Crime

BOP police catch 50+ drink drivers per week

Drunk driving crashes leave a trail of hurt, loss and carnage in their wake, yet the number of people caught over the limit on Bay of Plenty roads is rising. For... Read More

BOP man fails in bid to overturn drugs conviction

Michael Hutton says he was at a property where methamphetamine was being made just to fix a motorcycle. But, his text messages suggested something else. Two... Read More

Serious consequence for 'idiotic' display of speed

A teenager faces a serious driving charge and has lost his car after the vehicle was caught at an 'absolutely stupid” speed. Highway Patrol Constable... Read More

Man denies sexually abusing five cousins

WARNING: This story contains details of alleged sexual abuse and may distress some readers A man has been accused of sexually abusing five children aged... Read More

Police warn of of growing financial scams

If it seems too good to be true then it probably is, Tauranga Police Inspector Zane Smith says. Working with Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support,... Read More

Call for law targeting coercive control abuse

Since the beginning of last year, Bay of Plenty Police have investigated about 21,000 reports of family harm - of which nearly 10,000 involved people with prior... Read More

Mother of eight caught with large cannabis crop

A Paengaroa mother of eight has been described as a 'pretty skilled gardener” after police found more than 300 plants inside a growing room set up at her... Read More

Police seize drugs, firearms and ammunition

Waikato Police have arrested a 41-year-old Hamilton man in relation to firearm and drug offences. "About 9am on Monday, May 20, Police received a report of... Read More

BOP op shops count costs of illegal dumping

Soiled mattresses, scattered clothing, rubbish soaked in cat pee, rotting food and damaged household goods. These are among the foul sights and smells greeting... Read More

Crime spree lands youth in the hot seat

Police have halted an offender's crime spree across some Northland communities, successfully remanding him in custody on a number of charges. Northland Police... Read More

Waikato Police deliver on stolen mail

Waikato Police have this week executed a search warrant, taking into custody an alleged long-time mail thief. A 28-year-old man is facing charges in relation... Read More

Woman kidnapped, beat young dad in brutal attack

After ensuring a young father was held at a house under the ruse of getting drugs, Sophie Skye turned up with baseball bat and launched a 'brutal”... Read More