Gold FM Police File
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Posted November 09, 2021
Community Constable Harley North called into the Gold FM studio to update Eastern Waikato policing work in recent times. Read a summary below and click on our podcast link to hear the full police file with Constable North and Brian Gentil.
Last week in the Coromandel area there was one arrest for breach of bail and one warrant to arrest executed. A meth dealer got busted at Thames, a few idiot drivers came off second best at Waihi Beach and sadly some school buses got extensively damaged at Paeroa.
Last week we reported a member of the public who observed a person trying to escape a moving vehicle. When they intervened they were threatened by a male holding a metal bar. Then when police located the vehicle it failed to stop and sped off toward Paeroa. Later that night Police located the vehicle and after another pursuit it was spiked and eventually brought to a stop. The male driver was arrested. A steel baton was found in the vehicle and the victim is safe and well. The offender has been remanded in custody and is facing several violence and weapons charges.
Monday 1 November
A Thames woman was arrested at a Parawai Road, Thames address for Supplying Methamphetamine, Possession of Cannabis and Drug Utensils after police executed a search of her property. She was held in custody overnight in Hamilton for Court.
A Waihi man was arrested for multiple offences in relation to a dangerous driving incident at Waihi Beach. He allegedly drove his ute on to the beach and was speeding and endangering members of the public. Police stopped him at The Esplanade as he tried to leave. He was found to have a warrant to arrest for an earlier pursuit near Katikati and was wanted on several unrelated charges including burglary related offending. He was also indefinitely disqualified from driving and was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and drug utensils. He resisted and assaulted police staff when arrested. He is now remanded in custody.
Tuesday 2 November
A Whangamata woman was arrested at Waihi Police Station in relation to a family harm incident that occurred minutes earlier at Rosemont Road. She allegedly assaulted her male partner by punching and kicking him multiple times. Her actions were recorded on camera. She will be appearing in Court soon.
A Waihi man was arrested at a Silverton Road, Waihi address for breaching a police safety order after he returned to the victim’s property. He was held in custody for Court in Hamilton.
Thursday 4 November
A Pipiroa man was arrested for threatening behaviour in relation to a historic incident which occurred on the 6th of October. He allegedly threatened violence to a property manager concerning a tenancy breach matter. At the time of his arrest he also resisted arrest and assaulted a police officer.
Police assisted Waihi Fire and Emergency Service in the early hours of the morning with two suspicious fires occurring in bush at SH2 Karangahake. Police are seeking information from the public.
Friday 5 November
A rock was thrown through a vehicle window at Pukekauri Road, Waikino. The victim and suspect are known to each other. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival however they have been identified and will be getting a visit from police soon. Charges are likely to follow.
Saturday 6 November
A Paeroa man was arrested for obtains by deception in relation to multiple Facebook market place fraud scams. He allegedly stole several sums of money from multiple victims who paid for products that they never received. He will be appearing in Court soon.
Several buses were damaged overnight at a commercial premise in Paeroa. Extensive damage was inflicted on the buses including smashed windows and graffiti. Police have identified several of the suspects and the investigation is ongoing.
Sunday 7 November
A Katikati man was arrested at an Adela Stewart Drive, Athenree address. He allegedly threatened to assault another male with a baseball bat. He will be appearing in Court soon.
A Thames man was arrested at a Beach Road, Thames address for a historic incident involving threatening to kill and assault on a caregiver on the 15th of October. He allegedly threatened to shoot the victim in the head and stab them. During the altercation he also spat in the victim’s face. The arrested man will be appearing in Court soon.
Four vehicles were stopped at Anzac Bay, Bowentown in relation to causing their vehicles to undergo sustained loss of traction at the reserve. One vehicle was impounded and multiple infringement notices were issued to the drivers.
Road Policing Message
Great work from members of the community at Waihi Beach last week. Police received multiple calls about crazy driving at the north end and Bowentown. Due to those quick calls police were able to get to both locations quickly and apprehend the perpetrators. This is a perfect example of how you can help your local police. If you see something, do something and call police at the time offending is occurring so police can respond and deal to those that would inflict harm in our communities.
Report crime online at https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105 - 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 with Brian Gentil and Community Constable Harley North.