Suspicious ute hanging around
— We would like to thank all members of the public who called us on 111 and Crime Stoppers regarding a white ute sneaking around rural properties. Last Friday a white ute was seen going into driveways on Wentworth Valley Rd, and again on farms around O¯ poutere and O¯ nemana over the weekend. Police caught up with the ute and the out of town people in it.
They stated they were looking for scrap metal and old cars to buy for cash.
Please keep an eye out for this sort of behaviour in the future and call us on 111. All were told to contact farmers or customers beforehand, also advice was given to stay away from Whangamata¯ . Let’s hope they take it and push off.