Coastal News - - Front Page - By Con­sta­ble GREG RESINK Whanga­mata Po­lice

Info sought by po­lice: Po­lice are ap­peal­ing to the pub­lic who may have seen some sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour in re­la­tion to some bur­glar­ies in town on Sun­day night.

Three men at­tempted to steal a mo­tor­bike from an ad­dress on Ajax Rd. The of­fend­ers de­camped and in do­ing so crashed twice into a power pole and parked ve­hi­cle, then made off without the bike.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion on this mat­ter please con­tact us on 111, at the sta­tion or via Crimestop­pers.

Po­lice are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing a bur­glary on Wai­hi­whanga­mata Rd around the same time as men­tioned above.

A 63-year-old Auck­lan­der bo­ogy board­ing with fam­ily got swept out about 300m off shore and could not get back in.

He spent 30 min­utes try­ing to get back in be­fore putting a hand up. An 11-year-old lo­cal lad went to his as­sis­tance and his 13-year-old mate ran the length of beach to raise the surf club alarm. A big thanks to the lo­cal fam­ily who as­sisted in the res­cue of this man, these ac­tions most cer­tainly saved lives.

Brits at the Beach was a hit. It was great to see fam­i­lies en­joy­ing all the fes­tiv­i­ties and the weather was a big plus on the day.

Po­lice were kept busy as usual over the week­end with mi­nor dis­or­der and lo­cal youth out and about.

Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing to put the pres­sure on driver’s li­cence breaches so please make sure all your lit­tle dar­lings have their li­cences up to scratch, as 100 de­merit points = Beat the feet.

By the time you read this I hope Cyclone Gita has passed without any de­struc­tion but please en­sure the hatches are bat­tened down.

No Grow Bro is in full swing so keep an eye out so we can kick drugs out of our town. Call us for any­thing strange around the forestry.

Keep safe. Whanga­mata Po­lice

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