One week, 110 crimes
Police report October 30 - November 6
Burglaries: This week the team have recorded 110 offences, eight of which have been burglaries.
Five residential Burglaries: Wheretia Street The offender has walked into the house and removed a bucket of gardening tools from inside the door. Taharepa Road – CCTV Camera stolen. Two reports on Pihanga Street - 1. Offender removed a television from the address. Offender located, arrested and charged. The television was recovered. 2. The victim has returned home and noticed the rear lounge window smashed. The window is believed to be the entry point into the property. The exit point is possibly through the carport - front door was still locked.
Rainbow Drive – Garage entered and the wall between the garage and sleep out had been smashed.
Three commercial burglaries: Rangatira Street - Scene is a camping ground that has a mix of cabins, areas for campervans and camp sites. A barbed wire fence along the roadside has been cut and the tin shed nearby has had its latch cut but nothing disturbed.
Ferry Road – Bowling club has been broken into and two drill sets have been taken.
Centennial Drive - The offenders have lifted the front gate off its hinges and at the second gate the fence has been cut to lift the gate up.
Family Violence Incidents: We have attended 12 incidents over this time period. We encourage people to keep reporting these incidents so that we can assist our families who are finding it tough at the moment.
Three Theft of Motor Vehicles: If you have any information that will enable these vehicles to be returned to their owners, please call us: 1. 2013 Red homebuilt Trailer Registration W237W taken from Taharepa Road.
Two Theft Ex Cars: Many of the reports we see are opportunists targeting unlocked vehicles. If you see a vehicle or person out of place then give us a bell on 111 so that one of the team can pop by and check it out.
Theft of Property: We have seen a rise in number of thefts being committed in the Taupo¯ Area. We will be doing further work around these thefts to identify trends, suspects but also opportunities to prevent such thefts.
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