Bail breached for fifth time in five months

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS -

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.

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