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Gold FM Police File

Posted December 07, 2021
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Community Constable Harley North called in to update the Gold FM Police File.

Last week in the Coromandel area there were four arrests for breach of bail and one warrant to arrest. A stolen tractor was recovered at Kaihere, police executed a search warrant at Tairua and a couple of drunk drivers were nabbed at Waihi and the beach.

Click on our podcast to listen to the fill Police File and read a summary below.

Monday 29 November
A Tairua man was arrested for assault in relation to a family harm incident at a Main Road address. He allegedly struck a female victim twice with the back of his hand causing her to fall to the ground. He has been charged with two counts of assaulting a person in a family relationship. He was held in custody overnight at Hamilton for Court.

Police executed a search warrant at a Tairua Road property in relation to stolen property. Fishing gear that had been stolen in a burglary was recovered. The alleged offender was already in custody on multiple unrelated charges relating to the possession of Methamphetamine and the theft of seven motorcycles and a boat valued at a total of $98,000.

Tuesday 30 November
The $70,000 tractor that was stolen from Hikuai a couple of weeks ago was recovered by police from a Kaihere address. A Kaihere man was arrested and charged for receiving stolen property. Police were at the address attending a family harm incident and the tractor was spotted. Serial number checks confirmed it was the stolen tractor. It has been returned to the owner. Police are investigating further leads in relation to the investigation.

A Bowentown man failed an alcohol breath test at Seaforth Road returning a result of 600. The legal limit is 250. He will be appearing in Court soon.

A Whangamata man was arrested for assault with a weapon and wilful damage at a Hetherington Road address. He allegedly assaulted a male and a female at a Claudelands property on the 28th of November by attacking them with a skateboard and damaging a vehicle. He will be appearing in Court soon.

Wednesday 1 December
A Thames man was arrested for breaching of protection order at a Browns Street address. Police attended a family harm incident at the address. The male was abusive and threatening toward the victim in breach of the protection order and he was taken into custody. He was held in custody overnight in Hamilton for Court.

Police came across a stolen vehicle at Ngati Maru Highway. It was taken from Hamilton on the 29th of November. The vehicle fled from police and drove over a curb to get around a patrol vehicle that was blocking it. Police caught up to the vehicle at Regent Heights and seized it. The offenders ran from the scene however police are investigating strong leads to identify the offenders.

Friday 3 December
A Waihi woman was charged for refusing a blood sample after she crashed into the rear of a parked vehicle at Rosemont Road. She was allegedly intoxicated and refused to cooperate with police. She will be appearing in Court soon.

Saturday 4 December
Police assisted ambulance with a dog bite incident at Tairua. A 6 year old child was attacked by a dog and sustained facial injuries. She was transported by helicopter to hospital. The dog was seized by animal control.

Sunday 5 December
A Thames man was arrested at Mary Street in relation to multiple theft investigations. He was wanted by police in relation thefts around the Masterton area. Police tracked him down to Thames where he was taken into custody. He will be appearing in Court soon.

Crime prevention message
Early this week Police received more reports of vehicles entered and property stolen at Waihi Beach. It appears offenders are targeting vehicles during the early hours of the morning that are parked either on the road or private property. Cash, wallets, ATM cards and cell phones are being targeted. In most cases vehicles were left unsecured by their owners with valuable property left inside. Police advice this week is don’t be complacent, lock it or lose it.

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.

Click on our podcast to listen to the full Police File with Community Constable Harley North.