Police joined the annual Emergency Services Food Drive last night collecting for the local foodbank. Hopefully this will make a difference to those less fortunate this Christmas, said Sergeant Steve Hindmarsh.
Disqualified driver snapped
On Monday Constable Bruce Morrisey arrested an 18-year-old Katikati male for driving while disqualified after CCTV footage captured him in the grounds of Katikati College, where a dumpster was set alight.
The small fire in the rubbish was put out by other concerned students. Further investigations are continuing. This incident happened during the weekend.
Sports club break-in
Overnight on Saturday the Kahia Sports Club on Rereatukahia Road was broken into and about $400 worth of spirits stolen.
A pensioner residing at the Heron Crescent flats has reported that between 11am and midday on November 30 someone has entered his open flat and taken a significant amount of cash from his wallet while he was sitting outside the front of his unit. Sergeant Hindmarsh said this is a mean-spirited crime to say the least when a pensioner is targeted in this manner.
An address on Kauri Point Road was broken into during daylight hours on November 28.
Keys to a container outside were located and tools were stolen from the container.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious vehicles or people in the area at the time.
Graffiti on den
The Scout Den on Carisbrooke Street has been heavily graffitied between November 29 and 30 with obscene pictures and words with a spray can.
It would appear to be the work of immature offenders.
If anyone knows anything about this please contact us.
Graffiti was also reported on a fence in Rereatukahia Road.
A quantity of NZ money and some American money was found recently in Countdown supermarket.
If you think this is yours and know the amount you lost then call into the Katikati station and see us.