Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Whitianga Police Report for Monday 26th March to Monday 2nd April, 2018


There were seven reported burglaries over this period and while an increase from the last week, targets seem to be on boats and tote containers once again. Locations were varied and while some of the reports happened in the last week the offences actually occurred before this. I would anticipate with the long weekend there may be some late reporting of incidents over the weekend. Again this raised the issue each of us being mindful of security.


No arrests this week.


One minor verbal domestic attended although no further action needed to be taken once police attended.

Seven burglaries – Matarangi Drive, Springbok Avenune (2), Logans Lane, Mermaid Place, Aquila Drive, Protea Crescent. Unfortunately at this lime no further lines of enquiries were identified – fingerprints etc.

Significant numbers of items reported lost over the week.


A high volume of traffic towards the end of the week due to the long weekend. Issues raised surrounding the change of daylight savings and risks associated with cyclists being caught out next week without lights – particularly the youths (it will be darker in the early evening). Remember please if you see anything please don’t hesitate to call *555.



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