Crime Line

Crime Line

6 December 2017

It’s time to dust off that Christmas tree again folks. A reasonably quiet week which is always good from our end:

This week we had a petrol drive off from BP Wanaka by a tourist. We have followed this up with the rental company and will speak with the occupants in the near future, possibly just a brain fade on their behalf.

The Masonic Lodge has had their barrier arm damaged for the second time this year. We are keen to locate this delinquent, so if anyone has any information please let us know.

There was a serious crash on the Wanaka - Luggate Highway – a car v bus. There was a large turnout of emergency services from Alexandra, Cromwell and Queenstown. 1 x helicopter with extras from Queenstown hospital and 2 x rescue helicopters attended from Dunedin. A big thank you to the members of the public who assisted in the early stages at the scene, you did a fantastic job and it is much appreciated by all emergency staff. The occupants from the car are American tourists and remain in a serious condition in hospital.

A group of High School students were seen in an abandoned house on Studholme Road. Not a biggie, but just a reminder that these places still belong to someone and you need permission before you go snooping around.

A male was trespassed from a local café after getting into a confrontation with the owner.

A male was located lying on Anderson Road after a night out boozing. Everyone likes to have the odd good night out but when it gets to this level of intoxication it’s time to have a good look in the mirror. On that note, it is the festive season so if we are out enjoying ourselves make sure you look after your mates and you all get home safely.

A tourist was arrested for assaulting his partner. He has appeared in court and was remanded for a further hearing.

A large amount of deer have escaped or been let out of some paddocks in the Cardrona Valley, most of these have now been recovered after some long hours by local farmers and their staff. Just a reminder that we live in an area where these animals can appear on the road at any time and frequently do, so take care, especially at night time.

A local man was processed for drink driving and will appear in court before Christmas.

As always, be very vigilant with scams via emails and now TXTs, stating money has been won. When it sounds too good to be true – it generally is. There is some great information on a site – “Scamwatch NZ” with a message from the NZ Police.

Until next time, take it easy and enjoy the next few weeks!