Monday, 2 July 2007

Waikouaiti Police Community Report June 2007

Tena koutou katoa,

June was a busy month for Police, again with a variety of incidents
occurring throughout the area.

Three reported domestic disputes occurred during June, two of them
occurring at Warrington. From these incidents two people are facing
charges relating to the violence. In the third case Police separated
both parties
and the incident was recorded.

Police take a zero tolerance approach to family violence and where
evidence of an offence is apparent action will be taken. New Zealand
has one of the highest rates of domestic violence against women and
children in the developed world.

This is simply not good enough. Domestic violence is a community issue
and all communities need to rally together to support those that may
not be able to speak for themselves, remember "Safer Communities
Together".

On the 11th of June a pit-bull dog wandered on to an address along
Bourke Street Waikouaiti and attacked a family dog. Police and Animal
Control were contacted and the offending animal was taken away.

Both the family pet and its owner required medical attention for
injuries sustained during the fight. Animal Control notified Police
the dog was not collected by its owners and it was subsequently
destroyed.

On the 16th of June Police were called to an address along Beach
Street Waikouaiti where a man allegedly threatened to harm himself
with firearms.

The incident was resolved by the Dunedin Armed Offenders Squad, a
local man was transported to Emergency Psychiatric Services in
Dunedin, inquiries are continuing in relation to this incident.

On the 28th of June a woman had a lucky escape when she struck a horse
while travelling north along State Highway One at the Kilmog.

The crash occurred after dark, it was fortunate the driver was
travelling in a four wheel drive vehicle, and under the posted speed
limit. Yet another example of what drivers can be confronted with
while using the roadways.

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.

by Constable Jon-Paul Tremain
New Zealand Police
Waikouaiti

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