A 45-year-old South Dunedin man is due to appear in the
Dunedin District Court charged in relation to a series of
milk thefts throughout the suburb.
Senior Sergeant Brian Benn said police caught the man
stealing milk from a residential South Dunedin property at
6am on Monday, during a "stake-out" of the area.
The police surveillance was prompted by reports of missing
It had been an issue for a while, Snr Sgt Benn said.
• A 20-year-old Dunedin man has been arrested in relation to
the theft of a 1990 Toyota van and items from the vehicle.
Snr Sgt Benn said the van was offered to a scrap metal dealer
about 11.30am on Monday.
It had been reported stolen from a Dunedin property on
The 20-year-old was due to appear in court on Thursday
charged with unlawfully taking a vehicle and theft from a
The van and its contents, including tools and fishing gear,
were recovered by police, Snr Sgt Benn said.
• Police are investigating the reported burglary of a house
in Queen St, Mosgiel.
A resident contacted police at 2.20am on Monday to say
someone had entered the house through an unsecured bedroom
window and taken a sound system worth $50.