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Gold FM Police File

Posted April 07, 2021
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Community Constable Harley North updated the regional Police File with Brian Gentil when he called into the Gold FM studio. It’s been another busy week!

Read a summary below and click our podcast link to hear what Constable North had to say.

Last week nine people were arrested in the Coromandel area for warrants to arrest or breach of bail matters, a heap of illegal drugs were taken off the street and police attended three serious crashes in the Waikato.

Monday 29 March
A report received of a red vehicle being driven foolishly inside Waihi Cemetery grounds off SH2 causing damage to the lawn and a grave site. Police are seeking information from the community.

Tuesday 30 March
A Coromandel man was arrested for failing to stop for police after he fled from a traffic stop at Pottery Lane on the 6th of March. He was an unlicensed driver. He has now been forbidden to drive and will be appearing in Court soon.

A Coromandel man was arrested for cultivating Cannabis. On the 26th of February Police executed a search at a Pottery Lane address and discovered 14 x Cannabis plants, 6.9kg of dried plant, 27 x seeds, various drug utensils and a grow room. He will be appearing in Court soon.

Wednesday 31 March
In the early hours Morrinsville police spoke to the driver of a suspicious vehicle at Studholme Street. A search revealed that the driver was in possession of a cocktail of illegal drugs including LSD, Methamphetamine, Cannabis and a glass pipe. The driver was arrested and charged. He will be appearing in Court soon.

Thursday 1 April
An intoxicated Waihi man was served with a summons charged with wilful damage after he threw a golf ball at a vehicle at Kenny Street. The man was allegedly trying to hitchhike to Paeroa and got upset when the motorist refused to transport him. The vehicle was dented.

Two horrific traffic crashes on one day in the Waikato. One person died and three were transported to hospital after a serious crash involving a truck and car at SH27 Kaihere and another person died following a serious crash at SH2 Mangatawhiri. Police Serious Crash Unit attended both incidents and police are investigating the cause of the crashes.

Friday 2 April
A two vehicle three person injury traffic crash at SH2 Athenree. A ute towing a boat and a sedan crashed head on after one of the vehicle’s crossed the centre-line. Three persons were transported to hospital with moderate injuries. One patient by helicopter. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Saturday 3 April
Three Te Aroha men were arrested for being unlawfully in a building at Te Aroha Domain. They had forced entry to the premises. Police checks revealed one of the men was also wanted for breaching his bail conditions in relation to other charges he is facing. He was held in custody over the weekend for Court in Hamilton.

Road Policing Message
It was an abysmal time on our roads over Easter. Three people died across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty in the first 24-hours of Easter. The cause of the crashes is yet to be determined. At least two of them involved vehicles crossing the centre-line into oncoming traffic. It is to early to tell if driver fatigue was a factor but this highlights a serious issue for motorists. It’s a well-known fact that driving while fatigued is comparable to driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Remember to pull over and take a break if you’re tired or don’t drive at all until you’ve rested.

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.

Listen to the full Police File with Constable Harley North by clicking on our podcast link.