Thieves tar­get wa­ter­fall vis­i­tors

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Septem­ber 17

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.

Septem­ber 18

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.

Septem­ber 20

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.

Septem­ber 21

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.

Day­light sav­ing

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.

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