Sergeant Chris Parsons, of Balclutha, is urging members of the public to report suspicious activity when they witness it, following investigations into an Owaka burglary revealed local people had seen suspicious activity, including the carrying off of a kayak, and not called police.
A search warrant was executed in Milton last week in relation to poaching.
Sgt Parsons said reporting of strange vehicles cruising or parked in remote areas — particularly Lawrence — would help control trespassing and unlawful hunting.
Investigations are ongoing into vandalism in Cross St, Milton.
With the arrival of the first frost, police are advising drivers to take care and allow plenty of time for travel in order to keep their speed low on potentially icy roads.