Expensive night out for drinkers

Last updated 09:46 17/06/2014

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Blenheim police arrested three men on Sunday morning in connection with alcohol-related incidents.

At 3.10am, a 26-year-old man was arrested outside Fairweathers Bar for disorderly behaviour, Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said.

The unemployed man was fined $300 when he appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.

Meanwhile, a 32-year-old vineyard worker was arrested on Grove Rd about 2.05am for disorderly behaviour, Holdaway said.

He was held in custody until sober, when he was released with a pre-charge warning.

At 12.30am, a 17-year-old man was taken into custody for disorderly behaviour in Charles St.

He was released with a pre-charge warning when sober.

At 6pm on Saturday, an 18-year-old woman was arrested for stealing a cellphone.

The shop assistant was ordered to appear in court on June 30, Holdaway said.

An unemployed man was arrested in Picton about 11.30pm on Friday after a domestic dispute. He was held in custody and appeared in court on Saturday morning.

At 2.30pm on Friday, a 40-year-old man was arrested at a Faulkland Dr address for breaching a police safety order, which had been issued earlier that day.

The beneficiary was held in custody and appeared in court the following day.

In other police news, four vehicles in Picton were broken on Thursday or Friday last week. Vehicles in Canterbury St and Seaview Cres in Picton had their windows smashed and electronic items taken from inside the cars.

On the same night two vehicles parked in a Wellington St yard were broken into.

The offender tried to start both vehicles but failed, Holdaway said.

During the day on Friday, a Gascoigne St house was entered though a set of louvre windows.

The offender searched the house and took personal items, Holdaway said.

Also on Friday, a house in Meehan St was broken into and personal items taken, while a Hospital Rd resident had their letter box stolen. As of yesterday it still had not been recovered.

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