The Putaruru police were ‘‘busy’’ last week, particularly Friday, according to senior sergeant Jason Shailer.
At about midday on Friday, police in Cambridge pursued a car that had earlier been stolen.
Two males dumped the car near Tirau and were tracked around farm land before being apprehended with the help of police dogs.
Both males will be appearing in court.
On Friday evening a car turned up in Tirau with three female occupants.
The car had been stolen during an armed robbery in Te Awamutu earlier in the day where a knife was presented.
The three females aged 15 and 14, were arrested and have appeared in court.
There were six burglaries in Tokoroa last week.
Tokoroa senior sergeant Graeme Hill said houses with unlocked windows and insecure doors were targeted.
Hill said ‘‘ historic’’ complaints have also come through.
‘‘ People haven’t been in their garages or sheds for some time and they go to find something and it’s gone.’’
Residents have also been told to record serial numbers and take photos of their valuables.
‘‘Its really important from a police perspective to prove ownership.’’
He said people should be ‘‘security conscious’’ especially leading up to Christmas.
Only one drink driver was caught last week by Tokoroa police. FIRE It was a quiet week for the Putaruru and Tokoroa Volunteer Fire Brigades.
Tokoroa fire chief Dave Morris said call outs were mainly for medical assists and the brigade also helped out with the annual Tokoroa Community Food Bank drive.
‘‘On Sunday the guys did the food bank run and they had a very successful run.’’