Mul­ti­ple arrests af­ter se­ri­ous crime

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - SE­NIOR SERGEANT JA­SON HEN­DER­SON Fam­ily harm Drink driv­ing

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.

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