Monday, 21 January 2019


Whitianga Police Report for Monday 22nd January to Monday 29th January, 2018

Whitianga Police Report for Monday 22nd January to Monday 29th January, 2018


We have had a pretty busy week with domestic incidents this week with more than 10 couples arguing about their relationships to the extent that police attended.

Most were after the Summer Concert on Sunday night and all these involved excess alcohol consumption, thankfully none involved serious violence.

Most people seemed to enjoy the concert with only three men asked to leave due to intoxication levels.

We have had a couple of instances recently where criminals have advertised “Cheap Fishing Gear” on Facebook for sale that have resulted in the purchase of stolen property or money being paid without items being forwarded.

If it is too good to be true, make thorough enquiries to establish who you are buying from and where they got it.


29th - 1 x 30yr old Tauranga man for Disorderly Behaviour.


On the 22nd an Apple desktop computer and 40” television were stolen from a Hahei Beach Road address, while on the 23rd a 32” television was stolen from a Centennial Drive address.

Also on the 23rd three pairs of shoes were stolen from an Albert street premises and enquiries are continuing in relation to security footage.

On the 24th a Rheem gas califont was stolen from a Tironui Place address, while on the 25th two men stayed at a local camp ground without paying and enquiries in relation to their vehicle are continuing.


No drunk drivers apprehended this week.

Enquiries are continuing in relation to the fatal crash involving a campervan and car at Whenuakite on the 24th, with our sympathy extended to the woman’s family and friends.

Two crashes on The 309 Road last week where inexperienced driver’s lost control on gravel and crashed down steep banks. Thankfully no one was seriously injured, but more care needs to be taken when not used to gravel roads.



Have you made any New Year's resolutions for 2019?

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