Police updates on crimes and investigations for 7 November 2022.
UPDATE – Fatal crash, Lake Ōkataina
Police can confirm that one person has died following a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on SH30, Lake Ōkataina, Rotorua.
The driver of the car sustained injuries and sadly, the motorcyclist has died.
A scene examination has taken place and the road has now re-opened.
An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.
Manukau Harbour incident: Searching will continue today
Search and rescue operations will continue today on the Manukau Harbour, following the incident yesterday in which a boat capsized.
One person remains outstanding after a boat with five people onboard capsized at around 7pm near Clarks Beach.
Today, searching will continue by air and sea assisted by the Police Eagle Helicopter and Coastguard.
As the warmer months approach, Police continue to urge all of those taking to the water to ensure they are carrying all appropriate safety equipment with them.
This includes wearing life jackets.
Police will continue to provide further updates in this incident as these become available.
Arrest, firearms incident, New Lynn
Auckland Police have arrested a 43-year-old man on firearms charges following yesterday’s incident in New Lynn.
The man is expected to appear in the Waitakere District Court on 11 November charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
Police are actively continuing enquiries into this incident.
We would like to thank those affected yesterday for their patience and assistance and continue to urge those who have information to contact Police.
You can call 105, quoting file number 221105/1348.
Information can also be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.