Central Leader : January 12th 2011
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Ph: 0800 448 962 L.TAM007 Bobby on a bike is a crime deterrent By RHIANNON HORRELL Summer patrols: Epsom community constable Gordon Campbell has embarked on summer patrols of Cornwall Park and surrounding areas. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Police bicycle patrols of Cornwall Park are aiming to improve public awareness and reduce car break-ins. Epsom community con- stable Gordon Campbell started the patrols in early December and says bikes are a useful tool in crime preven- tion and reduction. People are astounded -- they think: Oh, there's a policeman on a bike','' he says. This is not because there's more crime happening in the park. It's another deterrent. You can sneak up on people on a bike.'' Mr Campbell says it may involve approaching people who are drinking in the park and asking them to move on. Alcohol can become a problem sometimes in the summer,'' he says. Most people are good about it when you mention it to them.'' Cornwall Park has a liquor ban in the evenings from 10pm to 8am during daylight saving. He also advises park users to be vigilant about valuables left on display in parked cars. People do leave bags within view and there are opportunists who will take advantage. Some people come here straight from the airport and they have their passport and credit cards and every- thing. There's a lot of car break- ins here, at Alexandra Park and around Greenlane Hos- pital. We will also be keeping an eye on the streets that lead off Cornwall Park. People will be aware that we are here.'' Park board director Michael Ayrton supports the patrols. This park gets four million visitors a year. We want to ensure a safe and secure environment for people to enjoy. The trust has its own security in the park also. This extends to One Tree Hill Domain.'' Music fiesta in the park The sound of music will be filling central Auck- land this weekend as a summer music series gets under way in Cornwall Park. Happening on Sundays, the musical fiesta aims to bring a dif- ferent sound to the city park with each perform- ance. Bring a picnic or relax near the band rotunda from 1pm to 3pm. Visit www.cornwallpark.co.nz for more information. Busy weekend for police Three robberies and the assault of a bus driver were among incidents which kept police busy on Friday and over the weekend. Avondale police patrol com- mander for the western area, Ross Endicott-Davies, says a robbery at knifepoint unfolded at the National Bank in Mt Albert shortly before 4pm on Friday. There was a male who went in and threatened staff with a knife.'' He says three men were also arrested on Friday night at Lynfield College in the midst of a burglary. The men, aged in their late 30s and early 40s, are facing charges relating to the incident. On the same day, an armed rob- bery took place at the Hops N Hooves Bar on New North Rd in Mt Albert at 10.50am. The lone offender entered the premises with a firearm, threatened staff and left in a stolen vehicle. The vehicle has been recovered.'' An undisclosed sum of money was taken from the venue. Three women and one man were also arrested after assaulting a Stagecoach bus driver in Pt Chevalier at 10pm on Saturday. Mr Endicott-Davies says the group boarded the bus, assaulted the driver and stole money. In a separate incident, two people were attacked and robbed on Friday night when sitting in a parked car on Riversdale Rd in Avondale. The pair received minor injuries and police arrived promptly to the scene. Two suspects were arrested and the stolen property was recovered. You've got to be fairly vigilant when parked in out-of-the-way places,'' Mr Endicott-Davies says. If you see a group of people approaching then take the necess- ary precautions. This kind of thing doesn't happen all the time but you have to be aware of what is going on around you.'' A woman in St Lukes had her handbag snatched at 5.40pm on Friday in the Westfield mall carpark near Foodtown. Two men fled the scene and were last seen in a dark blue car heading down Cornwallis Rd.
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