More than in­hi­bi­tions be­ing lost

Rev­ellers out on the town among the un­clothed and the bel­liger­ent

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Naked rugby fum­ble

A group of Ir­ish men, some naked, prompted a po­lice call­out in Queen­stown on Mon­day morn­ing dur­ing the All Blacks ver­sus Ire­land game. Ire­land led 19-0 dur­ing the first quar­ter and 22-7 at half-time but the All Blacks clawed back to win 24-22 to achieve the pro­fes­sional era’s first per­fect un­beaten test sea­son. Sergeant Mark Gill, of Queen­stown, said po­lice were called to Beetham St in Queen­stown at 4am with re­ports of naked men run­ning across ve­hi­cles. When po­lice ar­rived it turned out to be a group of Ir­ish lads, some of whom were naked, watch­ing the game in high spir­its. How­ever, po­lice were con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate the re­ports of peo­ple run­ning over ve­hi­cles, he said.

Woman lost in town

Po­lice were tied up dur­ing the early hours yes­ter­day af­ter a Dutch woman’s friends re­ported her miss­ing. Se­nior con­sta­ble Chris Black­ford, of Queen­stown, said the woman was sep­a­rated from her friends while out in town and started phon­ing them but was so in­tox­i­cated she was un­able to give a lo­ca­tion. Friends searched around town and called po­lice about 4.45am, then of­fi­cers and her friends looked for her un­til 6am. She was even­tu­ally found wan­der­ing the streets by her friends. Mean­while, at 1.10pm on Mon­day an 18-year-old Dutch man was ar­rested for steal­ing sweets worth $15 from Fresh Choice on Gorge Rd. He was caught by staff and was given a pre-charge warn­ing by po­lice.

Oops, wrong way

A 52-year-old woman stopped for a ran­dom breath test on Stan­ley St man­aged to put her car into re­verse and crash into a po­lice car. Sergeant Gill said the Kelvin Hts res­i­dent was stopped at 1.20am on Satur­day and it ap­peared she was sober.

Nude dance­floor nudge

A naked man got into a fight with a pa­tron in The Pow­der Room in Searle Ln on Satur­day at 2.20am. Po­lice ar­rested two Kiwi men, both aged 25, af­ter a fight started when a naked man bumped into the other man on the dance­floor.

Booze cruise ban

Two In­ver­cargill men on a booze cruise to Queen­stown were ar­rested for breach­ing the liquor ban and for dis­or­derly be­hav­iour at the weekend. The men, aged 20 and 21, were with friends who trav­elled to the re­sort in their utes but re­fused to move out of the liquor ban area when po­lice spoke to them on Satur­day at 11.15pm. Mean­while, three teenagers from Wanaka and Ti­maru were ar­rested and charged with dis­or­derly be­hav­iour in Queen­stown. The trio, all 18, were cruis­ing around town in a van but re­fused to re­move al­co­hol from the Queen­stown liquor ban zone at 2.05am on Sun­day.

Win­nies as­sault

A 20-year-old Cromwell man was charged with as­sault af­ter get­ting into trou­ble in Win­nies in The Mall. He al­legedly punched another man twice to the face and is ex­pected to ap­pear in the Queen­stown Dis­trict Court.

Fern­hill bur­glary

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a bur­glary in Green­stone Pl, Fern­hill. Sergeant Gill said po­lice were called with a re­port of a bur­glary be­tween 7pm on Satur­day and 1.30am on Sun­day. En­try was gained through a kitchen win­dow. Lap­tops, a hard drive and per­fume were stolen from the premises.

Dan­ger­ous driv­ing

A dan­ger­ous driv­ing charge was laid against a 67-year-old Glenorchy man who al­legedly swerved to­wards a group of three road cy­clists near Glenorchy last week. Con­sta­ble Aaron Redaelli said the cy­clists in turn swerved away from the man’s ve­hi­cle and there was an al­ter­ca­tion be­tween cy­clists and the driver. The in­ci­dent oc­curred just af­ter noon and the man was ar­rested and charged later in the day.

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