Tuesday, 02 June 2020


Whitianga Police Report for the period 26 January to 2 February 2015

Whitianga Police Report for the period 26 January to 2 February 2015


Last week we had a report of a local man having his dog stolen by a man pretending to be a dog-ranger, similar to incidents that were reported in other areas recently.

Our enquiries so far suggest that a dog wasn't stolen from Whitianga, that in fact a woman was telling a friend to take care of their dogs due to what she had read in the paper concerning other areas. This warming then having been repeated a number of times was mistakenly believed to be that a theft had occurred in Whitianga.

All council bylaws enforcement staff, including dog control officers have identity cards and Police advice is that if you are in doubt about any official please ask them to produce identification.      


29th - 1 x 17yr old local man for Dangerous Driving, Failing to Stop and Driving Whilst Forbidden.


Two domestic incidents attended last week.

On the 28th a woman and her young son were involved in a domestic incident at a SH25 Whitianga address and our enquiries are still continuing, while on the 1st a man assaulted his sister at a School Road address and he also damaged a vehicle parked outside and he will be summoned to court for his actions.

On the 30th a 14yr old girl was walking along Lee Street and she was approached by an adult man who made an inappropriate suggestion to her.

The girl has run from the area and alerted her parents who contacted Police.

Anyone with information relating to this man is asked to contact Police.  

A man who decided to go for a quick swim off Buffalo Beach at about 1.50am on the 2nd returned to shore to find his wallet and cell phone had been stolen.


Three drunk drivers were apprehended this week.

30th - a 21yr old Coromandel man who recorded a result of 506/250.

        - a 39yr old Australian man who requested a blood sample to be taken.

31st - a 18yr old local woman who recorded a result of 78/0

A crash occurred on SH25 near Boat Harbour road when the driver lost control of his vehicle on a moderate bend and crashed into a ditch.

We also had three minor crashes on The 309 Road on Saturday which were a result of poor driving during wet weather. 


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