Police caution on school safety
‘‘Koha Road has seen an increase in theft from vehicles.’’
After an incident last week, Police say it is a timely reminder for all parents to make sure they educate their children around road safety.
Crossing the road at a young age can be a risk as young children do not perceive a vehicles speed and have poor judgement on distances.
Parents and caregivers are able to mitigate the risk by parking on the side of the road that their child exits the school.
If parking on the opposite side of the road, getting out of the car and meeting them at the gate. BURGLARIES Two premises in the Taupo CBD were targeted last week for burglaries. In one case, credit cards were removed from a handbag belonging to a staff member.
Staff need to remember to secure their personal items while at work.
Police say that a handbag that is visible can attract those undesirable people who see it as easy pickings for them.
Police have seen a trend in rural burglaries where farm machinery such as quad bikes as well as associated items used on farms have been stolen.
Anyone who sees quad bikes and farm machinery moving in the early hours should contact Police or note the registration of any vehicles.
Police attended 11 Family Harm incidents over the last week. Two of these related to persons breaching their Protection Orders. Alcohol was a factor in the incident.
Police encourage everyone to be sensible around alcohol.
Alcohol plus an emotional and stressful situation can lead to poor decision making and a date with the judiciary. It is important for all to look out for their whanau and friends so they do not get into this position. THEFT FROM CARS The area of Koha Road has seen an increase in theft from vehicles. Make sure that all your cars are locked and if you are able to have them parked in well-lit areas. If you have a secure garage then these should be used. Cars parked in the driveway or side of the road need to have all items removed from view. Removing the temptation from the opportunist thieves. OTHER There were also four reports of theft of motor vehicles and five reports if theft of property.
Taupo Police report.