Crime Line

Crime Line

18 April 2018

The temperatures are dropping and it’s time to start getting prepared for winter. - Check your vehicle tyres, coolant, brakes and also check that you have snow chains in the boot, along with your long johns. Better to be safe than sorry!

A reminder to stay vigilant and be aware of the latest scams circulating at the moment.

One reported scam was over the phone saying they were from Spark, explaining they were aware their computer had been hacked and that they needed to gain access to their computer to ensure it was safe. Spark has confirmed they would not make this type of call.

A second scam was an email saying they had to confirm a Paypal payment. In this case the receiver of the email had not bought anything and knew it was fake.

Hang up or delete the email. Report your concerns to Netsafe via email to: or submit a report to The Orb, or phone 0508 NETSAFE (638723).

Two drink drivers were apprehended over the weekend and are due to appear in court.

A search warrant was executed and a male has been charged with drugs offences.

A traffic collision was reported, where the driver lost control at the roundabout on Wanaka-Luggate Highway and collided with road signs and a lamp post. Luckily there were no injuries but the vehicle was a bit worse for wear. The driver decamped and handed himself in the next day.

NZ Post received three letters which were suspicious. It turned out that they contained cannabis. Please feel free to collect your post from Wanaka Police Station if it belongs to you.

Have a safe week.