Po­lice cau­tion on school safety

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‘‘Koha Road has seen an in­crease in theft from ve­hi­cles.’’

PO­LICE RE­PORT

ROAD SAFETY

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.

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