Man on the run ends in arrest
A two-week Bay of Plenty wide crime spree was fuelled by almost $1500 of stolen petrol, court documents have revealed.
The manhunt for the alleged offender, Te Morehu Enoka, 27, prompted police to shut down a South Waikato town before he was apprehended at a Rotorua property at approximately 11pm on Wednesday night.
Enoka, 27, dressed in a blue police boilersuit, appeared at Rotorua District Court via Audio Visual Link on Thursday.
More details have emerged of the 23 charges he faces, the most serious being use of a firearm against a police constable and grievous bodily harm, alleged to have been committed during the aggravated robbery of a Paengaroa Liquor Store in Western Bay of Plenty on May 14.
The alleged crime spree began on April 29 with the theft of $109.50 of petrol from a Rotorua Z Energy.
Over the next 14 days there were a further eight alleged petrol thefts totalling $1444.25, six breakins, the theft of a Ute, failure to stop, driving recklessly, driving while disqualified and the damage of a vehicle by fire.
Enoka’s arrest came after the Te Puke man allegedly drove off from a Tokoroa petrol station on Wednesday without paying.
Nearby Mangakino was in lockdown overnight Wednesday as attempts were made to hunt him down.
The manhunt for alleged offender Te Morehu Enoka prompted police to shut down a South Waikato town.