By Senior Constable Ian Henderson
Wanaka is very busy at the moment and there is quite a bit going on for local Police, so here is a summary of the goings on.
On July 3 a local woman was processed for Drink Driving on Ardmore Street, and the reading was very high, so off to Court she goes.
A petrol drive-off at BP Wanaka was reported after $87.80 of petrol was not paid for. Enquiries will be made with the vehicle owner. That night a burglary to a house in Ragan Lane was reported where alcohol and electronic items were stolen.
On July 4 a local man was summonsed to Court for Drink Driving after a high blood alcohol level was disclosed.
That same day Police received a theft complaint when a woman stole $44.99 worth of groceries from New World. Enquiries are being made to locate this person. A reminder that NW has a very good CCTV system.
On July 5 a burglary was reported at a Hewson Crescent address at Lake Hawea, where a Karcher commercial vacuum cleaner was stolen.
On July 6 a Tauranga man was arrested for assault on the manager at Woodies Bar during a Cardrona staff cross-dress function. He has arranged a date with the Judge in Queenstown.
Also that day Police received a fraud complaint after a stolen credit card was used in town to purchase items at three stores. Enquiries are being made to locate him after he had been identified on CCTV.
On July 7 a local woman was stopped in Dungarvon Street and processed for Drink Driving.
Police are also following up a complaint where a male has made threats to staff of a local business.
On July 8 another local woman was processed for Drink Driving. That evening a Geraldine man was arrested for Possession of a large knife and throwing a beer bottle during an altercation in Ardmore St.
On July 9 Police attended a Domestic incident in Lake Hawea. A mail box was reported as being damaged in Main Road, Luggate, a male was arrested for an assault on a local man and his driver licence was suspended, and Police attended a single vehicle non-injury crash at bridge 10 on the Crown Range Road.
A reminder that the roads will be very icy on most mornings so drive to the conditions, wear seatbelts at all times while travelling and vehicle following distances should be twice what they normally are.
A reminder also to keep an eye on your drinks and personal property when visiting bars.
Have a safe week.
Pictured: Wanaka Police Station. Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun
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