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

 


Kaikohe arrests in relation to drugs and stolen property

Northland District Headquarters
88 Cameron Street, Whangärei
Thursday May 22, 2014


Police have been focusing on drug related and stolen property offending in the Kaikohe area.

Recent arrests of note include;
- On April 3 a 44-year-old patched Black Power member was arrested for possession of cannabis, utensils and receiving stolen property after a search of his home address.
- On April 11 a 54-year-old male was arrested for operating indoor cannabis cultivation where in excess of 70 plants were located.
- On April 29 a 24-year-old male gang associate was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for supply.
- On May 2 a 52-year-old woman was arrested for possession of cannabis for supply.
- On May 9 three people were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine following a fleeing driver incident in rural Kaikohe. During searches of a number of addresses and a vehicle Police also located weapons, a large amount of cash, two stolen vehicles and a significant amount of what is suspected to be the class A controlled drug methamphetamine. The three people had links to the Nomads gang including one patched member of the gang.
- On May 16 police executed two search warrants at addresses in Kaikohe. At one of the addresses Police located two stolen Ipad computers, an overhead projector, other stolen items and drug utensils. A 29-year-old man, who is a patched Black Power gang member, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property.
- A 50-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis for supply after a search of the second address.

Detective Sergeant Chris Fouhy says the recent arrests continue to highlight the involvement of gangs in criminal offending such as drug dealing, burglary and theft of motor vehicles.

"Police will continue to pursue those who chose to be part of gangs and commit crime, those who deal drugs and those who steal or receive stolen property.
The message is simple from Kaikohe Police. If you chose to deal, manufacture drugs or steal in our town you will face the consequences of your actions."

Mr Fouhy says Kaikohe Police would like to thank local people who have assisted in providing information about offending in the area via Crimestoppers.

"Recent results would not have been possible without the public’s assistance and we ask for your continued support."

If you have information about criminal offending including drug dealing in the Kaikohe area please contact the Kaikohe Police Station on (09) 405 2960 or if you wish to remain anonymous contact the Crimestoppers organisation on 0800 555 111.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Greens Proposal To Gradually Lift The Minimum Wage

Heading into the election home stretch, voters have a clear choice about the best way to help low and middle income New Zealanders. They can do so by gradually lifting the minimum wage (as the Greens propose) or by a small tax cut, as the government seems about to announce.

The minimum wage boost – by 75 cents an hour to $15 in December, and then by gradual annual increments to $18 an hour by 2017 – that the Greens are talking about is just one part of a packet of employment measures that would include scrapping youth rates and the 90 day trial period, introducing a redundancy package of four weeks, offsetting any abatement effect of the policy package for those receiving Working For Families, and finally… ditching the exception made by the government (during the Hobbit negotiations) for workers in the screen industry, which denies them normal workplace safeguards and entitlements. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

2014 General Election: Voting Period Begins

The first votes for the 2014 general election will be cast today, Wednesday 3 September, as advance voting begins ahead of election day on Saturday 20 September. More>>

Two Dead, One Injured: Suspect Charged After Ashburton Shooting

Russell John Tully has appeared in Christchurch District Court. Tully has been remanded in custody on charges of murder of Peg Noble and Leigh Cleveland and attempted murder of Lindy Curtis. More>>

ALSO:

John Key Press Conference: Ashburton Shootings, Judith Collins Inquiry

Prime Minister John Key has delayed the release of Nationals’ fiscal policy in light of this morning’s shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton... Key also answered questions about Judith Collins, and confirmed that independent inquiry will be held with regard to allegations made against Collins. More>>

ALSO:

Internet MANA: Georgina Beyer Rocks The Waka

“There is now, and always will be, a range of views about many issues within our movement and members are free to express them, but Georgina’s views on Kim Dotcom are not shared by the MANA Movement leadership or the vast majority of MANA members and supporters around the country” states MANA Candidate for Waiariki, Annette Sykes. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Update: Inquiry Into Release Of NZSIS Information

The Inquiry would be conducted in private and individuals would appear before her separately over a period of more than a week. She does not intend to name those summoned to give evidence until her report is published. “I can confirm that all persons summoned will be required to appear under oath...” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On John Key’s ‘Blame It On Judith’ Strategy

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious Fraud Office. More>>

ALSO:

Maori Council Lawyers' Statement: Supreme Court Decision On Maori Water Rights

“…the Supreme Court refused to give Pouakani people what they asked for, but may have given them something much, much better instead… the Supreme Court has questioned whether the Crown owns the River at all.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Debate, And The Collins Accusation

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news