A man has been charged with assaulting a police officer and
resisting arrest, after a steady weekend for police in
An early morning incident on Saturday resulted in a
19-year-old man being locked up for assaulting a police
officer and resisting arrest, Senior Sergeant Mark Crawford,
of Dunedin, said. In unrelated incidents, three men were
charged with disorderly behaviour.
Police were also investigating burglaries around the city,
including a St Leonards toolshed cleaned out by thieves.
A padlock to the Burkes Dr shed was removed and a lawnmower,
petrol containers, hedge trimmer, line trimmer, rotary hoe,
outboard motor and a chainsaw were taken.
A 19-year-old man was charged with burglary, following the
theft of several 24-packs of energy drinks from a Castle St
North flat early on Friday.
A Wray St, Brockville, property was damaged by water after
copper piping from a hot water cylinder was stolen, Snr Sgt
A property manager discovered the theft.
Copper thefts were reported to the city's scrap metal dealers
in an effort to catch the thieves, Snr Sgt Crawford said.
On Sunday, a chair and a cushion were taken from a porch at a
Scotland St, central Dunedin, property.
A Leith St flat was also entered and a chair and a desk
broken, he said.
Several vehicles were also targeted by thieves during the
weekend. Attempts were made to gain entry to two cars in
Koremata St, Green Island.
In Dundas St, a suitcase and cash were taken from a vehicle
on Saturday night, while cash was stolen from a car in Ramsay
St, Dalmore, on Friday night.
Two longboard skateboards and a gym bag were stolen from an
Arthur St property and another gym bag was taken from a
Severn St, Green Island, property.
More than a dozen vehicles were broken into across the Taieri
on Sunday night.
Items, including wallets and jewellery, were taken from cars
in Mosgiel, Outram and Fairfield on Sunday night, Senior
Sergeant Craig Brown, of Dunedin, said.
Anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously was
urged to contact Mosgiel police on 489-3534, or anonymously
via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.