Crime Line

Crime Line

25 September 2019

Kia ora,


This week we are at the beginning of the Rugby World Cup 2019, and nearing the end of the ski season.
There have been a number of building site burglaries happening in the Wanaka area, and we advise all builders to remove their valuable tools from their site at the end of each day, or store them securely on-site to prevent them being stolen. A tidy up at the end of the day may prevent many days of frustration if you arrive at work only to find your tools have walked overnight.


Distraction while driving is a major cause of vehicle crashes, and so local Police will continue the current operation targeting cell phone use and the likes.


The Rugby World Cup has meant busy evenings for local bars for those that do not have the Duke Channel or signed up for Spark. The reports so far on behaviour have been very positive.


Two drink drivers were picked up over the weekend, two too many, even though they were at the low end of the scale. Walking home with a friend, a sober driver or a taxi are among the better choices after a night out.
Three arrests were made this week for possession of cannabis, trespass, and driving while forbidden, all avoidable if good decisions were made.


The Wanaka Community Patrol continues to provide a great service to our community. All enquiries to join this dedicated group can be made to me at the Wanaka Police Station.


Nga mihi
Have a safe week.