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Mata­mata po­lice are con­cerned about graf­fiti on the town’s walls and al­leys be­tween the skate park and CBD. The po­lice urge peo­ple to re­port graf­fiti by ring­ing 111. The po­lice also urge re­tail­ers and con­trac­tors to en­sure spray cans are kept se­cure by check­ing their work ve­hi­cles and premises are se­cure. Po­lice are also still want­ing in­for­ma­tion about peo­ple try­ing to start a fire be­hind Mata­mata Glass and Join­ery on June 13 or June 14.

June 17

A McGowan St ad­dress in Wa­haroa was bur­gled. A gas pow­ered air gun, com­puter and cam­era were taken. Mata­mata po­lice said a neigh­bour saw the of­fend­ers en­ter and leave the prop­erty but only rang the prop­erty’s owner. Po­lice said any­one see­ing sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity should ring 111 im­me­di­ately. Po­lice are fol­low­ing lines of en­quiry.

An el­derly lady in Daw­son St had her sup­ply of fire­wood for the win­ter stolen, and $200 worth of fire­wood was also taken from a Gladstone Rd ad­dress.

June 19

Two wood pal­lets were left in the yard of a Pe­ria Rd ad­dress. Mata­mata po­lice at­tended a crash on the Kaimai af­ter a car skid­ded off the road and into the ditch.

June 20

A busi­ness premise

in Arawa

St was bur­gled for the sec­ond time. The alarms went off and the of­fender fled. The of­fice was searched dur­ing a bur­glary last week.

June 21

A ve­hi­cle failed to stop in El­iz­a­beth St. Af­ter a short pur­suit the driver fled af­ter aban­don­ing the car at a Pe­ria Rd ad­dress.

Fire June 15

A Mata­mata fire crew re­sponded to a re­port that power lines were down in Wa­haroa but found no is­sues.

June 16

A fire crew went to put out a house fire on State High­way 27 but found no fire.

June 18

A fire crew put out a veg­e­ta­tion fire in Man­gawhero Rd.

Two crews at­tended a shed fire in Ge­orge St.

June 20

A fire crew re­sponded to a pri­vate fire alarm at a tele­phone ex­change shed in Hin­uera.

A fire crew as­sisted am­bu­lance staff with a car­diac ar­rest.

June 21

The Mata­mata fire brigade also at­tended the car ac­ci­dent on the Kaimai, but the Tau­ranga brigade were al­ready there so the Mata­mata crew re­turned to the sta­tion.

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