Have you seen this man?


Queenstown police need your help to track down Jabe Juan Carey (left) – a 34-year-old roofer who recently moved to the resort from the Chatham Islands. 

Cops have a warrant to arrest him for failing to appear on charges of escaping lawful custody, dangerous driving and breaching community work. 

He is described as being 184cm tall and of medium build. 

If you know where he is, please telephone Queenstown police on: 441 1600.

Nicked 4WD for trip

A green Toyota Land Cruiser nicked from outside a Frankton address has been found in Lyttelton, near Christchurch, and the alleged offender arrested. 

The vehicle went missing on October 27 and was later spotted in Fairlie, where the driver was suspected of shoplifting at a supermarket. 

A 38-year-old Malaysian man was collared in Lyttelton on Monday in connection with the incidents. 

“He claimed he had to get to Christchurch from Queenstown to speak to someone at Immigration NZ and sort something out,” senior constable Sean Drader says. 

“On the way there, he allegedly shoplifted a box of groceries in Fairlie and also stole some cigarettes from a shop in Geraldine.” 

The man has been charged with unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and shoplifting.

Firework chuckers get rocket

A 20-year-old student living in Queenstown was warned for throwing a lit firework out of a car window in the CBD at 7.30pm on November 5. 

“He was with friends in a vehicle and perhaps he thought it was a laugh to drive around town and do that sort of thing, but it’s not,” Drader observes. 

The next afternoon, a 24-year-old man was spoken to by cops about a fireworks incident, after he allegedly threw a firecracker at a passing woman’s dog in Robertson Street.

French farce

A Frenchman, 29, was given a pre-charge warning over making a false statement – he reported being robbed of a camera in the resort last Friday. 

“When police searched his room he suddenly admitted to making it all up. It’s believed he intended to make a false insurance claim,” Drader says. 

Man threatens officers

A 30-year-old Queenstown man was arrested after losing the plot at the World Bar on November 3. 

“He challenged the doorman after being told to leave because of his behaviour. When he was taken to the police station, he said he was going to kill the officers,” Drader says. 

He was charged with disorderly behaviour and threatening to kill.

Builder lassoed at Cowboy

A builder from Arrowtown, 26, was arrested at new resort bar Cowboy after setting off the fire alarm at 11.30pm on November 3. 

“The man was allegedly intoxicated and activated the alarm while he was on his way to the toilet,” Drader says. 

“He was invited along to the station where he was charged with the offence.”

Drink-driver nabbed

A man, 31, weaving along Shotover St on his scooter blew a whopping 983 micrograms when stopped by cops just after midnight last Saturday. 

“With that kind of reading, it’s no wonder he was weaving,” Drader says.