Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Whitianga Police Report for Monday 30th April to Monday 7th May, 2018


There were two more burglaries this week. The support that was offered by members of the community who installed cameras and are keeping watch to help catch this thief was appreciated by police. 

Forensic evidence has been located and forwarded for analysis in relation to these burglaries which will hopefully identify the offender.

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


5th May – 1 x 51yr old local man for trespassing.


Two family harm incidents were attended this week.

On the 1st May, a work vehicle was taken by the victim’s relative from a The Esplanade address and later recovered at Ferry Landing. Enquiries are continuing.

While on the 2nd May, a couple at a White Street address contacted police when things got out of hand and direct advice was given.

On the 1st May, fishing gear and other items were stolen from a garden shed and boat at a Scott Drive, Cooks Beach address, while on the 3rd May, a trailer was unlawfully taken from a Centennial Drive address.

Offenders appear to have stayed overnight at a Wharekaho Crescent holiday home on the night of the 4th May and stolen alcohol from the address.

On the 5th May, a fence was damaged at a Mill Creek Road address and enquiries are continuing, while also on the 5th May, a woman was located stealing from a Lee Street shop and was dealt with by way of alternative action.


No drunk drivers were apprehended this week.

Please drive to the conditions and stay safe on the roads.



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