Gold FM Police File
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Posted May 12, 2020
Gold FM Police File this week…with Senior Community Constable Harley North. Click play on our podcast to listen to the full interview.
Monday 4 May
A Waihi man was arrested for breach of bail after he failed to present for a curfew check. He was held in custody overnight.
Tuesday 5 May
A recidivist suspended driver was stopped again at Waihi. He only just got his vehicle back from a previous impound for the same offence. His vehicle was impounded for 28 days and he will now face a second charge. He was also charged for breaching COVID-19 self-isolation after ignoring repeat warnings.
Thursday 7 MayPolice safety orders were served on two Waihi men at two separate family harm incidents. In both cases the parties were separated and referrals to social services were made. An alleged assault in relation to this matter is currently being investigated.
Friday 8 MayAnother police safety order was served on a Waihi man separating both parties after a family harm incident.
A windsurfer got into difficulty at Bowentown and was swept toward Matakana Island. A kayaker assisted the male and they made it to shore safely. Both males received a warning for breaching the COVID19 restrictions.
Police received two traffic complaints. A speeding vehicle doing 161kph at SH2 Tauranga Road and another doing burnouts at Wrigley Street. The speeder got away but the burnout vehicle was located and immobilised. It had blown a tyre and the rim was damaged. The driver fled the scene prior to police arrival. Police are investigating both cases.
People gathering at a Thomas Street address were educated regarding the COVID-19 restrictions and sent home after a report that they were breaching the isolation rules.
Saturday 9 MayA residential burglary at Athenree and expensive fishing gear was stolen. No forced entry. The victim has nominated a suspect and police are investigating.
Police placed a female victim into emergency accommodation after a family harm incident. A referral to Women’s Refuge has also been made.
Sunday 10 MayAnother police safety order was served on a Waihi male in relation to a family harm incident the day prior where the male was harassing his ex-partner.
Tuesday’s suspended driver was caught for a third time at Waihi. He got his van impounded and another Court appearance.
Crime Prevention AdviceThis week police received two reports of suspicious persons loitering at residential properties on Savage Road and Princes St. If you witness suspicious behaviour involving people or vehicles it is critical that you contact police at the time it is occurring so we can respond.
Road Policing MessageTraffic on our roads is increasing as businesses gradually return to normal with the COVID-19 alert level reduction, so it’s time to switch on and not be complacent. Remember, do not exceed the speed limit, turn those cell phones off and always wear your seatbelt. It’s anticipated that when alert level 2 is imposed there’s likely to be a few parties involving alcohol. Be smart about it and don’t drink and drive because police will be out on the roads targeting drunk drivers.
Police contactsReport crime online at 105.police.govt.nz - 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, Waihi and Whangamata Police Station public counters are closed due to COVID-19 however police staff are working 24/7. Paeroa Police Station public counter is open.