Hauraki-Coromandel Post - - News -

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 12

A fence was cut to gain ac­cess to a tree that was cut down at a ru­ral prop­erty at Athen­ree Gorge. It ap­pears that the tree was stolen for fire­wood.

A tan­dem trailer was stolen from Dickey Flat ad­ven­ture camp. The of­fender has cut through fenc­ing to gain ac­cess. A sil­ver Toy­ota 4WD was seen in the area at the time. The Toy­ota was de­scribed as hav­ing a black snorkel and stick­ers down the side of the ve­hi­cle body. Po­lice are seek­ing in­for­ma­tion from the com­mu­nity.

Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 13

Po­lice stopped a ve­hi­cle at Johnston St and a cannabis bong was found. A search of the ve­hi­cle re­vealed a cou­ple of knives stored in a sus­pi­cious man­ner. The driver re­ceived a for­mal warn­ing.

In an al­ter­ca­tion at BP Con­nect Waihi a male has al­legedly punched an­other male in the head while he was seated in his ve­hi­cle. Both males re­fused to co­op­er­ate with po­lice so they were sent on their way.

A Waihi woman with a war­rant to ar­rest pre­sented at Waihi Po­lice Sta­tion. The war­rant was is­sued for fail­ing to ap­pear at court on var­i­ous charges. She was ar­rested and brought be­fore the Court on the same day.

Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 14

A Paeroa man was ar­rested on a war­rant to ar­rest for fail­ing to ap­pear at court on a driv­ing while sus­pended charge.

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 15

Waihi Po­lice dealt with re­peat calls re­gard­ing a sus­pi­cious male of­fer­ing to sell drugs at Wil­son Rd, Waihi Beach. The male was lo­cated and spo­ken to. No drugs were found af­ter a search. He is known to po­lice and was re­turned to his care fa­cil­ity at Bom­bay.

A West Coast woman was ar­rested af­ter she drove her ve­hi­cle into Paeroa College grounds and per­formed skids on the field. She caused mi­nor dam­age. She re­ceived a for­mal warn­ing and was trans­ferred to Waikato Hos­pi­tal for un­der­ly­ing is­sues.

A Thames man was ar­rested af­ter he went to the Thames Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment of­fice. He was on bail con­di­tions not to make con­tact with cer­tain per­sons and not to go within 20 me­tres of the premises.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 17

A Waihi woman was sum­monsed to court for driv­ing while sus­pended at Whir­i­toa.

Crime Preven­tion Ad­vice

Po­lice have re­ceived some good calls from mem­bers of the com­mu­nity re­cently re­port­ing sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour and of­fend­ing. The po­lice re­port­ing sys­tem works great when it’s used cor­rectly which al­lows po­lice to de­ploy of­fi­cers when and where they’re needed.

How­ever the sys­tem doesn’t work well when peo­ple choose to re­port is­sues on so­cial me­dia plat­forms like Face­book then ex­press anger and frus­tra­tion that po­lice aren’t do­ing any­thing about it. If you need po­lice or want to make a re­port you must con­tact us through the proper chan­nels so that cases can be recorded cor­rectly and pri­ori­tised. See be­low.

Po­lice con­tacts

Re­port crime on­line at 105.po­lice. govt.nz - If it’s al­ready hap­pened call 105. If it’s hap­pen­ing now call 111.

For traf­fic mat­ters call *555 (mo­bile phone only). To re­main anony­mous call Crimestop­pers 0800 555 111. Paeroa, Waihi and Whanga­mata po­lice sta­tion public coun­ters are open busi­ness hours and po­lice are work­ing in the area 24/7.

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