Thieves ac­tive dur­ing past week

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 15

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gated the theft of al­co­hol from a lo­cal liquor store. In­quiries led them to a group of peo­ple drink­ing at a house. A lo­cal man was spo­ken to and al­co­hol was re­turned to the store.

Overnight, a wal­let was taken out of an un­locked ve­hi­cle on Gor­don Tce.

Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 16

Overnight, a locked van parked in a Cen­tral St drive­way was bro­ken into through the side slid­ing door. Boxes of al­co­hol were taken.

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 17

Overnight, three tonne of calf meal was stolen from a prop­erty on State High­way 27 north of Wa­haroa.

A 24-year-old man was ar­rested for as­sault and theft fol­low­ing a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent in Mata­mata. He had also been ar­rested ear­lier in the week for pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon and two cases of wil­ful dam­age af­ter a sep­a­rate do­mes­tic in­ci­dent.

Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 18

A black Mon­goose scooter was stolen from out­side the Mata­mata Li­brary. The scooter has green grips, pink forks and black and

white skull tape.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 19

Overnight, the of­fice at Te Poi School was bro­ken into and searched. Neigh­bours heard the alarm go off about 3am. Peo­ple walk­ing through the school later that morn­ing found a door wide open. A cam­era bag and cam­era was found out­side in the gar­den and an empty cash box was found in a nearby pad­dock.

Some­time be­tween 4 and 5.30pm, an un­locked house on El­iz­a­beth St was en­tered through the back door. A yel­low-framed K10 moun­tain bike and a white­framed moun­tain bike were taken.

Some­time be­tween 1 and 2am, two peo­ple en­tered a com­mer­cial premises on Rawhiti Ave and searched through of­fices and ve­hi­cles parked in the garage. It ap­pears a mo­bile phone was taken. Po­lice are re­view­ing CCTV footage.

Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 20

Over the weekend, a prop­erty on Glad­stone Rd was bro­ken into. A TV, three com­put­ers, two gui­tars and a box of jew­ellery was taken.

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 21

Overnight, a win­dow of the lo­cal Sal­va­tion Army store was bro­ken. It ap­pears to be a case of wil­ful dam­age as the prop­erty was not en­tered.

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