String of burglaries reported to police
A garage on Sheffield St was entered with a lawn mower, BBQ, tools and a step ladder taken.
A diner in Waharoa was burgled. The offenders entered from the rear. It was the second time in a week the premise was burgled.
A Wrigley Pl property was entered after a window in the laundry was forced open. The house was searched and food from the fridge was eaten. Police believe this could be related to a string of burglaries in the north side of Matamata.
A person was walking their dog along Centennial Dr when, in a five minute period, someone ripped the dog grill off her vehicleand took a wallet.
A 35-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a female in relation to an incident in Hamilton.
A 32- year- old female was arrested for trespassing after being intoxicated at an address in Matamata.
A 50-year-old man was arrested for breaching a protection order and assaulting a female after police were called to a Matai Ave property.
Police attended a crash on the Kaimai Range after a woman lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle rolled.
A Seddon St house was burgled. Alcohol, a dart board, gas bottle and a burner were taken. All excluding the alcohol, along with a push bike, were found outside. Police attended another one vehicle crash on the Kaimai Range. There were no injuries. Police attended a two vehicle crash on the Kaimai Range. Police believe the driver needed to go to the toilet so made a u-turn and collided with another vehicle. Police also attended a crash on the intersection of SH24 and Te Poi Rd which resulted in one injured person going to Waikato Hospital.
Matamata police would like to remind people to drive to the conditions on the Kaimai Range.
The police say they are horrified to see the speeds that people are doing on this section of road.
They say drivers are just on the speed limit despite the dangers the humidity and light rain after the dry spell present on the unforgiving road.