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

 


Media release regarding dishonesty offending in Northland

Media release regarding dishonesty offending in Northland

Police are warning Northlanders to be vigilant following a number of burglaries, thefts ex-car and vehicles being stolen in the mid and far north areas.

Since Christmas Police have noticed spike in these crimes, particularly in Paihia, Kaikohe, Mangonui and Kaitaia.

As a result Police staff have been deployed to locations where the crimes have been taking place in an effort to deter the offending.

Police are also asking the public to be vigilant and if they see a crime in progress or any suspicious activity to call Police immediately on 111.
Historical crimes can be reported via the Crime Reporting Line by calling the local Police station.

If people have information about any dishonesty offending and they wish to remain anonymous they can call the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Far North Area Prevention Manager Senior Sergeant Chris McLellan says the population in Northland increases at this time of year with many visitors coming north to enjoy the beaches and weather.

"Unfortunately that brings more opportunity for thieves to take advantage of unsuspecting visitors. For instance some of the burglaries have taken place at baches on our coast line.

We want our visitors to enjoy their time here, not become victims of crime."

Mr McLellan says people need to take simple precautions to lessen the opportunity for criminals to steal.

"Lock your vehicles and take valuables with you. If a thief can see an item within easy reach they will take that rather than go to extra effort to break into a locked car and search for items."

Mr McLellan advises residents to lock their houses whenever they are away and ask neighbours to keep an eye their properties.

"I realise that it is hot at this time of year, but it is also advisable to close doors and windows when you are outside and keep small valuable items, such as cellphones or laptops out of view."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: The PM’s Hair-Pulling Power Trip

There have been striking differences between (a) the account of the waitress involved in the hair-pulling incidents, and (b) the account being given by Prime Minister John Key. The version by the waitress is available here and is recommended to anyone yet to read it. By her account, there were multiple instances of hair-pulling and these persisted and persisted long after she had made her annoyance clear to Key – who had also been advised by his wife, and by other café staff that the behavior was evidently not being welcomed. More>>

ALSO:

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: Is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915. More>>

MORE IN WEREWOLF:

ALSO:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news