POLICE Building rammed but door held out
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.
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.