Assault follows drink-drive breach
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.