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Gold FM Police File

Posted December 04, 2019
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File in the studio this week. Click our podcast link to hear the full report with Harley and Brian Gentil and read a summary below.

Monday 25 NovemberA male was trespassed from a Bowentown address after a family harm incident. One male sustained a cut above the eye. Neither of them would speak to attending police about it so no further action occurred other than the trespass.

Wednesday 27 November

A vehicle doing burnouts in the old Countdown carpark at Rosemont Road took off before police could locate it. Police are waiting on CCTV footage and will follow up with the driver.

A male was arrested for assaulting a female at a Waihi Beach address during a family harm incident. He was held in custody overnight for Court the next day.

A male was stopped in his vehicle and issued an infringement notice for verbally abusing road workers. His explanation was that they were holding him up.

Friday 29 NovemberA male was arrested for possession of two firearms without a licence. Both firearms were seized. He was given a pre-charge warning. The firearms will be released to a licensed person for safekeeping.

A male was arrested for cultivating a minor amount of Cannabis after police found several juvenile plants growing at his property. He was given a pre-charge warning.

A drunk driver blew 670 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath after he was stopped in his vehicle at SH2 Karangahake.

A truck carrying 10 tonnes of grit crashed through a rural fence into a farm property at Old Tauranga Road. The driver alleged that a vehicle in the opposing lane crossed the centre line into his path. He sustained minor back strain but was otherwise okay. The driver of the other vehicle failed to remain at the scene. Waihi Fire and Emergency Service as well as St Johns Ambulance attended. If anyone has information about the other vehicle involved contact police 105.

Saturday 30 NovemberA driver was given a warning for swerving all over the road at Waihi. When the officer spoke to her on the roadside it was discovered she had one arm in a cast and was eating a custard square with the other. She was issued an infringement notice.

A young male was given a warning for hooning up and down Tatai Road on a trail bike after upsetting the peace and tranquillity of Pio Shores.

The resident of a property at Mackay Street drove into the side of their neighbours house causing major damage. Waihi Fire and Emergency Service attended along with police. No persons were injured. The incident is currently under investigation to determine if there is any criminal liability.

Sunday 1 DecemberA male with warrants to arrest fled from police at Waihi. A police dog handler tracked the offender through properties and arrested him hiding at a Wrigley Street address. Police located a significant amount of Methamphetamine and drug dealing paraphernalia nearby after a search of the area. The male was also wanted for several other historic crimes. He was held in custody overnight for Court.

Crime Prevention AdviceUrban legend, myth or meme? call it what you like! There’s a couple of really unhelpful ones out there circulating at the moment. There’s the one that there are no police patrolling Waihi and Waihi Beach at night. The other is that Waihi Police Station is always closed and there are no cops around. So here’s a helpful reminder from the horse’s mouth to dispel those myths. Waihi Police Station public counter is open from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday for all enquiries. Waihi and Waihi Beach are covered 24/7 by police units. Police are patrolling at night throughout the entire area including Waihi Beach seven days per week. There may be the rare occasion when a high risk or serious incident may take priority over lesser priority jobs because we are a limited resource but we will always attend and follow up as soon as practicable. In the unlikely event that more than one priority incident occurs at the same time police units from neighbouring towns will respond. Police will always respond when called.

Road Safety MessageYou must drive defensively and continually scan for hazards when you’re driving. Think about that child chasing their ball on to the road, the parked vehicle opening the driver’s door into your path, the cyclists riding in pairs within your lane, the vehicle reversing toward you trying to parallel park, the person dawdling or sprinting across the pedestrian crossing. You just cannot trust other road users to do the right thing. Human nature causes everyone to make mistakes at various times. One other thing, never let another motorist wave you through an intersection when you should be giving way. This is a common occurrence at Kenny Street intersection and Seddon Street roundabout. If you cause a crash for failing to give way because someone else waved you through telling you to break the law, it is you who is liable. Would you jump out of a plane without a parachute if someone told you too?

Police contactsIf 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.