PO­LICE

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Theft at a Rawhiti St prop­erty.

Fe­bru­ary 10

A prop­erty on Kowhia St was bur­gled.

Fe­bru­ary 11

A prop­erty on Firth St was bur­gled.

Fe­bru­ary 12

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.’’

Fe­bru­ary 10

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