Matamata Chronicle - - Opinion/news -

Mata­mata po­lice staff will be fo­cus­ing on the ‘ fa­tal five’ over the fes­tive sea­son and New Year. Seat­belts, over­tak­ing, speed­ing, al­co­hol and in­ter­sec­tions will be tar­geted. Mata­mata po­lice have said they have no qualms in is­su­ing fines for th­ese, as sci­ence proved fines act as a de­ter­rent.

De­cem­ber 12

A Mata­mata man was ar­rested for male as­saults fe­male fol­low­ing a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent.

De­cem­ber 13

While in­ves­ti­gat­ing a bur­glary of a shed on Glad­stone Rd, Mata­mata po­lice dis­cov­ered an item left be­hind by the of­fender and they are con­fi­dent that foren­sics will iden­tify them. De­cem­ber 14 While an am­bu­lance was at­tend­ing an in­ci­dent on Smith St, the am­bu­lance was en­tered, ran­sacked and items were taken. As a re­sult an el­derly man with a bro­ken leg had to wait for an am­bu­lance from Mor­rinsville be­fore he could be treated.

De­cem­ber 18

Mata­mata po­lice and a fire crew at­tended an ac­ci­dent where a woman was trapped un­der a trailer on Pi­akoiti Rd.

A burnt out Toy­ota Hilux, which was taken from a con­trac­tor’s yard on Pe­ria Rd, was found on Whaka­hongi Rd near Te Aroha. Be­fore it was burnt a diesel tank from the back was re­moved. Mata­mata po­lice be­lieve the ve­hi­cle spent some time on Pi­akoiti Rd close to Mor­rinsville-Walton Rd in a gravel pit on De­cem­ber 17. If you have any in­for­ma­tion about this, please let the Mata­mata po­lice know.

Two peo­ple were is­sued in­fringe­ment no­tices for con­sum­ing liquor in a liquor ban area.

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