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


Boys arrests prompt Police plea for parents to seek help

Boys arrests prompt plea from Police for parents to seek help

Thursday, 9 January 2014 - 9:15am

National News

Waikato Police are urging parents and guardians to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children at all times and if they can't look after them, seek help.

Western Waikato Area Commander, Inspector Paul Carpenter, said the call comes after the arrest of two brothers aged 14 and 15-years-old for the burglary of a Leamington liquor store early this morning.

"The store is on the corner of Shakespeare and Raleigh Streets and thankfully for us, and the store owner, neighbours reported hearing a disturbance outside about 3.15am.

"It appears the brothers biked past the store, hid their bikes over a fence and used a metal grate from a drain to smash the store's large front window. The pair then entered the store, went to the back door and bought in two wheelie bins and proceeded to fill them full of alcohol."

Mr Carpenter said the pair then left with the wheelie bins but had to abandon them with the arrival of responding Police.

"The pair tried to evade capture by climbing over the fences of a number of properties but were tracked by our officers with the assistance of a Police dog and handler to a Campbell St address and arrested.

"The boys were kept in custody overnight and will appear in the Hamilton Youth Court today and Child Youth and Family have been advised of the incident."

Mr Carpenter said the involvement of children and young persons in dishonesty offending an

having access to alcohol is a focus for Police and partner agencies working to prevent such incidents.

"This morning's burglary and subsequent arrests highlight the need for parents and caregivers to be aware of their children's locations at all times and if they need help, to speak out.

"Our focus is prevention first, not dealing with the aftermath. We work with our partner agencies to prevent situations like this from occurring but the first indications are in the homes themselves and we encourage parents, caregivers and guardians to seek help, advice and guidance at the earliest opportunity." 


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Jane Kelsey: High Court Can’t Make Groser Provide TPPA Information Faster

‘This week we went back to court to challenge Trade Minister Groser’s stalling tactics over the release of information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, following a High Court order that he reconsider the Official Information Act request I made last January’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, first applicant in the case. More>>

Werewolf 58: No Climate For Change

The last time the global community tried to take collective action on climate change the world’s leaders finally came to agree that every not-too-onerous effort should be made to hold global warming to 2°C above the pre-industrial average. At Paris, all 150 participant countries nations will have put forward their pledges... On the information available, New Zealand's is the second weakest contribution of any nation in the developed world. More>>


Lambton Quay Shutdown: Object Was Made To Look Like Bomb

Police cordoned off part of Lambton Quay Wednesday afternoon, saying that a suspicious package had been found. Buildings were evacuated and buses were detoured. The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit was brought to the Quay. More>>


Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news