Po­lice kept busy with un­der­age drinkers

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One girl was se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter a party at the Me­mo­rial Hall in Mata­mata be­came out of con­trol.

Po­lice re­sponded to the party on Satur­day night, Oc­to­ber 22.

Mata­mata Po­lice preven­tion of­fi­cer Aimee Searle says nu­mer­ous un­der­age peo­ple were drink­ing and fights erupted. One girl was se­ri­ously in­jured when glass from a smashed bot­tle in­jured her eyes.

‘‘The in­creas­ing amount of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour com­ing from these types of events is con­cern­ing to po­lice and other mem­bers of the pub­lic,’’ says Searle.

‘‘Any par­ties need to be suit­ably su­per­vised and po­lice kept in the loop to pre­vent this type of thing hap­pen­ing again.’’

Res­i­den­tial bur­glar­ies are also keep­ing po­lice busy.

Warmer tem­per­a­tures at night means peo­ple are leav­ing their win­dows open, which gives easy ac­cess to thieves.

Mata­mata Po­lice are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to think of safety over com­fort.

Nine bur­glar­ies were re­ported to po­lice in one week, and while this is an av­er­age amount it is still rea­son to be cau­tious and keep prop­erty and homes se­cured.

‘‘We need to en­cour­age peo­ple to keep win­dows and doors locked even though it is tempt­ing to leave them open now that the weather is get­ting warmer,’’ says Searle.

Any trail­ers left in the front yard or road­side are also at risk of be­ing stolen.

‘‘They are sought af­ter by thieves and be­ing taken both ru­rally and res­i­den­tially.’’

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