Coun­try petrol thefts

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By BRETT WATENE

Toko­roa Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Po­lice are ask­ing the ru­ral com­mu­nity to be vig­i­lant and call 111 to report any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity on their prop­er­ties af­ter a spate of ru­ral thefts of petrol in the Mos­sop Rd and Old Taupo Rd ar­eas.

Seven peo­ple were ar­rested for weapons and un­law­ful as­sem­bly charges as a re­sult of the gang-re­lated brawl that took place in Tainui St last month.

In­quiries are con­tin­u­ing with more ar­rests likely.

Po­lice are con­fi­dent that South Waikato drivers may be get­ting the mes­sage with no drink-drivers ar­rested in the past week and no se­ri­ous in­ci­dents on the roads.

A back to school cam­paign has been launched by Toko­roa Po­lice tar­get­ing dropoff and pickup times for South Waikato chil­dren who started fully back at school to­day.

Em­pha­sis is on the safety of the chil­dren and re­duc­ing the like­li­hood of any traf­fi­cre­lated in­ci­dents around the schools. Po­lice are ask­ing par­ents to sup­port them by be­ing re­spon­si­ble and avoid­ing risks dur­ing busy dropoff and pickup times.

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