Phone thefts on the rise

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

We had four bur­glar­ies for the week. There was no real pat­tern here as they were all over the place and dif­fer­ent things were tar­geted.

There were 14 fam­ily harm in­ci­dents. It is good to see num­bers are down as it has been quite high in re­cent weeks.

Four ar­rests were made for a range of of­fences, rang­ing from prop­erty dam­age, threats and as­saults.

We are see­ing lots of cell­phones be­ing stolen from schools, in­clud­ing pri­mary and sec­ondary schools. The mes­sage is to make sure phones are se­cure and don’t leave them unat­tended. A lot of phones are locked which means they can’t be used but make sure these fea­tures are ac­ti­vated. iphones and smart­phones have track­ing fea­tures which is the best way of get­ting them back. Schools have been tar­geted but the same mes­sages ap­plies to work and homes as cell­phones are easy tar­gets.

We have had two fa­tal car crashes in the area in one week.

These sorts of ac­ci­dents be­come more com­mon as weather con­di­tions change and at this time of the year they change quickly so watch your fol­low­ing dis­tances and be pre­pared for any­thing. Re­mem­ber to also take breaks and al­ways wear your seat­belt.

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