Theft at a Rawhiti St property.
A property on Kowhia St was burgled.
A property on Firth St was burgled.
Properties on Hohaia St, Stopford Rd and Jondor Rd were burgled. ‘‘Most of these burglaries have been unsuccessful and costing more in repairs than in property taken,’’ prevention supervisor Blair Hayde said. ‘‘They appear poorly planned or executed indicating opportunists.’’ Police ask residents to be vigilant, keep their windows and doors locked and report any persons loitering around properties. Shoes are being stolen off doorsteps. ‘‘If you have a nice pair of runners, or other popular shoes, it is a good idea not to leave them in a location visible from the footpath.’’ He warned those who were targeting footwear that the police were looking for those shoes . He said alcohol continued to be a driver in domestic violence and public disorder. ‘‘If you are out with your mates look after each other; if someone has had too much, it’s way better if you step in early, take them home or for something to eat than leaving it until they come to police attention.’’