Gold FM Police File
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Posted May 27, 2020
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Senior Community Constable Harley North reported in on local police work and shared crime prevention advice. Listen to our podcast of the Police File by clicking on the podcast link.
Monday 18 May
A Waihi man was arrested for burglary at Smith Street after a traffic stop. Police had been actively searching for the male at the time. The burglary occurred within the last week at Snell Crescent. After a tip off police were able to locate the male. He is now remanded in custody.
Tuesday 19 May
A Waihi woman was arrested for assault at a Moresby Avenue address after allegedly punching another woman and spitting on her. She will be appearing in Court soon.
A male who had previously been trespassed from New World Waihi for shoplifting entered the store again but this time he was wearing a disguise. Unfortunately for him an eagle eyed staff member caught him out. He received a new trespass notice and a warning.
Four poachers got caught out by the rising tide at Hauturu also known as Clark Island at Whangamata. They were caught with undersized paua after they got into difficulty trying to walk back along rocks to the mainland when the tide came in. They became aggressive when confronted by locals. Ministry for Primary Industries officers are following up with the poachers.
Wednesday 20 May
A Te Aroha woman was arrested at Paeroa and charged with assault, threatening to kill and driving whilst disqualified in relation to a historic family harm incident.
Thursday 21 May
Police issued seven infringement notices to vehicles speeding through the temporary reduced speed zones at SH2 Waihi where the road workers are operating. Police receive multiple calls daily from the road workers complaining that they’re being endangered by speeding motorists.
Friday 22 May
A Waihi man discovered an air rifle pellet in the door of his motor vehicle at Kenny Street.
A Waikino woman got lost walking home from Waikino Tavern. Police found her calling for help from a bush at Banks Lane. She took a wrong a turn. Alcohol was a contributing factor. She was delivered home safely.
Saturday 23 May
A concerned member of the public called police to a suspicious vehicle at Mataura Road. Police tracked down the driver who was visiting a lady friend at a neighbouring street. He had parked up and used the adjoining walkway between the streets. Although this report did not eventuate into anything sinister, police are glad to have received the call so we could respond and check it out.
A Paeroa man was arrested for assaulting a police officer at Aorangi Road. The male is currently on bail for serious charges with a curfew. When the officer went to the address to check the male he became violent and spat on him. He was placed in custody and will face an additional charge.
Sunday 24 May
A single vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Athenree Road. The vehicle was driving too fast for the conditions and lost control on a corner.
Crime Prevention Advice
Protect your street and keep an eye on your neighbour’s property. Again last week there were reports of suspicious persons on private property as well as lurking on the street in vehicles. One of the victim’s last week was an elderly person who is repeatedly harassed by youths knocking on her door then running off. It may seem trivial to some people but for a senior member of the community it can be distressing. If you see something suspicious report it to police 111 at the time it is happening so police can respond. Some great examples recently where police arrested two burglars due to prompt phone calls from concerned members of the public.
Road Policing Message
The roads become slippery after prolonged dry weather followed by rain so drive to the conditions and slow down. There were a few crashes in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty over the weekend due to heavy rain over the weekend and motorists failing to adjust their speed.
Report 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. All police station public counters are open business hours again and police staff are working 24/7 as always.