Of­fi­cers catch a real tosser af­ter pur­suit

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Two Mo­erewa men, aged 26 and 18, were ar­rested last week af­ter a po­lice chase in which the of­fend­ers threw chain­saws, ham­mers and cloth­ing out of their ve­hi­cle’s win­dows.

The chase be­gan near Kaeo just af­ter 10am on Wed­nes­day when an of­fi­cer at­tempted to pull over a van af­ter re­ports that its oc­cu­pants had been act­ing sus­pi­ciously.

The driver re­fused to stop, lead­ing po­lice on a 30-minute chase along mostly un­sealed Wa­iare and Puketi roads, the pas­sen­ger throw­ing ob­jects in­clud­ing two chain­saws, ham­mers, sundry other tools and items of cloth­ing out a win­dow.

Po­lice set up road spikes at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions but caught the pair when the van spun out and crashed at the in­ter­sec­tion of Puketi Rd and State High­way 1, near Okai­hau.

The ar­rest­ing of­fi­cer, Se­nior Sergeant Pat Davis, con­firmed that items were thrown from the van, “one of more of which may have been a chain­saw.”

At last re­port po­lice were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing where var­i­ous items found in the van and on the road had come from, Se­nior Sergeant Davis say­ing they were fol­low­ing strong leads.

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