High winds over­power school bus

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing with check­points and traf­fic stops across Mata­mata. A 19-year-old man was pro­cessed for ex­cess breath al­co­hol on Fri­day at 10.50pm. A 27-year-old man, a 24- year- old woman and a 55-year-old man were all pro­cessed for driv­ing with ex­cess breath al­co­hol on Satur­day night. Sergeant Gra­ham McGurk said the re­sult was dis­ap­point­ing for po­lice and urged peo­ple not to drink and drive. Traf­fic stops will be an on­go­ing fo­cus for po­lice, as part of their ‘‘preven­tion first’’ strat­egy.

Tues­day, July 30

Three youths were ar­rested in the evening af­ter po­lice were called to mul­ti­ple in­ci­dents at Mata­mata Col­lege. The youths were warned and tres­passed from Mata­mata Col­lege. They were not stu­dents or past stu­dents of the school.

Mata­mata po­lice as­sisted Pu­taruru staff in the pur­suit of a ve­hi­cle which was even­tu­ally stopped on Te Poi South Rd.

Wed­nes­day, July 31

A Mata­mata man was ar­rested on a war­rant for fail­ing to ap­pear in the Mor­rinsville Dis­trict Court that morn­ing.

Po­lice tried to stop a speed­ing mo­tor­cy­cle on Firth St but the driver rode on to his home. Po­lice spoke to the al­leged driver and a 38-year-old man was ar­rested for fail­ing to stop. His mo­tor­cy­cle was im­pounded.

Fri­day, Au­gust 2

Po­lice at­tended an ac­ci­dent on Old Te Aroha Rd where a school bus was blown over by ex­treme winds. One child and the driver were treated for mi­nor in­juries.

Po­lice at­tended an ac­ci­dent about 9.10pm on State High­way 29, where a car struck and killed a cow. The driver was un­hurt.

The front win­dow of Phil’s Mo­tor­cy­cle Cen­tre was smashed at 10.55pm. Con­tact the po­lice sta­tion on 888 7117 or to leave in­for­ma­tion anony­mously with Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

A 17- year- old man was ar­rested for dis­or­derly be­hav­iour about 11pm.

Mon­day, Au­gust 5

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a week­end bur­glary in Mow­bray Rd. A gam­ing con­sole, DVDs, mini sys­tem, sleep­ing bag and lap­top were taken.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the smashed front win­dow of a busi­ness in Wa­haroa. Three peo­ple were picked up on CCTV se­cu­rity footage and po­lice are fol­low­ing lines of in­quiry.

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