Cromwell man subdued with pepper spray
A CROMWELL man had to be subdued with pepper spray following a domestic incident in the town on Monday morning.
Sergeant Mike Williams said police were called to the man’s house after he allegedly assaulted his wife and threatened to kill her.
The man was heavily intoxicated and while a Taser gun was presented at him, it wasn’t used, Mr Williams said. The incident was also serious because the man was a licensed firearms holder and there were firearms in the house at the time of the incident.
Mr Williams said police would review the man’s capability of holding a firearms licence. The man will appear in the Alexandra District Court today on charges of assault and threatening to kill.
Youth five times over limit
Police are appalled by the actions of a 19-year-old Alexandra man who allegedly blew more than five times the legal limit for a youth when he was stopped by police in Alexandra last week.
The man was also driving while disqualified and allegedly stole the vehicle from someone known to him. Mr Williams said the man was already facing charges of driving while forbidden and drink-driving when the latest incident occurred.
He was released on bail and will appear in the Alexandra District Court.
Inquiries continue into fire
Police are following a positive line of inquiry and expect to catch the culprits of a fire in a tent that was set up for the Alexandra Thyme Festival at Pioneer Park on Wednesday.
The fire destroyed the 8x4m canvas tent and furniture within the tent. People were seen running from the area and police would like to hear from anyone with any information about the fire.
Police Sergeant Mike Williams, of Cromwell.