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Gold FM Police File

Gold FM Police File

Posted June 17, 2020
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File.

Click play on our podcast to hear the full interview about recent local incidents along with good advice about how to protect yourself against crime.

Monday 8 June
Three youth were identified and have been referred to police youth aid in relation to the recent burglary at Waihi College. A window in the hall was smashed to gain entry and property was stolen from offices.

Tuesday 9 June
An overnight burglary of a residential property at Galbraith Street. Tools and a tent stolen. Entry gained to the garage.

Wednesday 10 June
Another residential burglary at Tauranga Road. House under renovation. Tools and a bathroom vanity top were stolen. Happened overnight.

Thursday 11 June
A minor injury traffic crash at Moresby Avenue. A vehicle failed to give way and reversed at speed out of a driveway into the path of a police vehicle at Moresby Avenue. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. Minor injuries were sustained by both drivers and some passengers.

Friday 12 June
The infamous Waihi man who repeatedly drives whilst suspended lost another vehicle to the impound. He was stopped at Belmont Road, Paeroa. He will now face a sixth charge for driving whilst suspended.

Saturday 13 June
A family harm incident at Mangatoetoe Street and a Waihi man was served with a police safety order for five days. Parties separated and referrals to social services made.

Sunday 14 June
Another five day police safety order served on a Waihi Beach man in relation to a family harm incident there. Referrals made.

Crime Prevention Advice
A couple of residential burglaries this week at Waihi. Tools are a hot target for criminals because they’re easy to sell or trade for drugs and cash. If you have expensive tools mark them with an engraver using your driver licence number which is unique to you and allows police to trace the tools back to you as well as an offence. This allows police to hold offenders to account if stolen tools are recovered.

Police contacts
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.
Paeroa, Waihi and Whangamata police station public counters are open business hours and police staff are working 24/7 as always.