Gold FM Police File
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Posted November 20, 2019
Senior Community Constable Harley North called into the Gold FM studio to update the police file with Brian Gentil this week. Click on our podcast link below to hear Harley North discussing the incidents police responded to recently - along with crime prevention tips, Harley’s road safety message and how to contact police.
Monday 11 November
Two vehicle minor injury traffic crash at Kenny Street and Rosemont Road intersection. A vehicle failed to give way at the intersection. One passenger sustained minor head injury.
Tuesday 12 November
A Waihi woman was served with a police safety order after a family harm incident.
Wednesday 13 November
A male was charged with theft for stealing money from an honesty box at Waihi Beach Road.
Saturday 16 October
Two males got into a heated dispute at Waihi Beach and allegedly threw rocks at each other. It is believed that a third party was involved. Police have spoken to both males.
A male was moved on from a Montrose Road property after being previously trespassed. He was found residing in a sleep-out on the property.
A couple of Waihi Beach males scored a few traffic fines after police were called to their silver vehicle driving dangerously at Seaforth Road. The vehicle was located nearby without licence plates.
Sunday 17 October
A vehicle was broken into at Tauranga Road overnight and property items were stolen.
Police issued a safety order to Waihi male after a family harm incident.
A Waihi male is believed to have suffered a medical event at Consols Street. He was also attacked by his own dog. He was transported by Westpac Helicopter to Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition. He sustained major trauma and is in critical care. SPCA have possession of the dog.
Crime Prevention Advice
Another preventable crime this week involving a vehicle break-in. Valuable property items that were left in plain sight of passers-by. Had those items had been out of view it would have been highly unlikely that this would have occurred. Don’t leave your valuables in your car. If you have no other choice then at least put them out of sight so they’re out of the minds of criminals. If you provide the opportunity, the crooks will happily oblige.
Road Safety Message
The roads are getting busier around town already and we’re not even into Christmas holidays yet. There’s a notable increase in vehicle and as pedestrian traffic. Schools will be breaking up for the school holidays soon which will add to the congestion and dangers on local roads. You can help emergency services by always driving defensively by identifying hazards before an accident happen. It helps to slow down to do this. Treat all other road users with courtesy, be calm, be patient. Other ways you can help are to always wear your seatbelt, stay off your cell phone and don’t drink and drive.
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.