A man has died after being shot by Police near Brixton this afternoon. About 3.40pm, Police received a call regarding a man in his 50s in distress who had left a Brixton property in a vehicle and was believed to be in possession of a firearm. Police located the stationary vehicle on Mamaku Road, off... Continue Reading →
Around 12:40pm today Police were called to a disorder incident involving a group of people in a New Plymouth suburb. On arrival, Police attempted to stop a vehicle that was seen leaving the address. The vehicle failed to stop for Police when signalled and a pursuit was initiated in response to the fleeing driver. The... Continue Reading →
In a statement from a Police media spokesperson, it's confirmed that Police are aware of the checkpoints being set up in Taranaki and are working with the local community. This release explains how Police are supporting community checkpoints. Police are committed to ensuring our communities are safe and feel safe. Police understand that some small... Continue Reading →
Police teams in Taranaki have been assisting with the monitoring of people who use essential services in the community. Pharmacies are an essential service and are operating with safe practises, part of which is to limit the number of people entering their premises and ensure distance is kept between individual shoppers. They have been doing... Continue Reading →
Police acknowledge the sentencing of a man in New Plymouth District Court today on a charge of aggravated assault on Police where the man spat at Police staff.The incident occurred on 9 April where the man had been onto several private properties and was located by Police staff nearby. Police attended and as they were... Continue Reading →
A Police Asset Recovery Unit investigation into the proceeds from illicit drugs in the Taranaki area has resulted in the restraint of property last week worth about $90,000. In September 2019, Police working on an operation targeting the sale and supply of methamphetamine executed search warrants at four properties in Taranaki. Around 94g of methamphetamine,... Continue Reading →
Police have now confirmed that the motorcyclist involved in a car vs motorcycle accident near Mokau has died. The crash was reported to emergency services at around 10am on Waitangi Day on State Highway 3, 2 kilometers South of Mokau. The road remains closed while investigators work at the scene and motorists are advised to... Continue Reading →
The crash, between a car and a motorcycle, was reported to Police around 10:00am. Initial reports are that one person has been seriously injured. The road is currently closed and motorists can expect delays. The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.
One person has died following a water-related incident at Oakura Beach, Oakura, New Plymouth. Emergency services were advised around 8.25pm on Monday that a person had been pulled from the water in a critical condition. Medical attention was administered, but the person died at the scene. condolences to all involved.