Po­lice urge for more vig­i­lance

South Waikato News - - Your Health - SE­NIOR SERGEANT JASON HEN­DER­SON Fam­ily vi­o­lence

There have been re­ports of sus­pi­cious peo­ple knock­ing on doors ask­ing for credit cards.

If there are peo­ple who are le­git­i­mately door knock­ing then they will have iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and some­thing that says they are from a rep­utable or­gan­i­sa­tion. If they don’t call 111 straight away.

What tends to hap­pen is they will ask and ask and then they will take and we would rather get there be­fore that hap­pens.

An­other great ploy is peo­ple com­ing to doors say­ing they are miss­ing their dog and if they can have a look in back­yards. They will quite of­ten have a dog chain but they don’t ac­tu­ally have a dog. There is lots of this sort of thing go­ing on through­out the coun­try.

We have had a bit of a blow-out of fam­ily vi­o­lence for the week with 30 odd in­ci­dents re­ported. This is twice as many as we nor­mally at­tend.

It is good that peo­ple are call­ing us be­cause we are happy to come and help if things are get­ting a lit­tle bit out of hand.

The con­cern­ing side of it is that the clear ma­jor­ity of these in­ci­dents have been al­co­hol fu­elled. No dis­cus­sion is go­ing to make things bet­ter when you are drunk, save it for when you are sober.

Five of these re­sulted in ar­rests re­lated to prop­erty dam­age.

We had two at­tempted bur­glar­ies for the week in Toko­roa and one at­tempt to steal a ve­hi­cle.

It goes to show that be­cause these prop­er­ties and ve­hi­cle were se­cure these peo­ple did not get away with any­thing.

Our big­gest con­cern at the mo­ment is the con­tin­u­a­tion of an­i­mals be­ing killed in the Ti­rau area.

Dur­ing the last cou­ple of weeks up­wards of 16 sheep have been slaugh­ter in their pad­docks and we would re­ally like some in­for­ma­tion from the com­mu­nity on this. Life­style blocks have been the main tar­get.

I am also aware of oth­ers that have not been re­ported and we are need­ing peo­ple to re­port these so we can get a clearer pic­ture.

Keep an eye out for sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cles. They will check out prop­er­ties dur­ing the day to see what is there so take reg­is­tra­tions and re­port them.

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