German walks out of Queenstown bush

Monday, January 21
• Friends of a 19-year-old German man called police on Sunday to report their missing friend had called them saying he was lost in the bush. Senior Constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, said the man walked out on Monday morning after a fall. He had some grazes but was otherwise fine.

Wednesday, January 23
• A 27-year-old German man was refused entry to a bar at 2am and became angry about the decision. He was arrested, but released with a pre-charge warning.

• Another burglary in Closeburn was reported to Queenstown police, after two 16-year-olds were arrested last week and jointly charged with 13 theft-related offences. Snr Const Blackford said the latest victims had been absent from their property which was why the theft had not been reported earlier.

• Queenstown police received a complaint from one Lake Hayes Estate resident about bottles being thrown into her garden. Snr Const Blackford said it was another example of ''unruly behaviour'' on the estate. He encouraged neighbours to keep an eye out for one another's property and report bad behaviour to police.

• A 22-year-old Englishwoman was spoken to at Queenstown Airport by police after she attempted to walk through air security with a liquefied petroleum gas container and pepper spray at 12.40pm.

• Police were called to an Arrowtown reserve at 7.40pm where a woman had passed out after allegedly smoking a ''legal high'' drug. The 21-year-old woman, who is serving a home-detention sentence, caught a bus from Queenstown to Arrowtown and met a young man described as ''Asian looking'', Snr Const Blackford said. After getting off the bus the pair went down a bank at the reserve and started to smoke. The young woman woke up upset and nauseous and was picked up by her family. The legal high she had smoked was 8ZN, Snr Const Blackford said.

• A 21-year-old Canadian woman was arrested and charged with theft after being caught shoplifting at Fresh Choice at 9.55pm, police said. She allegedly ate a chocolate bar and discarded the packaging on the shelf. When questioned by police she also had a block of cheese and garlic she had allegedly attempted to take.

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