Our week in review

Here’s how last week looked for police in Te Awamutu…

Ryan Fleming

Monday – We attended a family harm incident, a threatening behaviour matter a self-harm incident at a rural location and a missing person was found. Police received a suspicious package from NZ Post containing cannabis. A male with a history of shoplifting was sighted in town and trespassed from several stores. Police attended a breach of protection order incident.

Tuesday – Police attended a family harm incident,  two warrants to arrest were issued by the Te Awamutu District Court, we attended a minor motor vehicle collision,  located  a female driving with excess breath alcohol and a female  was arrested for disorderly behaviour after spitting at police at a family harm incident.  Police attended two other family harm incidents, one of which resulted in an arrest for breaching bail. Police attended a shoplifting matter and conducted a successful operation to locate and arrest a number of people.

Wednesday – Police attended a self-harm incident, a male made threatening remarks and police served a trespass notice on a male for threatening staff. We received a report of a scam and dealt with a threatening behaviour incident.

Thursday – A youth broke a window at a residential address and police attended a minor motor vehicle collision.

Friday – Police staff executed an early morning search warrant in relation to a firearms discharge. We found cannabis during a search for a wanted male, a female had a purse stolen from her pram, police attended a minor motor vehicle collision, a shoplifting incident and a driver was stopped and found to be driving with excess breath alcohol. We attended a fatal vehicle collision and attended three family harm incidents.

Saturday – Police attended a burglary where a ute was taken, a male was stopped and found to be driving with excess breath alcohol.

Rob Pierce

Sunday – Police attended three family harm incidents and a self-harm incident. A sudden death was reported and a male was arrested at family harm incident as a result of a breach of protection order.

For my last word this week I would like pay tribute to Sergeant Rob Pierce who retired after 30 years and 10 months of loyal service to our Police District.

In 2018 he was nominated for Kiwibank’s New Zealander of the year after saving a motorist’s life. Thank you for your service Rob.

The team will never forget you

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