As­sault fol­lows drink-drive breach

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

A to­tal of 18 tick­ets were is­sued this week as part of on­go­ing check­points. Th­ese in­cluded sev­eral tick­ets for ex­ces­sive speed past schools, with one driver clocked at just un­der 100kmh in a 70kmh zone out­side a ru­ral school.

Wed­nes­day, Aug 7

An empty house and some trac­tors were en­tered overnight at a prop­erty north of Wa­haroa. Four tyres, two trac­tor ra­dios and a trac­tor spot light were taken.

Thurs­day, Aug 8

A 24-year-old woman was pro­cessed for driv­ing with ex­cess breath al­co­hol shortly be­fore midnight.

As po­lice were drop­ping her home, they wit­nessed a car driv­ing at speed up the road and into the drive­way of the woman’s home ad­dress on Western St. It ap­pears the car had been do­ing burnouts in the street.

Po­lice fol­lowed the car into the drive­way and found all three oc­cu­pants out of the ve­hi­cle. None would ad­mit to be­ing the driver.

One of the oc­cu­pants then as­saulted the woman as po­lice were leav­ing the prop­erty. It ap­pears the of­fender thought she had in­ten­tion­ally brought po­lice to the prop­erty. A 21- year- old man was ar­rested and charged with male as­saults fe­male.

Po­lice were called to a Nikau Pl ad­dress about midnight, where a man was found to have been badly as­saulted by other oc­cu­pants of the prop­erty. It ap­pears all par­ties had been drink­ing to­gether in the garage be­fore the as­sault. A 26-year-old man was ar­rested and charged with as­sault with in­tent to in­jure.

Fri­day, Au­gust 9

Po­lice were called to a Puriri St ad­dress af­ter a per­son re­ported hear­ing a repet­i­tive ‘‘ping­ing’’ sound com­ing from the prop­erty.

Po­lice found a 19-year-old man in pos­ses­sion of two air ri­fles that shoot plas­tic pel­lets. He had al­legedly been shoot­ing at pieces of fruit. Po­lice con­fis­cated the air ri­fles pend­ing in­quiries. Po­lice urge peo­ple to take ex­treme care with air ri­fles, and re­mind own­ers that the onus falls on them.

Satur­day, Aug 10

Po­lice at­tended two crashes on the Kaimai Range within 20 min­utes. A third mi­nor crash was also re­ported. The ac­ci­dents hap­pened just as heavy rain hit the range. Noone was in­jured.

A 16-year-old boy had to be taken through to Hamil­ton and held for detox­i­fi­ca­tion, af­ter get­ting ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated and wan­der­ing the streets. Po­lice were un­able to take him to his home ad­dress due to his be­hav­iour to­wards his fam­ily.

Po­lice had to deal with a num­ber of in­tox­i­cated youths through­out the night. It ap­pears they had all at­tended a 21st in town. No ar­rests were made.

Sun­day, Au­gust 11

An 18- year- old man un­safely changed lanes and crashed into a brand new Jeep Chero­kee at the in­ter­sec­tion of state high­ways 29 and 24.

Mon­day, Au­gust 12

A Mata­mata woman re­ported a prowler near her prop­erty about 3am.

Te Poi South Rd was closed for about 6 hours af­ter a log­ging truck rolled about 4am. The driver was not hurt.

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