Crime

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

At approximately 1.30pm today Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at a Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini. An unconfirmed number of offenders have entered the shop and weapons were presented. The offenders have left the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one has been seriously injured, however one person received minor injuries to their leg. No further […]

Man from Takanini assault identified

Police have identified a 26-year-old man who was seriously assaulted in Takanini on Tuesday night. The man is still recovering from serious injuries after being severely beaten and left on the footpath at approximately 10.20pm on Tuesday night on Great South Road, Takanini. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with helping identify this man. We are […]

Investigation into historical murder narrows

Police are following positive lines of enquiry as the investigation continues into the 1987 murder of Chris Bush in Maramarua. Mr Bush was shot dead 30 years ago at the Red Fox Tavern just before midnight on Saturday 24th October after two men burst into the premise while he was enjoying a drink with three other staff members. A team […]

Two arrested over German tourists robbery

Two people have been arrested in relation to the robbery of property from two young German tourists last week. Christian Engel, 22 and Dominink Wiedmann, 24, both students and photographers had only been in the country for two days their campervan was robbed in broad daylight in Pukekohe on Sunday 6 August. All of their possessions were stolen, including cameras, […]

German tourists left with nothing after campervan is robbed in Pukekohe

Two young Germans, in New Zealand on a photography trip were in for a rude awakening after their campervan was robbed in broad daylight in Pukekohe on Sunday 6 August. Christian Engel, 22 and Dominink Wiedmann, 24, both students and photographers were only in their second day in the country when they parked their Jucy campervan on King street Pukekohe […]

Suspicious approachings to be reported immediately

Police would like to remind the community that any matter concerning a suspicious approach to a child or teenager should be reported immediately. Local Police are aware of an incident involving a suspicious approach to a female teenager in Waiuku recently, and have spoken with the male involved. However no charges have been laid. All matters are thoroughly investigated and […]

Vandals damage Ngaruawahia cemetery

Waikato District Council and the Police have condemned shameful acts of vandalism carried out at a Ngaruawahia cemetery. Cars have ripped up the turf at Jackson St Cemetery after drivers have raced around the cemetery on at least three occasions since 19 June. A neighbouring resident has reported hoons to the police and the Council has already spent $1,600 of […]

New leads in historic Maramarua murder

Police are investigating new information and re-examining forensic evidence as the investigation continues into the 1987 murder of Chris Bush in Maramarua. As screened on tonight’s episode of Police Ten 7, police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the evening of Saturday 24th October 1987, where Chris was shot dead at the Red Fox Tavern. Chris was enjoying a drink […]

Residential burglaries increase

CRIME

Unfortunately local police have seen a recent increase of burglaries or suspicious behaviour around residential properties when home owners are present. “It is disturbing to think that our offenders are not concerned with the possibility of being seen or heard,” says Pukekohe Sergeant, Wayne Paxton. To reduce the appeal of your home to these unwanted visitors, police are asking that […]

Report suspicious behaviour to Police

Time and time again, reports of suspicious behaviour is placed on social media, and yet, it doesn’t get reported to the Police. Just yesterday (Wednesday 19 July 2017), an incident where a man approached and followed a young girl in Waiuku was posted to a local grapevine site. The post has received many comments, including statements from others who had […]