Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Whitianga Police Report for Monday 23rd April to Monday 30th April, 2018


There have been series of thefts this past week of boating tanks and equipment. 

"Petrol prices have increased and it is getting pretty expensive, but stealing tote tanks from people's boats and costing them hundreds of dollars to replace them and their petrol is not the solution", says Sergeant Andrew Morrison. 

"The offender is kidding himself if he thinks that the people he is stealing from can all afford replacements without hardship.

"Whitianga has a pretty positive fishing scene and I’m am hoping that between us we can identify this offender and put a stop to these thefts in our community," he says.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously please note there description and vehicle registration if possible and call “111” to let advise police.


No arrests this week.


No family harm incidents attended this week.

On 23rd April a man in his 50s, scruffy looking and driving a blue ute, possibly with a canopy, followed two teenage girls along Kupe Drive.  "We would like to identify this person", says Sergeant Morrison.

Also that day tenants reported verbal abuse from the apartment complex manager at an Albert Street property and sound advice was given.

On the 27th an iPad was stolen from a residential property at a Robinson Road address.

In the early hours of the 29th tote tanks and fishing gear were stolen from boats at residential properties in Owen Street, Wharekaho Crescent, Cook Drive, Haddon Crescent and also attempted to be stolen from Harbour Lights Terrace.


No drunk drivers apprehended this week.

"There is no problem with driving slowly and enjoying the amazing scenery throughout the Coromandel Peninsula, but if other drivers are trying to get past you please pull over so that they can do so safely", says Sergeant Morrison. 



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