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Gold FM Police File

Posted March 03, 2020
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week. Read our summary below and listen to the full interview with Harley North by clicking on our podcast link.

Tuesday 25th of February
A Waihi male was arrested for serious assault against a female victim in relation to a family harm incident. He was held in police custody and appeared and Hamilton District Court the following day.

Police attended a two vehicle minor injury traffic crash at the intersection of Kenny Street and Rosemont Road. The offending vehicle drove through the intersection from Kenny Street failing to give way. Two occupants sustained minor head injuries and were checked over by ambulance. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.

Wednesday 26th of February
A Waihi male was arrested for breach of protection order after interview at Waihi Police Station. He was taken directly to Waihi District Court for his first appearance.

A Hillview Road, Waihi Beach property was subject to a burglary overnight. Clothing items were stolen from a clothesline. Further report of a suspicious person lurking around the property in the early hours of the night was also reported. Police advise residents in the area to be vigilant and to report all suspicious behaviour.

Thursday 27th of February
An Athenree female was issued a police safety order warning her to stay away from a property after a family harm incident.

A couple were separated by police after attendance at a family harm incident at Waihi Beach. The dispute was in relation to a child custody matter.

A wanted male fled from police in his vehicle at Maddocks Street. A pursuit began however police withdrew because the offenders driving became dangerous.

An intoxicated female was moved on from a council reserve behind Martin Road after she became disorderly and was disturbing residents.

Friday 28th of February
A Waihi male was stopped by police in a vehicle for driving whilst disqualified at Kenny Street. His vehicle was impounded for 28 days and he will be appearing in court soon.

A wanted burglar was observed by police at Seddon Street. Upon realising police were onto him he fled into the service lane behind Stirling Hotel. A foot chase went from the top to the bottom of town and back again. Information from members of the public allowed police to apprehended the male a short time later when he ran out of steam in the main street. He was held in custody and charged with burglary.

An intoxicated female was hospitalised after she jumped out of a moving vehicle at SH2 Karangahake Gorge. She sustained suspected skull fractures. The male driver failed an evidential breath alcohol test with a result of 400mgms.

Saturday 29th of February
Two Waihi females were trespassed from a Union Street property in relation to a tenancy dispute.

Sunday 1st of March
A body was recovered north of Whiritoa Beach. Whiritoa and Waihi Beach Surf Lifesavers, Police and staff from the disaster victim identification team attended the scene. Police are waiting on formal identification and approval from the Coroner before releasing further information. The family of the recent missing young person from Waihi Beach have been advised.

A Waihi female received a warning for disorderly behaviour after police were called to a Parry Palm address. She was found smashing her car up with a hammer.

A four-year-old child was uplifted by police after he was found running down the main road amongst traffic. He was returned to his home and it was discovered that he was being minded by his teenage sister. A visitor to the address left the front door open and the child escaped without being noticed.

Road Safety Advice
Stay alert and don’t be complacent. Last week there were reports of vehicles failing to give way or stop, dangerous overtaking and driving on a roundabout the wrong way which is more common than you may think. Slow down and give yourself plenty of distance so you have time to react if any of the above were to happen to you.

Crime Prevention Advice - is a great website endorsed by police where you can record information about your property and assets. If the worst was to happen and you became a victim of burglary; the information may assist police to recover your stolen property and hold an offender to account. It also makes insurance claims a lot easier.

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.

Click our podcast link to hear the full Gold FM Police File