Driving is pleasing the police
We had 17 family harm incidents for the week. Three of these resulted in arrests in relation to assaults and damage to property.
People need to remember there are local agencies, such as Raukawa, Tokoroa Council of Social Services, and budget advisory, that are available to help out so make contact with them before things get out of hand.
We had four burglaries during the week. The targets in these have been push bikes and small electronic items which are easily carried.
Our investigations led to three youths being arrested for one of these and they are now due to appear in Youth Court in the coming weeks.
Although still disappointing it was good to see that only one drink driver was stopped over the long weekend on Saturday. The local driver blew 535 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 250 mcg.
It is good to see that we have not seen a major rise in motor vehicle accidents lately on roads in the South Waikato area.
We have however still attended a number of accidents. A couple have been serious but thankfully no one has died.
It is surprising to me that we have not seen a major rise in accidents seeing as it is the start of the school holidays and with all the bad weather we have been having lately but it is pleasing to see people are sticking to speed limits and messages about road safety are getting through.
At this time of the year it is all about taking delays into consideration when planning a trip. Leaving at an earlier time can make a big difference.
With the school holidays upon us there are several school holiday programmes in place for kids such as those at the YMCA.
It is just a matter of looking out for opportunities for your children within the community rather than letting them loose to wander the streets and get up to mischief.
Police were called to a crash near Westport on Wednesday night.