Theft low­est of low, say po­lice

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Sergeant Gra­ham Mcgurk has a strong mes­sage for the per­son or peo­ple who stole a spe­cial needs com­puter from Mata­mata Col­lege on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21 – ‘‘you are the low­est of the low’’.

A black Toshiba lap­top with spe­cialised equip­ment needed for the spe­cial needs stu­dent was taken.

‘‘ This sort of thing just makes me so an­gry,’’ Mr Mcgurk said.

‘‘This com­puter is use­less to any­one else so do the de­cent thing and give it back.’’

A 20- year- old man was ar­rested for theft from a su­per­mar­ket

A ve­hi­cle was stopped on Smith St and a 17-year-old for­bid­den driver had his car im­pounded.

Po­lice set up a check­point on Hin­uera Rd and a 61-year- old man was pro­cessed ex­cess breath al­co­hol.


A 45- year- old man was pro­cessed for ex­cess breath al­co­hol.

Po­lice at­tended a se­ri­ous do­mes­tic at an ad­dress in Rawhiti Ave where a pass­ing se­cu­rity of­fi­cer and off-duty am­bu­lance driver as­sisted the vic­tim.

A 40- year- old man was ar­rested and charged with as­sault with in­tent to in­jure and as­sault with a weapon.

A work­shop on Mor­rinsville/ Wal­ton Rd was en­tered and hand and power tools and truck tyres were taken.

A 17-year-old youth had his li­cence sus­pended.

A 17-year-old youth and a 23- year- old woman were charged with the bur­glary of a Ran­giora Ave ad­dress.

A 22- year- old man was ar­rested and charged with dis­qual­i­fied driv­ing, sus­tained loss of trac­tion and dam­age of a maize pad­dock.

A 26- year- old man was ar­rested for be­ing drunk and dis­or­derly at Mata­mata Race­course. A few hours af­ter be­ing re­leased by po­lice, he was ar­rested again.

A 16-year-old youth was re­moved from Mata­mata Race­course fol­low­ing an al­ter­ca­tion.

Two 15- year- old youths were re­moved from Mata­mata Race­course.

The theft of a hand­bag was re­ported to po­lice at Mata­mata Race­course and po­lice have been able to iden­tify the sus­pect.

Po­lice at­tended a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent at an ad­dress at Tetley St. A po­lice safety or­der was is­sued. A few hours later po­lice re­turned to the ad­dress fol­low­ing a breach of the or­der and a 31-year-old man was ar­rested.

An Alexan­der Rd ad­dress was bro­ken into and the of­fend­ers fled the scene af­ter the alarm was ac­ti­vated.

4.51pm: At­tended a road ac­ci­dent on SH29 at Piarere.

4.22pm: Re­sponded to an alarm ac­ti­va­tion on Tetley St.

3.09am: Re­sponded to an alarm at Wa­haroa fac­tory.

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