Assaults cast pall over week
Matamata police dealt with two incidents of violence this week.
On Thursday, June 7 around 1am a man was assaulted in the Rawhiti Ave area as he walked home. Police are following a strong line of inquiry.
In the early hours of Sunday, June 10 police were called after receiving reports of a woman screaming in the college/intermediate area.
A short time later, police located a 17-year-old woman who had a severe injury to her ear and bruising to her face.
Police are attempting to locate a 22-year-old man in relation to this.
A 21- year- old woman was apprehended for warrants for her arrest.
A 55- year- old man and a 28- year- old man were arrested for burglary. The pair were found together following the burglary of a Campbell Rd address that was recently destroyed by fire. They were in possession of objects that had been removed from the house.
A 26- year- old Matamata man has been remanded in custody until July, after police arrested him for perverting the course of justice in relation to a drink- driving matter.
A 20-yearold man was arrested for driving while disqualified and had his car impounded.
Just before 3pm a 20-yearold man was arrested for theft of petrol relating to a drive-off incident.
A 20- year- old woman was processed for driving with excess breath alcohol around 10pm. Just before midnight an 18-year-old man was also processed for excess breath alcohol.