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Gold FM Police File

Posted January 20, 2021
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Community Constable Harley North called in to the Gold FM studio to update the Police File with Brian Gentil. Click on our podcast link to listen to the full interview with Senior Constable North.

Monday 11 January

Search and Rescue and Waihi Beach Surf Life Savers were deployed to Homunga Bay to rescue a man who had a medical event. He was uplifted by IRB and transported to Waihi Beach for further medical treatment.

Another rescue by Search and Rescue at Dickey Flat. A woman twisted her knee, likely dislocating it at a swim hole near the Crown Track. She was carried out by stretcher and transported to Tauranga Hospital by St Johns Ambulance.

While at the same scene a male approached police for help after diving into shallow water and hitting his head on a rock causing a laceration that required stitches. He also went to Hospital.

Tuesday 12 January

A Manaia man fled into bush near his home address after police conducted a bail check on him. He was not to associate with a female victim who was present. He is now required to arrest.

Report of a burglary at Deans Crescent. A set of keys was stolen. A suspect has been nominated and police are investigating.

A staff member at New World Waihi was assaulted by a shoplifter after they approached them about the theft. The male offender allegedly punched the staff member in the face. His actions were caught on CCTV. The offender fled before police arrival. Police have identified the offender who is sought for arrest.

A Waihi man was served with a ten day police safety order at a SH2 address after a family harm incident. Corrections were advised because the male was subject to electronic monitoring on other charges.

Wednesday 13 January

A Whangamata man was arrested for breach of bail after police conducted a curfew check at his home address and he failed to present himself. He was located a few days later and held in custody for Court. He is currently before the Courts on drug dealing charges.

A Paeroa man was arrested for assault after a family harm incident at a Fraser Street address. He allegedly forced entry into a bedroom, shoved a woman and pressed his forearm on her neck then attempted to assault her with a plank of wood. He also threatened to kill her when she fled from the property. He has been charged with assault and threatening to kill and was held in police custody overnight for Court.

Thursday 14 January

A Waihi man was processed for drunk driving at Kenny Street and returned a result of 570. He was also found to be on a restricted driver licence. He was issued a fine and 35 demerits and will be appearing in Court soon.

An intoxicated Waihi youth was detained for detox after she was found allegedly stumbling around and later lying on the road at Tauranga Road. She was later returned to her family minus her bottle of vodka.

A Thames man and woman were arrested during a traffic stop at Queen Street. The male driver refused to undergo alcohol breath/blood test procedures and was charged for refusing police as well as being a forbidden driver. The woman refused to surrender the vehicle keys to police after being informed the vehicle was to be impounded. A short time later she threw the keys at the police officer striking him in the head. She was arrested for assault. Upon being placed in the patrol car she repeatedly kicked instrumentation causing damage. The unhappy couple will be appearing in Court soon.

Saturday 16 January

Report of an attempted burglary at the Waihi Sub Station near Pukekauri Road. A fence was cut but no property appears to have been stolen. Police are seeking information from the community.

A window was smashed at a residential property on Consols Street and police are seeking information.

Two intoxicated males were trespassed from Waihi Beach Hotel for disorderly behaviour. They were allegedly abusive to a couple of women at the hotel and after being ejected they threw bottles. They left prior to police arrival but have been identified and can expect a visit from police.

A Paeroa man was arrested for assault during a family harm incident at a Menzies Place address after he allegedly threw a phone charger at his female partner. Police have attended the address for multiple historic family harm incidents involving the same couple.

Sunday 17 January

A Waihi woman was processed for drunk driving at Rosemont Road after exiting a local gas station intoxicated. She alleged that she drove to the gas station for the $2 deal on Cornetto ice creams. She returned a result of 448 and will be appearing in Court soon.

Crime Prevention Advice

It is no secret that one of the main drivers of crime and social harm in this country are illegal drugs and drug addiction. Police need your help to stop drugs causing further harm in our communities. You can do this by reporting drug dealing, cultivating and manufacturing to police in person or anonymously. Police can ensure your confidentiality and will act on your information to rid the community of the harm caused by illegal drugs. Police will also help those addicted to drugs by engaging them with social services and rehabilitative care.

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 are working in the area 24/7.