CRIME BRIEFS

CHB Mail - - News - BY GLYNN SHARP CHB Com­mu­nity Con­sta­ble

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.

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