Multiple arrests after serious crime
We have arrested two teenage boys in relation to the armed robbery of Amber Dairy last week and they will be appearing in Youth Court.
The arrests came mainly through our inquiries but we did receive some information from the public which was helpful.
These two teenagers are not linked to the other armed robberies of Lomond Takeaways and Tainui Dairy which we are still asking for more information about. If you have any information please contact us at the station on 885 0100 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
There were 25 reports of family harm which resulted in seven arrests. These were mainly for damaging property which indicates how frustrated these people are in their relationships and with other things.
My advice here is to seek assistance early. There are a number of local services which can help such as TCOSS and Raukawa.
We had four burglaries this week. One took place on a rural property where fuel has been the target and the other two took place in town where there has been damage to property but nothing taken.
The two in town have most likely been carried out by kids and again it comes down to making sure you know where your children are.
It is disappointing when we find out afterwards that people saw something that did not look right but they did not call us. We need these calls because they often result in offenders being caught at the time.
The main concern of the week has to be the shocking number of drink drivers.
Eight were stopped, five of which were on Saturday night, which is incredibly high for here.
These people blew between 388 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath to 1070mcg which is over four times the 250mcg legal limit.
These people, the majority of which were locals coming from private residences, are putting everyone’s lives at risk and need to know that we are out there looking and they will be caught.
Plan your evening before you start drinking and organise alternative transport to get home.