Hunters must ask own­ers first

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata Po­lice are re­mind­ing hunters not to en­ter pri­vate prop­erty to go spot­light­ing.

If hunters want to en­ter pri­vate prop­erty, they must ask the own­ers for per­mis­sion. If an owner gives per­mis­sion to one per­son, it does not mean that any­one can then hunt on that prop­erty.

Po­lice at­tended a crash on Kere­one Rd where a car ended up on a grass verge. The driver lost con­trol af­ter a bird struck the wind­screen of the car.

Prime Min­is­ter John Key was in town for the of­fi­cial open­ing of the i-SITE Gate­house. Three peo­ple were ar­rested for breach of liquor ban shortly be­fore he ar­rived. There were no other in­ci­dents.

Po­lice con­ducted check­points around Mata­mata, stop­ping 300 ve­hi­cles. Three mi­nor in­fringe­ment no­tices were is­sued.

At 11.12pm the Mata­mata RSA was bro­ken into through the rear door. Five pack­ets of to­bacco and about 27 pack­ets of cigarettes were taken.

At 4.30am a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling north on State High­way 27 went straight through the State High­way 29 in­ter­sec­tion at speed and hit a power pole. The ve­hi­cle was hold­ing up the power pole, which was still live. The male driver was vis­i­bly shaken and was taken to Waikato Hospi­tal with a se­ri­ously lac­er­ated fin­ger. A dog was un­hurt in the ac­ci­dent and was taken by an­i­mal con­trol of­fi­cers.

Dur­ing the day, a flat in Wa­haroa was en­tered through a win­dow and $100 of gold coins was taken. The coins were in a dis­tinc­tive plas­tic smi­ley face con­tainer with a pink lid. If any­one has seen this con­tainer or has any in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact po­lice.

In the early hours of the morn- ing an ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated man told po­lice he had been as­saulted. He had a small lac­er­a­tion to his face but could not tell po­lice what had hap­pened.

Overnight the front of an Arawa St busi­ness was cov­ered in tag­ging.

At 11am, a man was ar­rested for breach of liquor ban at the Christ­mas Pa­rade.

At 10.30pm a 26-year-old man and a 20- year- old man were ar­rested for fight­ing on Broad­way.

Overnight a Bur­wood Rd ad­dress was bro­ken into via the back door. An iPad and a tele- vi­sion set were taken.

A 24-year-old man will be dealt with for breach of liquor ban af­ter he was lo­cated with a num­ber of youths. A 14- year- old and a 16-year-old were also ar­rested for dis­or­der-re­lated in­ci­dents.

Po­lice at­tended a crash near the in­ter­sec­tion of State High­way 1 and State High­way 29 where a car went out of con­trol on a sweep­ing bend, skid­ded and ended up in a pad­dock. It had re­cently started to rain. Po­lice are re­mind­ing drivers to drive to the con­di­tions.

A black minia­ture lop- eared rab­bit was stolen from a locked hutch on a Pe­ria Rd/West­ern St prop­erty.

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