Articles Categorized: Crime

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…

Scammer alert

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A TANEATUA woman is warning Eastern Bay residents to be alert for scammers after receiving multiple calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft. Teacher…

Use of excessive force lawful

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A WHAKATANE police officer has been partially cleared following a complaint about using excessive force. The complaint, made to the Independent Police Conduct Authority by…

Cash and cards stolen

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A WALLET full of cash and cards was stolen from a car on the weekend. Whakatane police Senior Sergeant Mark van der Kley said the…

Taneatua Road burglaries

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BIKES and tools were stolen from a Taneatua Road property last week. Whakatane police Senior Sergeant Mark van der Kley said a four-wheeler Yamaha Grizzly…

Onepu siege still shows

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THE walls, furniture, clothing and towels at Rhys Warren’s family home are tainted with physical reminders of the 22-hour Onepu siege. Stickers cover the walls…

Help police find this man

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CAN you identify the person in these images? Whakatane police believe the pictures involve the same alleged person and two alleged thefts from The Warehouse.…

Homicide inquiry charge

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A MAN charged in relation to the death of Don Henry Turei Junior, appeared in Gisborne District Court on Wednesday. The Te Kaha man was…