Gold FM Police File
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Posted February 26, 2020
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. If you have information about any of the incidents mentioned in his report please contact Waihi Police Station.
To hear the full interview with Senior Community Constable North just click on our podcast link…
Last Monday night a vehicle was broken into at Ian Place, Waihi Beach. The owner discovered a rock had been thrown through a window. The vehicle was parked in his driveway. Police are seeking information.
Waihi Police would like to speak to the male who set fire to a pile of paper at the front entrance of Waihi Public Library on Tuesday evening. Although no damage was done to the premises, lighting fires in this manner is an offence. The male’s actions were caught on CCTV camera and police are waiting on forensic tests result from other evidence to identify him.
On Tuesday Waihi Police assisted Katikati Police with a search of a Tanners Point property. Multiple Cannabis plants were seized from a commercial growing operation. The offender was not present at the scene although Police will be speaking to them shortly.
A suspicious male was disturbed at a Walmsley Road property when the owner arrived home. He alleged he wanted to purchase some building materials however they were not visible from the roadside. The male left the property without incident. Police would like to speak to the male.
A 17 year old Hamilton male went missing from the north end at Waihi Beach on Friday. It is believed that he may have got into difficulty when caught in a rip. Westpac Helicopter, Waihi Beach Surf Life Savers, Police and Coast Guard were deployed. The male has not been located and the search will continue.
A Waihi male was arrested on Friday night for breach of bail after he was kicked out of his residential bail address for causing a disturbance. He spent the night in Hamilton Police cells for Court on Saturday.
Crime Prevention AdviceIf it seems too good to be true it probably is! Be wary of great deals on items being advertised for sale on community Facebook pages titled ‘buy, swap, sell’. Unlike legitimate websites like Trade Me there are no safeguards in place to prevent you from being a victim of a fraudster, thief or burglar. Another concern is that you could be committing a criminal offence if you knowingly or recklessly receive stolen property. An example of the reckless factor is paying a ridiculously cheap price for something of much higher value. If police become involved the stolen property you receive could be seized and the criminal still has your cash. So do your homework before handing over your money. Buying and receiving stolen property drives further crime because it creates a market place for criminals. If there’s no market place there’s less crime.Road Safety MessageThere were multiple road fatalities nationwide last week. Waikato District contributed significantly to the death toll. Various factors contributed to the crashes. You can avoid becoming a statistic by following a few basics. Always drive defensively and follow at a safe distance, remember the 2 and 4 second rules. Do not exceed the speed limit, don’t drink and drive, stay off your cell phone and remove all distractions, always wear your safety belt and ensure passengers are too. Make sure your vehicle is up to warrant of fitness standard. Brakes, tyres, suspension, lights (including indicators) and seat belts that all work are a good start.
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.