Monday, 06 July 2020


Whitianga Police Report Monday 23 September to Monday 30 September


There were more Family Harm incidents than usual this week and I again remind everyone that confronting issues when drunk is not recommended.

Have a think about what is causing you stress and plan how to reduce these stresses from your life. We have excellent doctors and mental health services in our community that can offer you support.    

The Whitianga Freemasons have generously supplied Whitianga Police with defibrillators for our patrol vehicles free of charge. The defibrillators are a huge asset to our community and hopefully will be in the right place at the right time if needed to help save someone’s life.             


One arrest this week. On 24 September, a 44-year-old local man for Burglary and Unlawful Interference with a Motor Vehicle.


On Wednesday 25th, a couple with substance abuse issues argued on South Highway over their separation and plans to get their lives back on track - sound advice was given.

A mother and her adult daughter argued at a Heritage Close address on the 26th after a night’s drinking and they called Police when things got out of hand. They were separated for the night to calm down.

On the 27th a couple at a Rabbit Way address argued about their relationship and Police subsequently kept the peace while property was moved out.

A couple and their friend argued after a night’s drinking at a Cook Drive address on the 28th, the situation calmed on Police arrival. Also that night a couple argued at a Kupe Drive address and they separated to consider their relationship.

A mother and her adult daughter argued at a Hannan Road address on the 28th and they separated to allow time to calm down.    


On Saturday 21 September, the owners of a holiday home on Albert Street discovered that someone had been unlawfully on their property, sleeping in their open garage. Meanwhile on the 26th an offender attempted to burgle an Omara Place, Matarangi, address by reaching through the cat door to open a window but ran off when the alarm was activated.

On the 25th two boxes of paperwork and nails were stolen from a building site on The Fairway, Matarangi.

A male smashed a ranch slider and gained entry to an Albert Street, Whitianga, address on the 26th. He searched that address before banging on the neighbouring home and then decamped before Police arrived.


No drunk drivers apprehended this week.


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