MAN FALLS INTO BONFIRE
A man was taken to hospital with serious burn injuries after falling into a bonfire on Saturday night near Pukekohe. Fire and Emergency northern shift manager Jaron Phillips said crews were called to Paerata Rd at 8.30pm. ’’The man fell into a fire pit, and was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition with burns,’’ he said. Phillips said the bonfire, which was in a rural paddock, was left to burn down without further intervention. It was unclear whether the fire had been lit as part of Guy Fawkes celebrations. Phillips said while Saturday evening was busy, fireworks did not appear to have caused any increase in emergency callouts.
Pukekohe Community Patrol is hosting a Safer Plates installation event Pukekohe’s Countdown South on Saturday, November 11, from 10am to 2pm. Safer Plates is run with the New Zealand Police to assist motorists in deterring the theft of their number plates. For just $4 anyone can have their number plate screws replaced with security screws to deter theft of the plates. There will also be a sausage sizzle. Number plates are stolen for use on other cars involved in illegal activities, such as robberies, non payment at petrol stations and other criminal activities. With the greater use of surveillance cameras, the theft of number plates is decreasing.
Pukekohe police have recovered items of property they are keen to return to owners. Items include two-black jackets found in Montgomery Ave, a greenstone necklace found in Tuakau, a Samsung Notebook found on Manukau Rd, a Canon camera, with photos of damaged road signs, a bag with sports poles in it found at Bombay, a Makita GIB fixing tool, property belonging to Michael Gray, Kodi Ruwhiu and Antony Horace Wipa. Contact the Pukekohe Police Station on Manukau Rd on 09 237 1700 if you believe any of these items to be yours.
Pukekohe Police are keen to chat to the person in this image (right) in relation to a a theft in Pukekohe on Wednesday, October 4. The victim’s vehicle was parked on King St, and items of value were stolen, including an Eftpos card that was used at the BP service station on Edinburgh St, Pukekohe, where this CCTV footage was recorded. Readers with any information are asked to call the Pukekohe Police Station on 09 237 1700.