Oh dear! Deer antlers pinched from porch
Matamata police asked if it was really worth stealing deer antlers.
Police February 14
Police were made aware of an attempt siphon petrol at a Firth St property.
A cell phone was stolen from a Matamata school pupil.
Deer antlers, that were on a Firth St porch, were taken. Matamata prevention supervisor, Blair Hayde, advised residents to ‘‘not leave anything you treasure visible from footpaths’’. He also had a message for the suspects.
‘‘To those two young male Caucasians who took the antlers, we are looking for you and the car you used, if it was mum’s car I suggest you return the antlers to the police station, discretely if need be, before we find you and embarrass you and your family.’’
Hayde said two males were seen jumping the property’s fence and taking the antlers from the porch.
‘‘Police are working with [a] witness who saw the males and the car they were driving,’’ he said.
He also warned them that ‘‘if you enter onto a yard, gated or not, to steal something it is classed as the very serious offence of burglary and carries a 10 year term of imprisonment. Is it really worth it?’’.
Sometime between February 19 and 21
A Smith St property was burgled.
An unlocked car was rifled through on Rata St. Hayde reminded residents ‘‘that there will always be those undesirable persons who take advantage of a bit of casualness, so please lock your cars at night’’.
Fire February 21
A fire crew attended an accident where a car and a motorbike collided on Old Te Aroha Rd.
A fire crew responded to a report of a down power line sparking. They waited for the arrival of a power company.
A fire crew responded to a medical callout where someone was having a cardiac arrest.
A highlight for the Matamata Swimming Club was MIa Roberts, pictured, and Mollie Allison qualifying for and swimming in the 12 and under junior girls skinz race at their swimming carnival, Swim Matamata president Karen Raymond said. Sam Hills winning the boys 12 and under Junior skinz race was another highlight for the club at the February 6 event.