Opportunist fuel thefts, burglaries
Matamata police attended five family harm incidents in the past week. One was a serious assault for which the suspect is being sought.
There were two minor vehicle crashes neither involving injury. Police also dealt with one disqualified driver and one person was processed with excess breath alcohol.
Minor thefts continue to be an issue with two petrol drive-offs and two minor thefts of grocery items reported. The area of main activity is the Waharoa township and surrounding areas.
There have been four dishonesty offences there this week, two domestic burglaries, one commercial burglary and the attempted theft of a vehicle from a SH27 address.
These offences continue to appear to be opportunist although the offenders had some tools to gain entry to sheds and vehicles.
There are new electronic school speed zone signs on Station Rd and Smith St to provide extra safety for children at Firth Primary, the Christian School and Matamata Intermediate.
When these are activated, the speed limit is reduced to 40km/h in those areas.