Gold FM Police File
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Posted December 01, 2020
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Senior Community Constable Harley North reported in on recent Police work. He also reminded us about securing our property, especially at this time of year when burglaries are on the rise.
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Monday 23 November
A two vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Kenny Street and Rosemont Road intersection. A vehicle travelling west failed to give way to another vehicle travelling south. The offending driver was found to be under the influence and returned a result of 400. Further checks revealed that they were also disqualified from driving. They are facing several charges and will be appearing in Court soon.
A bicycle was stolen from a Tauranga Road address. Police are investigating.
An Abingdon Place, Thames address was burgled sometime over the last week and a weed-eater and lawnmower were stolen from the carport. Police are investigating.
Tuesday 24 November
Police attended a historic family harm incident which occurred on Monday at a SH2 Karangahake address. Police served a safety order on a male who had allegedly broken a door and threatened a woman. He was also trespassed.
Thursday 26 November
A Katikati man was arrested at Waihi Beach after he was stopped by police for erratic driving. He failed a roadside breath test but he was found to be under the 250 limit. However further checks revealed he was on bail with conditions to abstain from alcohol. He is currently facing assault charges. He was held in police custody overnight for Court in Hamilton.
A Paeroa man was arrested and charged for possession of an offensive weapon and assault after a heated altercation at a Station Road address.
Friday 27 November
A gas califont was stolen from a Baber Street address. Police are investigating.
A male threatened employees with a baseball bat at Kauaeranga Dairy on Parawai Rd, Thames. He fled prior to police arrival. Police are reviewing CCTV footage and investigations continue to identify the male.
A Paeroa man was arrested on a warrant at a Nahum Street address. He has failed to appear at Court on assault and traffic charges. He was held in custody overnight in Hamilton for Court.
Four men were arrested at the Whangamata Beach Hop for drunken disorderly related offences. All received formal warnings and were released after they had sobered up.
A Kerepehi man was arrested at his home on Kaihahu Road North for a warrant to arrest for failing to appear at Court in relation to a charge of driving whilst disqualified. He was held in custody for Court in Hamilton.
Saturday 28 November
Five men were arrested at the Whangamata Beach Hop for drunken disorderly related offences. One also had a warrant to arrest and was held in custody overnight. The others received formal warnings and were released after they had sobered up.
A Tauranga man was arrested at Whangamata in relation to a historic family harm incident which occurred at Matamata on the 23rd of November. He has been charged with two counts of assault and theft. He will be appearing in Court soon.
Sunday 29 November
Report of two fuel containers stolen from an Emerton Road address.
A Thames man was arrested for breach of bail after he failed to reside at an address specified by the Court. He is facing wilful damage and assault charges. He was held in custody overnight in Hamilton for Court.
Crime Prevention Advice
This time of year we generally see an increase in theft and burglary. Holiday homes at beach locations are targeted by offenders because expensive toys are often left out overnight on the front lawn, backyard or in boats; doors are unlocked so backyard campers can access the facilities and holiday makers become complacent while relaxing on their well-earned summer break. There’s still plenty of time before the holidays to target harden your property by putting the expensive toys away, installing sensor lights or an alarm and locking those windows and doors overnight when you’re absent, but also when you’re home asleep at night. Last year we had a burglar at Waihi Beach sneaking into homes stealing cell phones, cash and credit cards while people slept.
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.