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Police updates – missing persons Hokitika & Rolleston, Te Kuiti kidnapping

Police updates for 5 November 2022.

Have you seen Shane Duncan?

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find 55-year-old Shane Duncan.

Shane was last seen near Hokitika last Saturday evening, driving a grey 1991 Nissan Terrano R3M stationwagon, reg: BMD602.

Shane Duncan newsPolice and Shane’s family have concerns for his welfare.

Anyone who has seen Shane, or has information on his whereabouts is urged to call Police on 105, quoting file 221102/6853.

Arrests following aggravated robbery and kidnapping, Te Kuiti

Police are continuing to take enforcement action as part of Operation Cobalt to disrupt gang activity across the Waikato.

Te Awamutu Police have arrested four Mongrel Mob members in relation to aggravated robbery and kidnapping that took place on Saturday 15 October in Te Kuiti.

Throughout the investigation into the incident, police located two firearms, imitation firearms, weapons, methamphetamine and cannabis.

The four men that were taken into custody are charged with a range of offences including kidnapping, aggravated robbery, robbery and participating in an organised criminal group.

Operation Cobalt targets the unlawful behaviour and intimidation by gang members that threaten the community’s sense of being and feeling safe.

This Police activity should send a clear message to those involved in this unlawful behaviour that it will not be tolerated by Police or the community.

Two men, aged 28 and 22 are next due to appear in the Te Kuiti District Court on the 17 and 21 November, respectively.

One 25-year-old man will appear on 8 December and another 25-year-old man was scheduled to appear today.

Police want to remind people that we rely on the public to help stamp out this offending, by supplying information to us to help form a picture of what’s happening in our communities.

You may feel like the information you have is not significant, however, it could be the missing piece of the puzzle Police need to put offenders before the court.

Information can be passed to Police via 105 by phone on online, or alternatively information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-nz.org.

Police operation at Mt Messenger

Police today took action to enforce a trespass notice issued by Waka Kotahi to a small group occupying a site on Mt Messenger, in northern Taranaki.

The trespass notice was issued today, 4 November 2022.

At midday, Police went to the Mt Messenger site, of which Waka Kotahi are the lawful occupiers, and encouraged the individuals to leave.

After some dialogue, the protester group was moved off the site.

No arrests were made.

While Police were at the scene, the speed of State Highway 3 was temporarily reduced to ensure the safety of road users and Police.

Have you seen Megan?

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find 50-year-old Megan.

Megan from Rolleston news

Megan was last seen at about 9.30am today in Rolleston. It’s believed she may have travelled to the Taylor’s Mistake area.

She was wearing a black Adidas jacket, light coloured t-shirt, black sports tights and black Nike shoes.

Police and Megan’s family have concerns for her welfare.

Anyone who has seen Megan, or has information on her whereabouts is urged to call Police on 105, quoting file 221104/8029.

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