Mountain bikes, gear taken
Matamata Police are interested in speaking with anyone who has information regarding three mountain bikes stolen from Opal Hot Springs last Wednesday.
One bike has been recovered but two, a Mongoose bike, dark grey, and a Merida bike, dark blue, are still missing. A light blue Latuna cycling jacket, a black jacket with orange lining and a pair of men’s cycling shorts were also taken. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these, please phone the police on 07 888 7117. Wednesday, March 2 A digger veered off Wardville Rd bringing down power poles. The lines were left hanging low across the road.
Police attended a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 29 (Kaimai Rd) after the driver lost control of his motor vehicle. No injuries were obtained. Thursday, March 3 A Banks Rd address was burgled and a large television and remote taken. A small truck overturned on Hinuera Rd leaving approximately 200 litres of tar spilt across the road.
Matamata police located a vehicle which was wanted in what police believe to be an aggravated robbery. Tauranga police are now following up those involved.
Friday, March 4
Police are dealing with a another youth was assaulted.
Late afternoon there was a three-car collision at the corner of Farmers Rd and Firth St. One driver was issued with an infringement notice after failing to give way.
Police attended a single-motor vehicle crash on State Highway 27 just south of Waharoa. The vehicle was passing a bus on a bend. The driver will appear in court on a charge of careless use of a motor vehicle. Saturday, March 5 A Tamihana St house was entered. The resident fled but police are still looking for a dark-skinned male of athletic build between 25 and 30 years. A pair of new sneakers was found on the porch which police believe are related to the incident. If anyone has had a pair of shoes go missing lately, contact Matamata Police.
A Broadway Motel unit was entered and a bag and wallet removed. Sunday, March 6 Police attended a crash on State Highway 29 (Kaimai Rd) where the driver lost control and went through a fence.