Home invasion arrest
A 24-year-old woman has been arrested following a violent home invasion which left a 92-year-old Kawakawa widow in hospital. Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston said police had a pleasing response from the public. The arrested woman was to appear in the Kaikohe District Court today on charges of aggravated burglary and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. She also faces six additional burglary charges in relation to other incidents. Police have strong lines of inquiry on the second female involved in the January 9 home invasion. The “extremely shaken” victim was discharged from hospital on January 10 and is being looked after by family members.