Paintball Arrests in Levin
Paintball Arrests in Levin
At about 3.30pm on Thursday the 27th of December
2012, the Levin Police were called to deal with a group of
three males firing shots from a paintball gun at members of
This group were in a gray/black Toyota Hilux
with large wheels. They travelled from Otaki Beach to Levin
and fired a paintball gun out the window of their moving
These shots were aimed at vehicles travelling
south on State Highway One.
Police have received three
complaints so far, including one where the yellow paintball
has hit the front windscreen of the moving
Responding to 111 calls the Police have located
the offenders in Bolton Road, Levin. A search of the
vehicle found that the offenders had dismantled the gun and
hidden it throughout the vehicle.
Two 14 year old Levin
youths have been referred to the Horowhenua Youth Aid
Section for Recklessly Discharging an Airgun.
A 20 year
old Levin man, who was the driver of the vehicle, has been
charged with being a Party to Recklessly Discharging an
Airgun. He is due to appear in the Levin District Court on
the 10th of January 2013.
The paintball gun has been
seized and is likely to be destroyed.
The group have
admitted to firing on 5 motor vehicles, some letterboxes and
This kind of offending could have had
fatal consequences. The paintball which hit the vehicles
front windscreen could have obscured the driver's vision,
causing a crash.
With the amount of traffic on the road
over the Holiday period this was an incredibly stupid thing
Police would like to speak to anyone who has been
shot at by this group. Those affected can contact the Levin
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