Phone thefts on the rise
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.
South Waikato police news.