Thieves active during past week
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.