Flasher in the aisles


Man exposes genitals to girl at Warehouse.

A 31-year-old Queenstown man was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl at The Warehouse in Remarkables Park at 10.30am last Friday.

“He allegedly displayed his genitals inside the shop itself,” says constable Sean Drader of Queenstown police.

Cops were called after the girl, who was from Cromwell and in Queenstown with a school group for a sports fixture, told a teacher.

“It’s pretty unusual behaviour and certainly the sort of thing that concerns everybody,” Drader adds.

Road rage victim

A shaken woman driver pulled into the BP garage at Frankton after someone deliberately rammed into the back of her car on the Ladies Mile stretch of State Highway 6 at 9.50pm last Friday.

The offending vehicle – driven by a man – then allegedly followed her into the service station before taking off.

“Maybe the guy had road rage and was going to get out and say something until he realised the other driver was a female,” Drader says.

“The local owner of the car in question has been located and spoken to, and inquiries are continuing.”

Bashers nabbed

Two local men were arrested on May 14 in connection with the bashing of an Invercargill man out­­side Queenstown’s Buffalo Club four days earlier.

The 20-year-old victim was taken to Lakes District Hospital in Frankton after being kicked and punched unconscious in Brecon Street.

A 21-year-old Arrowtown male and a 19-year-old man from Lake Hayes Estate were charged with assault with intent to injure. One of the alleged offenders was also charged with common assault.

Bleach of the peace

Police attended a dispute at an address in Kelvin Heights in the early hours of last Monday.

A woman from Auckland is believed to have been staying there with friends when a disagreement broke out.

“Somebody appeared to have thrown all her clothes outside and threw something on them, possibly bleach,” Drader says. “We had to speak to those people about that.”

Sneak thieves on prowl

Resort cops are concerned about an increase in opportunistic thefts coming into winter.

A green-coloured Giant mountain bike and bike rack were nicked from a car in broad daylight last Thursday outside the Grind Cafe in Glenda Drive.

They went missing about 1.30 pm when the woman driver went inside for some lunch.

“Quite a few bikes and other items have been taken from around town recently,” Drader explains.

“If you’re looking at the calendar and noting what’s going on, there’s always a little bit more dishonesty that goes on around the place at this time of year.”

Nepal-ling behaviour

A 22-year-old man from Nepal – not connected to a party of Nepalese Ghurka soldiers who recently visited the resort – was picked up for flicking the finger at police officers, then continuing to do so after being given a ticking-off.

He was charged with breach of the peace after the 3.30am incident in the CBD last Saturday.

“It was silly,” Drader says. “Police have got better things to do than deal with characters like this.”

Two hours earlier, a Queenstown man was done for breaching his bail conditions after being found guzzling booze while prohibited from doing so.

And a 28-year-old local man was also nabbed on the same night for disorderly behaviour after getting into a scuffle in Cow Lane.