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    • Wellington Police warn of WhatApp scam
      • Location: Wellington Attributable to Inspector Patrick Thomas: Police are warning people to be wary of a WhatsApp scam following an increase in reports in the Wellington District. In this case scammers use WhatsApp to impersonate family members or friends in saying they need help and in particular need money. Victims of this scam have received a message from an unknown number, claiming to be a loved one who has just lost their phone and got a replacement. The scammer then attempts to obtain the victim’s credit card information.

    • Arrest made following Naenae firearms incident
      • Location: Wellington Attribute to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Charlie Munro A 32-year-old man has been arrested in relation to gunshots fired at an address in Naenae early on Sunday 12 May. A number of search warrants were executed in the Wellington area this week, leading to the arrest earlier today. The man is due to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on Friday 17 May, facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm with intent to intimidate.

    • Warrant to Arrest: Have you seen Tegin Church?
      • Location: Wellington Wellington Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Tegin Church, who is wanted for breaching bail conditions. Tegin has an active warrant to arrest and was last seen in the Porirua area. Please report any sightings of or information on Tegin to Police via 111, quoting the case number 240511/9778. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre Images(s):

    • One in custody after fleeing incident in Masterton
      • Location: Wellington Police have taken one person into custody, following a fleeing driver incident in Masterton involving an 18-tonne front-end loader last night. Just before 1am on Sunday morning, Police received a call of a front loader driving around the streets of Masterton. Wairarapa Area Commander Richard Wilson said a Police unit signalled for the front-end loader on the road to stop. The loader has failed to stop for Police and eventually drove erratically through a fence into the Masterton Showgrounds. Images(s):

    • Name Release – body located, Titahi Bay
      • Location: Wellington Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Hamish Blackburn: Police can now release the name of the person whose remains were discovered in Titahi Bay on Wednesday 31 January 2024. She was Patricia Theresa Burt, who went missing on 4 April 1988. After a DNA confirmation from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Police can confirm the identity of the remains. There is no evidence to suggest that the death is suspicious. Police are happy to have found solace for Patricia’s family and we would like to extend our condolences to them.

    • Have you seen Norton Kaine Kinnaird?
      • Location: Wellington Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of the 30-year-old, who has a warrant for his arrest. Norton Kinnaird is currently on several active charges and considered to be dangerous. Police advise members of the public not to approach him, and report any sightings of him or where he may be via 111, quoting the case number 240501/4148. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously to report any relevant information on 0800 555 111. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre Images(s):

    • Appeal for information, road rage incident Paraparaumu Beach
      • Location: Wellington Police investigating a road rage incident in Paraparaumu Beach wish to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident. On Thursday 2 May at around 6:30am, a male reportedly got out of his vehicle on Marine Parade and threatened another motorist. Police understand two pedestrians observed the interaction, and a driver of a white ute had to take action to avoid a collision with the offending driver. We would like to speak with the two pedestrians and ute driver to gather further information to assist our enquiries.

    • Further arrest following firearms incident, Newtown
      • Location: Wellington Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch: Police have arrested the man alleged to have discharged a firearm near Wellington Hospital on Wednesday. He was located at an address in Hawera and arrested without incident at about midday today. The 22-year-old will be charged with discharging a firearm with intent to intimidate and will appear in New Plymouth District Court tomorrow. Searches of three Hawera addresses are underway, and a shotgun believed to have been used has been located.

    • Have you seen Breeze Hunt-Weston?
      • Location: Wellington Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Breeze Hunt-Weston who has a warrant for arrest for a breach of bail conditions. The 31-year-old is believed to be in the Wellington district. Please report any sightings or information on her whereabouts to Police via 111, quoting case number 201220/8063. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre Images(s):

    • Arrests made after Hutt Valley bus robberies
      • Location: Wellington Hutt Valley Police have arrested two youths following the robbery of four buses in less than a week. The incidents happened over six days from Wednesday 17 April, and each occurred at the same High Street bus stop, near Athlone Crescent North, between 6pm and 8pm. The drivers were assaulted during the incidents, but thankfully only received minor injuries, Detective Senior Sergeant Martin Todd says. Cash boxes with minimal amounts of money were taken.

    • Arrest following firearms incident, Newtown
      • Location: Wellington Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch: Police have arrested one person following an altercation where a firearm was discharged on Riddiford Street last night near Wellington Hospital. The 40-year-old man has been taken into custody in relation to allegedly threatening the other person involved with a machete. The Ford Ranger has also been recovered and is being forensically examined.

    • Police acknowledge IPCA report into fatal crash
      • Location: Wellington Police acknowledge the report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority which found Police were not responsible for a car crash that resulted in the deaths of two men in Wellington on 26 March 2023. The IPCA determined that the car crash was due to the actions of the driver who, while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, drove dangerously and lost control of his vehicle. The report found that the actions of two Police officers to follow the speeding vehicle were reasonable and appropriate.

    • Appeal for witnesses following firearms incident in Newtown, Wellington
      • Location: Wellington Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch: Police are appealing for information in relation to a firearms incident near the Wellington Hospital. At 5:07pm yesterday evening, an altercation outside a motor lodge opposite the entrance of the hospital on Riddiford Street took place where a person was threatened with a machete by the driver of a white Ford Ranger. The person threatened retrieved a firearm from nearby and along with an associate got into a grey Mitsubishi Colt driving into the hospital carpark opposite the emergency department entrance.

    • Police seek driver who came to hit-and-run victim’s aid
      • Location: Wellington Attribute to Detective Rosanne Rix, Wellington Serious Crash Investigation Unit Police investigating a hit-and-run in Wellington are still trying to locate the motorist who stopped to help. The victim was a short distance from home when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Old Porirua Road in Ngaio, sometime between 4.45am and 5.45am on Sunday 21 April. The offending driver failed to stop or call for help, leaving the man lying in the middle of a dark road.

    • Police training exercise - Wainuiomata
      • Location: Wellington Members of the Wainuiomata community may notice an increased presence of Police, the New Zealand Defence Force, and Wellington Free Ambulance on Tuesday 30 April. These groups will be conducting a training exercise on Moores Valley Road, from 9am to 11pm. Members of the public may see Police in tactical uniforms carrying training firearms, some military vehicles, and smoke. There may also be some noise. There is no cause of concern or danger for the public. However, if you have any concerns, please contact Police on 105. Images(s):

    • Police appeal for information following loud bangs, Wairarapa
      • Location: Wellington Wairarapa Police are making enquiries following multiple reports of loud bangs in the Solway area in the early hours of the morning. The first call was received just after 3am from an address on South Road and the final call was received from a Lansdowne address at 7:32am. Initial information suggests a vehicle was also possibly in the area. Wairarapa Police are keen to hear from anyone who has suffered any property damage as we make further enquiries into what the sounds related to.

    • Man arrested for Porirua tyre slashing
      • Location: Wellington Police have arrested and charged a man in relation to the slashing of car tyres in Porirua on Saturday. Police were called to Lyttleton Avenue at around 1pm on 20 April after a person was seen slashing car tyres. Police subsequently received around 20 reports of similar offending around the Porirua CBD and North City Plaza area. A 61-year-old Porirua man was arrested yesterday and will appear in Porirua District Court. Police would like to thank all those who responded to our appeals for information this week. ENDS

    • Update - Body located in Wellington Harbour
      • Location: Wellington Attribute to Detective Inspector Haley Ryan Police have formally identified the female who was located deceased in the water off Māhina Bay on Sunday morning. She was a 60-year-old Hutt Valley woman who had recently been living in Levin, however Police are not in a position to release her name at this stage. We send our condolences her family and friends at this difficult time and are providing ongoing support. Police are continuing to make enquiries to establish the circumstances of how she entered the water.

    • Police continue to investigate six months, following the death of Baby Ru
      • Location: Wellington Attributable to Detective Inspector Nick Pritchard: Police acknowledge today marks six months following the death of Baby Ru in Lower Hutt. We remain committed to investigating the circumstances that led to his death in October last year. A dedicated team is reviewing a significant amount of material and are following active lines of enquiry. Police are determined to get justice for Baby Ru and provide closure for his whānau and the wider community. Three adults known to Ru continue to be considered persons of interest in relation to this matter.

    • Update: Wilful damage in Porirua
      • Location: Wellington Police investigating a number of car tyres being slashed in Porirua on Saturday are following positive lines of enquiry to locate the offender. Police were called to Lyttleton Avenue around 1pm after a person was seen slashing car tyres. Since then, approximately 20 reports have been received related to this offending, taking place around the Porirua CBD and North City Plaza area. The man was wheeling a white push bike, described as 172-180cm tall, dressed in a grey hoodie and grey jeans.

    • Appeal for information after body located in Wellington Harbour
      • Location: Wellington Police are appealing for information that could help identify a person located deceased in Wellington Harbour this morning. The deceased woman, thought to be 60 to 70 years old, was located in the water off Māhina Bay at around 8am. She was clothed in activewear including a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing. Residents of the harbourside suburbs may notice an increased Police presence, while Police conduct enquiries in the area including shoreline searches.

    • Police investigating wilful damage in Porirua
      • Location: Wellington Police are asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible for slashing a number of tyres on vehicles across Porirua this afternoon. About 1pm, Police were called to Lyttelton Avenue after a person was seen slashing tyres. It appears a number of vehicles across the central business district have been targeted. The man was seen wheeling along a white push bike. He is about 172-180cm (5’8” to 5’11”) tall, dressed in a grey hoodie and grey jeans.

    • Police appealing for information following Naenae robbery
      • Location: Wellington At around 8am Police were called to Rata Street where a group entered the store and presented a knife, stealing product. The offenders fled the scene in a vehicle which has since been located in Naenae Park abandoned. Inspector Simon de Wit Relieving Hutt Valley Area Commander says: “Police are reviewing CCTV footage, speaking with witnesses, and we are searching the area as we work to identify and locate the offenders.” “Enquiries are ongoing and a scene examination will be conducted.”

    • Have you seen Clive?
      • Location: Wellington Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate missing 22-year-old Clive. He was last seen on 9 March in the Cannons Creek area. Police and Clive’s family have significant concerns for his wellbeing. Anyone who has seen Clive or has information on his whereabouts is urged to call Police on 111, and reference file number 240407/0486. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre Images(s):

    • Update: Serious crash, Masterton
      • Location: Wellington One person has died following a crash on High Street, Solway this afternoon. The single vehicle crash was reported to Police at 12.40pm. The road has been closed while the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene, however it is expected to reopen shortly. ENDS Issued by

    • Update: Operation Tempo
      • Location: Wellington Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Rebecca Cotton: Two people were yesterday charged in relation to the ongoing investigation into injuries sustained by two Lower Hutt children, dubbed Operation Tempo. A 25-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, wilful ill treatment of a dog, attempting to pervert the course of justice and selling cannabis and cultivating cannabis.

    • Police remind the public of the new speed limit on Alexander Road, Upper Hutt
      • Location: Wellington Speeding on Alexander Road continues to be a major concern for Police and the local community. Despite the speed limit of 50 km/h being introduced in December last year, many motorists are still being stopped by Police for exceeding the limit. “Police are urging Upper Hutt locals to be mindful of the new speed limit on Alexander Road and Messines Avenue. This stretch of road is now part of a family-orientated area, with the ongoing residential development in Wallaceville Estate,” Road Policing Office Jessica Peyerl says.

    • Update: Operation Tempo
      • Location: Wellington Police investigating how two children sustained horrific injuries at a Stokes Valley address, and previous Waterloo address, have spoken to a member of the community who came forward.

    • Media advisory: Media stand-up, Operation Tempo
      • Location: Wellington Detective Senior Sergeant Rebecca Cotton will be available to speak to media at 3:45 this afternoon, in relation to the ongoing investigation – Operation Tempo. Please email media@police.govt.nz to confirm your attendance. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre

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