Cow not found af­ter taxi hit it

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

July 15

Be­tween lunchtime and 2pm a black BMX with gold rims, pegs on the rear axle and red, green and yel­low han­dle bars was stolen from out­side the li­brary. As the vic­tim was only 9 years old, Mata­mata po­lice said it was a heartless crime.

An of­fender at­tempted to take a four-wheel drive mo­tor­bike from a shed on Dou­glas Rd. It ap­pears the of­fender was dis­turbed by a per­son vis­it­ing the area.

A man, 22, was war­rants for fail­ing court.

July 17

ar­rested for to ap­pear in

A 23- year- old was ar­rested for un­law­fully tak­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle that had been found burnt out at a lo­cal re­serve. A man, 24, was also charged with as­sist­ing the per­son and dis­pos­ing of the ve­hi­cle.

An agri­cul­tural busi­ness had it’s pad­locked gate cut and a Kia axle tan­dem trailer, reg­is­tra­tion Q499Q, was taken. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing to see if it could be con­nected to bur­glar­ies of businesses in Mor­rinsville which oc­curred the same night.

Po­lice at­tended a crash on Lands­downe Rd. A man, 20, lost con­trol of his 4WD ve­hi­cle and veered on to the grass strip and crashed into a power pole.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the theft of a 12-week-old jack rus­sell-fox ter­rier from a locked ken­nel on Tau­ranga Rd. Po­lice be­lieve it is con­nected to two pre­vi­ous bur­glar­ies at the ad­dress in­clud­ing one where of­fen­sive graf­fiti was sprayed in­side the house.

July 18

Po­lice at­tended a crash on Man­gawhero Rd where a taxi van had hit a cow. The van had mi­nor dam­age but the po­lice were un­able to find the cow.

July 19

A man was charged for hav­ing ex­ces­sive breath al­co­hol on Pe­ria Rd. In an­other case, po­lice were alerted to a drunk driver who was in a driv­ethrough. They were lo­cated shortly af­ter. As a re­sult a woman was charged for ex­ces­sive breath al­co­hol and will be ap­pear­ing in court.

July 20

Po­lice had war­rants to ar­rest a woman who was found hid­ing un­der her bed in her home. She will ap­pear in Hamil­ton District Court.

Be­tween July 4 and 16

A house in Ward St was en­tered. It ap­pears the of­fender jim­mied open a win­dow. The house was cleared of its ap­pli­ances, in­clud­ing the wash­ing ma­chine, lap­top, DVD player and a chil­dren’s bike.

Mata­mata po­lice said it was very dis­ap­point­ing as the fam­ily had re­turned home from a hol­i­day to find their home in this con­di­tion.

Be­tween July 9 and 18

A garage in Wa­haroa was en­tered and power tools and wood carv­ing tools were taken. Po­lice be­lieve the of­fend­ers would have knowl­edge of the tools and tar­geted the premise.

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