Police urge for more vigilance
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.