Residents help nab a burglar
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.
Police are concerned by the rise in use of synthetic cannabis in Tokoroa.