Wellington Scoop

Sex offender absconded from Wellington, found hiding in garage in Rodney

News from NZ Police
A nationwide hunt by Police for one of the country’s most wanted felons has ended with his arrest in the suburb of Red Beach in Rodney.

Darren Jolly absconded from extended supervision in Wellington three weeks ago. He was apprehended by Waitematā Police this morning while hiding in a garage at the beachside address. There were warrants for his arrest in place.

Jolly will appear in North Shore District Court today. Police are intent on retaining JOLLY in custody and will be opposing any bail application.

News from Wellington Police – November 14
Wellington Police are appealing for any sightings of a convicted and high-risk child sex offender. Multiple warrants to arrest have been issued for 47-year-old Darren Albert Jolly for alleged breaches of an extended supervision order which included 24/7 electronic monitoring.

On Wednesday last week he fled from his Wellington address heading north. Police believe he has taken a vehicle from a Kapiti car dealership later that day.

Police are appealing for any sightings of this vehicle which is a blue Honda Civic sedan registration AYT134.

The public are warned that Jolly has a history of failing to stop and driving dangerously at extremely high speeds to avoid being arrested.

Police believe he has been in Taupo and Hamilton and will be heading for Auckland. He has known connections in Wellington, Taranaki, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland.