This week staff had to deal with two incidents in the main street of Waiuku involving youths.
In the first incident, a shopkeeper was assaulted. In the second, a male was the victim of what appears to be an unprovoked assault. Two 14 year olds have been referred to Youth Aid for these matters.
You may be aware that there is extra Police staff in the Counties Manukau South of late. This is a result of a number of drug related search warrants that have executed in the Waiuku area. A number of people have been placed before the Court on drugs charges. At one location Police located approximately 60 cannabis ‘tinnies’ that were no doubt ready for sale.
Police are aware of this and other locations and will be targeting persons seen attending these addresses.
We are also dealing with a number of youngsters who are breaching the conditions of either their learners or restricted licences. Police consider this group high risk. Too often we see a youngster who has a car ferrying his or her mates around. This results in them incurring fines and demerit points which can lead to their licence being suspended.
Parents should be speaking with their children and ensuring they both know and abide by their licence conditions.
If your kid owns the car, they are the ones being fined – not their mates in the car with them. Having a drivers licence is a privilege, not a right, and it can be taken from you if you don’t abide by the conditions.
We continue to be told of things that have happened but not yet been reported to the Police. We can’t do anything about incidents if it is not reported. We don’t have time to be monitoring various social media sites to see what is happening. Ring the Police, and tell us.
If you want to report something confidentially, you can do so by ringing Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.