Tuesday, 10 December 2019


Whitianga Police Report for Monday 1 October to Monday 8 October 2018


Two incidents attended last week where previous holders of firearms licences have allowed their licences to expire and then have been apprehended in possession of firearms without licences.

You must be the holder of a firearms licence to legally possess firearms and laziness around re-licensing is a poor excuse.

We continue to have gas bottles targeted in our area. If you see anyone acting suspiciously please contact the police immediately.


3rd - 2 x juvenile offenders (13 years and 15 years) arrested for Unlawfully Taking a motor vehicle.

5th - 1 x 32-year-old local man for Burglary.

6th - 1 x 28-year-old Auckland man for Breaching Bail Conditions.


Five Family Harm incidents attended this week.

On the 5th a separated couple argued at a South Highway address and a second attendance on the 6th resulted in a Breach of Bail arrest.

Also on the 5th a couple argued at a Moewai Road address and contacted the police when things started to get out of hand, while a couple argued about their relationship at a Nicholas Avenue address with alcohol being a factor.

A couple argued at an Arthur Street address on the 5th after a night out and advice was given.

Two large gas bottles were stolen from a Puriri Place address on the 3rd, while on the 4th a Matarangi Drive address was burgled with two suspects apprehended in Auckland attempting to sell some of the stolen property.

On the 2nd a tourist’s handbag was stolen from Hot Water Beach, while on the 3rd an offender was disturbed at a Springbok Avenue address, attempting to steal petrol at 5:00am in the morning.

A small quantity of money was stolen from a Joan Gaskell Drive address on the 4th and also that night alcohol was stolen from a Cook drive address as per the arrest above.

A small hole was found in a front window at a Cook Drive address on the 4th with a slug rifle or similar suspected to have been used to cause the damage, while also that day three offenders aged between 18 years and 21 years were warned for smoking cannabis on Moewai Road.     


No drunk drivers apprehended this week.

Please pull over and let other drivers pass safely if you are enjoying a leisurely driver around the Coromandel.                                                


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