Rise in vehicle break-ins
There were 24 family harm incidents for the week from which there were five arrests for assaults. Most of these were for male assaults female.
There were two burglaries for the week. For one of these a 26 year old Taupo male was arrested and charged for attempting to steal petrol from a rural property close to Tokoroa’s town boundary.
He was also charged for further offences in Taupo.
We had seven vehicles broken into during the early hours of Wednesday morning. All of these took place in the Mannering and Commerce St area.
One vehicle was also stolen but later recovered in Rotorua.
We are unsure of the reasoning behind why so many vehicles were being broken into as nothing of note was taken so whether they were simply looking for a vehicle to steal or for valuable items we just don’t know. All vehicles were secure when they were broken into.
Two local people were processed for drink driving during the week. Both blew extremely high with one blowing over 900 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 250mcg.