Inquiries are continuing after Queenstown police received a
complaint on Saturday at 3.40am. Sergeant Steve Watt, of
Queenstown, said a taxi driver picked up a couple and took
them to a Frankton Rd address, where they began to argue
about the fare.
"The female jumped out of the taxi ... and opened the door
into another car, damaging a panel," Sgt Watt said.
• Police are awaiting forensic results from fingerprints
taken from a Loop Rd address after the owner of the holiday
home reported a break-in. Sgt Watt said the alleged incident
had occurred in the past six weeks and was reported to police
on Saturday afternoon.
"The informant stated the bedroom window ... had screws from
the aluminium frame removed and glass broken."
Nothing was reported missing from the address, but
fingerprints were being analysed.
• A 29-year-old Queenstown man was charged with obscene
language on Saturday at 11.15pm after police observed him
allegedly making inappropriate comments to two Asian women in
central Queenstown. Sgt Watt said a group of four "quite
intoxicated" men had been observed by police abusing people
as they walked past them. The two women were "not impressed"
by the comments made, Sgt Watt said.
• A 33-year-old man who allegedly ate a bread stick from the
counter of Fergbaker on Sunday at 4.30am before realising he
had no way of paying for it was taken into police custody for
"detoxification purposes", Sgt Watt said. The man allegedly
consumed the food before he noticed he had no wallet and no
money. However, "he was extremely drunk and couldn't
understand what the problem was".
Arrangements were later made for payment for the bread stick,
Sgt Watt said.
• A resident complained about vehicles speeding along
Speargrass Flat Rd on Monday at 8.30am. The complainant said
four pets had been killed in the area. Senior Constable Chris
Blackford, of Queenstown, said highway patrol would be
notified of the complaint.
• Vehicles collided on the corner of Stanley St and
Coronation Dr on Monday at 3.52pm. Snr Const Blackford said
the front vehicle slowed down and the following vehicle drove
into the back of it. There was minimal damage and no
• A 26-year-old British man and a 23-year-old New Zealand
woman were arrested and charged with theft of a motorcycle on
November 17. Snr Const Blackford said the motorcycle was
parked on Duke St with the keys in the ignition. A witness
told police the couple loaded the bike into another vehicle
in the Queenstown Recreation Ground car park. A Sunshine Bay
house was searched and the motorcycle was found. Both are
expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court.