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


Large amount of stolen property found at Whangarei address

Large amount of stolen property found at Whangarei address

Monday, 15 September 2014 - 11:51am

Police have located a large amount of stolen property at a Ruatangata address, including a Nissan Skyline racing car worth $60,000.

Following information received from a scrap metal dealer Police carried out the search on Friday afternoon and located: the car, several firearms that were recently stolen from a Kamo address; nine hot water cyclinders; three motorbikes; a Polaris quad bike worth $12,000; a racing go kart; a wind turbine stolen from a yacht at Onerahi; and various tools and hardware equipment.

Police also found an indoor cannabis operation in one of the bedrooms and also a small amount of methamphetamine.

Senior Sergeant Daniel Cleaver says the good relationship that police have with second hand and scrap metal dealers led to the discovery of a significant amount of stolen property.
“We maintain regular contact with second hand and scrap metal dealers, so thieves and burglars better beware that we will catch up with them if they try to sell any stolen items.”

Mr Cleaver says finding the stolen firearms means that these will not fall into the hands of other criminals or gangs.

“We received information about some stolen water cylinders and we acted quickly to carry out a search of the address at Ruatangata. We ended up not only locating several cylinders, but a lot more stolen property.
The victims of these burglaries are very pleased to get their property back, some of which is very valuable. “

Mr Cleaver says this is also a timely reminder for anyone who notices suspicious activity on their neighbour’s property to call police. Some neighbours had noticed a light was left on all night in one of the rooms of the Ruatangata house and thought it was strange.

“We encourage anyone to report anything odd they may notice, no matter how big or small, as it could be part of some significant criminal activity.”

A man, aged 22 years, and a woman, aged 20 years, have been charged with several burglary and drug offences. They appeared in the Whangarei District Court on Saturday and will be appearing again today. Further charges are likely.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>


BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>


Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>


State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>





Featured InfoPages