Hunters must ask owners first
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.