Deer poachers start busy police week

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Police caught three alleged deer poachers on Monday night last week after being called out due to a report of gunshots near Owaka.

Hunting equipment was seized and investigations are ongoing.

Last week, police attended reports of shoplifting, drive›off petrol theft and vehicle incidents including a car crashing into a property near Clinton, a farm›bike user blown off the road near Hillend, drunk driving and a vehicle impounded last Thursday with charges of sustained loss of traction.

Last Friday evening, emergency services attended a crash where a ute had rolled in the Manuka Gorge between Milton and Lawrence.

One person was taken to hospital.