Beer, weights taken

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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