Thefts from houses, sheds and a gym

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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

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