Wanaka Crimeline | Wanaka Police - 16 October 2017

By Senior Constable Ian Henderson

Cardrona skiing is finally done for 2017, lawns are being mown and gardens are being planted out but be wary of that late frost getting your tomato plants!

The last week started out with a drink-driver from Holland located in town on October 9 - a fine and 50 demerit points.

The Albert Town Camp Ground have had their honesty box broken into a few times over the last ten weeks - it is not an ATM machine for anyone to make withdrawals from, as that cash belongs to the owners to keep the camp running.

On October 10 a local motorist was stopped due to her poor driving. She was breath tested and was four times the legal limit! Her license was suspended for 28 days and will need a ride to Court.

On October 13 a German tourist was arrested after raiding the kitchen at the Purple Cow Backpackers and attends Court this week for theft.

Overnight two Albert Town residents had their letterboxes damaged and pooed in, so there is something unusual going on there. Police have a couple of leads to go on.

On October 15 police helped out with a tenancy matter involving a number of people after they were left without a place to live.

Our advice is to have a proper agreement signed by all involved and have a bond lodged with the tenancy tribunal. Everything is outlined on www.tenancyservices.govt.nz including all the required forms.

The Tenancy Act 1986 is well worth a read so that you understand the landlord’s rights and the tenant’s rights.

Police throughout Central Otago have been involved in a seatbelt campaign since October 1 and this will run through to the end of the month. So click it or you may get a ticket!

Back to school this week for Term 4 - a reminder that the speed limit when passing the school bus when it is dropping off or collecting students is 20km/hr, the speed limit when passing MAC is 40km/hr.

Those students with limited licences (1L or 1R) are asked to drive within their licence conditions, and is all motorists can be wary of cyclists or pedestrians within the CBD around the school start and finish times.

Have a safe week

- Senior Constable Ian Henderson

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