Op­por­tunist fuel thefts, bur­glar­ies

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Local News - PO­LICE RE­PORT

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.

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