Wednesday, 6 July 2022 - 12:47pm |

Police target offending across the Hawke's Bay

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What was initially reported as two people acting suspiciously, ended in two arrests in the Hawke's Bay this morning.

A local security company noticed two people acting suspicious in the Onekawa area of Napier and alerted Police.

Napier staff attended and arrested a 39-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman.

The man is due to appear in Napier District Court today in relation to burglary.

Earlier this morning, Hastings Police were alerted to a burglary on Gordon Road, and two people were seen leaving in a vehicle.

The vehicle was located nearby and stopped by Police a short time later. 

A number of stolen food items were located in the boot of the vehicle. 

Two people have been charged with burglary and will be appearing in the Hastings District Court today.

On Tuesday afternoon, Police received multiple reports of a motorists driving erratically on the Napier-Hastings Expressway around 5:30pm.

The vehicle was observed crossing the centre line and hitting the safety barrier.

Police responded and were fortunately able to locate the vehicle before any further damage was caused or injury to the driver or other motorists.

The driver was spoken to and forbidden to drive for the next 12 hours.

Police would like to thank all members of the public who reported these incidents across the Hawke's Bay over the past few days.

A key focus for Police is preventing crime from happening in the first place.

Through information received we have been able to prevent further criminal activity from occurring in the district and hold offenders to account.

We rely on the public to be our eyes and ears, and ask anyone who sees any suspicious activity to report it to us.

If you are in a situation where you feel unsafe, or you see something suspicious, call 111 immediately.

To report a crime after it has happened, contact Police on 105, or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


Issued by Police Media Centre