Gold FM Police File
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Posted July 22, 2021
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Community Constable Harley North called into the Gold FM studio to update the Police File with Brian Gentil.
Last week there were three arrests for breach of bail and one warrant to arrest in the Coromandel area. An orange smashed a window, more drugs and firearms were seized and road rage got the better of a some motorists.
Read a summary below and click play on our podcast link to hear Harley talk about incidents Police responded to and to hear the important advice he shared to ensure you are not a victim of burglary.
Monday 12 July
A Thames man was arrested for wilful damage and threatening to kill after an altercation at a Ngati Maru Highway address. He allegedly threw oranges smashing a window and threatened to kill the occupants.
Morrinsville Countdown was ram raided overnight. Three stolen vehicles were used by several offenders. One of the stolen vehicles was left at the scene. Cash registers and cigarettes were stolen. Police are waiting on forensic test results.
A Morrinsville woman was arrested for assault at a Lincoln Street address after a family harm incident. She allegedly punched the male victim multiple times in the face causing injury. She also received a warning for a minor amount of Cannabis found in her possession.
Tuesday 13 July
A Morrinsville man received a formal warning for indecent assault after he allegedly made crude remarks to the several woman and assaulted one of them. The assault was of a minor nature.
Thursday 15 July
Police executed a search warrant at a Douglas Road, Matamata address. A large quantity of Cannabis, a firearm and ammunition were seized. A Matamata woman was arrested. Enquiries are ongoing.
A Paeroa man was arrested for assault at Belmont Road after he allegedly used his vehicle to hit another man after a heated verbal altercation. The victim sustained abrasions to his forearms.
A Coromandel man was arrested for serious assault after a family harm incident that occurred on Tuesday 13th of July. He allegedly tried to suffocate his mother at a Driving Creek property.
Saturday 17 June
A Matamata man and woman both received warnings for assault after the woman confronted the man in the Caltex service station about his manner of driving. She allegedly hit him on the head and he punched her back.
Sunday 18 June
A Morrinsville woman was processed for drunk driving at Thames Street returning a result of 751. Her licence was suspended for 28 days and she will be appearing in Court soon.
Crime Prevention Message
Waihi and Matamata-Piako continue to get hit by burglaries. Rural properties are extremely vulnerable due to a lack of neighbours and people in the area. Offenders are targeting properties that are unsecured. Leaving gates, garages, vehicles and houses unlocked is not helping prevent burglaries. Neither is leaving keys in ATV’s and other machinery or fuel laying about unsecured in containers. As a community we’ve got to step up and take some responsibility for this complacency. Lock it or lose it and report all suspicious behaviour to police at the time.
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 play on our podcast link to hear the full Police File.