A busy week for police

Ryan Fleming on Fieldays 2023 duties.

Apologies for my absence over last two weeks, I had Fieldays duties and then took a break. Here’s how last week looked for Te Awamutu police…

Monday – Police attended a burglary where a vehicle was stolen, Another stolen vehicle was found by police prior to it being reported stolen, a male attempted to siphon fuel from a vehicle in a driveway. A male abused a worker at a local shop. There was shoplifting at The Warehouse, a burglary at a commercial premises where an offender was been identified, five family harm events and attempted unlawful taking of a vehicle.

Tuesday – Two attempted unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, a family harm event, tagging in Kihikihi, a burglary at an address in Te Awamutu.

Wednesday – A vehicle stolen in Te Awamutu was recovered after being used in a ram raid. Two other stolen vehicles recovered, Police attended a family harm incident and a disorder/trespass issue where a male entered a shop ranting and abused to staff. He has been identified. The same male then went to another shop where there was a similar incident there. Police also attended an incident in Pirongia where a vehicle was taken and also attended a family harm event.

Thursday – Police attended a family harm event where threats were made to self-harm. Police were involved after a report of a missing person in Cambridge and assisted in Ōtorohanga with an arrest where staff were assaulted. A male in this incident has been charged with a raft of offences.

Friday – A male breached bail by riding his quad bike on a road, A male threatened a retailer after his card was lost and used in the store by an unknown person. We follow up a theft from a motor vehicle incident in Te Awamutu and attended a motor vehicle collision and a family harm.

Saturday – A male was arrested for shoplifting and warrants to arrest. There were two family harm incidents.  A male was arrested for threatening behaviour at a family harm incident where he threatened family members with a knife, an axe and a chainsaw. Police also attended a violent assault that resulted in the victim being taken to hospital. Police also stopped a male who was driving with excess breath alcohol.

Sunday – A male made a suspicious approach to a female walking home, there were two family harm issues reported, one of which has resulted in a referral to Oranga Tamariki and an assault on a retailer.

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