Se­cure all per­sonal items

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - SE­NIOR SERGEANT JA­SON HEN­DER­SON

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.

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