Stratford police report: Caught redhanded

Caught redhanded

A shouting match between a man and woman at a Toko home on Sunday landed the man in hot water after police discovered eight cannabis plants on the property together with allegedly stolen firearms and methamphetamine utensils.

More petrol stolen

Another farm's petrol tank has been raided, targeted twice within a week. The tank's padlock was removed and 120 litres stolen overnight last Monday from the farm on Hastings Road, and another 120 litres stolen overnight Thursday.

More long fingers

A black and pink MGP scooter was stolen last Monday from the front yard of a house on Swansea Rd, Stratford.

A burglary at a Ngaere farmhouse on Friday was nipped in the bud after the would-be thief was disturbed by the residents returning. They heard the offender fleeing through the back door, apparently empty-handed.

A 42-inch television was stolen from an Eltham home overnight Friday, together with a "substantial" amount of alcohol, say police.

A car stereo and orange-and-white Stihl chainsaw was stolen from a locked car on Portia St overnight last Tuesday.

Multiple collisions

A 56-year-old Stratford woman was taken to hospital last Thursday morning after, blinded by sunlight, she cycled into a parked car on Regan St.

A Stratford woman was taken to hospital last Wednesday with light injuries after a crash on the Cardiff Road/Opunake Road intersection. She allegedly failed to give way, pulling out in front of a man who tried to avoid crashing into her. He was unhurt.

An 89-year-old woman's driver's licence will be reviewed after she allegedly failed to stop for an uncoming vehicle when turning into Celia Street Friday morning. None of the drivers were injured.

A 20-year-old man crashed into a fence on Warrick Road after losing control of his vehicle. He was unhurt.

Several charges

A 34-year-old man racked up the charges after catching the eye of police last Thursday. He was charged with driving while disqualified, sustained loss of traction, failing to stop and drink driving, blowing 878mcg.

Ticket warning

Police warn that apparent private parking areas are not necessarily ticket-free zones. After receiving complaints from a business in Stratford of cars without registration and warrants of fitness being left in its parking area, police say if a parking area is open to the community it is considered a public area and the vehicle owners can be ticketed.

- Stratford Press

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