Bail breached for fifth time in five months
IT seems they’re slow learners in Cromwell when it comes to breaching bail conditions. A Cromwell man is in custody after breaching his bail conditions for the fifth time in five months. He’ll appear in the Alexandra District Court tomorrow. But it gets worse. A North Island man, who was living in Cromwell, has also been charged with breaching bail, by drinking alcohol, and then driving drunk to the Cromwell Police Station to change his bail conditions. He was charged with drink-driving, as well as possession of a knife.
Security thwarts burglar
A burglar got more than they bargained for on Saturday night when they attempted to rob the Cromwell Mini Golf building. Sergeant Mike Williams said it appeared the burglar broke into the building, but did a runner empty-handed after discovering the building had security alarms in place. Mr Williams said finger prints had been taken from the scene and he wasn’t ruling out a possible link to other burglaries in the town in recent weeks.
Driver behaviour worries
Alexandra police are worried about the behaviour of some motorists along Centennial Ave where there is a lot of roadworks going on. Sergeant Ian Kerrisk said Fulton Hogan staff and police were concerned about speeding drivers ignoring signs and directions by road workers. Mr Kerrisk said people simply needed to slow down and that police would be maintaining a high presence in the area and offending motorists could expect infringement notices.
Abandoned car set alight
Alexandra police would like to hear from anyone with any information about an abandoned car which was set on fire on Sunday afternoon in the quarry behind WasteBusters. Two people were seen running from the scene.
Drunk youths disturb neighbours
Police are reminding people to respect their neighbours when hosting parties or functions in their homes. A 17-year-old was charged with disorderly behaviour and a 16-year-old was referred to the police Youth Aid section after a drunken night on Enterprise St at the weekend. The youths allegedly verbally abused neighbours, Mr Kerrisk said.