New speed limits
New Speed limits:
Police are warning drivers to adhere to new speed limits around schools, taking effect July 3. Matamata officer in charge Blair Hayde says there will be zero tolerance for drivers breaking the limits.
Police responded to four burglaries in Matamata and Waharoa last week.
Three interferences with vehicles were reported, and Hayde says to reduce these incidences, remove valuables, and lock cars securely. He says anyone who has had to abandon their vehicle on a country road should retrieve it as soon as possible.
A number of electronic items were stolen from Te Kura O Waharoa last week. Hayde says some stolen items were located but the majority are still unaccounted for. He is encouraging anyone with information to come forward so the items can be returned to the school and get the thieves before the courts.
Police made 15 arrests last week, including five for warrants and bail breaches, four for drug related offences, two for shop lifting, one for assault and two people were arrested and charged for burglary.