Theft from vehicles on the rise
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.