Two daylight robberies
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.