Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Winnie in the pooh following Hamilton burglary arrests

Part of a large
Winnie the Pooh costume recovered by Hamilton
Police
Click for big version.

Part of a large Winnie the Pooh costume recovered by Hamilton Police

Winnie in the pooh following Hamilton burglary arrests

A number of key holders of west Hamilton business got an early wake up call this morning after what appears to have been an alcohol fuelled crime spree overnight.

Hamilton City Tactical Coordinator, Senior Sergeant Freda Grace, said Police were alerted by security guards to problems at the Dinsdale shops shortly after 2am.

"Four businesses had been broken into which included a hair salon, costume hire shop and two takeaway stores. In addition to items taken extensive damage was caused to the buildings which it is estimated, will cost several thousand dollars to repair.

"A responding Police dog handler tracked a group back to a nearby address where under the Search and Surveillance Act, the dwelling was searched and a variety of items were recovered by the Hamilton Proactive Policing Team."

Ms Grace said an 18-year-old male and two females aged 18 and 16-years-old were arrested at the property while a 24-year-old man was arrested on outstanding warrants and two other people were arrested for obstruction.

Hamilton Police
recovered this costume in their morning
search
Click for big version.

Hamilton Police recovered this costume in their morning search

"Alcohol certainly appears to have been a contributing factor in what has occurred and we haven't been able to interview all those concerned because of their intoxication levels.

"Heaven knows what the offenders were planning to do with their loot when you consider the items recovered included a large amount of hair products, a till, soft drinks and a large Winnie-the-pooh costume."

Ms Grace said one thing that was clear from this morning's incident was the value of having a staggered approach to securing commercial premises and the value of the timely relaying of information to the Police from the community which in this case led to the arrests.

"Having good locks is a start, then having monitored security alarms, CCTV and secure cabinets all help to protect your premises making it too difficult or time consuming for offenders to try and target.

"Any business owner seeking advice on how best to protect their business is encouraged to contact Hamilton Police on 07 858 6200 and make an appointment to speak to your local Community Constable."

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.

To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.

The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Bad Transnationals: Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

It won the 2011 Roger Award and was runner up in 2012, 2009 and 08. One 2013 nomination said simply and in its entirety: “Blackmailing country”... More>>

ALSO:

Select Committees: Tobacco Plain Packaging Hearings

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products. More>>

ALSO:

Milk: Oravida Asked For Cabinet Help

New evidence released by New Zealand First today reveals Justice Minister Judith Collins used her position to manipulate the Government to help her husband’s company, Oravida, after the Fonterra botulism scare, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

ALSO:

With Conditions: Ruataniwha Consents Approved In Draft Decision

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has granted 17 resource consents relating to the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in a draft decision that would open more of the Hawke’s Bay to irrigation. More>>

ALSO:

Fast Lanes, Campervans: Labour 'Making The Holidays Easier For Kiwi Drivers'

The next Labour Government will make the holidays easier and journeys quicker for Kiwi families driving on the roads, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Royalty And Its Tourism Spin-Offs

Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while the monarchy was in the pits of public esteem in the mid to late 1990s would have been disastrous for the Royal Firm. Far more congenial representatives have now emerged... More>>

ALSO:

Privacy (Again): ACC Demands Excessive Privacy Waivers

Labour: “This is just another example of ACC under National deliberately acting to deny treatment and compensation... Those who did fill in the form have effectively been victims of yet another ACC privacy breach. This time Judith Collins knew it was happening..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news