Twenty people have been arrested following an operation
targeting crimes including burglary and theft.
The burglaries included four at the Kaitaia RSA where the
offenders targeted alcohol.
The offenders are aged between 15 and 33.
Officer in charge of the operation, Senior Constable Steve
Robinson, said a small group of offenders were causing grief
for the small Far North community and needed to be stopped.
"The community and police will not tolerate this level of
criminal behaviour and we will continue to target these
offenders and make sure they are also adhering to their bail
Police relied on the community to help catch the offenders
and would still like to hear from anyone who noticed
suspicious activity in the Kaitaia area, Mr Robinson said.