Get help early
This past week the police dealt with numerous domestic incidents, however they say it is not necessarily due to an increase in cases but that they are seeing the result of their proactive approach in encouraging people to report it.
Last Tuesday a mother and daughter got physical when a fight over the daughter wanting to leave home turned serious. There were no serious injuries.
On Friday a man smashed the microwave and put a spade through the front window of his car following an argument with his partner, which started when he refused to drive her somewhere.
The police arrested a Stratford male on Saturday after he hit his partner when she walked away from an argument on Friday .
The police were called to an Eltham home on Saturday when an argument between two ex-partners still living in the same house turned serious. Alcohol was allegedly a factor.
The man was served a five-day safety order to stay away from his ex-partner.
The police issued a five-day safety order to a male living on Mohakau Rd after he pushed his partner around last Wednesday.
Police urge residents to report domestic incidents when they happen and not to wait until things escalate into physical violence.
Meanwhile, the police returned a mother and her daughter to their home after they were found drunk on Page St in Stratford drunk last Monday night.
A thief helped himself to some bread, meat and plate from the fridge of a house on Orlando Street in Stratford last Monday night. The person allegedly gained entry through an unlocked door in the early hours of the morning.
A 17-year-old assaulted a family member last Tuesday evening after he was refused money to buy synthetic cannabis. The Stratford teenager allegedly uses a packet a day and got aggressive when he ran out and was told he would not be given money to buy more.
Expensive diving gear worth around $2000 was stolen from the back deck of a house on Toko Rd. The gear was apparently left on the deck overnight and was gone on the Friday morning.
A thief stole $200 cash, a debit card, tobacco and GPS device from a car parked in front of the Avon Medical Centre on Friday after smashing the driver's door window. The incident was between 2.30 and 3.15pm and police ask people who saw anything suspicious to please contact them.
The police on Friday night received reports on a male driver doing wheelies across town. On investigating they found the vehicle apparently abandoned on Achilles St, and towed it. The driver saw his car go by on the back of the tow truck and followed it to the police station to ask why his vehicle had been towed.
Police say they told him and then also charged him with loss of traction.
Youths throw stones
The Stratford police investigated eight youths throwing stones at a man and his two daughters, who were playing tennis at the TET courts on Friday.
The man allegedly told the youths to stop using offensive language, whereupon they started swearing at them and throwing stones.
The three were not injured.