South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯ RONGORONGO -


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.’’

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