Tuesday, 02 June 2020


Whitianga Police Report for Monday 4 February to Monday 11 February 2019

The crimes listed in Occurrences” below highlight that offenders are in our community and will steal anything of value that they can get their hands on.

From family homes, businesses, vehicles or honesty boxes, these criminals think that it is OK to help themselves to our stuff.
Please make it as hard as possible for thieves to steal your property and report any suspicious behaviour to the Police.
If you are buying second hand property consider where the person selling it has got it from and please advise the Police it you think it may be stolen property.

1 x 42-year-old Hamilton man for Receiving Stolen Property.

Three Family Harm incidents attended this week.
On the 6th a young girl argued with her grandparents at a Peebles Lane address and enquiries are continuing in relation to assault and property damage allegations.
Two incidents occurred on the 10th ,the first involved and couple arguing about their relationship with direct advice given regarding separation, while the second involved a father and his adult son arguing after consuming too much alcohol.
On the 4th a garden shed at a Ake Ake Avenue, Matarangi address was broken into with a BBQ, Mountain bike, surfboard and two boogie boards stolen, while also that day a Toyota Hilux was unlawfully taken and later located at a Hamilton address as per the Receiving Stolen Property arrest above.
Registration plates were stolen from a vehicle parked on Joan Gaskell Drive on the 5th, while on the 8th a wrought iron seat and hose were stolen from the Whitianga Bike Park.
A white Hyundai Sante Fe vehicle was unlawfully taken from Matapaua Bay Road, Opito Bay on the 6th with the registration plates later discovered at a Hauraki Plains address.
Also on the 8th an honesty box was broken into at a Lees Road address and two jackets and a day pack were stolen from a garage at a Black Jack Road, Opito Bay address.
Two bags were stolen fom Wharekaho Beach on the 8th while the owners enjoyed a short walk.
On the 9th a Handyman Pro trailer was stolen from a Lees Road, Hahei address, while on the 10th speakers were stolen from a Joan Gaskell Drive premises and enquiries are continuing in relation to security footage provided.  

One drunk driver apprehended this week:
10th - 1 x 59-year-old local man 780/250.
On the 5th a woman crashed at the intersection of SH25 and Joan Gaskell Drive and enquiries are continuing in relation to cause.

Police report provided by: Sergeant Andrew Morrison


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