Thieves target waterfall visitors
A campervan was broken into in the Wairere Falls car park and a wallet with cash and cards and prescription glasses were stolen. A boat reported stolen was located and a male was arrested and charged.
A forged $20 note was handed into police after being used at the local Subway. Police advise local businesses to be on the look out for fake $20 and $50 notes that have no silver fern in the plastic window of the note.
Three cars in the Wairere Falls car park were broken into. Police advise people to either leave expensive items like laptops at home, or not leave them in obvious view in their cars and to take items like expensive phones and important documents like passports and cards with them on the walk.
Police attended a car accident on the Kaimai Range where a woman driving her mum’s car lost control in the wet. There were no injuries.
A panelbeater’s workshop on Tui St was burgled.
A packing shed on McGowan St in Waharoa was broken into and alcohol was taken.
A house on Farmers Rd was broken into and a handbag was taken which had a car key in it. This was then used to rob the car of its wallet, but as the car was blocked in by other cars it was not taken.
FIRE September 20
A fire crew attended a car accident at the Kaimai summit.
The fire service reminds all residents to check their smoke alarm battery. If the smoke alarms are faulty, change the smoke alarm. If you require any information please contact the local fire service on 07 888 7171 on Monday nights between 6.30-7.30pm.
REWARDED: Jessie Walker receives her St John award from the Governor Generaln Sir Jerry Mateparae.