List of CCTV locations will help the community


Police are encouraging the community to assist in consolidating a list of CCTV cameras throughout the Clutha district after an elderly woman went missing early on May 19.

The woman was found several hours later with the help of Land, Search and Rescue, locals and other agencies.

CCTV camera footage was a key part in locating the woman and Sergeant Chris Parsons, of Balclutha, said informing the police of camera locations would be a great help in the future with similar situations.

Police executed two search warrants and have arrested and charged two people in relation to burglaries in Tautuku Peninsula.

Police found numerous items of interest related to the burglaries and had linked other items relating to burglaries from two years ago.

A substantial amount of property was still missing and further inquiries were being conducted in an attempt to link items to other events.

Police also responded to an incident where a female was seen damaging her own property in Kaitangata on May 27.

Police say she drove her car down the Kaitangata straight before disrupting traffic by blocking both lanes in and out of the area.

The female was taken into custody without issue.

Police responded to a collision on Saturday night where a driver drove through a fence on the Beaumont highway.

The driver was found to be intoxicated.

Police were deciding on appropriate charges.

Reducing the number of intoxicated drivers following duck shooting would continue to be a target for police.

Sgt Parsons said three intoxicated drivers were stopped last weekend. But even though that was considerably down on the 12 drink›drivers stopped during the opening weekend of duck shooting, the numbers were still too high.