Wanaka Crimeline | September 5, 2017

Wanaka Police Station. Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun

Crimeline by Senior Constable Ian Henderson

This week has included the good, the bad and the ugly, in what has been an interesting week for local Police in Wanaka.

The good - Audi Winter Games continues to highlight the amazing talent that has come together from around the planet. Great to see the coverage is due on the big screen. ‘Operation Lift’ returned a big zero for drink driving on Friday and Saturday night,

The bad - a steady stream of crime and disorder in and around our beautiful town,

The ugly - how a few people in town resort to violence when they have been drinking alcohol:

Police received complaints of a vehicle crash outside the Lake Bar, the theft of furniture from a storage unit in town, and the theft of a motor vehicle from an Albert Town address.

An overseas visitor reported her Go Pro camera stolen from her room at a Brownston Street backpackers, and a local male was charged with the theft of a motor vehicle.

Police received two complaints relating to the theft of ski equipment from the Cardrona Ski Resort.

On the same day, a Cromwell resident was charged with a serious assault that took place last week at the rear of the Wanaka BP where the victim was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital with head injuries.

On 3rd September, Police attended an early morning assault opposite the Lake Wanaka Centre where a male was assaulted, a Christchurch driver was processed for drink-driving at 9am in the morning, and a Dunedin man was dealt with for breaching his bail.

The Wanaka Community Patrol continues to be a huge help on the busy weekend evenings, and a big thanks go out to all those involved.  

For those wishing to contact NZ Police for any reason, dial 111 if the matter is urgent, otherwise phone the Wanaka Police Station on 03 443-7272 ext. 34560.

Are you interested in joining Wanaka's Community Patrol?  

Contact Senior Constable Ian Henderson on 03 443-7272

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