Drunk youths leave trail of carnage
Teen drinking has led to numerous brawls on the streets of Tokoroa.
Community Constable Marian Sherwood said police had attended a number of callouts involving intoxicated youths.
‘‘Friday evening soccer has had incidents at Strathmore Park overflow onto nearby streets where youths have been fighting.
‘‘ On November 12, a youth party was shut down when gatecrashers arrived at the private address. As the crowd dispersed there was a resulting trail of carnage heading into town with over 25 victims and numerous businesses targeted. Police will be taking a hard line with those responsible.’’
Tokoroa police would like to remind people about the laws surrounding alcohol for those under the legal age. Those who buy alcohol for a minor can be fined $2000 if they are not a parent or legal guardian.
Those under 18 caught drinking or possessing alcohol and not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian can be fined $200.
The Tokoroa CBD is also covered by a liquor ban imposed by South Waikato District Council.
REMEMBER THEM: Tokoroa war veterans bow their heads in silence for Armistice day, something some passersby could not manage to do.