Trailer too hot to handle
A trailer that was stolen from The Warehouse car park in Kaitaia last week, and was spotted by police the next day, was returned to the Kaitaia police station on Sunday.
The driver of the vehicle that delivered it wasted no time in unhooking it, a police spokesman said, but was not fast enough to escape attention. A Ngataki man was now about to help police with their inquiry.
The $2800 trailer was unhooked from the vehicle it was attached to on Wednesday, under the gaze of a CCTV camera, and the following day was spotted by a police patrol in the Unahi area. A pursuit ensued, the police following several hundred metres behind because of the driver’s speed and manner of driving as he headed for Waipapakauri Ramp, where headed north on the beach.
The officer was unable to follow and an extensive search for the wanted vehicle within Te Hiku Forest was unsuccessful.
“Someone obviously got the message though, because to the trailer was delivered here on Sunday,” the spokesman added.
The alleged offender, who was to be interviewed tomorrow, would likely face charges including dangerous driving.