Thursday, 22 August 2019


Whitianga Police Report for the period 2 February to 9 February

Whitianga Police Report for the period 2 February to 9 February


A fine Waitangi Weekend and the Leadfoot Festival brought a lot of people into town over the weekend, with most here to enjoy themselves and very well behaved.

There were no reports of crashes on the main roads in and out of town and thankfully everyone left the racing to the professionals on the track.

There were, however, a number of disorder offences committed that are of concern and we would like your help to put a stop to them.

A couple of windows smashed on Buffalo Beach Road and Albert Street and graffiti on Buffalo Beach Road and South Highway were committed by people who need to have a good look at themselves and irrespective of their age they need to do a bit of growing up.

I am looking forward to the Auckland Rugby League Nines which are going to be held at the Mercury Bay Rugby Club grounds on 27 and 28 February with the opportunity to watch some quality rugby league players in action.

There will also be the opportunity to have a close-up look at a couple of the trophies won by our national men's and women's Rugby League Teams last year, including the Four Nations Trophy.


No arrests this week.


One domestic incident attended this week on the 9th where a man assaulted his  partner at a South Highway address and our enquiries are continuing.

The Rugby Club changing room door was kicked open on the night of the 5th.

Then on the 7th a local Bakery was burgled with the cash register targeted.

A Nissan Pulsar car was Unlawfully Taken from Campbell Street between the 7th and 9th and anyone with information concerning any of this offending is asked to contact the Police.


No drunk drivers were apprehended this week.

There was a crash on Albert Street on the 3rd which involved a woman pulling out of a car park and crashing into another parked vehicle.

A lot of embarrassment, but no one was injured as a result of this crash.



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