Waikato Police have launched Operation Smelter, targeting a group of prolific offenders responsible for multiple aggravated robberies and commercial and retail burglaries in the district. The operation has had immediate success, with arrests made, charges laid, and stolen goods have been recovered. On Wednesday 10 January Police executed a series of warrants in Hamilton and […]
This New Year, Waikato Police encourage people celebrating to enjoy themselves, but to be sensible, look after your mates and make sure everyone gets home safely. Police will be out in force across the Waikato through New Year, enforcing liquor ban areas, especially across holiday hotspots like the Coromandel. Each New Year, Whangamatā swells with […]
SH25 between Pahau and Mary Street has been closed while emergency services respond to a two vehicle crash involving a parked car on Queen Street, Thames, around 3:50pm. One person is in a moderate to serious condition and has being transported to hospital via Helicopter. Queen Street is blocked from Pahau Street and Mary Street.
Two people have been apprehended by police after a fleeing driver incident in today. The incident began when a car was stolen from a Whitianga address early this afternoon, and closed State Highway 1B at Taupiri for a period of time. A police officer located the vehicle about 2.20pm, near Waiomu, however according to Waikato […]
If you thought the rise in crime is impacting only our larger metropolitan area, then it’s probably time for a reset in those thoughts. The latest crime statistics have been released and Thames Coromandel is showing a whopping 26% increase in property crimes for the 12 months ended September. The increase for all of New […]