Saturday September 8
■ Police conducted an alcohol harm reduction operation in the Eastern Waikato. Two off licence premises were found in breach of the Act by selling alcohol to minors, one at Waihi and the other at Waihi Beach. Police and the Liquor Licensing Authority are currently investigating.
■ A 26-year old-Waihi Beach male was arrested for offensive behaviour outside Waihi Beach Hotel. The male was found by police urinating on hotel property within view of others and made no attempt to conceal himself. He refused to desist and was taken into custody.
■ A 27-year-old Whangamata male was arrested for refusing to accompany a police officer for an evidential breath test. The male was stopped after being reported to police for dangerous driving between Waihi Beach and Waihi. The male refused to co-operate with alcohol breath test procedures and resisted arrest. Back at the police station the male returned a result of 396 mircograms of alcohol placing him over the legal limit of 250. He was forbidden to drive for 12 hours and released on a summons to appear at Court.
■ A Nissan motor vehicle was stolen from Waihi Baptist Church at Kenny Street. The vehicle was found dumped a short distance away at Park Lane. Police are awaiting forensic results and are following up on leads to identify the offender.