Cromwell police are investigating a spate of vandalism on
Sunday morning they believe is linked to a "handful" of
Cromwell teenagers, aged 15 and 16.
The head of Cromwell police, Sergeant Simon Paget, said six
youths were seen pulling down Christmas decorations in the
Cromwell Mall at 4am.
Graffiti was reported to police and three holes were kicked
in down the side of a Cromwell Primary School building.
"We believe the incidents are linked and involve a group of
local teenagers," Sgt Paget said.
Police would like more information about any of the
incidents. If anyone witnessed such incidents, they should
call the police immediately, rather than waiting to report
it, he said.
"We think a small handful of unsupervised teenagers, aged 15
and 16, are involved and they are very much in the minority
as we have no problems with the majority of Cromwell youth."
• A 22-year-old Cromwell man will appear in the Alexandra
District Court on December 12 to face a charge of burglary.
He was arrested on Saturday morning after allegedly taking an
article of clothing from a Cromwell house. Sgt Paget said a
neighbour contacted the police after seeing a man climbing
through a window in the house.
• A 42-year-old Queenstown man will appear in court on
December 12 on a charge of possessing a class B drug - opium.
He was arrested by Cromwell police on Saturday.