Crime Line

Crime Line

13 September 2017

What a great dump of snow for the week. It will make for excellent Spring skiing conditions.

...But not for a couple of skiers who decided to abuse / intimidate ski patrol / lift staff at Cardrona and Treble Cone. Both have been trespassed and will be looking for somewhere else to ski next year.

An intoxicated male was arrested for tagging the toilets on Ardmore Street. He thought police were over reacting and he also thought he had the right to walk away. Unfortunately he was wrong on both occasions and will meet up with the Judge in a couple of weeks charged with wilful damage and resisting arrest.

Someone has dropped a cream coloured outdoor cane furniture set off at an address in Totara Terrace, the occupiers said it is a lovely gesture but they have no use for it. If anyone has lost or has any information on where this furniture was meant to be dropped please contact the Wanaka Police, file # 170904/8090.

A rental car crashed into a wall at Oakridge Resort. The driver stated he must have put the vehicle in reverse instead of drive... and as per manufactures specifications when he put his foot on the accelerator it went backwards. 

At about 12.30am on 8th September, three males threw stones at a property on Wilkins Road and pulled several plants out of the garden before running off. They were chased through properties 15, 17 & 19 Wilkin Road but were not located. One of the males had blonde shoulder length hair and was wearing a cap, anyone with information on these males please call Wanaka Police. 

A male was arrested 2 nights in a row and charged with wilful damage, disorderly behaviour and resisting police x 2. Alcohol was a contributing factor on both occasions.

Operation Lift saw several check points conducted over the weekend. Out of the 117 vehicles stopped only 2 people were required to undergo a roadside Breath Screening Test and neither returned a positive result - so well done Wanaka that’s a great result.

Found – 300,000 cubic metres of dirt on Lakeside Road, it is believed to be expensive dirt so Police are keen to reunite it with the owners. 

Have a safe week.