Gold FM Police File
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Posted March 19, 2020
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the police file this week.
Listen to our podcast with Brian Gentil and Senior Constable North to hear the full details. Below is a summary of the incidents police responded to.
Monday 9 MarchA single vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Pukekauri Road. The vehicle lost control on a corner, spun a couple of times and went through a fence. Police are investigating.
Report received of a local homeless man being violently assaulted over the weekend near Waihi KFC, Seddon Street. Police are urgently seeking witnesses to come forward to assist the investigation.
Tuesday 10 MarchA trailer with registration plate R406B was stolen from Paeroa and believed to have travelled to Waihi. A Kabota ride on lawnmower was on the back. After an extensive search It was not located and it is believed to still be in the area. Police are seeking information from the community.
Police attended a historic attempted burglary at a Bowentown Boulevard address. Police are awaiting forensics test results.
Wednesday 11 MarchA report of gunshots near Walker Street turned out to be kids letting off fireworks at Russell Street.
A man was arrested at a Mataura Road address in relation to a warrant to arrest issued for failing to appear at Court. He is facing an assault charge in relation to a family harm incident. He was held in custody and served with a final protection order.
Thursday 12 MarchA woman received a warning at Mueller Street for breach of bail. She failed to present when police conducted a curfew check at her bail address.
A man was served with a police safety order after he threw a rock through a car window at Russell Street. The incident was family harm related. The parties were separated.
Friday 13 MarchAn enquiry to locate a wanted male at an old Tauranga Road address resulted in the Waikato Police Armed Response Team, AOS and police dog handlers deploying to the scene after local police discovered a loaded firearm in suspicious circumstances. The male refused to surrender himself however he was eventually taken into custody without incident. A significant amount of methamphetamine, Cannabis and other drug paraphernalia was found in his possession. He is now facing multiple charges and has been remanded in custody. A second male was also arrested and released with a pre-charge warning.
Saturday 14 MarchPolice attended a burglary at a Leo Street address. The victim has nominated a suspect and police are investigating. They are known to each other.
Police attended another burglary at Waihi College where entry was forced to the canteen. Police are investigating.
And Auckland man was arrested for a child sexual grooming offence after he pursued the child on the Tik-Tok app. The offender travelled from Auckland to Whangamata in an attempt to meet up with the child but got a surprise when he met up with police officers instead. The dangers of social media are very real and as a parent you need to consider the risks of social media and make sure there are firm boundaries around your child’s use of these applications.
Road policing messageThere have been more crashes in the Waikato District over the last week. The main causes were drunk driving and excessive speed. Another crash involved a family harm dispute where a female passenger pulled the handbrake and grabbed the steering wheel. This could happen anywhere anytime so stay alert, drive defensively, identify hazards early and scan ahead for danger.
Crime prevention adviceIt is no secret that police receive information from people. In a lot of cases this information helps police get guns and drugs off the street, assists in the arrest of burglars and other bad guys, recovers stolen property, prevents further victims and helps shut down gangs and organised crime. Your information could be critical to a serious criminal investigation or the missing piece of a puzzle that police need to take action. Police need your information.
Police contactsReport crime online to police via the NZ Police website: https://www.police.govt.nzIf 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.