Crime

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, […]

Serious crash, Awhitu Road

Two vehicles were involved in a head on collision on Awhitu Road on Tuesday 20 March. Four people were involved in the crash, with three of them taken to hospital. Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene to transport the patients. Westpac crew assisted a female in her 30s who had suffered multiple injuries. She was flown to Auckland City […]

Man in custody after male shot in Pukekohe

UPDATE: Police are investigating a firearms incident in Pukekohe where a male in his 50s received a gunshot wound to his leg shortly after 12.40pm on Friday 9 March. He has been transported to hospital and his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. A male is currently in custody and is assisting police with their enquiries. Paerata School is […]

Offenders steal cash in aggravated robbery

Police are currently at the scene of an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Takanini Southgate shopping complex this morning. Just after 11am, three heavily disguised offenders carrying a firearm approached security guards who were transporting cash back to the security van. Detective Sergeant Rob Hunkin of Counties Manukau Police said the offenders presented a firearm at the security guards […]

Police search for offender in Tuakau

Tuakau Primary School students were kept inside their classrooms on the afternoon of Tuesday 6 March, due to Police trying to track an offender.   A police spokesperson said they were in the process of tracking a known offender who had fled through the school grounds. “Police asked for the students to stay inside the classrooms briefly while the delta dog unit […]


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