Girl en­ticed to en­ter car

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Po­lice are prais­ing the ac­tions of a nine-year-old girl who was twice asked by a stranger to get into his ve­hi­cle.

The al­leged in­ci­dent oc­curred on Vosper St as the girl was walk­ing home from Mata­mata Pri­mary School. She re­fused the of­fer and ran straight home to tell an adult. Po­lice said the girl had learned what to do through the Keep­ing Your­self Safe pro­gramme at school. They were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent. An 18-year-old was ar­rested for shoplift­ing from Coin Save. A 29-year-old woman was ar­rested on nu­mer­ous out­stand­ing war­rants af­ter be­ing lo­cated in Mata­mata. A 17-year-old youth was ar­rested for shoplift­ing from a lo­cal su­per­mar­ket. At 7pm a 49-year-old man was ar­rested for driv­ing with ex­cess breath al­co­hol and driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied af­ter mem­bers of the pub­lic re­ported see­ing him fill his car with petrol while in­tox­i­cated. At 2pm, a 15-year-old girl was dealt with in re­la­tion to breach of liquor ban and for be­ing a mi­nor in pos­ses­sion of al­co­hol. A man and woman were ar­rested for shoplift­ing af­ter the man stuffed meat down his pants at a lo­cal su­per­mar­ket. Some baby cream was also taken. A 35-year-old woman was pro­cessed for ex­cess breath al­co­hol and due to the high level of the read­ing had her li­cence sus­pended for 28 days. An 18-year-old man had his car im­pounded un­der the boy racer leg­is­la­tion af­ter po­lice iden­ti­fied his ve­hi­cle as be­ing re­spon­si­ble for a num­ber of burnouts. A war­rant was is­sued by the court and his car was seized. Just af­ter mid­night, a 19-year-old man was pro­cessed for ex­cess breath al­co­hol.

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