Cheeky theft of pump

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mon­day, May 20

A 34- year- old man was ar­rested for se­ri­ously as­sault­ing his part­ner. The man fronted at the po­lice sta­tion af­ter the as­sault was re­ported.

Po­lice were called to a cheeky theft in Te Poi, where a P-48 spray pump was stolen from a work­shop when the owner went home for lunch. The pump is val­ued at $1400. Po­lice are in­ter­ested in lo­cat­ing the own­ers of a blue Fal­con ute and a red hatch­back seen in the area at the time.

Tues­day, May 21

Po­lice ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at a house on Jellicoe Rd and re­cov­ered prop­erty from three sep­a­rate bur­glar­ies in Mata­mata. Two broth­ers, aged 19 and 22, were ar­rested and ap­peared in Hamil­ton Dis­trict Court the fol­low­ing day. Po­lice also car­ried out a search war­rant at a Tawari St ad­dress. Sergeant Gra­ham McGurk said the ar­rest of four of­fend­ers in the past few weeks had been an out­stand­ing ef­fort by Mata­mata po­lice.

Thurs­day, May 23

Po­lice were in­volved in a car chase at speeds of up to 160kmh af­ter a car failed to stop on Wa­haroa East Rd. The driver lost con­trol com­ing into the north end of Wa­haroa and crashed. He was un­in­jured and ran off. Po­lice found him sprint­ing down the road a short time later. He was fol­lowed to an ad­dress where he was ar­rested. The 20- year- old has been charged with reck­less driv­ing, fail­ing to stop and driv­ing while for­bid­den.

Satur­day, May 25

Vis­it­ing Taupiri rugby play­ers were left frus­trated af­ter their kit bags were stolen from the chang­ing sheds at Bed­ford Park. Items stolen in­cluded phones, cash and cloth­ing. The prop­erty was taken while the play­ers were on the field. Sergeant Gra­ham McGurk said this type of theft hurts the rep­u­ta­tion of Mata­mata. He de­scribed the theft as ex­tremely dis­ap­point­ing.

A 45- year- old man was pro­cessed for driv­ing with ex­cess breath al­co­hol.

Sun­day, May 26

Po­lice re­ceived re­ports of sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity on Maisey Rd. It ap­pears some­one poured wa­ter in a milk vat and stole diesel from a farm prop­erty. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing and urge res­i­dents of Maisey Rd to be vig­i­lant.

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