Crime Line

Crime Line

20 August 2019

The week has been a busy one for all emergency services. We have had a couple of sudden deaths and I would like to personally thank the Fire Brigade and Ambulance for all their help. They volunteer their time for little reward. They are the unsung heroes. All emergency services pass on their condolences to the families.
On Monday night there was a bit of frost and with that a vehicle crashed into a lamp post late at night due to the windscreen being iced up. A timely reminder to de-ice your windscreen before driving off. Overnight the donation box at Roys Peak walking track was stolen. It had been ripped from the ground. This has been the second one stolen in the last 6 weeks.
On Wednesday night two persons were seen doing damage to the street lights at the car parks of the Prince Albert and 4 Square shopping centre. They were not located, so if you know anything please contact us. If you do see something suspicious please report it, no matter how small a matter you think it is.
On Saturday, a male lost his licence due to having too many demerit points. Just a reminder that you are only allowed 100 demerits over two years; a simple speeding ticket can pocket you 20 demerits. A 25 year old male has a court date with a judge, as he was caught driving while under the influence of alcohol. The alcohol reading was over 650, so he also lost his licence automatically for 28 days.
And finally, over the weekend there were two assaults outside a couple of bars in Wanaka and these are still currently being investigated by police.
We have also received reports of people receiving phone
calls to their home phone which appears to be an automated message that states your internet is going to be disconnected unless you follow the prompts and provide details. Please note this is a scam. Do not provide personal or bank details or access to your computer to persons over the phone in this manner. 
The focus for the month is speed. Don’t be surprised if you see us out watching how fast you are going around town. There were quite a number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit in and around town, also a number not wearing seatbelts over the last week. They all received an infringement notice.
So have a great week, but please keep an eye on your speed and buckle up.