Close shaves prompt road safety advice
Those making the most of the school holidays by being out and about on their scooters and bikes need to keep in mind a few safety tips after reports of a few close incidents.
Always look both ways before crossing the road.
Use only designated road crossings. Arawa St crossings are not pedestrian crossings and cars have right of way. Wear helmets. Being courteous goes a long way with motorists.
Use common sense when on the footpath or road.
A 19-year-old man was arrested for burglary and the following day a 25-year-old man was arrested in relation to the incident. Police are trying to find a third suspect.
In the afternoon, carriages on a train passing through came apart causing both intersections to be activated.
Police had to man the railway arms to let traffic through until the problem was resolved.
A 32-year-old woman was arrested for unlawful damage after breaking a window at a licensed premises when refused service.
It was reported that property was stolen from a vehicle and trailer in Okauia
Overnight, stainless steel farm machinery was stolen from a milking shed in the Matamata area.
A 20- year- old woman with three passengers drove her vehicle into a bank on Ngarua Rd after getting her foot caught between the brake and accelerator. All four occupants of the vehicle were taken to Waikato Hospital with whiplash.
Police are following up an incident after a female, known to police, smashed a window at Mcdonald’s.
Overnight a garage was broken into on Old Te Aroha Rd and items including a 20-litre petrol container and welding helmet were taken.
A house was broken into on Okauia Springs Rd. The house was searched but no property has been reported stolen.
A house on Firth St was entered and jewellery is believed to have been taken.
A 27-year-old local woman was arrested for failing to appear in the Morrinsville District Court for various theft and shoplifting charges.