Thefts from houses, sheds and a gym
Monday, February 3
Stones were thrown at a George St property, smashing a window.
Tuesday, February 4
A hot water cylinder and a carburettor were reported stolen from a cow shed on a Tower Rd property.
Friday, February 7
Police investigated an unusual theft from a Morgan Rd property. Overnight, a grey Nissan Navara was taken from a shed. The vehicle was in a very damaged condition from being rolled on the farm and was thus only used on the farm. Nothing else was removed from the property and the person would have had to have knowledge about where the car was and how to start it, due to its damaged state. The vehicle was found on Puketutu Rd and due to its condition the finder assumed it had been involved in a crash so contacted police. The vehicle has been returned to the owner but police are keen to hear from anyone who knows anything in relation to this incident, or anyone who may have seen a damaged Nissan Navara in this time.
A wallet and a phone were stolen from a local gym. CCTV footage revealed a person taking them. While police were making inquiries, a local man came to the police station and admitted to taking the items. The phone and wallet were returned to their owner. Police are following up.
Sometime between 7pm and 10pm, a property on State Highway 29, near Karapiro, was broken into. A terracotta pot was used to smash a large window to gain entry. The house was searched and a 42 inch Sony flatscreen TV, a computer, and a Freeview box were taken. Police are waiting on forensics.
Saturday, February 8
Two houses on State Highway 29 in Hinuera had their doors kicked in. Nothing was removed from the unoccupied houses. Police suspect they were used as shelter during the rainy weather by visiting workers from a nearby property.
The window of a pre-fab building behind the Union Parish was smashed. One youth was located and apprehended but police are still seeking a second person.
Sunday, February 9
A Peria Rd address was broken into early in the morning. The occupants of the house woke up and noticed the back door was open, shut it, and went back to sleep. It wasn’t until the following morning they noticed an iPhone, two iPads, a wallet, cash, and tobacco had been taken.
Tanker attended a truck fire on the Tauranga side of the Kaimai Range to assist Greerton. Medical call, Dame Cath Place. Private fire alarm, New World Super Market.
Saturday, February 8
Motor vehicle accident on Tauranga side of the Kaimai Range.
Monday, February 10
Called to a Road.
fire, Old Te Aroha