Thefts and farm vehicle break-ins
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.