Re­port bur­glar­ies quickly

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

crime scene was con­tam­i­nated. Cars and garages left un­locked have also been tar­geted.

Au­gust 30

Mi­nor dam­age at a pri­mary school was re­ported; there were holes in wall pan­els. Chil­dren who were re­spon­si­ble were dealt to.

A drunk driver who was speed­ing and had over­taken on yel­low lines was pulled over. He blew 569 mi­cro­grams per litre of breath and was de­tained.

A traf­fic op­er­a­tion in Mata­mata was an indictment on lo­cal driv­ers, po­lice said.

A to­tal of 44 peo­ple were stopped for in­fringe­ments, 15 for not wear­ing seat belts, three for us­ing cell phones while driv­ing and five for not obey­ing stop signs. Po­lice said lo­cals needed to pull fin­ger and obey the road laws.

A fire crew washed down an ac­ci­dent site on Walton Rd, put out a veg­e­ta­tion fire on Henry Wat­son Rd and as­sisted med­i­cal per­son­nel at a Gor­don Tce ad­dress.

Photo: ABBY BROWN

SUPREME WIN­NER: Megan Lind from Hin­uera school was the Year 1-2 supreme win­ner for her tele­vi­sion ad­ver­tise­ment for Hob­biton. Mata­mata Col­lege me­dia stud­ies teacher and judge Kristy Wig­gins pre­sented Megan with her award. For more pho­tos from the event, visit face­book.com/ mmtchron­i­cle.

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