On the beat

A Queenstown Hill farmer shot two black Labradors which were worrying sheep on his property on Thursday at 5pm.

Senior Constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, said the farmer was legally entitled to shoot the dogs.

"Dog owners are reminded that this is a particularly sensitive time for farmers with lambing," he said.

Police action would not be taken against the dogs' owner.

• A 24-year-old Invercargill man, arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour in Kingston on Thursday at 6pm, was allegedly found to have a small amount of cannabis in his possession.

The man was expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court today charged with disorderly behaviour and possession of cannabis.

• A 30-year-old Estonian woman was arrested on Thursday at 9.32pm and charged with setting off a fire alarm on Wednesday night. The alarm was set off at a Camp St hostel.

• A vehicle driven by a 26-year-old Queenstown man skidded into a Queenstown Lakes district water pump shed at the intersection of Glenda Dr and State Highway 6, Frankton, on Saturday at 6.30pm. Speed was possibly an issue and police inquiries were continuing.

• A 43-year-old Timaru man was charged with driving with a breath-alcohol level of 575mcg on Stanley St yesterday at 1.30am. The man was expected to appear in court today.

• A 16-year-old Queenstown youth was charged with driving with a breath-alcohol level of 139mcg on Isle St yesterday at 2am.