Stratford Police report: Selective stealing


Selective stealing

A burglar in Eltham carefully cut a hole in a window to gain entry to a house on High Street last Monday. However, the only items taken were a few coins and some food from the fridge.

In another incident, around 10kg of copper piping was stolen from underneath a business in Eltham's High Street.

Facebook threat

The police were called after a Ngaere woman was threatened on her Facebook page. Police say they are keeping a watchful eye on the situation.

Police are also investigating a domestic incident in Stratford last Monday following an argument between parents and their son, with the son punching some holes in the walls. No one was injured.

Hit and run

A man accosted a 16-year-old Stratford male on Regan Street on Wednesday. The man, described as young, tall and blonde, allegedly drove up to the teenager, exited his dark blue hatchback sedan and punched the teen in the head. He then drove away. If you witnessed the incident, police would like to hear from you.

Cannabis bust

A 54-year-old man from Toko was arrested for possession of cannabis and a cannabis pipe when police found a cannabis plant in his yard after wanting to talk to him on another matter.

No getting away

Police arrested a dangerous driver after he had previously evaded them during a pursuit on Regan Street.

They identified the registration and later arrested the 22-year-old for dangerous driving while disqualified and for failing to stop.

Reseal warning

A 68-year-old woman from Kaponga was taken to New Plymouth Base Hospital on Thursday after losing control of her vehicle on a resealed section of Opunake Road. Police say except for some broken bones, she was not seriously injured.

On Monday morning at 3am, a 33-year-old man from Stratford lost control of his vehicle on new seal on Ngaere Road north of Kaponga.

He hit a power pole, but suffered only minor injuries and with minor damage to his vehicle.

The police ask that drivers be vigilant around roadworks and adhere to the speed limit.

- Stratford Press

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