Res­i­dents help nab a bur­glar

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - SE­NIOR SERGEANT JA­SON HEN­DER­SON Fam­ily harm Syn­thetic cannabis

There were 18 fam­ily harm in­ci­dents this week, four of which re­sulted in ar­rest. Three of th­ese were for as­saults and one for wil­ful prop­erty dam­age.

A con­cern at the mo­ment is the use of syn­thetic cannabis. It has been a prob­lem here for a lit­tle while now but it has reared its ugly head yet again. It is a crim­i­nal of­fence to have syn­thetic cannabis so we will be pros­e­cut­ing when we find peo­ple with it.

If peo­ple are find­ing they are hooked on the stuff, which is very ad­dic­tive, they need to seek help to get off it. There are nu­mer­ous or­gan­i­sa­tion in Toko­roa that can help.

We be­lieve most of it is be­ing brought in from out of town but if any­one has any in­for­ma­tion about who is sell­ing or sup­ply­ing we are happy to take that in­for­ma­tion and deal with it. This can be done by call­ing us di­rectly at the sta­tion on 885 0100 or by call­ing the anony­mous Crimestop­pers line on 0800 555 111.

We had one bur­glary for the week and a 46-year-old lo­cal male was ar­rested at the scene af­ter we re­ceived a call from mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

We man­aged to ap­pre­hend him while he was still in the dwelling so we thank the peo­ple in the com­mu­nity for call­ing us early.

We are get­ting a lot of re­ports of ve­hi­cles be­ing lent by own­ers to peo­ple they barely know and then that per­son ei­ther doesn’t re­turn it or doesn’t have a driv­ers li­cence so it ends up get­ting im­pounded which re­sults in them then com­ing to cry­ing fowl that they have lost their car.

Be aware to check who you are giv­ing your ve­hi­cle to and sight li­cences and that they are cur­rent, clearly state what the ve­hi­cle can be used for, and state a cer­tain time when it is to be back.

It is not the job of the po­lice to be go run­ning around get­ting ve­hi­cles back un­less they are in­ten­tion­ally stolen so use com­mon sense and don’t give your car to some­one that you don’t know very well. It is that sim­ple.

FAIRFAX NZ

Po­lice are con­cerned by the rise in use of syn­thetic cannabis in Toko­roa.

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