Last week, Waiuku Police and the Tactical Crime Unit executed a number of search warrants in relation to the recent damage to and thefts from vehicles around town.
According to Sergeant Graeme Wood, a large quantity of property was recovered and four youths aged between 14 to 16 years were arrested.
“They face a large number of charges and will be appearing in the Youth Court.” Enquires will be continuing and other people can expect to be spoken to.
“When you consider the ages of these youths and that all these crimes were committed at night time, it only reinforces that if youths are not properly supervised they will get into trouble,” says Sergeant Wood. “Children are your responsibility and you need to know where they are, what they are doing, who they are associating with and there is no real reason for youths to be out roaming the streets late at night.”
Police also executed another search warrant last week at a local address. A large quantity of drugs were seized and three people will be appearing in Court in relation to the sale and distribution of cannabis.
Sergeant Wood reiterated his message to the community of once again ensuring that your house is secure at night and when you are out.
“Don’t leave valuables in your car, make sure it is locked when you are not using it. Part of not becoming a victim of crime is prevention and
that starts with you first of all. Simple measures as previously mentioned can deter burglars and thieves, they are lazy opportunist who look for easy pickings.”