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.
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.
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.
A business premise
St was burgled for the second time. The alarms went off and the offender fled. The office was searched during a burglary last week.
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.
A fire crew went to put out a house fire on State Highway 27 but found no fire.
A fire crew put out a vegetation fire in Mangawhero Rd.
Two crews attended a shed fire in George St.
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.
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.