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

 


Burglars arrested in Whangarei


Northland District Headquarters
88 Cameron Street, Whangärei
Tuesday August 12, 2014

Police have arrested two burglars in Whangärei thanks to the assistance from members of the public.

About 4.20pm yesterday three offenders broke into a house in Maunu and stole several items including electronic gear and alcohol. A neighbour saw the car being used by the offenders and called police immediately.

Police searched the area, but couldn't locate the car. Several hours later a police patrol saw the wanted car and stopped it on Dent Street.
They searched the car and found items that had been stolen from the Maunu address.

After speaking with the driver Police conducted further inquiries and searched four addresses around Whangärei. As a result of the searches Police found more stolen property at three of the addresses.

The male driver aged 44 years, who was stopped on Dent Street, was arrested for receiving stolen property.
Two people, a 26-year-old woman and 22-year-old man, were located at two of the addresses and charged with burglary. They will appear in the Whangärei District Court tomorrow.

Police are now looking for the third offender who was involved in the burglary.

Whangärei/Kaipara Area Commander Inspector Justin Rogers says the vigilance of a neighbour who went to the trouble of getting details of the vehicle as it left the scene helped police to locate the burglars.

Mr Rogers says prior to the Maunu burglary a resident on Cemetery Road had confronted the burglars as she thought they were acting suspiciously. She called police and gave some good detail on the people in the car.

"The neighbour of the house that was burgled took photographs of the vehicle including its registration number plate and the resident on Cemetery Road gave police some very good details of the car and offenders, which meant we had some good information to work with. Both people called police immediately.
We always encourage people to report suspicious activity and give us as much detail as possible and in this is a great example of where this has paid off."

Mr Rogers says police staff also did a very good job by acting with urgency in gaining as much information as possible to locate offenders involved plus the stolen property.

"The photograph of the wanted car was sent to the mobility devices of staff on duty and as a result one officer recognised the car when he was on his way to another incident.

Within eight hours of the burglary occurring we had most of the offenders and had returned the stolen items to the victim who was very happy to get his property back."


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Post-Cabinet Presser: EQC Reform, Greece & Surplus Stimulation

Prime Minister John key discussed proposals for reform of the EQC act and the Greek economic crisis at a press conference in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

GCSB/NZSIS: Intelligence And Security Reviewers Seek Public’s Views

“We are seeking public submissions to help us determine what issues to focus on during the review,” says Sir Michael Cullen. “We want to hear your views on what the GCSB and NZSIS should be doing to protect New Zealand and how they should do it.” More>>

Education: Schools Funded To Trial Innovative Approaches

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the successful applicants for a new $10 million fund to encourage innovative teaching practices. “I’m delighted with the quality of the 39 projects that have won funding in the first round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund worth a total of about $2.6 million,” says Ms Parata. More>>

ALSO:

Generation Zero: Skypath Granted Resource Consent

Generation Zero is delighted and relieved that the ‘Skypath’ walking and cycling addition to the Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Two New Auckland Special Housing Areas

Two new greenfield Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1800 new homes in Auckland have been announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. More>>

ALSO:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news