Monday, May 3
A Coroglen man was arrested for assault after a heated altercation at a Coroglen farm. After a dispute he allegedly drove a tractor aggressively at his work colleagues, endangering them. He will be appearing in court soon.
Tuesday, May 4
A Waihi man was arrested for assault in relation to a historic family harm incident that occurred on April 24 at Waihi Beach. He allegedly punched a female victim in the back of her head. He has been charged and will be appearing in court soon.
A Te Rerenga man was arrested for driving while disqualified at Waiomu. This will be his fourth active charge for the same offence. Checks revealed he was also wanted for breaching his bail conditions in relation to multiple other charges he is currently facing. His vehicle was impounded for 28 days and he will be appearing in court soon.
Wednesday, May 5
A Kopu man was arrested for burglary and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in relation to a historic incident at Orongo on April 24. He and a female co-offender were allegedly armed with a baseball bat and forced entry to a dwelling, demanded money, assaulted a female victim and damaged property. They also allegedly fled the scene in the victim's car which they stole. A search warrant was executed at a Grey St, Hamilton, address on April 28 and the stolen vehicle was recovered. Both offenders have been arrested and charged.
Thursday, May 6
Eastern Police Prevention Team ran a traffic operation between Thames and Waihi targeting drivers operating their cellphones while driving as well as failing to wear their seatbelts. Twelve infringement notices were issued to motorists.
Saturday, May 8
A Manaia man was arrested at Coromandel for a warrant to arrest and assault concerning a historic case that occurred at Otumoetai on June 17, 2020. The man allegedly entered a house and punched the female victim in the face over a perceived debt. They are known to each other. He has been charged and will be appearing in court soon.
A Waihi woman was trespassed from a Montrose Rd property after a heated altercation. She allegedly turned up at the address with a baseball bat and smashed a window.
A tractor rolled on a rural property at Waihi Beach Rd, injuring a Waihi man. Emergency services were called to the scene. The patient was transported to Waikato hospital by helicopter.
Road Policing Message
Between 2015 and 2019 there were 22 road deaths and 73 serious injuries in New Zealand where drivers were operating mobile phones while driving. As a result on April 16 the Ministry of Transport increased the fine for being caught using a mobile phone while driving from $80 to $150. Demerit points of 20 remain the same. Police staff are committed to reducing the road toll and are out on the roads targeting and preventing unsafe behaviour to reduce death and injury.
Report crime online at 105.police.govt.nz - If it's already happened call 105. If it's happening now call 111. For traffic matters call *555 (mobile phone only). To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111. Paeroa, Waihi and Whangamata police station public counters are open business hours and police are working in the area 24/7.