Arrests and thefts

18:17, Mar 24 2014

Police arrested a 22-year-old man at 1.15am on Sunday for disorderly behaviour in High St, Picton.

The man was held until sober, before being released with a pre-charge warning.

A 20-year-old male was arrested at 10.30pm on Saturday for breaching his community work. The vineyard worker was to appear in court yesterday, Mr Holdaway said.

At 9.50pm on Saturday, an 18-year-old labourer was arrested in Picton for trespassing. Mr Holdaway said the man was extremely intoxicated and refused to leave the property when he was asked.

He was given a pre-charge warning and released when sober.

On Friday, a 22-year-old man was arrested on Alfred St for breaching his bail. The unemployed man was held in custody to appear in the court on Saturday morning.


A 20-year-old unemployed woman was given a pre-charge warning and was released after she was arrested at 1.30pm on Friday, for an historic assault.

Mr Holdaway said she had punched another woman in the head when she was out in town the previous weekend.

Three thefts over the last week have been reported to police, Mr Holdaway said.

At some point between Thursday and Sunday, a bach in Port Underwood was broken into and property taken, he said.

In a different incident on Thursday, a barbecue and lawnmower were taken from a Pitchill St property, Mr Holdaway said.

Mr Holdaway said two sheep were also taken from a Canvastown paddock overnight Thursday.

At 2am on Sunday, an Oakwood Lane property was targeted by someone who tried to force their way into a garden shed. The offender did not get into the shed, but did cause damage to the door.

A rental property on Angle St in Picton was targeted by vandals during the weekend, with windows smashed and an air-conditioner rendered inoperable.


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