Friday, 26 April 2019


Whitianga Police Report for Monday 16 October to Monday 22 October 2018


A lot of boat tote tanks and fishing gear stolen over Labour Weekend throughout the area. Please store valuables as safely as possible to make it harder for thieves to steal your gear. Leaving dive gear and fishing equipment in boats overnight is definitely not recommended at the moment and please let us know if you see anyone acting suspiciously.


Nil arrests this week.


Two Family Harm incidents attended this week.

On the 18th a couple argued about relationship and custody issues at a South Highway address, while also that evening a 12yr old child walked off from a Meadow Drive address after a family argument.  

On the 19th a 32” Samsung smart TV was burgled from a Manuka Place, Matarangi address, while on the 18th two wallets and a cell phone were stolen from a South Highway premise.

A bag and cell phone were stolen from a Harsant Ave, Hahei campsite on the 20th, while two tote tanks and fishing rods were stolen from a Buffalo Beach address that night.

A roller door at a Blacksmith Lane premises was damaged on the 20th with CCTV footage to be viewed, while a battery was stolen from a boat parked at a Meadow Drive address on the 21st. Also on the 21st two boat tote tanks were stolen from a boat parked at a Buffalo Beach address, while on the 22nd two boat tote tanks were stolen from a boat parked at a Centennial Drive address.

Also on the 22nd fishing rods, scuba gear, a chilly bin, life jackets and a fuel tank were stolen from a boat parked at a Cobham Lane address and a handbag and keys were stolen from a Kenwood Drive, Matarangi address. A man was disturbed siphoning petrol from a tractor parked at a Charles Green Drive address on the 22nd, while a 60yr old man was observed stealing $150 dropped at the Kuaotunu store that day and CCTV footage is available.       


1 x 16yr boy crashed at Whenuakite on the 21st and he recorded a result of 701/0.

1 x 65yr old man processed on the 18th and a blood sample requested. 

Please take care and note the new road layout at Albert Street. Traffic approaching town from the southern end of Albert Street now needs to give way to traffic entering from both sides of Campbell Street. Hopefully the changes will make the intersection flow a lot smoother.



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