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