Monday, 28 May 2007

Waikouaiti Police May Community Report

Tena koutou katoa,

This month Police have been kept busy with a number of interesting incidents.

On the 3rd of May a small flock of sheep decided to escape and make a
break for freedom, it appeared the "escapees" were determined not to
be caught, and at once point were observed running along State Highway
One through town. However a few keen locals came to the aid of Police
and assisted in the "apprehension" of the wayward wanderers.

Residents in Warrington are advised to monitor the whereabouts of
their cats and dogs, especially at night as it would seem there is a
local who has taken to shooting cats. Any information regarding
suspicious activity or persons seen in possession of firearms in
circumstances which should not be permitted should contact Police.

On the 22nd of April Police attended a crash involving a couple
returning to Ashburton and eight Malaysian tourists travelling to
Dunedin. Thankfully no one was injured but arranging transport for
those involved and their luggage posed quite a challenge. Thanks to
the local Fire Brigade everyone involved was taken back to the
Waikouaiti Police Station by fire truck until more suitable transport
was arranged.

Finally on the 19th of May an intoxicated man made his way to the
local Police Station, and after gaining the attention of off duty
Police threatened to harm himself. He was subsequently arrested and
taken to Dunedin Central Police Station and referred to Dunedin
Emergency Psychiatric Services.

Remember be vigilant when travelling and always drive to the
conditions. If you require information regarding road conditions
telephone Transit New Zealand on 0800 44 44 49.

If you see anything suspicious or if you wish to speak to the Police
regarding any other matter you can contact us on 03 465 9127 or 027
436 9302. In emergencies dial 111. Until next month, take care.

Constable Jon-Paul Tremain
New Zealand Police, Waikouaiti

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