A Message From the Raglan Police

Over the last two weeks, there have been five family harm incidents reported and ten dishonesty offences.

Three people are now in custody and have been charged with various dishonesty offences in the Raglan area. Thank you to those who came in and reported missing property and thefts. 

We still have a number of thefts occurring in the Raglan east area, often targeting unlocked garages and vehicles, stealing bikes and scooters amongst other things. Almost all thefts have occurred on unlocked vehicles and garages. Need more be said – please lock up, and don’t leave valuables in your vehicles. 

Papanui Point is now the subject of yet another search; four people in the last 12 months have gone missing off that same rock. A working group from various agencies is being established, with changes to the area likely. We don’t want to see the area closed, so please be careful! If you see something unsafe, then speak up.

Please remember that Raglan has a 24 hour ‘liquor ban’; this means that there is to be no consuming or holding of alcohol in any public place within the designated area, including within vehicles. Going forward over the summer months this is going to be strictly enforced. If you are unsure exactly where, then please ask or go onto the council website.  

Finally, be safe, be kind and remember to look out for one another.

From Snr Const. Andrew Murphy and the Raglan Police Team