NEWS Stolen cars, vandals in CHB crime report
■ Overnight on October 11 vandals broke into the old Tavistock Hotel and broke several toilet bowls, urinals and hand basins. The cost of the damage amounts to several thousand dollars. The offenders are still at large.
■ On October 12 during the early hours, a farm shed was burgled. The offenders have stolen a large metal tool box full of fencing tools — wire strainers wire cutters, crimpers etc. The tool box was very heavy and would have required at least two people. The tools will probably be offered for sale. Please advise police if you are offered any such equipment.
■ On October 15 a female probation client in the waiting room at Waipukurau Probation Office. The receptionist left her desk and returned to find the client had left after stealing her cell phone. It was captured on CCTV and the cell phone was recovered.
■ Also on October 15 offenders have stolen two large green tarpaulin covers from CHB College long jump pits. These covers were on loan and are valued at $500 each. They measure 7m by 5m and have distinguishing marks on them. Anyone with information please contact either the police or the college.
■ On October 17 a resident of Svensen Rd woke up to find that his car had been stolen from outside his house. He noticed another suspicious looking vehicle parked nearby. It had a broken window and the ignition had been tampered with. He reported the vehicle to police and was informed it had been stolen from Hastings the previous night. It appeared the offenders had run out of petrol and abandoned their stolen car, and taken the car from Svensen Rd, which was later recovered in Wairoa being driven by a 15 year old with two 13 year old passengers.
■ On October 17 a Toyota van parked on High Street Waipawa had its number plates stolen. These will more than likely be attached to the offender’s vehicle which will be used for criminal offending.
■ On October 20 three drivers were processed for excess breath alcohol. A 44-year-old male and a 25-year-old male both returned breath alcohol readings of 600 and a 29-year-old female returned a reading of 488 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.
■ A youth driver on a learner licence will also face an excess breath alcohol charge, after he rolled his car on a gravel road on October 19r.
■ On October 23 police successfully executed a search warrant at a Waipukurau address, under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Two arrests were made and the subjects, one of which has been held in custody, will be facing several charges.
■ Two burglaries have been reported after the long weekend, one at Pourerere Beach where an outboard motor, diving equipment, a two-roomed tent and numerous other items were stolen. The other was near Kairakau where a shed was entered and items stolen.
I remind bach owners to get pro-active with security.