Woman’s head injuries ‘horrific’
Wednesday, September 25:
Police helped South Waikato officers carry out two search warrants in Matamata. A 22-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man from separate addresses were arrested for possession of cannabis and will be appearing in the Morrinsville District Court.
Friday, September 27:
A Matamata person was arrested for breach of liquor ban on Price Tce about 10.30pm.
Matamata police set up checkpoints across town. Ten tickets for traffic offences were issued.
Police had to try and locate a man who had woken up on the grass in Matamata and claimed he had been drugged. The last thing the man, in his 20s, could remember was being in Hamilton and he couldn’t tell police where he was. When police found him he was extremely drunk but ada- mant he had been drugged. Police inquiries revealed the man had been driven to Matamata from Hamilton by his brother and dropped off at his uncle’s house. He had then wandered down the wrong street and apparently fallen asleep. There was no indication he had been drugged.
Sunday, September 29:
Police were called to Matamata Medical Centre at 9pm after a 21-year-old woman came in with horrific head and facial injuries. It appears she had run to a neighbour for help following an assault and was then taken to the centre. Police located and arrested a 25-year-old man with wounding with intent to injure and assault with intent to injure. He appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Monday.
Two people were processed for driving with excess breath alcohol and will be appearing in Morrinsville District Court.
A boat parked on the back lawn of a Smith St property was broken into sometime during the week and three fishing rods, a VHF radio, a tackle box, and a berley pot were taken.
If anyone saw anything please contact police on 888 7117.
Information can also be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.