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Gold FM Police File

Posted July 01, 2020
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File today. Click on our podcast link to hear the full details and read the summary below.

Monday 22 June
Police attended a family harm incident at Kensington Road. Witnesses report that a man smashed a vehicle window and a woman attempted to run him over in her car. Both parties are known and police are investigating.

Another family harm incident attended by police at Mackay Street. A Waihi man and woman fighting at a residential address. The man was arrested for assault however the woman later withdrew her complaint. The man was released with a five day police safety order and a trespass notice.

A forbidden driver had his vehicle impounded at Silverton Road after police stopped him for not wearing a seat belt. He became abusive and failed to remain stopped which led to his arrest. He resisted police but was eventually restrained. He’s now off to Court to face several charges.

Tuesday 23 June
A Waihi woman was arrested at Albert Street for assaulting her mother in relation to a historic family harm incident. She is charged with breach of a protection order and assault on a person in a family relationship.

A Hikurangi man was arrested and charged for disorderly violence in relation to rival gang members fighting at Seddon Street on the 29th of May.

A Paeroa man was arrested for breach of bail after contacting the victim of his offending as well as breaching a protection order. He was held in custody overnight for Court.

Thursday 25 June
A single vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Pukekauri Road. A Wellington man rolled his vehicle and crashed on a tight corner. Police are investigating.

A two vehicle moderate injury traffic crash at SH2 Karangahake. A vehicle heading south allegedly overtook on double yellow lines into the path of an oncoming vehicle. They crashed head on. Both drivers were hospitalised. Police are investigating.

A truck went over a bank at Trig Road. Minor injury was suspected to the driver who was taken to a local medical centre.

Friday 26 June
A vehicle was broken into overnight at Evan Street and a radar detector was stolen.

A blue Ford Courier ute was stolen from a driveway at Tatai Road, Bowentown.

A Tairua male was arrested for trespass and threatening to bomb a hotel.

Sunday 28 June
The blue Ford Courier ute that was stolen on Friday was located down a bank crashed into a tree at Athenree Road. The vehicle was damaged extensively. It has been seized by police for forensic examination.

Road safety message
With all the bad weather over the last couple of weeks there has been a noticeable increase in traffic crashes in the area. Particularly vehicles losing control on corners and sliding off roads. In most cases the only reason for these types of crashes is driving too fast for the conditions. In wet weather remember the 4 second rule, increase your following distance and slow down for corners.

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