Archive for the 'Police' Category

Hutt Valley train services stopped by weather; interislander trips cancelled

Wellington.Scoop
Train services on the Hutt Valley and Melling lines were suspended for 90 minutes tonight because of the bad weather. The suspension began at 5pm. Read more »

Ngauranga crash blocks north-bound traffic on motorway

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Wellington.Scoop
A crash blocked the northbound left lane on State Highway One at the Ngauranga Flyover tonight. Read more »

Car hits power pole in Wainuiomata, driver seriously injured

News from NZ Police
A driver was seriously injured when his car crashed into a power pole in Wainuiomata this morning. Read more »

Emergency at Silverstream stops trains on Hutt Valley line

Wellington.Scoop
Train services on the Hutt Valley line came to a halt about 8pm last night because of what TranzMetro called “an emergency services incident” at Silverstream. Read more »

Home detention for man involved in $740,000 advertising invoice scam

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office
James Stephen Burns (41) was sentenced in the Wellington District Court today to seven months’ home detention for his part in an advertising invoice scam. Read more »

Four teenagers arrested after attack on couple in Hastings park

News from NZ Police
Police today arrested four teenagers allegedly responsible for the attack on a young man and woman as they walked through Windsor Park in Hastings on Monday afternoon. The young man received facial injuries in the attack. Read more »

A bomb in Napier? Library evacuated – but it was a false alarm

Wellington.Scoop
The Napier Public Library was evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was found in the central city building. But it was a false alarm. Read more »

Evading the police: 14 men and 2 women arrested in Palmerston North

News from NZ Police
Sixteen people were arrested yesterday after the Palmerston North Police executed an operation to apprehend those on active warrants who were knowingly evading police. Read more »

Road safety messages delivered to 70 offenders at car museum

News from Dept of Corrections
Wellington Community Corrections yesterday partnered with emergency services, government agencies, organisations and Kapiti Coast District Council to deliver an innovative road safety programme to 70 community-based offenders at Southwards Car Museum. Read more »

Man arrested and charged with wounding and burglary after Brooklyn stabbing

News from NZ Police
A 32 year old man of no fixed abode was arrested on Friday and appeared in court on Saturday in relation to the stabbing at the Pukehinau Flats at the bottom of the Brooklyn Hill. Read more »

Crime Squad called after 41-year-old man found dead in car at Peka Peka

News from NZ Police
A man was found dead in a car at Peka Peka Beach early this morning. Read more »

Police concerned about man following children near Feilding schools

News from NZ Police
Feilding Police are concerned about four reports of a man acting suspiciously and following children near local schools in the past week. Read more »

Three-car crash delays peak-hour traffic on SH2 south of Petone

Wellington.Scoop
A three-car crash on State Highway 2 just south of Petone caused more than ninety minutes of delays for peak-hour traffic tonight. Read more »

Two women die in hospital after being rescued from burning house

News from NZ Police
Two women have died in hospital after being rescued from a burning house in the Whanganui suburb of Castlecliff. Read more »

“Cleaning up the neighbourhood;” 11 arrests in Marlborough drug raids

News from NZ Police
Police in Marlborough raided five houses simultaneously this morning searching for drugs, including neighbouring properties in Elizabeth Street that police believe have been operating as tinnie houses for some time. Read more »

Naked streaker won’t be charged, but police may be tougher on Saturday

News from NZ Police
Eastern District Police are standing by their decision not to formally charge a streaker at Saturday night’s All Black game in Napier, but say future decisions will consider the possible wider implications. Read more »

Mayor honours volunteers helping to prevent crime in Wellington

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington’s community patrol groups and CCTV volunteers were recognised in a Mayoral function tonight. Read more »

Police station reopens after suspicious black box found outside front door

News from NZ Police
The Police Station in Hawera was closed this morning, with cordons in place, after a suspicious metal package was found outside the front door. But later in the day, suspicions were overcome. Read more »

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