Waiheke Marketplace : June 20th 2012
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A two-person burglary spree came to a halt last week with the arrest of two teenage boys and the return of many stolen items. Police executed search warrants in relation to sev- eral reported burglaries. As a result two youths from Oneroa, one aged 16 and one 15 have been charged. Police claim the 16-year-old was responsible for 10 counts of burglary and one of theft, while the 15-year-old was also charged with several offences. Police found out the location of the stolen iPad via its GPS. Following further inquiries and search warrants they were able to recover some of the stolen property relating to the bur- glaries which have taken place during the past six to eight weeks. Sergeant Peter Knight says: We got back the Ipad, two laptops, a DVD recorder, some DVDs and other prop- erty. He is encouraging the pub- lic to use modern technology, if they are able to. This case shows the benefits of being able to track stolen property. Police made one other arrest this week. On June 12, a 29-year-old man from Little Oneroa was arrested for assault. One drink-driver was caught this week. On June 15, a 55-year-old man stopped and breathalysed on Totara Rd blew a breath alcohol reading of 646mcg. The legal limit is 400mcg for those aged 20 and over. Police are holding a num- ber of items including two old brooches, a Laser level measuring tool, cellphones, and a small purse. Esplanade may reopen In disrepair: A geotechnical report has confirmed parts of the Esplanade between Surfdale and Blackpool are not fit for vehicles in its current state. The Esplanade between Blackpool and Surfdale could eventually reopen to two-way traffic if Auckland Transport s recommendations are taken up by the Waiheke Local Board. The board has been waiting for a report after the unsealed road was temporarily closed to traffic for one year from December 2010. Twelve months later the road had deteriorated to such a level that Auckland Transport deemed it unsafe to reopen. Preliminary geotechni- cal investigations for several options for the Esplanade are now com- plete and a decision on its future is expected by the end of July. Auck- land Transport is recom- mending reopening the road to two-way traffic and creating a shared use environment but other options will be con- sidered by the local board at its monthly meeting tomorrow night. They include an option to maintain the current closure to vehicles and do no repairs to the road and sea wall. Another option is to maintain the current closure but upgrade the road and sea wall. The next option is to reopen the road to two-way traffic and pro- vide a dedicated space for pedestrians and cyclists, or to do the same but reopen the road only one-way. The option that Auck- land Transport is recommending -- to reopen the road to two- way traffic and create a shared environment for all users -- would involve appropriate signage, a lower speed environment and traffic calming devices. The cost of this option would be around $2 million. There is no funding allocated to any works other than routine main- tenance so any changes would be subject to securing the money. Had property stolen? Check out Stole Me free online A new website service has been launched to help com- bat property crime in New Zealand. Stole Me allows people who have lost or had prop- erty stolen to list their prop- erty on the website, includ- ing photographs of the item. People buying items can check whether they are lost or stolen before they make a purchase. The website also provides the owner of the lost or stolen property the chance to take some action to help in the recovery of the item. Stole Me aligns with the police-introduced Serial Number Asset Partnership known as SNAP, where people can create and store an asset list of property serial numbers for free. This means a stolen item with a serial number can be accessed on SNAP to ascer- tain whether the item being purchased is in fact stolen. It also provides the police the opportunity to return stolen property to its rightful owner when it is recovered. Stole Me is supported by Crimestoppers, an indepen- dent organisation dedicated to providing an anonymous means for people to give information on crime. The new website has been also given the thumbs up by the insurance industry. Stole Me fits in with other police online databases like the stolen vehicle database police.govt.nz/stolen/vehicles launched earlier this year, and the stolen boat database police.govt.nz/service/mari time/stolen. Membership of Stole Me is free. Visit stoleme.co.nz. Neighbourhood Support groups Police are keen for the public to set up Neighbourhood Support groups after being approached by Chris Smith, a resident who has experience in setting up groups like this. They are asking for members of the community to help form these groups with the aim of preventing and solving crime in their area. Neighbourhood Support groups: Encourage neighbours to talk to each other Share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime Help foster a sense of community spirit, where everyone is respected and valued Educate and empower neighbours to take responsibility for their own safety Identify the needs of neighbours and ways to assist each other Identify the strengths and skills of neighbours to contribute to solving local problems Minimise burglaries and car crime in the local area Reduce graffiti, vandalism, violence and disorder Support victims of crime Enhance the safety features and appearance of the neighbourhood Decide on ways to handle any civil emergencies that may occur Know when and how to contact police, other emergency services or support agencies Liaise with other community groups. Anyone interested should phone Chris Smith on 021 102 4620 or Senior Constable Dean Arthur on 372 1156.
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