Police seek help sorting crimes
A spate of overnight offending has prompted an appeal from Alexandra police for information from the public.
Police received numerous reports of wilful damage and incidents of a nuisance nature in Alexandra from Sunday to Tuesday.
The majority of reported incidents occurred around the Ventry and Clutha streets area, but police believe there may be more undetected or unreported incidents yet to come to light.
Incidents included vehicles being spray painted or covered in flour, garden ornaments being removed, and tampering with outside taps and power meters.
Acting Sergeant Toni Velenski, of Alexandra, would like to hear from anyone who had experienced offending of a similar nature.
"We would urge anyone who has not yet reported incidents to get in touch with us - you may have seen or heard something; any piece of information, no matter how trivial may assist us in our inquiries.
"Vehicles have been damaged and residents frightened by the unwanted intrusion onto their property. However, police are confident that with the public's help we can identify those responsible."
Reported incidents include people entering an ice skating rink and pouring beer over the ice arena, power meters being turned off, a birdbath being pulled over a fence, window knocking then running away, one vehicle being flour bombed, two being tied together with rope, and another spray painted.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Alexandra police (03) 4402500.
The Southland Times