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Police Report

By Constable Michael Carter, Whitianga Police.

Monday, 28 August to Sunday, 3 September 2023


Monday, 28 August a vehicle parked up for sale was interfered with; had parts removed without the owner’s consent.

Also, on 28 August, threats were left via voice message on a person’s phone. A suspect will be spoken to regarding this.

Tuesday, 29 August, threats were made between neighbours at a Coroglen address. Both parties have been spoken to.

Wednesday, 30 August, local female has shoplifted from Countdown. She will be spoken to regarding this matter.

Thursday, 1 September, a report was made to police regarding the fraudulent use of a credit card. Everyone is reminded not to hand their card details to persons over the phone or internet as you may be being scammed.

Sunday, 3 September, suspicious behaviour has occurred at a Vanita Drive address where an unknown male has entered the property without the owner’s consent.

Some political signboards have been damaged recently. Please don’t vandalise them as it is an offence, and carries a lengthy term of imprisonment.


No arrests this week


Monday, 28 August, a heated argument occurred between family members at a Buffalo Beach Road address. The parties were spoken to, and advice given.

Tuesday, 29 August, a Family Harm incident occurred at a Seascape Ave address. The intoxicated male was served a Police Safety Order and removed from the address.

Friday, 1 September, a Family Harm incident occurred at a Park Lane address. The female was quite intoxicated and was spoken to the following morning regarding her behaviour.

Also Friday, an argument occurred at an Albert Street address over personal issues. Both were spoken to by police and advice given.


Wednesday, 30 August, a single vehicle collision occurred on Tairua Whitianga Road where the driver fell asleep at the wheel. If you are feeling tired, pull over and rest. It’s better for you to get there safely rather than not at all.

Several tickets have been issued this past week for speed and seatbelts.

Please slow down to the applicable speed limits, and always wear your seatbelts.

With Daylight Savings fast approaching, drivers are reminded to be cautious while travelling around as children will be out and about later.

Please be safe and have fun out there.

Police are focusing on Restraints, Impairment, Distractions (Phones etc) and Speed over the next few months.


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