Gold FM Police File
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Posted October 16, 2019
Senior Community Constable Harley North called into the Gold FM studio to update the Police File with Brian Gentil.
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Monday 7 October
A single vehicle crashed and rolled on to its roof at SH2 Karangahake. The driver and passenger fled the scene prior to police arrival which probably had something to do with the Methamphetamine drug utensils found inside their vehicle.
Tuesday 8 October
A Waihi male was arrested for breaching his Court imposed bail conditions. He is facing serious assault charges in relation to a historic family harm incident. He returned to the crime scene and made contact with the victim in breach of his conditions. He was held in custody overnight for Court in Hamilton.
A Waihi male was charged with driving whilst forbidden after he was caught driving at Parry Palm Avenue. He had previously been forbidden because he was driving without a licence. His vehicle was impounded for 28 days. He got a bit upset after this and started flicking the bird at other motorists as they passed the scene, then threw on his gang patch and marched off after receiving his summons.
Wednesday 9 October
A Paeroa male was arrested for breaching two Court imposed bail conditions. He is facing serious assault charges in relation to a historic family harm incident. He was held in custody overnight for Court in Hamilton.
A Waihi male was arrested and charged for trespass at the Commercial Hotel. He had already received warnings after returning several times previously. His warnings ran out and now he’s off to Court.
Report received of a young barefoot woman wandering in the Kaimai forest alone near the Franklin Road access. She was unable to be located after an extensive search by two SAR teams and Police. It is believed she was with other trampers and made her way out of the forest safely. Police are seeking information from anyone who can identity her.
Thursday 10 October
A Waihi woman was lucky to receive a pre-charge warning for trespass at New World Waihi. She had been previously trespassed for shoplifting.
Sunday 13 October
A Waihi male received a warning for possession of a knife after he caused alarm when observed by members of the public walking at SH2 near Samson Road with the knife.
Crime Prevention Advice
Methamphetamine is a class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act and therefore attracts severe penalties. Manufacturing, importing, dealing and possession for supply can lead to a life sentence. Possession of five grams of methamphetamine (a tablespoon) is enough to warrant a conviction for possession for supply. Those caught importing the precursors of methamphetamine (pseudoephedrine and ephedrine) without a licence can attract jail sentences of up to eight years. Possessing a pipe or utensil for smoking methamphetamine is also an offence and can result in a one year jail term or a fine of up to $1000. What you can do about methamphetamine? If you have information about offences relating to methamphetamine contact Police 105 or Crimestoppers anonymously.
Road Safety Message
Did you know that during 2018 - 52 motorcyclists were killed in crashes and 1,396 motorcyclists were injured in crashes. Last Sunday a rider was clocked speeding at 173kph on a 100kph road at Waihi. Due to their lack of protection, motorcyclists need to take more care than other motorists. The faster you go, the more likely you are to crash and the greater your risk of serious injury or death. No matter what causes a crash, the driver’s decision to travel at a certain speed directly affects the force of impact or even if there is an impact at all. Speeding puts all road users lives at risk. Don’t let death be nature’s way of telling you to slow down.
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.