Crime Line

Crime Line

22 January 2020

Now that the real summer as we know it has kicked in, the numbers around town are still holding
up. The lake is busy, the traffic complaints on our roads are still regular and Police continue to deal with an array of incidents.

On Monday 13th, a 6yr old boy was reported lost at the Dinosaur Park in Lakeside Road. Fortunately he was located soon after.

A family on a boating trip on Lake Hawea had the misfortune to have an engine fire on board, but being close to Scotts Beach, everyone got to shore unharmed. A big thanks to the emergency services and local water SAR who helped out.

On Tuesday 14th, Police attended an incident on Ash Ave, Albert Town, where a male was found prone on the footpath with a head wound. Anyone with any information can contact me at the Police Station.

On Wednesday 15th, a French driver was spoken to in relation to his manner of driving through the Lindis Pass - he became agitated when issued with an infringement notice and was then forbidden to drive for a period of time. There is very little flexibility in our driving standards and these will be enforced where necessary.

On Friday 17th, Police were involved in a search for a vehicle travelling from Haast towards Wanaka and the driver managed to avoid a set of road-spikes set to stop it. The driver was eventually caught up with in Winton.

The Gibbston Music Concert took place from mid-day on Saturday. A big crowd, hot sunny day, and lots of great live music enjoyed by all. None of the rain and mud of last year. Very successful and looking forward to next year.

The Tuki Festival on Saturday 8th of February is the last of the concerts in Wanaka, and we have rugby on 24th January between the Crusaders and Highlanders at the Wanaka Showgrounds.

Have a safe week.