Teen crashes his uncle’s ute
Rugby player’s car broken into
A 16-year-old boy stole his uncle’s ute and crashed it on Nine Mile Rd in the Waimea Valley Rd on Friday night, police say.
Senior constable Adam Roberts, of Riversdale, said the boy crashed the ute into a ditch and was towed out by a neighbour using a tractor.
The crash was reported to police on Monday morning and the boy was charged with unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and careless driving. He has been referred to Youth Aid.
The Wyndham Rugby Club might have booked itself a place in the Division 1 final but one player returned to the clubrooms to find his vehicle had been broken into last weekend. Sergeant Clint Wright, of Gore, said clothes, a Sony Ericsson cellphone, a Samsung S cellphone and a Menzies College kitbag were taken from the vehicle. Anyone with information about the theft should contact their local police station, he said.
Police searched a vehicle after smelling cannabis when they stopped a driver in Richmond St, Gore at 11.55pm on July 27, Wright said. They found 5 grams of the drug and charged the driver, an 18-yearold Gore woman, with cannabis possession. She will appear in the Gore District Court on August 13. A 36 year old Gore man had his licence suspended for 28 days after he was charged with driving with a breath alcohol level of 653mcg at Kempthorne Rd, Heriot at 11.15pm on July 26, police said. The man will appear in the Gore District Court on August 13.
A wallet and other personal items were taken from a Subaru vehicle when it was broken into overnight on July 26. The car was parked in Broughton St and access was gained through a door.