TURANGI POLICE REPORT
Tena koutou katoa. We had eight burglaries and eight family harm incidents reported last week.
A 43-year-old local man has been charged with three counts of burglary in relation to some of the break-ins at Jellicoe Point I mentioned last week. His arrest came after a search warrant was executed in Taupo¯, and ongoing enquiries are being made in relation to materials found at the address.
A couple of our burglaries last week were rural and one was a stolen quad bike. It can be difficult trying to reunite people with their stolen property if they don’t keep information, such as serial numbers (or VIN numbers for vehicles) of their valuables. Make the effort to properly record serial numbers of valuable things so we can match them to their owners when found.
I also want to push for more community vigilance. Some thefts and burglaries can be avoided by people taking more interest in what’s happening around them. If you see anything suspicious, take a note or description, talk to your neighbour and check out noises like the dog barking or glass breaking. Call us immediately if you see someone who shouldn’t be in your area or looks suspicious.
I encourage residents of Taupahi Rd and Motuoapa especially as recent crime shows someone is targeting these areas.
Have a good week, Te Reipa.