On the 1st of March 2019, Waihi Police arrested a 21 year old local Waihi male in relation to arson attacks at Waihi College and a neighbouring business on the 2nd of February 2019.
The arrest resulted from information received from members of the... Continue reading »
Sergeant Nigel Sanderson updated the Gold FM Police File this week.
Police carried out a search warrant at a Wrigley Street address locating more items from a local burglary including cannabis, drug utensils and ammunition. Two males are due to... Continue reading »
A tourist from the United Kingdom died at Ocean Beach in Tairua yesterday.
Andrew Massey, aged 68, from Kent, had been swimming with family members when he got into trouble in the water shortly before 6 pm.
Mr Massey was brought to shore and CPR... Continue reading »
Police have issued a statement about the man shot and killed in Kawerau today.
First I would like to offer my condolences to the whanau of the deceased.
This was a tragic event and the outcome today is something no Police officer wants to see.... Continue reading »
Sergeant Nigel Sanderson called in to chat about local police investigations.
A vehicle was broken into on Richmal Street where 2 chainsaws were taken. If anyone knows anything about this or is offered a cheap chainsaw police are keen for them to... Continue reading »
It has been confirmed that a man who was shot by Police in Kawerau has died.
Immediate first aid was provided however he died at the scene.
A number of investigations are now underway and Police will be at the scene for some time, with cordons and... Continue reading »
Police executed a search warrant in relation to illegal drugs, in the Te Poi area, south of Matamata at a rural address on Friday 15 February.
Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Ambler, Waikato Eastern Area Criminal Investigations Manager, said large... Continue reading »
Police are concerned for the safety of 77-year-old John Mohi, of Maketu.
Mr Mohi, who suffers from dementia, has not been seen since the afternoon of Monday 11 February.
Police, Land SAR Volunteers and members of the community have continued to... Continue reading »
Police are searching for 77-year-old John Mohi, of Maketu, who has been missing since Monday.
The search has so far focused on the Maketu area.
But Police are concerned that Mr Mohi, also known as Johnny Moses, may have travelled outside of the... Continue reading »
Waikato Police executed search warrants relating to illegal drugs on Wednesday and uncovered stolen 100-year-old artefacts in the process.
The stolen items had been taken during a burglary of a Te Arapipi Road address last month.
Meanwhile, Police... Continue reading »
Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is urging people to be extremely careful on beaches along the eastern coast of New Zealand this week, due to a large swell caused by a tropical cyclone out in the north eastern pacific.
SLSNZ National Lifesaving... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens to find out what jobs they were called out to over the last week. They had just two call outs, both on Waitangi Wednesday last week.
One was a medical assist; the other was to assist... Continue reading »
The arrival of a brand-new rescue helicopter at Whitianga’s Crosby Field has been welcomed by Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.
“This time last year there was a very real risk our rescue helicopter service would be withdrawn due to a proposed government... Continue reading »
Waihi Police are closing in on further burglary suspects in relation to the spike in burglary over the Christmas and New Year period.
On Saturday, February 2 a 32 year old Waihi female was arrested and charged with burglary, assault with intent to... Continue reading »
Between 3.30pm and 4.00pm on Saturday the 2nd of February 2019 four fires were lit at Waihi College and an adjoining agricultural business.
Luckily the fires were discovered before they could completely take hold but they still caused considerable... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens about the fire call outs Waihi Fire & Rescue Service has attended recently.
Fire restrictions are in place from today. From today anybody wanting to light a fire in the Hauraki District... Continue reading »
A Tauranga woman has been charged after leaving a baby in a car last week.
The baby was left unattended in a vehicle on Gravatt Road, Papamoa Beach on January 31.
A 21-year-old woman has been charged with neglect of a child and will be summonsed to... Continue reading »
It was disturbing to hear that four separate fires were deliberately lit at Waihi College on Saturday.
The Waihi Fire & Rescue responded to a call out at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon extinguishing the four fires. Police are investigating.
The... Continue reading »
The rescue helicopter flew two missions to the Coromandel area yesterday.
At 1.25 pm Westpac 1 was tasked to Whenuakite to assist a female patient in her 50’s suffering a suspected injury from a fall off a stationary trailer. The helicopter landed... Continue reading »
On Tuesday 29 January Waihi Police arrested and charged a 31 year old Waihi male in relation to two residential burglaries at Lawrence Road and Walmsey Road.
The burglaries occurred over the Christmas and new year period.
Police are following... Continue reading »