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