Police warn to lock it or lose it
A number of burglaries in the district have Matamata-Piako police warning the community to lock it or lose it.
In the past week, MatamataPiako police dealt with burglaries on Tauranga Rd, Sheffield St, Wardville Rd, Burwood Rd and Jones St, Waharoa.
Matamata-Piako Police prevention sergeant Blair Hayde cautions people to lock outside sheds and sleep outs, and not store high value items in plain sight.
He continues to encourage the community to report any suspicious behaviour.
‘‘Police are always happy to receive that information via ringing 111,’’ he said.
He is cautioning people not leave personal and important items unattended, following the theft of a purse from a vehicle and a mobile phone that went missing from a public toilet.
In drug related offences, Matamata-Piako police continue to focus on the sale and supply of methamphetamine in the district and have executed search warrants in relation to this.
Hayde said as a result, two people will appear in court facing charges relating to supplying class A drugs.