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50 days ago

Man sought following firearms incident in Mount Maunganui

The Team from New Zealand Police

Western Bay of Plenty Police are searching for a man who allegedly fired a shot at Police earlier this morning.

Just before 3am today a Police unit identified a man they believed to be Aren Curtis, 31, driving a black-coloured Audi car in Mount Maunganui.

Aren Curtis currently has warrants to… View more
Western Bay of Plenty Police are searching for a man who allegedly fired a shot at Police earlier this morning.

Just before 3am today a Police unit identified a man they believed to be Aren Curtis, 31, driving a black-coloured Audi car in Mount Maunganui.

Aren Curtis currently has warrants to arrest for failing to appear in court.

The unit signalled for him to stop the vehicle on Truman Lane in Mount Maunganui however he failed to do so.

Police did not pursue the vehicle however spikes were successfully used and the vehicle came to a stop on Seaspray Drive.

He got out of the vehicle and was being pursued on foot by Police staff when he allegedly fired a shot in their direction.

Nobody was injured as a result.

Cordons were initially put in place near Seaspray Drive however they have now been removed. The Eagle helicopter also assisted in the search.

Thankfully our staff attending this incident were not injured however this could have had a very different result.

If you know the whereabouts of Aren Curtis, we are asking you to contact us immediately and let us know where he is. He should not be approached.

We want to reassure the public that there will be an increased Police presence in the area today as we actively search for Mr Curtis.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Police on 111 and quote event number P045870211.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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70 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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83 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit … View more
From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit www.covid19.govt.nz....

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115 days ago

Good news!

The Team from New Zealand Police

Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) โ€“ an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. ๐Ÿ‘

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working… View more
Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) โ€“ an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. ๐Ÿ‘

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working behind the counter when a man entered the store and demanded money.

He walked behind the counter to the cash register and took a large sum of money, but the owner very quickly managed to activate the anti-theft smoke canon and the offender fled the shop.

Seeing what happened, the members of the public chased the offender and caught him, holding him until Police arrived soon afterwards.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with theft and was due to appear in the Waitakere District Court last week.

The money taken was returned to the dairy owners (pictured on the left), who were very grateful to those who stepped in to help.

A great result and example of people going above and beyond to look out for people in their local community.

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413 days ago

COVID-19 Alert

The Team from New Zealand Police

Further to the Prime Minister's update today, here is a simple table that explains the alert levels.

Go www.covid19.govt.nz... for official information and updates.

You can view a hi-res version here - Here you go: covid19.govt.nz...

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