POLICE REPORT - Monday, 4 October to Monday, 11 October 2021

12 Oct 2021

General

On 4 October, a known male went into New World Whitianga and walked out with an armload of products without making any attempt to pay. He has been spoken to and will be appearing in court this month.

On 5 October, a sign has been damaged at Mercury Bay Area School. The Police are hoping to speak with the driver of a vehicle that may have collided with the sign without their knowledge.

Also on 5 October, a new build on Ngaroma Crescent had the mains electrical cable cut and stolen from between the road and the dwelling.

On 9 October, the old Whitianga Fire Station was again entered without consent. This time it is believed a group of young children have entered the address and opened a 20kg bag of grass seed, which was then strewn throughout the premises.

Arrests

No arrests this week.

Occurrences

On 6 October, an unknown male has been observed on a Kuaotunu property without consent and looking around a boat parked there. A person will be spoken to soon about his actions.

On 7 October, a report was made regarding Credit Card Fraud. Please be aware of how you use your card details and that all payments online are through legitimate sites. Undesirables can access your information through illicit sites and use it without your consent or knowledge.

Also on 7 October, at an Otapaurau address, some neighbours were spoken to regarding a neighbourly dispute.

On 9 October, at a Hot Water Beach Road address, a family harm incident occurred between an adult male and a young female in the presence of other younger children. The parties were separated for the night and hopefully any issues raised will be resolved.

Traffic

On 5 October, a driver was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt and refusing to stop at a compulsory stop sign. He was fined for his actions.

On 9 October, a young male has left an Annette Place address in an unwarranted and unregistered vehicle after having had a few drinks. He has failed to take a left hand bend while heading into Wharekaho and has gone through some fences. He was assisted by members of the community and transported to Thames Hospital for assessment. The Police are awaiting the results of a blood sample taken from him before sending him through to the courts for his actions. 

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.