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Police Report.

By Constable Michael Carter, Whitianga Police

Monday, 3 July to Sunday, 9 July.


Between the Monday, 3 July and Wednesday, 5 July, a trailer had its wheels stolen while parked up at the Robinson Road boat ramp.

Wednesday, 5 July, a group of males entered The Warehouse where one of them stole a pair of gumboots. He has subsequently been charged and will appear in court at a later date.

Thursday, 6 July, an Aggravated Robbery occurred at one of our local playgrounds during the evening. This matter is still being investigated with witnesses and suspects.

Friday, 7 July, a report was made regarding a vehicle being damaged while parked overnight on The Esplanade.

Everyone is advised that if you are leaving your vehicle unattended overnight, to ensure that nothing valuable is left inside the vehicle. Even better, if you can, have a sober driver take it home for you.

If anyone sees anything suspicious, please ring 111 at the time. If it’s historic, please ring 105.


Nil arrests made this week.


Monday, 3 July a Family Harm incident occurred at a Buffalo Beach Road address. A heated argument between mother and daughter, which required one to be removed from the address so that they could both calm down.

Wednesday, 5 July, a Family Harm matter was reported as occurring at a Whitby Ave address. Police spoke with all parties involved and a resolution was reached.

Also, on Wednesday, 5 July, verbal argument between a couple occurred within a vehicle on Kupe Drive. Both parties were located and spoken to by police.


Tuesday, 4 July, a singe vehicle collision occurred on Wharekaho-Kuaotunu Road where the driver fell asleep and veered off the road. He was subsequently issued with a written warning for his actions.

People are reminded, if you are driving long distances, stop and rest. If you are feeling tired whilst driving, definitely stop and rest, as we police don’t want to come to a serious vehicle collision that you may be involved in.

Drive Safe and make it home.


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