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Police updates – Northland gang crime crack-down, Cambridge tree incident

Police updates on crime and investigations for 26 May 2022.

Northland Police continue enforcement and disruption activity

Police are continuing with enforcement action and the disruption of gang activity in Northland.

On Wednesday (26 May), Northland Police conducted an additional search warrant in Kaikohe where 1.7kg of cannabis was located.

Police also conducted 60 vehicle stops in the area.

During one of these stops, a pistol, and methamphetamine were located in a vehicle and a 45-year-old man was arrested.

He faces firearms and drug related charges.

This arrest follows earlier apprehensions as part of an ongoing investigation.

There is now a considerable Police presence operating in the Kaikohe area, and the community can expect to see continued enforcement action and reassurance patrolling as a result.

Police will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour by any gang member or associates in the streets of Kaikohe or across the Northland district.

The community has the right to go about their lawful business safely and those who choose to engage in this sort of violent or anti-social behaviour can expect to be stopped by Police.

Police continue to ask for the community’s support in the investigation, particularly anyone with information about organised criminal activity or those in possession of illegal firearms.

Police also want our community to know they can contact Police if they are simply feeling vulnerable and want to share their concerns about any unlawful activity or anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood.

Please contact Police on 105 or report this anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Name release – Cambridge tree fall incident

Police can now name the woman who died following a tree fall in Cambridge on 20 May.

She was Margaret Evelyn, 81, of Cambridge.

Police extend their sympathies to her family and friends.

Her death has been referred to the Coroner.

Name release – fatal crash, Ōhaupō

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a serious crash on Ōhaupō Road on 13 May.

He was Matthew Lindsay Roche, 41, of Whitiora.

Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends.

Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

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