Operation Mahi is now live in Pukekohe North
‘‘A man was knocked out in a fight outside McDonalds Pukekohe in the early hours of Sunday morning during a large fight.’’
Franklin police had a very busy weekend.
We had the V8s ( ITM SuperSprint) at Pukekohe Park Raceway) which, although had no arrests or problems, did soak up a few staff who worked at the venue keeping the peace or were outside assisting with traffic control and keeping an eye on all the parked vehicles.
A Ford supporter took exception to one of our Holden police cars and accidently reversed into it.
Guy Fawkes and the strange celebration of letting off fireworks was in full force over the weekend.
It is always a busy time for us as we get an increase in arson offences plus lots of disorder and complaints.
Unfortunately, police also had to deal with several sudden deaths in tragic circumstances over the weekend in Franklin and Papakura including a double fatality on the railway lines near Papakura.
These are always demanding on staff and our resources.
This part of policing is not often seen or realised by the public.
The deaths are all still under investigation.
A man was knocked out in a fight outside McDonalds Pukekohe in the early hours of Sunday morning during a large fight.
We are going through CCTV footage and talking to witnesses so we should get a good result for the victim who I understand was only watching.
Our numbers were also down somewhat as we sent staff to Otahuhu on two occasions in the weekend to maintain order with rugby league supporters who were causing disorder there and local staff needed back up.
On top of this we had the usual crimes to deal with like the burglaries, family violence, shoplifting and car crashes.
The good news is the burglaries in Pukekohe have tapered off considerably.
The operation in Pukekohe North I mentioned last week kicked off this week.
We’ve called it Operation Mahi.
Check out the Pukekohe North Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Facebook page which they have just started.
They are wanting to form neighbourhood support groups in the area so if you’re interested let the Pukekohe police know.