Oh dear! Deer antlers pinched from porch

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - ABBY BROWN

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.

Fe­bru­ary 16

A cell phone was stolen from a Mata­mata school pupil.

Fe­bru­ary 19

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.

Fe­bru­ary 22

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.

Fe­bru­ary 22


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.

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