Gold FM Police File
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Posted September 29, 2020
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From chicken manure to family harm incidents, a kidnapping, a police pursuit, theft and more … Community Constable Harley North updated another busy Police week on the Gold FM Police File. Read the summary below and click on our podcast link to hear what Harley had to say about the incidents Police attended recently.
Monday 21 September
A truck hauling 30 tonnes of chicken manure lost some of its load at SH2 Karangahake. The tail gate opened while the truck was moving and manure was strewn from Karangahake to Athenree where the truck was stopped. In some places of SH2 the manure was a foot deep. Several vehicles drove through it and lost control however none crashed. Contractors we called to the scene and spent most of the night cleaning it up. They were unable to hose it away due to fear of contaminating Ohinemuri River.
A Waihi man was arrested at Gilmour Street. He was wanted by police for breach of bail and a recent assault. He fled from police at Gilmour Reserve running through properties. He was found a short time later hiding under a hedge and taken into custody.
Tuesday 22 September
A Waihi man underwent alcohol breath test procedures after he was stopped for speeding at Victoria Street. The result of the test was 549 micrograms of alcohol. The legal limit is 250. He will be appearing in Court soon.
Wednesday 23 September
An Audi vehicle that was stolen from West Auckland on Saturday the 19th of September was found at Frankton Road, Waihi. Forensic testing has been completed and police are following up on leads.
Thursday 24 September
Police served a two day police safety order on a Waihi woman at a family harm incident at a Boundary Road address.
A Whangamata man failed an evidential breath test after he was stopped at Chartwell Drive, Whangamata for driving through a compulsory stop sign. The result of the test was 400 micrograms. He was issued an infringement offence notice and forbidden to drive for 12 hours.
Report of a historic burglary at a Herbert Road, Whangamata rural property. Two chainsaws stolen. Police are investigating.
A 10 day police safety order was issued to a Whangamata man at a Martin Road address in relation to a family harm incident.
A Waihi man subject to a police safety order fled from police at a Mangatoetoe Street address. The order prevented the man from being at the address. Police were unable to locate him and enquiries are ongoing.
Friday 25 September
A vehicle stolen from Tauranga on the 10th of August was found being driven at Barry, Waihi. A Waihi man was arrested and enquiries are continuing.
A stolen vehicle failed to stop for police at Karangahake and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle’s speed exceeded 140kph and it was lost police near Te Aroha. Later police found the vehicle being driven at Te Awamutu where it was seize and impounded. The two female occupants are assisting police with enquiries.
A single vehicle traffic crash at Old Tauranga Road. The vehicle was abandoned with no driver or occupants. A minor amount of blood was found inside along with empty bottles of alcohol. The crash appeared to have happened within the last 24 hours prior being discovered. It had crashed through a hedge row and fence on a rural farm property. The farm manager was advised. Enquiries to locate the driver are continuing.
Police called to an alleged kidnapping at an Albert Street which turned out to be a family harm incident. An Auckland woman arrived at the address and a heated altercation followed with a male. Two children fled from the scene to a neighbouring property. Both parties were separated and the children were returned to their caregiver.
A Toyota Hiace van crashed at SH2 Waimata. The van was extensively damaged and the driver had to be cut free by Waihi Fire and Emergency Service. They were transported to hospital by ambulance. The driver sustained serious injuries. Police are investigating.
A Paeroa woman was arrested at a Menzies Place address for possession of Cannabis for supply after she was found with approximately half a kilogram of Cannabis. Police were called to the address for a family harm incident. A male at the address was served with a 10 day police safety order.
Saturday 26 September
A two toned white and orange coloured caravan was stolen from Old Rotokohu Road, Karangahake. CCTV surveillance cameras captured footage of the offenders maroon coloured vehicle and the two male occupants. Police are appealing for information.
Crime Prevention Advice
Over the last few weeks several rural properties at Waihi, Paeroa and Whangamata Police have been hit by burglars. Mainly power tools are being targeted. One thing that all of the burglaries have in common is that the stolen property has been easily accessible to offenders because gates have been left unlocked, sheds unlocked and houses left wide open while the owners are either absent from the property or elsewhere on the farm. Tools are always a hot commodity for burglars because they’re always in demand and fetch a good price on the black-market. Don’t be complacent, lock your property away always and invest in security features including quality padlocks and chains, CCTV cameras, alarm systems, gate entry alarm sensors, window stays, tow ball locks and wheel clamps on trailers and always remove keys from vehicles. Don’t forget to mark your tools with an engraver and your driver licence number.
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 are working in the area 24/7.
Click on our podcast link to hear the full Police File with Community Constable Harley North.