Arrests follow brawl at Waharoa service station
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.