Attributable to Central Hawke’s Bay Police Sergeant Neil Baker:
Central Hawke’s Bay Police have arrested a 36-year-old woman in relation to a series of residential burglaries, which occurred in the Waipawa area yesterday (Tuesday 17 August).
The burglaries are reported to have occurred during the day at residential addresses on Ireland Road and Pourerere Road in Waipawa.
Several stolen items have been recovered, including a home theatre system and a water blaster.
The stolen property is in the process of being returned to its rightful owners.
The 36-year-old, who is believed to have been visiting from Auckland, was arrested last night.
She is due to appear before Hastings District Court on charges relating to the burglary and an outstanding warrant for her arrest.
A 46-year-old woman from Ōtāne was also arrested for receiving stolen items relating to the burglaries.
She has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Waipukurau District Court at a later date.
The arrests are an excellent result from local staff and a great outcome for the victims involved.
It’s a win for us and for the community to be able to apprehend these people and put a halt to the offending so quickly.
Central Hawke’s Bay Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information that led to the identification of those involved.
Police are not currently seeking anyone else in relation to the reported burglaries but work is continuing to locate further stolen property reported.
Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Ireland Road and Pourerere Road, Waipawa during the day on Tuesday and may have seen anything suspicious.
Anyone who has any information which may assist is asked to call Police on 105 and quote file number 210817/4660.
Issued by Police Media Centre.