Articles Categorized: Crime

Worker held to ransom over sex video

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A KAWERAU couple threatened an employee that if he left his job they would publicly share an intimate video they had secretly made of him.…

Onepu Siege gunman sentenced

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The man who shot four Armed Offenders Squad members in a house near Kawerau has been sent to jail indefinitely. Fairfax reported Rhys Richard Ngahiwi…

Aggravated robbery at Murupara

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MURUPARA General Store workers were assaulted during an aggravated robbery on Wednesday afternoon. Detective Sergeant Tony Colby said three male offenders entered the business on…

Drug sale bust at Tumana gang house

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METHAMPHETAMINE, cannabis and cash has been seized during a police search of a Tumana Black Power gang address in Whakatane. Whakatane police have charged two…

Toyota Surf stolen in broad daylight

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WHEN brazen thieves stole Ezra Brabbant Weitkamp’s vehicle from outside his Whakatane workplace last Friday, he went to great lengths to find it. Despite his…

Rapist foiled by DNA

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A WHAKATANE man who raped a 14-year-old girl then let his underage associate claim responsibility has been sentenced to prison – eight years after the…

Kidnap appeal fails

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Whakatane woman Cornelia Thornton waited for the partner of her ex-husband to finish choir practice and get into her car then opened the rear door…