Theft from ve­hi­cles on the rise

South Waikato News - - Out & About - SE­NIOR SERGEANT JA­SON HEN­DER­SON Fam­ily vi­o­lence Drink driv­ing

We at­tended 18 fam­ily vi­o­lence in­ci­dents this week which seems to be our new av­er­age.

Four lo­cals were ar­rested for as­saults of var­i­ous de­grees and they will now be ap­pear­ing in court.

There were four bur­glar­ies this week. The items tar­geted ranged from a lawn mower, cash and jew­ellery to cloth­ing and small elec­tronic items.

The ma­jor­ity of things taken have been small and easy to re­move so re­mem­ber if you are go­ing away and have valu­ables in your home make sure you lock them away and don’t leave them in eas­ily lo­cated places.

There were two ve­hi­cles that had items taken from this week. Both were left in­se­cure in town.

At this time of the year we nor­mally start to see a rise in thefts from ve­hi­cles which tend to be out at re­serves and parks, mountain bike tracks, Te Wai­hou Walkway and other lo­ca­tions like that.

If you are out and about and you do see sus­pi­cious look­ing peo­ple at these lo­ca­tions call us im­me­di­ately.

Also re­mem­ber to lock ve­hi­cles and re­move all valu­able items. It is a good idea to leave things like the glove box open to show there is noth­ing valu­able in­side which can save you the trou­ble of hav­ing a smashed win­dow.

We are likely to see more thefts from ve­hi­cles over the com­ing weeks so you have been warned.

No drink driv­ers were stopped in Toko­roa or Pu­taruru this week but one man was, in Ti­rau, on Fri­day.

He was stopped for speed­ing at 8.23am and blew 500 mi­cro­grams per litre of breath.

The mes­sage here is it does not mat­ter what time it is, if you are stopped we will breath test you.

Tip: While it is ad­vised not to drink at all when driv­ing the al­co­hol limit for driv­ers aged 20 and over is 250 mi­cro­grams of al­co­hol per litre of breath (mcg). The blood al­co­hol limit is 50 mil­ligrams of al­co­hol per 100 millil­itres of blood (mg).

The le­gal drink drive limit for driv­ers un­der 20 years of age is zero.


Po­lice are breath test­ing peo­ple at all hours.

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