Charge over burnout
A 17-year-old youth was arrested in Blenheim about 1am yesterday morning for doing a burnout, say police. He was arrested for sustained loss of traction after a police officer on foot patrol saw the car in George St. Constable Andrew Holdaway said the car was impounded and the youth was due to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday.
Car hits vineyard
Police are looking for the owner of a dark blue Nissan Pulsar that is believed to have crashed through a vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, causing thousands of dollars of damage. Constable Andrew Holdaway said the incident happened on Monday night. The vineyard owner told police the car crashed through three rows of vines, causing $3000 of damage. A bumper and remnants of tail lights were found in the vineyard and tyre marks indicated the car left heading south.
A man was disturbed on a George St property in Blenheim by the owners early yesterday morning. He was wearing black clothing and was seen about 12.30am. Constable Andrew Holdaway said police had been unable to locate the man but were interested in talking to anyone who might have seen him in the area at the time.
A 22-year-old man was arrested in Blenheim on Tuesday for wilful damage after the front windscreen of a vehicle was smashed during a heated argument. The unemployed man was also charged with breaching his bail conditions. He was arrested at 7.30pm and held in custody to appear in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.
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