Behaviour in bad taste
number of locations. He moved from one location to another using various modes of transport.
‘‘I don’t know what was behind his offending but it’s almost like joyriding.
‘‘Cromwell doesn’t see offending of this type. We are extremely happy to remove this offender off the streets.
‘‘He is now in custody and I have nothing but praise for the actions of my staff who worked not only taking him into custody but also identifying and speaking to complainants of the various offences and covered everything off.’’
Police encouraged anyone who might have been a victim of a burglary to contact the station.
Damage to the old railway bridge across the Manuherikia River after a car smashed along a 20m section and stopped before tumbling over the side.
A young driver was counting his blessings after losing control on a one-lane bridge near Alexandra.
Sergeant Matt Alley, of Alexandra, said the male driver lost control of the car crossing the one-lane railway bridge near the Shaky Bridge historic reserve at 11.50pm on Thursday.
‘‘The vehicle hit the southern side of the bridge pulling the guard rail down for about 20 metres and was only prevented from plunging into the [Manuherikia] river below by a wire fence attached to the guard rail.
‘‘We are very fortunate not to be dealing with a fatal accident in this case. It is quite a drop to the river bed below from the bridge, and the river is up due to recent snow melt.’’
Alexandra fire chief Russell Anderson said the vehicle had one wheel hanging over the side of the bridge when they arrived.
The driver and the female passenger had left the car by the time the brigade arrived.
Alley said police were still investigating the cause of the crash but believed alcohol was a contributing factor.
The driver was processed by police for driving with excess breath alcohol and his licence has been suspended for 28 days.