Thefts and farm ve­hi­cle break-ins

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Po­lice at­tended a num­ber of domestic and dis­or­der in­ci­dents over the week­end. There were also re­ports of tag­ging on fac­tory build­ings off Fac­tory Rd in Wa­haroa.

It ap­pears some would-be bur­glars were dis­turbed in the early hours of the morn­ing on a farm prop­erty on David­son Rd in Te Poi. The of­fend­ers had at­tempted to steal a farm ute. Noth­ing was taken.

Two peo­ple had their ve­hi­cles im­pounded for driv­ing while sus­pended and driv­ing while for­bid­den.

A Wa­haroa man was sus­pended from driv­ing for three months due to ex­cess de­merit points. Later that day he was found driv­ing by po­lice and had his car im­pounded. He will ap­pear in court charged with driv­ing while sus­pended.

Some­time dur­ing the day, a Banks Rd ad­dress was bro­ken into. A num­ber of elec­tri­cal items and jew­ellery was taken. Po­lice are in­ter­ested in speak­ing to the driver of a faded red hatch­back, pos­si­bly a Mit­subishi, that was seen in the area twice prior to the bur­glary.

Overnight a cafe in Wa­haroa had a rock thrown through its front win­dow.

A Mata­mata man was ar­rested for breach of bail and charged with a bur­glary that had oc­curred some time be­fore. He will be ap­pear­ing in the Mor­rinsville District Court.

Overnight a Syl­van Place home was bro­ken into. A Toshiba lap­top and a cell­phone were taken. A Tami­hana St home was also bro­ken into. A lap­top, cam­eras, jew­ellery and other elec­tri­cal items were taken.

A woman re­ported a hand bag be­ing taken from a ta­ble at a Kowhai St ad­dress. The hand bag and most of its con­tents were later found at a nearby play­ground. A blue iPod and phone charger were miss­ing.

A red Honda CRF230 mo­tor cy­cle was taken from a shed off SH27 near Wa­haroa.

Some­time be­tween Satur­day af­ter­noon and 8.30am Sun­day, a shed was bro­ken into on a Tai­hoa South Rd prop­erty. Around $8000 of prop­erty was taken in­clud­ing two chain­saws, a Kon­tiki Preda­tor, a num­ber of fish­ing rods, life­jack­ets and some tools.

Po­lice at­tended an ac­ci­dent on SH29 where a mo­tor cy­cle col­lided with a truck that was turn­ing into a drive­way. The mo­tor cy­clist re­ceived hor­rific leg in­juries, along with frac­tured ribs and a dis­lo­cated shoul­der.

Po­lice at­tended a crash at the in­ter­sec­tion of Wa­haroa Rd East and Pohlen Rd where a car swerved to avoid a mo­tor cy­cle. The car rolled but the fe­male driver was not hurt.

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