Beer, weights taken
The office of a Waharoa business was broken into overnight. Some dumbbells and Heineken beer were taken. CCTV footage has been obtained by police and inquiries are being made. Police conducted a checkpoint just outside Matamata, with 85 vehicles stopped and 10 infringement notices issued for various offences. Two cars were impounded where the drivers were either forbidden or suspended from driving. Three more infringement notices were issued at a second checkpoint on Peria Rd.
Overnight, a butcher shop on Firth St had a rock thrown through the window. Nothing was taken and police said it appeared to be a random act of vandalism.
Also overnight, there was more tagging around town, including the skate park, Matamata College, a business premises and a fence. Police are seeking information from anyone with information on the tagging.
A woman had her phone taken from a table outside an Arawa St business. Police referred to CCTV footage and a short time later apprehended a 16-year-old girl who was in possession of the phone.
Police attended a car crash near the top of the Kaimai Ranges, where a car lost control and crashed into a bank.
The 20- year- old driver was taken to Tauranga Hospital with a broken leg and head injuries. He was the only occupant.
A 16-year-old girl was arrested for shoplifting in a local supermarket. She will appear in the Morrinsville Youth Court on Friday.