Secure all personal items
We had 20 family violence incidents for the week, five of which resulted in further police action which included charges being laid and referrals to Youth Aid.
We had four burglaries, two in town and two rurally.
For one of the town ones a 35-year-old male was arrested after being seen at the address. He is due to appear in court.
A big issue for police at the moment is the theft of personal property such as cellphones and handbags.
This is largely taking place due to people not really taking care of, or securing their property. This includes leaving cellphones on park benches, wallets on cafe tables, or unattended at the pools.
Sometimes we are able to get some of these items returned to their owners if they have been discarded and then handed in but once these items are gone they are usually gone for good so it pays to take precautions.
With the warmer weather it is going to mean there will be more people out and about on the roads. Remember to expect this and don’t take risks.
Monday morning’s earthquake was widely felt in the South Waikato but police received no reports of damage. Our thoughts are with those impacted.