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

 


Quick thinking saves the day in Papatoetoe

Quick thinking saves the day in Papatoetoe

Counties Manukau West Police credit the quick thinking and attentiveness of two members of the public for the apprehesion of a burglar caught red handed in Papatoetoe yesterday.

The victim arrived home at about 2:30pm to find an unknown man walking out of his driveway carrying a familiar black bag. The man claimed to be doorknocking, recruiting for a local sports team; however the victim was suspicious of his story. The man left the driveway and began to walk up the road towards the bus stop.

“The victim then ran up the long driveway to his house where he confirmed his suspicions,” says Sergeant Marcel Fale. “A room in the house had been entered, searched and left in an untidy state. He noticed that some of his belongings were missing including shoes and watches, and confirmed that the bag the offender was carrying was actually his.”

The victim ran to find the offender but he had boarded a bus on Wallace Road, Papatoetoe.

“As the victim called Police, a member of the public assisted him by following the bus in another vehicle. Police were able to respond immediately and locate the man on the bus in possession of the stolen items. He was arrested and has been charged with the burglary.”

“This is great work by the victim and the member of the public who followed the offender at a safe distance and alerted the Police quickly. The more information we have and the sooner we receive it, the better we are able to respond. In this case the result was really positive and we commend the two people who assisted us to apprehend the offender.”

Further enquiries following the apprehension of the 25-year-old led Police to another offender, an 18-year old who had six warrants for his arrest for a range of charges including aggravated robbery and burglary.

“All in all it was a great result to apprehend these two people and prevent further burglaries in the area,” says Sergeant Fale. “We remind everyone to call 111 whenever they see something suspicious. If you see something in your neighbourhood that you consider to be out of the ordinary, please let us know as soon as possible. This could include someone looking into car windows or a person loitering in the street who you think doesn't have any reason to be there. In many cases when we receive information like this it can prevent a burglary or the theft of a car.”

Information about crime can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: A Govt. Christmas Bad News Dump -The Skycity Convention Center Blowout & A Negative MBIE Review

If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldn’t be strewing them about at Christmas time – which is, traditionally, the dumping ground for terrible news that the government fervently hopes the public will be too distracted to notice. And so verily this Christmas Eve we learn of (a) the explosion of costs to the taxpayer and ratepayer of the vile SkyCity convention centre in Auckland and that (b) the government’s flagship MBIE “super-ministry” run by its Minister of Everything is a disaster zone of incompetence and mismanagement. MBIE is a Titanic looking for an iceberg, or so it would seem. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news