Last week, the Post Newspaper reported how Road Policing Supervisor, Pukekohe Sergeant Wayne Paxton, had his sound gear stolen after helping out Parkside School with their end of year performance.
Since the news broke, Wayne has received an overwhelming response from the community.
“It has been really cool to see their support. I have had people offer to donate their gear, including one gentleman, Bob Holt, contact me and ask if I would like his sound station. We really have some generous people in our community.”
Former Head Boy for Pukekohe High School, Logan Soole, expressed his frustrations over the stolen sound gear.
“Wayne is a genuine, selfless fellow. He goes above his role in the community and I can’t believe this has happened. Even though his gear had been stolen, he went to the effort of ensuring we had sound equipment for our graduation ceremony last week. We really hope those who are responsible are caught.”
Unfortunately, there have been no further leads into the stolen sound equipment.
“We have exhausted all our avenues, and the township CCTV was inconclusive ,” said Tactical Crime Unit Sergeant Jonathan Ziesler.
The theft occurred between the evening of Tuesday 5 December 2017, and the morning of Wednesday 6 December 2017, from the Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall. The items stolen include a mixer in a purpose built roadcase which has residue masking tape on the bottom of the controls, subs which have four castor wheels attached that are not standard, QSC speakers are in black Citronic covers, and black power cords which may still have blue velcro tags on them.
If anyone has any knowledge about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Sergeant Ziesler at the Pukekohe station on 09 237 1700, or anonymously through Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.