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Gold FM Police File

Gold FM Police File

Posted November 05, 2019

Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the police file this week. Click the link to our podcast below to hear Brian Gentil and Constable North talking about incidents police have attended recently - along with Crime Prevention Advice, Road Safety and Police Contacts.

Monday 28 October

A Waihi male was arrested at a family harm incident for assaulting a female. He was held in custody for Court.

Two brothers engaged in fighting were separated after a family harm incident at Waihi Beach. Neither wanted to lay a complaint.

Tuesday 29 October

Police responded to a family harm incident at Johnston Street where a female was allegedly assaulted by a male. Police are investigating.

Wednesday 30 October

The beach brothers from Monday went at it again and police were called after one of them beat the other. The aggressor was served with a police safety order so he could cool off for a few days.

Thursday 31 October

A Waihi male failed to present for a curfew check in breach of his bail conditions. Police are now on the hunt looking to make an arrest.

Friday 1 November

A youth was found in possession of a significant quantity of Cannabis at school. They have been referred to the Youth Aid Officer.

Report received of a burglary at Waihi Transfer Station. The office was broken into and property was stolen. Police are waiting on forensic test results.

3 x fishing rods were stolen from a Gladstone Road address. They were left out to dry after cleaning and a thief has seen an opportunity and stolen them. Police are seeking information.

Saturday 2 October

A male reported his car stolen from a Moresby Avenue address however a short time later he remembered he had left it at a mates place after getting drunk. Police commend the male for not driving drunk.

Sunday 3 October

A family of four had a near miss at Athenree Road when the brakes on their vehicle failed and then it caught on fire and was fully engulfed. The driver managed to safely stop and extract his family from the car. Nobody was injured. Police are investigating the cause.

Crime Prevention Advice

Time is running out if you’re still in possession of a prohibited firearm. The government Firearms Amnesty/Buy Back ends 20 December 2019, no exceptions. Did you know as of 29 October 2019 that 32,659 firearms and 120,045 parts have been collected so far and $60,512,029 has been paid out to owners of newly prohibited firearms and parts. Don’t delay, get it sorted now! After 20 December 2019 prosecution is likely if you’re still in possession of a prohibited firearm. If you’re unsure your firearm is prohibited and want to discuss anything contact 0800 311 311 now. Alternatively check the NZ Police website: and click on the yellow tab ‘Firearms Law Reform Information’ for comprehensive information.

Road Safety Message

Between Jan and June 2019 Waikato East Police have detected 427 seat belt restraint offences, 126 mobile phone distraction offences and 254 alcohol related offences on local roads. Those are some pretty high numbers for the first half of the year and go to show there’s plenty of room for improvement. Always wear your seatbelt, put your cell phone down and don’t drink and drive.

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.