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Gold FM Police File

Posted July 08, 2020
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Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File. It was quite an eventful week with crashes, burglaries, assault, a near miss and a pursuit featuring.
Click on our podcast link to hear what Harley had to say when he called into the studio to talk with Brian Gentil.

Monday 29 June
A two vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Silverton Road and Consols Street. A vehicle travelling east on Consols Street failed to give way to a vehicle travelling south on Silverton Road. The first vehicle crashed into the driver’s side of the second vehicle. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. Neither driver or their passengers were injured.

Another two vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Athenree Road. One vehicle crashed into the rear of another.

Wednesday 1 July
A Waihi male was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear at Court in relation to dangerous driving and drunk driving charges.

Police attended a family harm incident at a Waihi Whangamata Road residence where a woman was allegedly assaulted by a male. The woman was hospitalised as a result of her injuries. Police have identified the suspect and are making enquiries.

A Waihi woman was stopped at Moresby Avenue and processed for drunk driving. She returned a result of 726 micrograms of alcohol and will be making an appearance in Court soon.

Thursday 2 July
A three vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Kenny Street. Three car pile-up. Police are investigating.

A pursuit from SH2 Karangahake to Waihi started after the offender failed to stop for police. The vehicle was spiked at Parry Palm Avenue and came to a stop at Featon Road where two offenders fled through residential properties jumping over fences. A Te Aroha woman was found hiding in a garage and was arrested for several warrants for failing to appear at Court. Her accomplice managed to evade capture but she has been identified and her arrest will follow. Police are making enquiries. Both woman have been on the run from police for a significant time for warrants, bail breaches and repeat offending.

A two vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Consols Street and Rosemont Road. A vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into a vehicle heading along Rosemont Road.

Friday 3 July
A residential burglary at Galbraith Street was reported. Believed to have occurred sometime within the last few weeks. Property was stolen. There are some suspicious circumstances that police are investigating.

A Whangamata man was arrested and charged for receiving stolen property after he was found in possession of a caravan that had been stolen from the Bay of Plenty.

Saturday 4 July
A Tauranga woman was assaulted by a male at Waihi Beach Hotel. Allegation that the male threw a glass which struck the victim in the jaw. Suspected fracture. The male suspect has been identified. Police are investigating.

Sunday 5 July
A near miss at Tauranga Road where a falling tree narrowly missed a motorist. Members of the public assisted and Waihi Fire and Emergency Service removed the debris.

Police received a report of a historic burglary and wilful damage at Pepe Café at Tairua. Outdoor furniture was thrown around and damaged. The neighbouring public toilet facility was also damaged. Council were advised and police are investigating.

Road safety message
More crashes this week caused by complacency, distraction or failing to comply with the road rules. We’ve been lucky this week that nobody was seriously injured. This is a timely reminder to always wear your seat belt as well as your passengers. This includes children who must be in an approved restraint or car seat if they are under 8 years. The driver is responsible for every passenger under 15 years who is not wearing a seat belt.

Police contacts
Report crime online at - 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.