Stock thieves struck in the Maulder Rd area near Waipawa on August 30. A farm employee arrived at work to find gates open and some stock in yard pens. There was evidence of sheep having been dragged through the yards to a waiting vehicle. May I remind farmers to do their best to make it as difficult as possible for these villains. Also with the ever increasing price of fuel, please take extra precautions with bulk fuel storage areas.
What appears to be a farmers’ stock yard gate remote control has been handed in at the police station. If anyone has lost this item, you can call at the station between 9.30am-1.30pm.
On September 2, a stolen Harley Davidson was recovered by police after the rider was stopped by a patrol in Waipukurau. The male rider had unwittingly purchased the bike the day prior. The offender is known to police, and inquiries are continuing.
Please beware of scammers selling concert tickets on social media. A local woman is out of pocket to the tune of $210 after buying bogus concert tickets on Facebook. Leads as to the identity of the offender are being followed up. If you believe you have been the victim of a scammer, report it immediately. The earlier it is reported, the better the chance of a satisfactory outcome. Particularly if it involves funds being transferred overseas.