Thief pleads guilty
A local 25-year-old male is facing multiple charges including burglary, obtaining by deception and possession of drug paraphernalia, after a September crime spree.
The perpetrator stole equipment including a TV, Playstation 3 and an air rifle from a Topuni farm, a Paslode staple gun from a Moir Street property and credit card details off an elderly woman, racking up $9000 with online purchases including food and guns.
“He’s admitted to being on meth but says he wants to get his life back on track,” Mangawhai Constable Dale Wewege says.
“He’s pleaded guilty to all charges and is aware he’s possibly facing jail time.”
Ute & bike revovered
“A red Seals Kontiki torpedo line was slashed or snagged on a rock perhaps on October 21,” Wewege says. “And the alarm on a red Predator torpedo was said to be cut off by a passing speed boat on October 22.”
Sounds a bit fishy, however Wewege says he is unsure at this stage if the incidents are linked.
Lost & found
A collapsible walking stick, well used, was left at Mangawhai Village Liquor Store on October 11. Please see Mangawhai Police.
- Reporting / Julia Wad