more come along to the meeting and check the NSNZ website at:

Road Safety Message
It’s school holiday time again so take extra care when travelling. During holiday periods there’s more traffic on the road, more congestion, fatigue and people driving who are unfamiliar with the area. So be patient, be courteous and remember to share the road with others. Taking frequent breaks can help you keep your cool when driving during these times as well.

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