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POLICE REPORT

WHITIANGA POLICE REPORT: Monday, 5 February to Sunday, 11 February 2024
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GENERAL:

Burglary: Various burglaries have been reported occurring at commercial premises on Moewai Road with boating equipment stolen as well as a twin axle trailer. Enquiries are continuing to identify the offenders involved and hopefully recover the items.

Theft and Fire: During the early hours of Saturday, 10 February, a few properties were entered in Kuaotunu. 2x bicycles taken from one property and a camper van from the other. Unfortunately, this van ended up being burnt out adjacent to the Kaimarama Cemetery requiring assistance from our local volunteer fire brigade. If anyone has any information regarding these matters, please call police.

Sunday, 11 February: A group of intoxicated persons caused a disturbance at a Coghill Street address after leaving a nearby premises.

Also, Sunday, 11 February: A  group of people walking into town were attacked by a second group driving past. Enquiries are continuing to identify the offenders and hold them accountable.

ARRESTS:

1x male arrested for Assault and Breaching Bail

OCCURRENCES: Family Harm Matters:

Monday, 5 February – occurred at a Moewai Park Road address. The male party was subsequently arrested and will appear in court.

Wednesday, 7 February – Breach of Protection Order occurred at a School Road address. All parties have been spoken to regarding the matter.

Thursday, 8  February – occurred at a Redwings Close address. Police are continuing to interact with both parties over allegations made.

TRAFFIC:

Sunday,11 February an intoxicated driver crashed into a fence on Owen Street. His breath alcohol reading was well above the limit, and he will be appearing in court on a later date.

Mobile Phones: Still a large number of drivers observed using mobile phones while driving. It doesn’t matter if it’s on speakerphone if it’s still in your hand. If you really need to use your phone, pull over and stop. Then once finished, move on.

Contacting Police: There have been a few issues raised in regard to trying to contact local police via the station landlines.

Please, if you need to report anything that is happening at the time, ring 111. It is a lot faster to get the information through and have the on-duty officer attend with our dispatcher relaying the information while we are responding. If it is historic, please ring 105 and make the report over the phone. We will still assist in any way possible as we can.

If you need to speak with an officer directly, during the week, pop on down to the station. If on the weekend or outside normal business hours, ring 105 and ask for the on-duty officer to call you back.