A group of children playing at a park at Karitane on the 18th of
January 2008, were accosted by a young male who threatened them with a
knife. The offending male initially approached the group speaking with
them for several minutes before leaving, he returned about 45 minutes
later threatening them with the knife.
The offender is described as a young European male about 16 years of
age, he is about 6 foot tall and of slim build with short blonde hair.
He was wearing a blue hooded jersey, blue jeans and leather sandals;
he was riding a bike and was wearing a white bicycle helmet. If anyone
has any information or recognises the description of the offending
male then please contact the Waikouaiti Police.
On the 10th of February 2008, a domestic dispute occurred at an
address at Waikouaiti, the male party threatened to harm himself and
damage property; he left the address in a vehicle prior to police
arrival. Police conducted extensive enquiries at the time in an
attempt to locate the man, it was later established he had travelled
to Christchurch and subsequently stayed with extended family, no
further police action was taken however the matter has been referred
to the Dunedin Police Family Violence Coordinator for his noting.
A reminder to those who choose to park their vehicles along the main
road for extended periods after an attempted theft from a vehicle
parked outside DK Autos on the 12th of February 2008, this follows the
theft of property from several vehicles parked in the same area last
month. It is important for vehicle owners to not leave items of value
in their vehicle and certainly not within plain view such as on the
Police would like to hear from anyone who has any information
regarding the theft of two sheep from a farm which occurred along
Quarry Road Waikouaiti on the 18th of February 2008, police have
lifted fingerprints believed to be that of the offender and vehicle
tracks were evident at the scene, the remains from the sheep were
located nearby. This crime was committed by a local person and police
are already beginning to receive information as to who is responsible;
however police would encourage those involved to step forward so this
matter can be resolved.
Two burglaries have occurred at the same address at Karitane this
month, the first at the start of February and the second on the 21st
of February 2008, a Dunedin man and youth are being dealt with in
relation to the first burglary and enquiries are continuing regarding
the second. Police would like to hear from anyone who noticed persons
or vehicles acting suspicious along Bernera Street Karitane on
Thursday the 21st of February 2008.
Warrington residents have also been targeted by thieves this month
with two burglaries occurring there, the first between the 1st and 3rd
of February 2008, along Church Road. Nothing was taken from that
address and it appears to have been a crime of opportunity. The second
burglary occurred on Saturday the 23rd of February 2008, along Coast
Road, Warrington. A distinctive 42" LCD television was the only item
taken from the address, only six of these televisions exists in the
Dunedin area, police again would like to hear from anyone who has any
information which may assist in the apprehension of the thieves.
In the early hours of the 24th of February 2008, a horse found its way
onto State Highway One at Goodwood and was struck and killed by a
passing truck and trailer unit. A trucking company from Christchurch
contacted police later that morning regarding this, at this stage
police are not aware of who the horse belongs to or how it came to be
on the highway.
On Monday the 25th of February 2008, police from Waikouaiti and
Dunedin including Highway Patrol were involved in a pursuit which
ended on the northern outskirts of Dunedin. Members of the public
observed a vehicle driving erratically and in places dangerously just
south of Palmerston, police attempted to stop the vehicle at Waitati
however the vehicle failed to stop. Dunedin police deployed road
spikes on the approach to Dunedin, and upon seeing this the vehicle
stopped parking behind a police vehicle. A Christchurch woman was
subsequently arrested for failing to stop, enquiries are continuing
and further charges are likely.
Remember 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. In
emergencies dial 111. Until next month, take care.
Constable Jon-Paul Tremain
New Zealand Police
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