PO­LICE Build­ing rammed but door held out

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Fe­bru­ary 10

A dairy on Firth St suf­fered huge dam­age to its roller door. The of­fend­ers could not gain ac­cess de­spite us­ing a ve­hi­cle to ram the build­ing. On Broad­way a dairy’s back door was kicked in. The of­fender( s) also drove a ve­hi­cle into the plate glass front win­dow. The owner of the dairy was sleep­ing up­stairs and con­fronted one of the male of­fend­ers, who ran away to­wards Tower Rd. The other of­fender drove off in the same di­rec­tion. Po­lice found the bumper bar and reg­is­tra­tion plate of the ve­hi­cle near Tower Rd and sub­se­quently dis­cov­ered the ve­hi­cle was stolen from Te Aroha. A 28-year-old man and an 18- year- old and 17-year-old youth from Te Aroha have been charged in re­la­tion to th­ese of­fences.

A take­away store on Broad­way had its back door kicked in and the till was opened and some cash was taken.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing a bur­glary of a Maple Pl ad­dress can con­firm a dog be­long­ing to the own­ers of the prop­erty had taken off af­ter of­fend­ers and then at a later stage, had been hit by a non-re­lated ve­hi­cle.

Fe­bru­ary 15

A shed on Sed­don St was en­tered and replica air pis­tols were taken.

Mata­mata po­lice were in­volved in a pur­suit af­ter they went to stop a ve­hi­cle seen leav­ing a lo­cal ad­dress. As po­lice went to pull them over the of­fender sped up and tried to avoid the po­lice by turn­ing their lights off in ur­ban streets. When the driver reached State High­way 27 they took off at speed. Fi­nally the po­lice pulled over the 25-year-old driver. The lo­cal man was ar­rested for reck­less driv­ing and fail­ing to stop. He will ap­pear in Mor­rinsville Dis­trict Court on Fe­bru­ary 25.

A 21-year-old man and a 19- year- old woman were ar­rested af­ter a cell phone was stolen from a ta­ble at a lo­cal premise.

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