Violence free: Ask for help
EMERGENCIES - Dial 111
Anonymous Crime Stoppers
- 0800 555 111
Women's Support Link - 528 8161
Get Safe Motueka Ltd - 528 8976
Te Awhina Marae - 528 6061
Plunket - 0800 933 922
Victim Support - 528 1233
Social Worker in Schools
- 027 298 9645
Salvation Army - 528 9338
Relationship Services - 0800 735 283
Age Concern - 03 546 7682
Family Service Centre - 528 0234
Night Shelter - 528 8322
The Motueka police station is located at 66-68 High Street, Motueka (opposite Inglis Street), and is staffed by 22 staff who cover an area from Dominion Road just before Mapua, to Woodstock in the Motueka Valley, to the top of the Takaka Hill and up to Seperation Point in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Of these 22 staff there are 2 CIB Detectives, 2 management staff, 2 traffic dedicated staff, as well as 2 community constables, a youth aid officer and a heavy vehicle inspector. The remainder do the 24-hour frontline policing.
We are very fortunate to have a dedicated team who take pride in living in a relatively safe area and we all strive to keep it as crime free as possible. This is proven in our station clearance rates (solving crime) which are one of the highest in New Zealand at almost 60% of all reported crime solved.
While fortunate to live in such a trouble free area, there are still dishonest people who will take any given opportunity to steal - so please don't leave valuables on view in your vehicles or give a thief an easy target. Please remember to allow time for your journey and also that a lot of tourists visit our area and they aren't familiar with the roads.
We strongly encourage you to report any crime to us - we can't solve it if we dont know about it! We have a lot of found property handed into us so check in with us before leaving the area if you have lost something.
And we also encourage you to phone us as soon as you see something amiss. So often we get reports of things far too late and can't do much about it. You can phone any time day/night. If the station is unattended because the staff are out, the answerphone message gives you the option of being transferred to the Nelson police who can contact the Motueka staff by radio immediately.
If you have any confidential information about offending anywhere in New Zealand, please contact the anonymous CRIME STOPPERS line on 0800 555 111.
Be safe out there !
Phone: (03) 528 1220
Fax: (03) 528 1221
Weekly Police Report
This website publishes the reports provided by Police of incidents reported and attended to during the past week. The reports are stored and are available for the previous 3 months - click on the links below to view each week's report.
- Burglaries: Police want you to be aware of an increase in burglaries in the last 2 weeks of August. Dont leave valuables out within easy view - especially laptops,cameras, cellphones . Dont leave windows open on a second latch as some allow. A lot of these burglaries are happening during the day so be alert and report anybody suspicious to the police immediately. We would rather have a few false alarms than miss the chance of catching a burglar.
- Pedestrians: On average, 40 pedestrians are killed and 1,000 are injured on New Zealand roads every year. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented if car drivers and pedestrians took more care when using our roads. Please, look out for pedestrians whenever you're behind the wheel.
Special care needs to be taken at the Pedestrian Crossings in High Street especially the Tudor / High Street Crossing because of the continuing road works.
POINTS THAT WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF:
- Pedestrians must not set out suddenly onto a crossing if any vehicles are so close to the crossing that they cannot stop.
- If there is no raised traffic island vehicles must give way to pedestrians on any part of the crossing.
- As you are approaching a pedestrian crossing, vehicles need to slow down and be ready to stop.
- When a School patrol sign is out, vehicles coming from both directions must stop and stay stopped until all signs have been pulled in.
- Stop signs: People not stopping at stop signs, particularly Clock Tower corner and College St/Queen Victoria St corner. There have been several accidents over recent weeks, so we are watching these places and tickets will be issued to offending drivers. It is a shame but it is the only way to modify people's behaviour.
- Shoplifting: Shoplifting from local stores has increased (maybe due to the recession ?)