POLICE REPORT - Monday, 27 September to Monday, 4 August 2021

05 Oct 2021

General

On 28 September an unknown male has entered Countdown Whitianga and attempted to steal a moderate quantity of stock. He was stopped by store staff and thankfully everything was recovered.

On 3 October an unknown male went to Gull in Monk Street and stole a jumpstart pack.

The Police are completing enquiries to speak with both males regarding their light-fingered ways.

Arrests

No arrests this week.

Occurrences

On 30 September, at the St John Opportunity Shop, a customer became verbally abusive after being advised to put on a face mask to comply with current Covid-19 levels. She was subsequently removed and trespassed from the store.

On 1 October at an Albert Street address, a couple were having an argument over their relationship. This occurred in front of others staying the night at the address as well as being heard by other residents nearby. They had separated prior to arrival of the Police.

Also, on 1 October at a Buffalo Beach Road address, a young couple had a verbal argument over their relationship. With Police and family assistance, they were both separated to have time to calm down before talking amicably with each other.

Traffic

No driving complaints received this week.

With the change of the seasons, please remember that the road surfaces can change drastically between hot days and rain. Drive safely.

Restraints, impairment, distractions and speed are traffic targets this month, so please wear your seatbelt, don’t drive intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, don’t use your cell phone while driving and drive within the applicable speed limits. Drive safe and drive well.