Lower speed tolerance for Queen’s Birthday

Anthony Bond
Anthony Bond
Police out on the roads this Queen’s Birthday weekend will be enforcing reduced speed tolerances of no more than 4kmh over all permanently posted speed limits, writes Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin police.

This means for example on a 100kmh road we would start infringements from 111kmh normally but with the lower long weekend limit we will be issuing infringements from 105kmh.

We remind people to plan their journey, don’t rush it and don’t speed.

 

Farm theft

On Sunday morning at 1am there was an afterparty at an Outram address and four young people stole a quad bike from a farm.

It was seen heading towards Outram and our community patrol located the bike on Riverside Rd.

Our police dog handlers tracked the youths to a nearby paddock.

They have all been spoken to and referred to Youth Aid.

 

Canine cops

We have five dog handler teams in Dunedin that work shift work, so there is always at least one team on all the time.

The dogs are used to follow people when someone runs from the scene of a crime. They are used on the armed offenders squads and can also be used if going to locate potentially violent people where a barking German Shepherd snarling away can have a deterrent effect on anyone thinking of assaulting a police officer.

Dogs are also often used on burglary calls or when people are on property that should not be there.

 

 

 

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