Gold FM Police File - New Year A Good One For Police

Posted by on 03/01/2014

Happy New Year 2014s

Very few arrests were made over the Christmas New Year break compared with other years, Senior Sergeant Rex Knight said today.

It was quiet around the whole Coromandel Peninsula with no serious incidents. "This is one of the best years I can recall in many many years of policing," he said, crediting the high visibility of police staff on foot as a proactive policing tool.

A positive line of inquiry is being followed into the robbery of a young man on Kenny Street last week.

The victim was forced to give an assailant his personal property and when he sought help from friends a group including the assailant attacked the young men. Senior Sergeant Rex Knight said he hopes to be able to speak about the result of their investigations next week.

The roads have been very busy and State Highway 2 had it's busiest day throughout the holiday period yesterday.

The Criterion Bridge at Paeroa was backed up for two and a half kms and Senior Sergeant Knight said people just need to be patient and drive to the conditions.

To report anything to the police call 07 863 8179 in Waihi and the anonymous crime line is 0800 555 111.

Click play to hear Senior Sergeant Rex Knight talking about policing around the Coromandel over the holiday season.

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