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.

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