Concern over drink driving
We had three burglaries reported this week. One of these involved three juveniles aged from 12 to 13 who drove from Taupo in a stolen vehicle and committed a burglary at the Bull Ring Cafe.
They managed to take a few cigarette papers and lighters before driving back to Taupo where they have been apprehended.
The other two burglaries both involved damage to property. One was in Tokoroa’s central business district area and the other was just north of Tokoroa.
It is likely youth have been involved in these as well.
We had 18 reports of family violence, three of which have resulted in charges being laid and two requiring further investigation as to what action will be taken.
Our main concern at the moment is drink drivers.
We have apprehended five drink drivers in the last few days and three of those have been driving during the daytime.
At 9am on Monday morning a man blew over 900 micrograms. The legal limit is 250mcg per litre of breath.
This man said he didn’t kill anyone but the point is he could easily have either hurt or killed someone or himself.
If this type of behaviour and attitude continues, eventually you will kill or hurt someone so the message remains the same- do not drink and drive.
The other levels have been between 300mcg and 800mcg and all will be appearing in court.
In Putaruru we had a couple of thefts from vehicles and one in Tokoroa.
All of these took place in vehicles that had been left unlocked with valuables left in plain sight. If people really expect to come back and find their valuables, if they have done this, it is not going to happen.
A lot of people say they have done it for years and it has never happened but it will eventually.
Police urge people not to drink and drive