Man sought after woman assaulted and abducted

Barney Terauaroha Te Hau
Barney Terauaroha Te Hau

A violent, gang member known to use methamphetamine and a prolific burglar are on Waikato police's wanted list for this week.

And police say neither of the men should be approached.

 Isaac Paul
Isaac Paul

Morrinsville police want information on the whereabouts of a P-using Mongrel Mob gang member alleged to have assaulted and kidnapped his partner over two days.

Sergeant Neil Faulkner, of Morrinsville, said 34-year-old Barney Terauaroha Te Hau, a patched member of the Mongrel Mob Rogue adult gang, is alleged to have seriously assaulted and kidnapped his estranged partner over April 12-14.

"Te Hau is also believed to be the driver of a car that fled police on 15 April that was found abandoned outside a property on Hamilton's eastern outskirts and a warrant for his arrest has also been issued in relation to a breach of probation."

Te Hau is Maori, of medium to solid build and about 180cm tall. He is believed to be travelling between Hamilton and Hawke's Bay.

"We advise people not to approach him as he is known to be heavily using methamphetamine and is subject to frequent, violent, mood swings."

Anyone who sees Te Hau or who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Brent Burne at the Morrinsville Police Station on 07 889 5071.

Sergeant Matt Cranshaw, of Te Awamutu, is searching for 21-year-old Isaac Paul, of Ngaruawahia, in relation to cigarette burglaries in Cambridge and Ngaruawahia on April 11.

"We believe Paul is actively avoiding police and he has fled officers on several occasions with pursuits being abandoned due to the nature of the offender's driving. We believe he is likely to be travelling as a passenger or driving a stolen, white 1999 Toyota Townace van, registration number EMY40."

Paul is described as a male Maori, of thin build and about 170cm tall.

Anyone with information on Paul's whereabouts is asked to contact Mr Cranshaw at Te Awamutu Police Station on 07 872 0100.

Alternatively information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Waikato Times