Crime

Owner devastated after pet sheep mauled

“Nothing deserves to die like that.” Those are the words Chris Grass said following the death of her pet sheep Custard. Chris thought her sheep were safe at a lifestyle property in Hyland Place Waiuku. Unfortunately, she got a call last Friday morning from the land owners letting her know that one of her ewes had been killed, mauled to […]

Police investigating aggravated robbery in Kingseat

Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a dairy on Kingseat Road. Just before 3pm on Monday 6 August three people, a man and two women, entered the store and threatened the attendant with a knife. “They stole cigarettes and left the scene in a blue Subaru station wagon,” a Police spokesperson said. The store attendant was not injured. The trio had […]

Fleeing driver stopped near Ararimu

Five people were apprehended after fleeing Police in a stolen vehicle in Hamilton overnight, on Sunday 24 June. “Police noticed the vehicle, which had been stolen from Auckland, on River Road in Hamilton about 11:40pm,” said Senior Sergeant Will Loughrin of Waikato District Command Centre. “The driver failed to stop for Police and a pursuit was initiated heading north on […]

Eagle assists ground unit

The buzz of the Police Eagle Helicopter was over Pukekohe on Thursday 21 June. A police spokesperson said it appeared to be assisting a ground unit in response to a report of a suspicious person/vehicle. The Eagle was in the air around 1.40pm.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More properties damaged in vandalism rampage

Recently, two dwellings on Rowles Road were damaged by vandals, with bricks thrown through windows and doors of houses that were being built. The Post Newspaper was contacted to say that more dwellings have been affected. Inspector Kay Lane said, “Police are investigating an incident where a number of uninhabited dwellings were vandalised at Belmont Park Estate in Pukekohe. Several […]

Properties damaged in Pukekohe

Police are investigating a wilful damage incident where every single window and door was broken on houses that were in the process of being built on Rowles Road, Pukekohe earlier this week. Bricks were thrown through the windows and doors of the two properties. Inspector Kay Lane said, “No entry was made and nothing was taken from the two properties, […]


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