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Gold FM Police File

Posted October 31, 2019
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week. Unfortunately we were unable to time it right to get him into the studio this week. Read the report Harley sent through below.

Tuesday 22 October

HEB construction’s property at SH2 was broken into again. Tools and commercial batteries stolen. Police are investigating.

Tauranga Armed Offenders Squad and Eastern Waikato Police were called to reports of a firearm being discharged and gang members fighting near Aorangi Road, Paeroa. Several properties were searched and two firearms were seized. Two offenders have since been arrested.

Wednesday 23 October

The first of two offenders from Tuesdays firearms incident at Paeroa was located and arrested at Waihi. The second offender got a surprise visit by the newly formed Counties-Manukau Armed Response Team at a Manurewa address on Labour Day. He tried to flee out the rear of the property but didn’t get far. He was taken into custody without incident and held in custody for Court.

Thursday 24 October

Report of a burglary at Reservoir Road. A motorised go-kart was stolen. Police are investigating.

If the cops were after you, you’d probably want to keep a low profile but in this case a male and female were arrested at Rosemont Road after police were called to them fighting on the street. Both were wanted to arrest for historic thefts and other matters. They will be appearing in Court soon.

Friday 25 October

A Waihi male was arrested and charged for burglary and assault. He allegedly entered the male victim’s dwelling and punched and kicked him multiple times. The alleged offender is appearing in Court soon.

Saturday 26 October

A chainsaw and related equipment were stolen from a Roberts Street address overnight. Police are following up on CCTV surveillance camera footage.

Sunday 27 October

This one defies belief and you could be forgiven for thinking you’re reading the script from the movie Dumb and Dumber. A male was stopped by police due to reports of erratic driving near Park Lane. While being spoken to his male passenger drove off in the vehicle however he was stopped by another police unit who happened to be nearby. The first male failed an evidential breath test with a result of 900 micrograms of alcohol. Checks revealed that he was also breaching his bail conditions by consuming alcohol which kept him in custody overnight. The second male also failed with a result of 850 micrograms of alcohol. Both will be starring in Court soon.

Crime Prevention Advice

Sick of crime and victimisation in your community? There are several ways you can help police fight crime. Always report all crime whether minor or serious. That way police know what’s going on in the community and can target resources to tackle the issues. Your information may also be that missing piece of the puzzle that police need to solve a crime. Start a Neighbourhood Support Group on your street. Get to know your neighbours and look out for each other. Join the Community Patrol at Waihi and Waihi Beach. Be the eyes and ears for police and help us to keep the streets safe. Police need your help so everyone can be safe and feel safe. For further information on how you can help speak to Waihi Community Constable Harley North.

Road Safety Message

This year there was 1 fatality of a motorcyclist over the official Labour day weekend time period. Previous years were worse in comparison. 2018 (5), 2017 (6), 2016 (3), 2015 (5). However one fatality is too many. Looking back over the statistics it is apparent that one of the main factors that consistently features with fatalities is travelling too fast for the conditions. The faster you go, the more likely you are to crash and the greater your risk of serious injury or death. Slow down and save a life. It may be your own.

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.