■ A rural property on Pourerere Rd was burgled on Tuesday, June 5 while the owner was away for the day. Offenders have entered through a window and stolen a large flat screen TV, and have also stolen meat from the freezer.
■ On June 2, a ute which had been parked on Mitchell St overnight was broken in to. The vehicle is owned by a local builder and had a lot of expensive equipment in the back under a locked canopy.
Property stolen included a yellow/black De Walt drop saw (S/N: U/K); a bag of hand tools, a Paslode nail gun, a Mikida impact driver and battery drill, socket set, skill saws and grinder, finishing gun and batteries.
This sort of equipment would only be owned by a legitimate builder, so if you know of anyone trying to sell these items or know who has them, please contact local police or call CRIME STOPPERS 0800 555 111.
■ On June 1 a shoplifter stole in excess of $700 worth of items from the Amcal Pharmacy. Fortunately the alleged female offender was caught on camera and has been identified. She is not a local resident and has been on a shoplifting spree from Palmerston North to Napier. She may have to prepare herself for a few months of inconvenient living arrangements.
■ A car that was stolen from Maraenui in Napier on May
30 was stopped by a police patrol in Waipukurau on June 5 and the 31-year-old driver from Flaxmere was arrested.
■ At about 7pm on June 6 a minor vehicle collision occurred at the road works at the intersection with Herbert and Russell Sts. Visibility was poor and the traffic flow was steady for that time of night. Please be extra vigilant around roadworks. Many out-of-town drivers are passing through and are not familiar with the detours in place. This all adds to the confusion, so exercise patience please.