Teens pull off a no-fuss ball
It’s ball season and both Tokoroa High School and Forest View High School put up a good front for police.
Senior Sergeant Graeme Hill said it was a quiet weekend.
‘‘It was pretty good over the weekend for our ball parties, no major disorder,’’ he said.
A ‘‘slight’’ increase in the amount of drunk drivers has been noticed by Hill.
Over the last two weeks, seven intoxicated drivers were processed.
In terms of burglaries, Hill said there has been an almost 30 per cent decrease compared to previous years.
There have been three reported burglaries in the last couple of weeks.
‘‘It’s just a reminder to keep their gears locked up,’’ he said.
Commodities that can be disposed of easily are the most commonly stolen.
Hill said communication from the community regarding suspicious activity has been good.
People should not be scared to call the police if they have seen something, Hill said. Putaruru Police A quiet week in Putaruru is a good week in the eyes of Senior Sergeant Jason Shailer.
There has been a couple of car crashes and Shailer warned drivers to be more careful.
‘‘People have been driving too fast on the icy roads,’’ he said.
Shailer said there has been an increased traffic flow coming through the district.
‘‘There’s been heaps of traffic coming through South Waikato,’’ he said.
Putaruru College ball was no worry for Shailer either.
‘‘Traditionally it’s really well looked after.’’