CRIME BRIEFS

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■ On the night of the Septem­ber 30 a farm wool­shed was bur­gled in the O¯ makere area. Of­fend­ers have stolen two Heininger shear­ing ma­chines val­ued at $1800 each, the lat­est in a string of bur­glar­ies for this farmer. He had taken ex­tra se­cu­rity pre­cau­tions. This of­fender is prob­a­bly em­ployed in the shear­ing in­dus­try. In­for­ma­tion lead­ing to his iden­tity and the stolen ma­chines would be grate­fully re­ceived.

■ A car was taken from out­side the Leop­ard Ho­tel and re­cov­ered at Wal­lace Rd. Items had been stolen.

■ A garage at a Fran­cis Drake Street ad­dress was bur­gled and power tools stolen along with per­sonal items in a satchel. The tools were lat­er­found hid­den in shrubs at a school. Po­lice are fol­low­ing leads.

■ At 12.30 am on Oc­to­ber 2 a po­lice pa­trol stopped a ve­hi­cle on State high­way 2 in Waipuku­rau. The male driver gave the of­fi­cer a false name. Thanks to tech­nol­ogy, his cor­rect iden­tity was es­tab­lished, and he had a pa­role re­call war­rant. The driver sped away lead­ing of­fi­cers in a pur­suit which was soon called off due to his dan­ger­ous driv­ing. Two Waipuku­rau units were joined by units from Dan­nevirke and Hast­ings. The ve­hi­cle was dis­cov­ered by a Hawke’s Bay dog han­dler parked near Waipawa. The of­fender rammed the dog han­dler’s ve­hi­cle and sped off to­ward Hast­ings be­fore be­ing stopped by road spikes. He was ar­rested try­ing to run from the ve­hi­cle. Po­lice found a large hunt­ing knife and drug para­pher­na­lia.

He is in cus­tody and faces seven charges.

■ On Septem­ber 29 a fe­male driver was stopped on Ru­atani­wha Street,Waipuku­rau, and had a read­ing of 909 mi­cro­grams of al­co­hol per litre of breath. Her li­cence was im­me­di­ately sus­pended and she faces a fine and fur­ther dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

■ Call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111

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