Cyclist knocked off bike, injured
Police attended a car accident at the intersection of Smith Rd and Peria Rd after a 60-year-old man was knocked from his bike as he was heading north on Peria Rd turning on to Smith Rd. Police said a vehicle on Peria Rd has failed to see the cyclist and the cyclist had gone up on to the car’s bonnet and landed on the ground. The cyclist received lacerations to his face and head, and was treated at Pohlen Hospital. The driver of the car was issued with an infringement notice for failing to give way.
A purse was taken from an unlocked car at a Waharoa address. A vehicle was impounded and a 23-year-old man was charged with driving while disqualified after being found driving just after 10am.
A young man was spoken to in relation to his behaviour. Police have said he will pay for a wing mirror of a vehicle that he broke on Firth St.
A business on Firth St had its roller door broken and pushed away. Police are trying to locate the offender described as a skinny Polynesian man, aged 20 to 25, and wearing a cap. He was caught on CCTV footage causing the damage. Medication was taken from a Peria Rd address.
The fire crew attended a motor vehicle accident where a car and cyclist collided at the intersection of Smith Rd and Peria Rd. The fire crew also attended a tractor fire on Puketutu Rd.
A private fire alarm sounded on Firth St. The fire crew found a heater turned on under the alarm.
State Highways are managed and maintained by the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA), this means they are funded from taxes, not council