Close shaves prompt road safety ad­vice

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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