Waikato Police

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 […]

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 […]

Waikato Police have arrested three people in relation to large quantities of cannabis found in Matamata and Piako. Roughly nine kilograms of dried cannabis buried in underground storage pits were dug up by Police executing a search warrant at a rural Matamata property on Tuesday. As well as the buried cannabis, hundreds of immature cannabis […]

Police have today charged two men with the murder of Te Kuiti man Anthony Takrouna Bell. The two Hamilton men aged 30 and 38 are due to appear in Hamilton District Court tomorrow. Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said “We hope the arrests today provides Mr Bell’s family with some degree of comfort following what has […]

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