Police Notices

Ashburton Police attended three road traffic over the weekend.

A car collided with a pole on Albert street at 4.45pm on Friday. It had been travelling north on Trevors Road and failed to negotiate the T intersection with Albert Street, carrying straight across and hitting a pole.

At 9.50 on Friday night a car went through the wall of a house at the corner of Wilkin and Grove streets. The incident happened after the driver of a car travelling on Grove  Street failed to give way to a vehicle travelling on Wilkin Street, both vehicles colliding.

At 8pm Saturday the driver of a vehicle travelling south on Farm Road lost control of his car. It spun and rolled before hitting a pole. Both occupants were taken to hospital by ambulance and the serious crash unit attended the scene. Police believe speed may have been a contributing factor.

An Ashburton male tested positive for excess breath alcohol on Saturday night, returning a reading of 718 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.

Overnight Friday a fish and chip shop in Victoria Street was burgled after the back door was forced. The offender is believed to have cut himself on glass during the incident.

Fences on two properties in Chalmers Avenue and Victoria Street were takked with graffiti overnight Friday.

An 18-year-old Ashburton female was arrested early on Sunday for breaching the liquor ban. She was to appear yesterday in the Ashburton District Court.

Three windows were broken at the Aoraki Polytech campus at 9pm on Saturday night. Fifteen minutes later police were called to the Waireka Croquet Club in Philip Street where a window had been smashed with a rock. Police had attended a similar incident there earlier in the day.

A window was broken in a classroom at Hampstead School overnight Saturday and a laptop computer was taken.

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