Po­lice warn to lock it or lose it

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - PO­LICE RE­PORT

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.

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