The following incidents were reported to Rotorua police during the past few days.

Three teenagers have been referred to the Rotorua police's youth aid section after a hotel, motel and commercial premises on Fenton St were targeted at the weekend.

Rotorua police crime prevention manager Inspector Stu Nightingale said cordons were set up late last night and police dogs were used.

Three teenagers were found in the area and have been linked to theft of alcohol from the hotel and motel and the burglary of a bike premises.

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Police say crime has reduced in the Glenholme suburb during the past week as a result of a group of youth offenders being put into custody.

Mr Nightingale said a teenage girl had also been dealt with by police at the end of last week who has admitted a range of offences, including nine burglaries.

"It just goes to show these youngsters can go on a crime spree when they are not supervised properly by their parents or caregivers."

Inspector Stuart Nightingale
Inspector Stuart Nightingale

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One of the five men featured in the Rotorua Daily Post on Saturday as being wanted by the Rotorua police has handed himself in.

Mr Nightingale said the man went to the police station's front counter on Saturday as a direct result of featuring in the newspaper.

He said the message was if you are wanted by police hand yourself in before your photo appeared in the newspaper.

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Police are appealing for locals in the Pohutukawa Dr and Sequoia Cres areas to be extra vigilant for burglars.

Mr Nightingale said anyone who looked out of place in the area should be treated with suspicion and the police called.

He said two houses on Pohutukawa Dr and one on Sequoia Cres were broken into, leaving one resident in particular devastated to come home and find their possessions gone.

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Locals should be on the lookout for the following cars stolen at the weekend.

A 1997 silver Nissan Primera, registration ABQ732, was taken from a Taharangi St house and a 1995 silver Nissan Cefiro, registration ZQ7477, was taken from Elizabeth St.

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Someone also tried to steal a car from a Hood St property in Ngongotaha.