Ar­rests fol­low brawl at Wa­haroa ser­vice sta­tion

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

A man was as­saulted and had his wal­let taken af­ter be­ing set upon by a group of five males on the cor­ner of Short and Firth streets.

Po­lice were called to a brawl at Mo­bil Ser­vice Sta­tion in Wa­haroa in the early hours of the morn­ing. Two peo­ple were se­ri­ously injured. Fol­low­ing po­lice in­quiries, a 53-year-old man was ar­rested for as­sault­ing a fe­male prior to the in­ci­dent and for pos­ses­sion of an offensive weapon. A 44-year-old man was also charged with pos­ses­sion of an offensive weapon.

Three peo­ple had their driver li­cences sus­pended by Mata­mata po­lice due to ex­cess de­merit points.

At 4.30pm a car was stopped in Hamp­ton Tce and as a re­sult an 18-year-old man was pro­cessed for ex­cess breath al­co­hol.

At 10.40pm the Mata­mata Club was bro­ken into and 20 bot­tles of spir­its were taken.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an in­ci­dent where three to four thou­sand litres of milk was re­leased from a vat on a Paratu West Rd prop­erty.

Po­lice were called to a Jel­li­coe Rd ad­dress to as­sist noise con­trol of­fi­cers in seiz­ing a stereo. A 43- year- old woman was also ar­rested for ob­struct­ing the noise con­trol of­fi­cer and was taken through to Hamil­ton. Po­lice re­turned to the ad­dress about an hour and a half later and a sec­ond stereo was seized.

Shortly be­fore 4pm po­lice at­tended a crash on State High­way 29 just past the Waiomou Stream bridge. A car had crossed the cen­tre line and smashed head on into a car trav­el­ling in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. Both fe­male driv­ers were trapped in their ve­hi­cles and had to be cut free by fire of­fi­cers. They were both taken to Waikato Hospi­tal with leg and chest in­juries.

Shortly be­fore 11pm a 22-yearold man was pro­cessed for driv­ing with ex­cess breath al­co­hol and a small Chop­per mo­tor­bike was seized, af­ter he was driv­ing it around in the Fitzger­ald Ave, Rata St area.

Shortly af­ter 1am po­lice went to stop a ve­hi­cle on Firth St. The driver ac­cel­er­ated and tried to flee from po­lice be­fore park­ing in a ran­dom drive­way on Rimu St. Po­lice lo­cated the 21-year-old man and he was pro­cessed for ex­cess breath al­co­hol. He had been pro­cessed for ex­cess breath al­co­hol six days ear­lier and will ap­pear in Hamil­ton Dis­trict Court on both charges.

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