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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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Six drivers didn’t care about impairment, say Police

An impairment prevention operation held on Friday night in Wellington saw Police stop drivers of 3436 vehicles over four hours at two locations. Six drivers stopped in the start of the summer campaign to encourage road safety were over the breath alcohol limit, with two registering over 400mg. “These people clearly don’t care about their …

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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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Missing man found safe and well

Hutt Valley Police report that missing man Wade Chout has been found safe and well. He was located yesterday evening in the Hutt Valley. His family has been notified. He was reported missing  on Wednesday morning, after he jumped from a moving vehicle on Whitemans Road in Silverstream.  

Don’t Guess the YES campaign launches today

A campaign continuing the drive to change attitudes and behaviours around alcohol consumption and sexual consent launched today in Wellington. Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Ben Quinn Hospitality New Zealand Wellington branch has joined forces with Wellington Police and the Wellington City Council for the Don’t Guess the Yes campaign, with support from Sexual Assault Prevention …

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Body at beach confirmed as missing Khandallah woman

The body recovered at a Wairarapa beach yesterday has been formally identified, with Police confirming it is Sonam Shelar, who was reported missing on Saturday from Cashmere Avenue, Wellington. The body was found by surfers around lunchtime, and a  post mortem is now complete. The investigation continues, with the Police National Dive Squad undertaking a …

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Police concerns grow for missing Khandallah woman

As the search for 26-year-old Khandallah woman Sonam Shelar moves into another day, Police concerns are growing for her safety. Sonam Shelar, who is five months pregnant was last seen at 8.30am on Saturday 17 November, on Cashmere Avenue, Khandallah. “We are urging residents in the neighbourhood to please ensure they check their sheds, backyards …

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Police continue search for pregnant Khandallah woman (updated)

Wellington Police have increased the size of the team searching for Khandallah woman Sonam Shelar. Sonam Shelar, who is 26 years old and five months pregnant was last seen at 8.30am on Saturday 17 November, on Cashmere Avenue, Khandallah. “We have real concerns for her safety and need people to keep an eye out for …

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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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Crash near Johnsonville closes SH1 southbound lane

A crash that occurred at 7.15am this morning on SH1 between the Churton Park and Glenside on-ramp and the Johnsonville off-ramp has closed one southbound lane into Wellington. Police and emergency services are attending the scene. Two people were injured, one seriously and one moderately.  One person has been taken to Wellington Hospital. Traffic is moving slowly …

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Missing woman found safe

Lower Hutt woman Jessica Mortlock, who had been missing since Monday, has been found safe. Wellington Police would like to extend their thanks to everyone who offered assistance and shared information.

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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Your (double) high five events for the weekend of 6 and 7 October

It’s always a squeeze trying to get the weekend down to five high-five events, so in a trial exercise we’re running ten tips for what you might do over a spring weekend in Wellington (and extending a bit beyond our usual $20-or-under benchmark). Events exclude the WOW activities we wrote about today – check those …

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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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Wellington District gets 101 new police, and two new taskforces

An increase to frontline officers, along with a new Precision Targeting Team and Serious and Organised Crime Taskforce, will result from the increased staff allocation to the Wellington District announced yesterday. The new staff were allocated as part of the 1800 additional Police funded nationwide through a $298.8 million increase in Budget 2018. District Commander …

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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.

Seven-car crash causes delays for commuters

UPDATE: The crash which forced both southbound lanes to temporarily merge causing significant congestion, has now been cleared. Significant southbound congestion remains and will need time to clear, but traffic will begin to flow from Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay as congestion eases. EARLIER STORY: Police are warning motorists travelling to Wellington from the Kapiti Coast …

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