Crime

Aggravated robbery at local dairy

According to a Police spokesperson, at approximately 6:50pm last night, Saturday 26 May 2018, Police responded to an aggravated robbery at a dairy on Paerata Road, Pukekohe. A man entered the dairy armed with a firearm, threatened the shop attendant, took cash and ran from the scene. The shop attendant was uninjured but shaken, they are being supported. Police have […]

Police respond to assualt in Pukekohe

According to a Police spokesperson, at approximately 11:10am yesterday, Saturday 26 May 2018, Police responded to an assault on West Street, Pukekohe. A shop owner was taking a photo of people who were acting suspiciously outside his store. As he did so, one of the group approached him and punched him in the face, causing bruising. Police responded and located the […]

Spate of animal carcasses dumped

THE sudden influx of dumped animals across the district has many locals asking questions. The most recent case was on Monday 30 April, when a dead steer was found with its throat slit in the middle of the boat ramp at Les Batkin Reserve, Tuakau. Pene Cooper, one of the first to discover the dead animal on Monday morning, arrived […]

Five arrested following kidnapping in Auckland

  Auckland Police have arrested and charged five people, including four teenagers, following a serious incident overnight where two women were kidnapped. The incident started on Bowen Avenue in Central Auckland around 10pm where the victims confronted the five offenders allegedly attempting to break into their car. They were assaulted and then forced to comply with orders and made to […]

Arrest made following spate of fires

  Police have now arrested and charged a 21-year-old male following a spate of arsons in Counties Manukau South. Counties Manukau South Area Commander Inspector Dave Glossop said he faces 15 charges of arson and one of burglary. The man appeared in the Papakura District Court today.  “Our investigation is ongoing and we cannot rule out the possibility of further […]

Residents warn of mail scams

Following the story ‘When scammers call’ regarding phone call scams, The Post Newspaper was contacted regarding scams that are occurring via mail in the area as well. One local said they had received a letter stating they had won a holiday and a scratchie, with the prize money in US dollars. They were concerned that there may be people who fell […]

Armed Offenders Squad in Pukekohe questioned

A local family who sheltered in a bathroom as police surrounded their property, are questioning the purpose and legality of the ‘raid’ including the use of the AOS on their property. Not all raids are equal and this one surely ranks amongst the strangest I have come across. You may have read a number of articles where it was reported […]

Police investigating 16 local fires since 21 April 2018

Counties Manukau Police are currently investigating a spate of suspicious fires in the Pukekohe, Drury and Papakura areas and are now asking for assistance from the community to help us identify a potential suspect. Since 21 April 2018 there has been 16 fires which we believe are suspicious. A number of these have been at show homes and vacant houses […]

Suspicious Fires in Franklin overnight

Counties Manukau Police are investigating a number of suspicious fires. Police were called to four separate fires throughout the evening. The first was a portacom fire on Hingaia Road in Karaka at around 7.30pm. A show home on McPherson Road in Drury was extensively damaged by a fire at 10pm. Police were called to a classroom fire at Puni School at […]

Cannabis found at Pukekohe properties

Police executed search warrants at three addresses in South Auckland today, Thursday 26 April – two in Pukekohe, on Paerata Road, and one in Papakura. A police spokesperson said two people have been charged in relation to Cultivation of Cannabis, as a result, and are due to appear in the Pukekohe District Court tomorrow. According to witnesses, a number of […]


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