Crime Line

Crime Line

29 November 2017

Last Sunday evening brought about a sudden storm in the Roxburgh/Millers Flat area with houses flooded, waterways overflowing and calls for service for Fire & Emergency NZ, Ambulance and Police. As Wanaka only got steady light rain, it was business as usual attending some unusual incidents.

On Monday the 20th November Police received a complaint of damage when a person walked over the roof of a vehicle at Adventure Rentals. A theft complaint was made to Police relating to six sheets of plywood taken from a Luggate building site overnight and a Dunedin group had a bus run up the rear of their vehicle when they were stationary at the Albert Town Bridge on SH 6. Police were also involved in the investigation into a fatal cycle crash near the Gates of Haast.

On Tuesday 21st, Police were involved with the fatal glider crash in the vicinity of the Hunter Valley, and the CAA will continue their investigation.

On Wednesday the 22nd, a local male was arrested for driving when disqualified after he was seen driving away from the Police Station where he was reporting. Police received a report that a vehicle had driven over a power-box on Cardrona Valley Road near Florence’s Food Store, causing a power outage to nearby properties.

Over the weekend three drivers were processed for ‘drink driving’ so the weekly batting average took a turn for the worse.

Police attended another vehicle crash near Makarora on Sunday afternoon, fortunately no one was injured. Drivers need to drive to the conditions and watch the road more carefully, as it’s quite tempting to drive and look at the amazing views, but you can’t do both at the same time.

A reminder that over the next few months Police will continue to focus on the wearing of seatbelts, drivers using cell-phones while driving and speeding on our roads. On the subject of speed, drivers using GPS should ignore the GPS quoted road speeds as they can be inaccurate, so look out for our speed signage.

Found property items handed in to us this week include -  A tow ball,  childs scooters,  jewellery,  a walking stick and the usual cell phones.

Have a safe week.