Crime doesn’t stop in par­adise

Coastal News - - News -

It never seems to slow down in par­adise.

Po­lice have been kept very busy with nasty gang prob­lems, fam­ily harm and or­gan­ised crime.

Crimestop­pers has been go­ing flat out with info on these. Keep it up as a com­mu­nity and we will get rid of all these un­wanted crit­ters.

Dis­or­der

Po­lice were called to a dis­or­der in­ci­dent on Port Rd, Sun­day that led them to search a ve­hi­cle and dwelling, lead­ing to the dis­cov­ery of drugs, drug para­pher­na­lia and a re­stricted weapon.

As a re­sult a male has been charged and will ap­pear in the Waihi Dis­trict Court for this of­fend­ing.

Drugs

The surge of metham­phetamine and cannabis is again putting our com­mu­nity at risk. For all those with kids, do we re­ally need to ex­pose them to this harm?

Po­lice are ready to swing the ham­mer on all drug deal­ers, in­clud­ing all the so­called hor­ti­cul­tur­ists, so wave to the chop­per this sum­mer.

Drugs are a plague on our town, tear­ing fam­i­lies apart and de­stroy­ing lo­cals lives. The peo­ple deal­ing to our lo­cals are mo­ti­vated by greed and self­ish­ness, car­ing noth­ing for the pain and suf­fer­ing they cause.

If you have prob­lems or use drugs, es­pe­cially meth, you may think you’re in con­trol. But it will own you and even­tu­ally ruin you and hurt your loved ones. I have per­son­ally seen this grad­ual de­struc­tion in close friends, and hun­dreds of sad peo­ple I have met in my job. Please seek help. You are be­ing used to make self­ish scum rich.

Whanga­matā Po­lice ask that as a com­mu­nity we work to­gether to drive the deal­ers out. If you have any in­for­ma­tion please call Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111, or Po­lice on 111. Thank you — Sgt Beisly

Cy­clists

Wear hel­mets please. Po­lice have dished out too many warn­ing and in­fringe­ments lately, and head­ing into sum­mer will be crack­ing down on it, plus we have had a num­ber of com­plaints of cy­clists us­ing the foot­path in town.

Please be con­sid­er­ate of oth­ers and stick to the roads.

Shop­keep­ers

Please watch out for high­vol­ume dis­hon­esty crime.

Po­lice re­cently ar­rested a lit­tle thief who started in Whi­tianga and was busted in Whanga­matā.

Roll on the good weather.

Sgt Lara Beisly

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