Two day­light rob­beries

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Po­lice were called to two day­light bur­glar­ies on Glad­stone Rd and Tawari St on Thurs­day.

Act­ing on in­for­ma­tion re­ceived, po­lice spoke to a 24-year-old Wa­haroa man at length and re­cov­ered two phones taken from the Glad­stone Rd ad­dress.

As a re­sult, the man was ar­rested and charged with bur­glary.

A 21-year-old man was charged with re­ceiv­ing stolen goods. A 17-year-old youth was also spo­ken to in re­la­tion to the bur­glary.

Po­lice are look­ing at links be­tween the 24-yearold and a num­ber of other day­time bur­glar­ies that oc­curred in the area in the last two weeks.

Mon­day, May 13

Po­lice at­tended a crash on State High­way 27 where a truck lost con­trol on a cor­ner and rolled onto rail­way lines in Wa­haroa. A pas­sen­ger suf­fered se­vere leg in­juries and the driver was shaken but un­hurt. Both were taken to Waikato Hos­pi­tal.

Tues­day, May 14

Po­lice were called to two day­time bur­glar­ies on McKen­zie Pl and Matai Ave.

Po­lice at­tended a crash on Old Te Aroha Rd where a camper­van swerved and rolled at low speed, land­ing on its side. Two Aus­tralian tourists in their early 70s were shaken but un­hurt.

Wed­nes­day, May 15

Overnight a prop­erty on Smith St was en­tered but it ap­pears noth­ing was taken.

Po­lice re­cov­ered a car in the He­tana St car park that was stolen from Gis­borne ear­lier in the week. A 14-year-old girl was lo­cated at the skate park and placed in the care of Child, Youth and Fam­ily. Two other youths were taken to an ad­dress in Hamil­ton.

Satur­day, May 18

Thanks to the as­sis­tance of the pub­lic, po­lice re­cov­ered a ve­hi­cle in Wal­ton that had been stolen from Mor­rinsville on May 10.

Fol­low­ing a driv­ing com­plaint, a ve­hi­cle was stopped and a 19-year-old Chi­nese national was ar­rested for driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied. The car was im­pounded.

A ve­hi­cle was stopped on Bur­wood Rd and the driver was found to be sus­pended from driv­ing. He will be ap­pear­ing in court on June 5.

Just be­fore 5pm, po­lice at­tended a sin­gle ve­hi­cle crash in the Kaimai Range where a 17-year-old girl had lost con­trol and col­lided with a bar­rier. She was not hurt.

A Mow­bray Rd prop­erty was bro­ken into but it ap­pears the alarm sounded and scared the in­truder/s away be­fore any­thing was taken.

Sun­day, May 19

A 45-year-old Mata­mata man was ar­rested for en­ter­ing a hair salon and tak­ing a phone. The man was dis­turbed by staff, who chased him down the street be­fore he es­caped. When po­lice ar­rested the man out­side a lo­cal su­per­mar­ket, he was found to have stolen some meat and was also ar­rested for shoplift­ing. A 43-year-old woman was charged with re­ceiv­ing stolen goods.

In the early af­ter­noon a young male was se­ri­ously as­saulted in the street on Broad­way. A 18- year- old was ar­rested and charged with as­sault. A 16-year-old was spo­ken to and re­ferred to youth aid. Po­lice are look­ing to speak to two other 16-year-olds in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent.

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