99 days ago

Eye on Crime 8th November 2019

John from Johnsonville Community Policing Centre

In Johnsonville an attempt was made to break into a black Volkswagen Touareg stationwagon parked locked on the street during the night by tampering with the left rear quarterlight window. No entry gained and nothing stolen. The garage under a house was entered through an open door and a mountain bike and helmet were stolen. A silver Toyota Corolla hatchback parked during the day was broken into via a smashed right rear quarterlight window. The vehicle was given a messy search but nothing reported stolen. A blue Toyota Vitz hatchback had its left rear quarterlight window smashed to gain entry. The vehicle was given a rummage search but nothing stolen. A silver BMW Touring stationwagon had its left rear quarterlight window smashed while parked during the day at the rear of a shop in Johnsonville. No entry gained. A grey Mazda Demio hatchback parked during the day in the railway station car park had its right rear quarterlight window smashed to gain entry. Earphones and sports items were stolen. A purple Mazda Verisa hatchback parked during the night had its left rear quarterlight window smashed. The vehicle was entered and search but nothing reported stolen. The wooden back door of a shop in Johnsonville was damaged when an attempt was made to force it open. No entry gained.

In Newlands a blue Mazda Axela hatchback parked locked overnight was found by the owner to be supported by two jacks. The two rear wheels had been stolen. The bathroom window of a property was forced open to give access into the house. A TV, a PS4 with cords and controllers, an Xbox and controller, children’s clothing and a not yet connected security camera were stolen. Five garden ornaments were stolen from a garden. A smashed right rear quarterlight window gave access to a black Mazda Premacy stationwagon parked overnight. Sunglasses and a pipe wrench were stolen. A white Mitsubishi Lancer stationwagon parked up had its right rear quarterlight window smashed, no entry gained.

In Khandallah a house was broken into. Access was gained by smashing a lead light window in the front door and reaching through to unlock the door. The alarm had been set before the owner left the house but the security company monitoring the alarm has not reported any break in. Two bedrooms were given a messy search with jewellery targeted. An inventory of family jewellery is being made. A Suzuki motorbike, parked on the front porch of a house was stolen. The kitchen window of a house was smashed during the night which the occupants were in bed. They investigated but no entry gained. The garage of a house was broken into when offenders cut the securing padlock. Items in the garage were moved around but nothing seems to have been taken. A house under renovation was entered but no sign of force having been used. Multiple boxes of tools were stolen.

In Ngaio a silver Audi stationwagon parked in the driveway and close to the house was stolen. It was located by Police in Cannons Creek, Porirua.

In Churton Park a silver Mitsubishi Lancer saloon parked during the morning outside a house was entered via a smashed left rear quarterlight window. A wallet containing a bank card, a restricted driving licence, a student ID and a community service card was stolen. A white BMW stationwagon parked overnight was broken into through a left rear quarterlight window. Sun glasses and a vehicle log book were stolen. A white Mitsubishi Galant saloon was entered through a smashed left rear quarterlight window. Nothing appears to be missing but the vehicle will not start now. A silver Mitsubishi Lancer saloon parked overnight on the street had both quarterlight windows damaged in gaining access. A wallet containing a driver’s licence, and bank and loyalty cards was stolen. The wallet was found at Churton Park School but the bank card and drivers licence are still missing. A green Toyota Starlet saloon parked overnight on the street was entered through a smashed passenger side window. Nothing was stolen but an attempt was made to steal the battery which was found flat. A silver Suzuki Alto hatchback parked on the street overnight was entered through a smashed left rear quarterlight window. The vehicle was searched and the ignition tampered with in an attempt to start it. Another vehicle alongside it, a silver Suzuki Aqua hatchback, also owned by the same person, was given similar treatment but the attempt to steal both vehicles was abandoned. A water reservoir room in Prestwich Drive was broken into. The door lock was cut off and the metal door forced inward. A vehicle battery was stolen.

In Wadestown a silver Mazda Atenza stationwagon parked on the road overnight was entered when a previously smashed and taped up window was opened up to gain entry. Nothing reported stolen. A garage door had been prised open. The victim is assessing possible stolen items.

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