SW’S mixed week of crime
We have been having quite a few petrol drive offs lately and people need to be aware they could end up in court for doing so. You might drive off with as little as $50 and end up paying a $200 fine.
Most of these people are being caught due to CCTV footage and the fact they are local cars.
There were 15 reported family violence incidents this week which resulted in five people being charged.
The majority of these have been drug and alcohol related and in quite a few children have been present. It is never a good example that these parents are setting their kids when we have to drag mum or dad away but if people are too ignorant to heed the warning when it comes to drink and drugs and then do stupid stuff we will be quite happy to lock them up.
Juvenile disorder has been high lately, which includes kids as young as 12 up to 18. The majority have not been committing crime as such but have been doing stupid things such as running through private properties, mucking around at the back of shops, and being loud and abusive.
If we catch juveniles doing stuff they shouldn’t be we will grab them off the street and they will end up in the cells or taken home to their parents.
The message here is they really need to be acting normal and not carrying on. Be respectful of others and don’t cause trouble.
There was one attempted burglary around the back of Impact Photographics but thankfully they did not manage to get in.
Three drink drivers were stopped. One was just over the new limit, one just over the old limit, and the other two times over the limit.
All had been drinking at private addresses rather than pubs and then thought it was okay to drive.
There has been lots of traffic over the From December 1 2014 the alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 years and over lowered from 400 micrograms per litre of breath (mcg) of alcohol per litre of breath to 250mcg. The blood alcohol limit lowered from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (0.08), to 50mg (0.05).
holiday period. After an hour at a police checkpoint 10 to 12 tickets were issued for breaches such as not wearing seatbelts and learner drivers driving unaccompanied.
Tokoroa has seen a mixed week of crime.