Gold FM Police File
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Posted September 22, 2021
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It was great to have Community Constable Harley North back reporting on Eastern Waikato Police work this week. He also reminded parents about the dangers lurking on the internet. Read a summary below and click on our podcast link to hear the full Police File.
Last week in the Coromandel area there were two arrests for breach of bail and eight warrants to arrest. A firearm and drugs were seized at Morrinsville, two crashes involving motorcycles at Pumpkin Hill and a belligerent male who refused to wear a mask inside an essential service.
Monday 13 September
A male entered Daffodil Diary Waihi and became angry and threatening with staff when he was asked to wear a face mask. Another customer intervened and was threatened then pushed by the male. He drove off in a blue Toyota Prado 4WD. Police are seeking information from the community to identify him.
Tuesday 14 September
A Waihi man was arrested for assault after an altercation at Paeroa Motel. He allegedly punched another male in the head multiple times. The argument related to misplacement of a road cone.
Morrinsville Police arrested a man in relation to a historic breach of a protection order family harm incident. Police were aware that the man had possession of a .22 firearm which was also seized. While searching for the firearm police discovered a Cannabis grow room. 14 x plants were located along with 80 grams of dried Cannabis. Several charges have been laid.
A Waihi Beach man was arrested for assault after allegedly punching his brother several times in the head at The Crescent. The altercation occurred as a result of a family harm incident. A formal warning was issued.
Friday 17 September
A Thames man was arrested and charged for exposing a child to indecent material concerning an investigation dating back to August 2021. The male is known to the 13 year old victim.
Saturday 18 September
A two vehicle traffic crash at SH25 near Pumpkin Hill, Tairua. Car versus motorcycle. The pillion passenger on the motorcycle was moderately injured and transported to hospital. Speed and inexperience were factors.
A Thames driver got her vehicle impounded at Tararu Road after it was discovered she was a suspended driver. She will also be making an appearance in Court.
Sunday 19 September
Another crash at SH25 near Pumpkin Hill, Tairua. A single motorcycle crashed into a bank. The patient was transferred to Thames Hospital with moderate injuries. No other vehicles were involved. Speed was a factor.
A victim disturbed a female burglar inside their house at Banks Street, Thames. Cash and a wallet were stolen. The offender fled the scene and police are investigating.
A Thames man was arrested for serious assault in relation to a family harm incident at a Queen Street address. He allegedly strangled his female partner. Police are still investigating and charges are likely to follow.
Crime Prevention Message
Beware of your child’s social media and internet activity. Last week police received a complaint from concerned parents of a 12 year old who was communicating with a stranger on Snapchat. The stranger sent indecent images and offered payment if the child sent images of themselves back. Sadly offending of this nature is a common occurrence. Monitor your child’s use of social media, set clear boundaries and know who they are communicating with. Ensure privacy settings are closed to strangers.
Report crime online at 105.police.govt.nz<http://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 to hear the full Police File with Community Constable Harley North.