Number of arrests made as police crack down on burglaries

Police executed 20 search warrants in Taranaki, Whanganui and the Manawatu this week. Photo / File
Police executed 20 search warrants in Taranaki, Whanganui and the Manawatu this week. Photo / File

A number of stolen items including furniture and household electronics have been found following several search warrants executed in the lower and central North Island.

A number of arrests were made following 20 search warrants executed by police in Taranaki, Whanganui and the Manawatu this week.

Police said there were a number of items found in these properties, including furniture and household electronics, which would be returned to owners.

Burglaries had a harmful impact on communities.

They're invasive and could make people feel vulnerable, police said. Officers would like to thank local communities for providing vital information which helped lead to the searches.

Information can be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police said victims stood a better chance of having recovered stolen goods returned to them if serial numbers from products are lodged on the SNAP website.

All of those arrested would be going through the court system.

Taranaki:
• Four search warrants were executed on Tuesday 26 July.

Hawera
• Two search warrants.

Eltham
• One search warrant.

New Plymouth
• One search warrant.

• A total of eight arrests were made and a range of charges have been laid in relation, burglary, theft, breach of bail and possession of cannabis for supply.

• Whanganui
• Six search warrants were carried out on Wednesday 27 July.

• A total of four arrests were made and a range of charges have been laid in connection with drug related offences.

• Additionally, five people were taken into custody in relation to outstanding warrants to arrest.

Manawatu
• Ten search warrants were carried out on Thursday 28 July.

• They were conducted in Dannevirke, Palmerston North and Levin.

• Six people were arrested and charged with a variety of offences, including burglary, theft, unlawful possession of a firearm, and the cultivation of cannabis.

- NZ Herald

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