Dunedin police have ordered 14
vehicles off the road in a crackdown on illegally modified
and unsafe vehicles.
About 20 police including officers from the armed offenders
squad were involved in the arrest of a man in Reefton.
Pistols and Tasers can get in the way for police officers as
they drive to enforce the law.
Thieves who stole a ute carrying radioactive equipment could
be putting themselves and members of the public in serious
danger, Christchurch police warn.
Sheer hard work, dedication and old-fashioned policing is
resulting in impressive crime reduction across the Southern
policing district, police minister Anne Tolley says.
The Southern police district
was a hot spot for cannabis seized in the country this year,
police statistics show.
Police have arrested two men over the assault and robbery of
two hitch-hiking French tourists.
Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a
12-year-old girl in South Dunedin last night.
Grossly intoxicated people in Dunedin may be driven home in a
courtesy van, as part of a pilot project by the police.
An increase in police numbers at peak times in the Dunedin
CBD is beginning to pay dividends, Dunedin police community
relations co-ordinator Sergeant Matt Scoles says.
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