Bell Block’s New Year’s Eve partygoers aren’t the only ones making plans for their big night out – police have come up with one of their own. Police have their approach centred around prevention, with extra staff on hand to defuse any trouble at known party spots around the region and Bell Block.
NEW YEAR LIQUOR BANS
Oakura Beach – starts 2pm today and ends at 2am on January 1.
Urenui Beach – starts at 6am today and ends at 6am on January 1.
From Mt Bryan to East End and Fitzroy beach reserves – starts 9pm and ends at 7am on January 1.
-Also runs every week from Thursday to Sunday 9pm-7am until April 1.
Pukekura Park – alcohol only allowed within immediate areas around the Hatchery Lawn and Fred Parker Lawn during the TSB Bank Festival of Lights On Stage entertainment sessions.
New Plymouth – permanent liquor ban in force in CBD, including Marsland Hill and the Taranaki Cathedral grounds.
Police launch new red and orange patrol cars as new road safety tools are announced in a campaign to save more lives, putting the brakes on speeding, drunk and dangerous drivers over summer 2013/2014.
There were no serious crashes on Bell Block roads and just one person died on New Zealand roads over the long weekend, making it potentially the lowest Labour Weekend road toll on record. The road toll period finished at 6am today, Tuesdat 29/10/2013 at which point police communications centres in the North and South islands said they were just aware of one fatal crash.However, one woman was yesterday in Wellington Hospital’s intensive care unit after a crash, and there were plenty of other injuries around the country. The previous low since records began was two, recorded in 1977. This weekend’s toll came after a 16-year-old boy died after the car he was in hit a tree near Katikati in Bay of Plenty early yesterday, Monday 28/10/2013.
Bell Block Police wish to advise that the group known as the “Bitumen Bandits” have returned to New Zealand in the last week. Back in April 2013 this group were carrying out various work in New Zealand including roof restoration, painting, tree felling and most commonly sealing and paving of driveways. The work was of extremely poor quality and a large number of the driveways started to disintegrate a few days after completion of the work. The group is made up of at least three men Albert ORCHARD, Joe ORCHARD, and Mark HAWKEN. They also use a number of aliases with one of them being Albert CALLADINE. They may also be trading under the name of Will Pave Ltd. Please be aware that the standard of workmanship, and value for money is at best dubious. If you are dealing with these persons BE AWARE.
Police wish to advise that over the past two months there has been a large spike in the number of theft ex cars within the Bell Block Area. The suspects for these crimes are believed to be a group of male FERAL youths aged between 14 and 18. They are targeting cars which have expensive items sitting inside them, or are unlocked and “easy targets” They enter the unlocked vehicle and search through gloveboxes and centre consoles. Please ensure that you lock your vehicle at all times and remove all expensive items from inside, even when it is parked in your driveway.Should you see any suspicious behaviour, or hear any noises out of the ordinary, especially if it involves a group of youths in this age group, then please call Police on 111
immediately. Please feel free to pass this email on to all friends and family living in Bell Block.