High winds overpower school bus
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.