20 win­dows smashed at Mata­mata Col­lege

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Overnight on 20 win­dows were smashed in Mata­mata Col­lege’s V Block and Arts Block.

A 25-year-old male and a 36-year-old fe­male from Auck­land were ar­rested for shoplift­ing from Mata­mata New World af­ter flee­ing the store. Po­lice lo­cated them on State High­way 24 a short time later and all prop­erty was re­cov­ered.

A 26-year-old Wa­haroa man was ar­rested for theft of diesel from an agri­cul­tural con­tract­ing firm. Po­lice lo­cated the of­fender the fol­low­ing day.

Po­lice at­tended an ac­ci­dent in a drive­way where a man was par­tially crushed by a roller. He sus­tained arm, shoul­der and chest in­juries and was air­lifted to Waikato Hos­pi­tal. The Depart­ment of Labour is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

There was a bur­glary at a Te Poi South Rd, house; ap­prox­i­mately $15,000 worth of jew­ellery and elec­tron­ics were taken.

It was re­ported that a Matai Rd ad­dress was bur­gled. A PW80 dirt­bike and a car stereo were taken.

A num­ber of tag­ging in­ci­dents at var­i­ous busi­nesses were re­ported.

A 21-year-old man was ar­rested for an as­sault that oc­curred two weeks prior. Overnight A Gor­don Tce ad­dress was en­tered and a ve­hi­cle was stolen which was later lo­cated in Te Aroha.

Po­lice be­lieve this may be con­nected to an­other in­ci­dent on the same night where a ve­hi­cle was stolen from Pu­taruru in a bur­glary and was lo­cated in Mata­mata.

A bur­glary on Tai­hoa North Rd, a TV and lap­top were taken.

Po­lice at­tended a dis­or­der in­ci­dent where a youth was as­saulted at a skate park, the vic­tim re­ceived a cut to the fore­head. Po­lice are fol­low­ing up.

Po­lice were later called to an­other or­der in­ci­dent out­side a bar.


Po­lice at­tended a Pe­ria Rd ad­dress af­ter re­port of an as­sault. A 21-year-old man was ar­rested and charged with as­sault with in­tent to in­jure.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed an al­leged as­sault had oc­curred ear­lier in the morn­ing and as a re­sult a 33-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were ar­rested. All three have ap­peared in the Hamil­ton District Court.

Po­lice at­tended a two-ve­hi­cle head-on col­li­sion near Piarere Hall. Two peo­ple were killed and four were air­lifted to hos­pi­tal.

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