Crime

Man injured in gang shooting in Stokes Valley

Police are continuing to make enquiries after a 39-year-old man was shot in Stokes Valley. The man received moderate injuries after being shot at an address on Hanson Street shortly before midnight on Saturday, and  remains in hospital. A short time after the incident, Police received a barrage of calls from the public describing what sounded …

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Man charged with murder after Petone decapitation

A man has appeared in Lower Hutt District Court charged with murder in relation to the death of a 71-year-old man in Petone on Friday night. Police confirmed speculation in the Petone community yesterday that the homicide involved a decapitation. Police have confirmed that the deceased was Francis Tyson, of Petone. Police are continuing to …

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Decapitation confirmed in Petone homicide

Police have confirmed speculation in the Petone community that the homicide of a 71-year-old man on Friday involved a decapitation. Detective Inspector Shane Cotter said that Police were called to a Jackson Street address around 9.50pm on Friday, where a 71-year-old man was found dead. A 41-year-old man was arrested on unrelated matters and appeared …

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Investigation continues into murder of 71-year-old in Petone

Police are continuing their investigation into the homicide of a 71-year-old man in Petone on Friday. Detective Inspector Shane Cotter said that Police were called to a Jackson Street address around 9.50pm on Friday, where a 71-year-old man was found dead. Examination of the scene was continued today, and Petone residents will notice an increased …

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Bus stopped by armed cops after Berhampore robbery

Armed police stopped a bus in Kent Terrace this morning following a report of a robbery in Berhampore shortly after 7.00am. Police were seeking a male following the attempted robbery of an individual on the street in Berhampore. The victim was not hurt in the incident, but initial information suggested the robbery may have involved a weapon, …

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Driver of silver Mazda identified in Porirua homicide investigation [updated]

Police have identified and spoken to the driver of a silver Mazda RX8 they were looking for in relation to the homicide investigation into the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula in Porirua on Sunday 7 October. Police thank the public for assisting in the identification. EARLIER STORY FROM 16 OCTOBER Police believe Mr Ula was …

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Homicide investigation opened after death of man who fell from Mercedes

Wellington Police have opened a homicide investigation after the death of a man who fell from a vehicle in Porirua on Sunday. Just after 4.00pm on Sunday, Police and other emergency services were called to Warspite Avenue, where the man was located on the road with critical injuries. A team of detectives are working to …

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STEALM 4CRIME ? SCRWUP

Police are holding Safer Plate initiatives following three months of increased licence plate thefts across the Hutt Valley. Licence plate thefts in the Hutt Valley have doubled since June, resulting in police patrols watching for criminal activity around vehicles, monitoring crime hotspots, and carrying out mandatory checks on commonly targeted vehicles as they crack down …

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Police seek public’s help with shooting and robbery [update: missing girl found]

Police are asking the public to assist them with two incidents in the Hutt Valley on Sunday, and a missing persons report in Wadestown. Shooting in Stokes Valley Police are working to identify the person responsible for a shooting in Hanson Grove, Stokes Valley, at about 2:25am Sunday morning. “The victim is in a stable …

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Police seek help to identify man in critical condition after Porirua incident

Wellington Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man in a critical condition who was involved in an incident in Porirua yesterday. Police reported that a man had “exited a car” on Warspite Avenue, with police and other emergency services attending the scene from 4.00pm on Sunday. The man was taken to Wellington Hospital …

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Police seeking information after man shot in Stokes Valley

Police are continuing to investigate after a 21-year-old man was shot from a passing vehicle in Hanson Grove, Stokes Valley early this morning. The man remains in hospital in a stable condition. Police have completed their scene examination in Hanson Grove and the scene guard is no longer in place. P00 comments awaiting moderationolice would …

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Paranormal activity to return in 2019, alongside ponies, history and colonial combat

Acclaimed comedy-horror mockumentary series Wellington Paranormal will return to screens next year alongside a new series based on Stacy Gregg’s Pony Club books, and a range of indigenous and inclusive content. Wellington Paranormal, the What We Do In The Shadows spinoff produced by Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement and featuring early childhood teacher and breakout …

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Man charged with murder after stabbing in Upper Hutt [updated]

Police have charged a man with murder, after his arrest for assault on Golders Road, Elderslea in Upper Hutt shortly before 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to a scene after reports that a man had been stabbed. Despite efforts to revive him, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The 37-year-old man …

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Information from public and Police Ten 7 leads to Hutt arrest

Information received from the public, and responses to the television programme Police Ten 7, has resulted in the arrest of a man charged with an alleged indecent assault in Pine Avenue, Upper Hutt. A man was arrested yesterday by Wellington District Crime Squad officers after detectives and the victim appealed for public help through Police …

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Hutt Hospital fugitive arrested in Featherston

Police have located the 38-year-old man who escaped from custody at Hutt Hospital last Monday. Police have been conducting extensive enquiries to find Donald Keepa, who was located at an address in Featherston on Saturday night and arrested without incident. He has been returned to prison and will be charged with escaping custody.