Taser utilised to tackle man

Use lo­cal po­lice’s first

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

April 17

Mata­mata po­lice are thank­ing neigh­bours who stopped a neigh­bour from be­ing burgled in Hamil­ton and helped them find some­one they were seek­ing for a crime in Mata­mata. A 24-year-old was charged with two counts of bur­glary and un­law­fully be­ing on a prop­erty by Hamil­ton po­lice. Mata­mata po­lice also charged him with be­ing un­law­fully on a premise in Mata­mata.

April 21

An at­tempt to en­ter a busi­ness on He­tana St failed. There was an at­tempt to en­ter a house on Tower Rd. Tro­jan tools were taken.

April 22

A 37-year-old man was ar­rested for male as­saults a fe­male fol­low­ing a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent. A 24-year-old man was ar­rested for breach of bail con­di­tions. A 25- year- old man was held for detox­i­fi­ca­tion af­ter po­lice were called to deal with two men fight­ing a fam­ily feud. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a bur­glary of a liquor store af­ter peo­ple used the de­liv­ery en­trance to take a quan­tity of al­co­hol. A black or dark green van, pos­si­bly a Honda Odyssey, was used.

April 24

A 19-year-old man was ar­rested for breach of bail. Two 21-year- olds and a 34- year- old were ar­rested for dis­or­derly con­duct likely to cause vi­o­lence af­ter po­lice were called to a brawl on Ge­orge St. Two were sub­dued with pep­per spray but one con­tin­ued to square up to fight af­ter be­ing sprayed so Mata­mata po­lice used a taser for the first time.

April 25

Two neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties on Puke­tutu Rd were burgled. Po­lice are con­cerned as it is the sec­ond time this year one of the prop­er­ties has been burgled.

April 26

Mata­mata Squash Club was bro­ken into and choco­late taken.

April 27

A ve­hi­cle on Tawari St was en­tered and a Nav­man taken.

April 27

Po­lice at­tended two crashes. One was a non- in­jury where a car crashed into a power pole on Lands­downe Rd. The oc­cu­pant was lucky to get out of the car as the power line was still arc­ing over the car. Three peo­ple were taken to Tau­ranga hos­pi­tal af­ter two cars col­lided at the in­ter­sec­tion of State High­ways 27 and 29.

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