Police catch up with boozing bar brawlers


Four young males arrested for drunken fights


A 22-year-old Queenstown man was charged with injuring with intent to injure last Saturday after punching a pub doorman in the face and causing a nasty gash.

“He was being removed from a bar in the CBD at about 10pm when it happened,” local constable Daniel Andrew says.

Last Friday, a 19-year-old Queenstowner was also lifted for assaulting another male in Camp Street on October 25.

And an 18-year-old local man was arrested for injuring with intent to injure on October 28, following a violent incident in Glenorchy the previous week.

“An assault took place at a party and another 22-year-old male was earlier arrested for his alleged part in the matter,” Andrew says.

Glass acts

Visitors in a campervan parked in the Gorge Road carpark got a rude awakening at midnight last Sunday when a window was smashed while they were still inside.

About the same time, in a separate incident, a 33-year-old local man was lifted for disorderly behaviour in Shotover St.

“He allegedly threw a bottle at the Lakes Environmental building,” Andrew says.

Theft and damage

Meanwhile, cops are investigating a theft from a vehicle that happened in the Routeburn Track carpark last Friday.

“Half a tank of gas was siphoned off and two bottles of alcohol were taken,” Andrew adds. “No doubt the booze has been well siphoned by now as well.”

A boat berthed near Steamer Wharf was damaged at 5.30am last Sunday when someone smashed a lock while trying to gain entry to the craft.

And last Saturday, damage was done to the back of the public toilets at Frankton.

“The suspects are believed to come from Invercargill,” Andrew says.

Mother and daughter scrap

A 47-year-old Queenstown woman was charged with disorderly behaviour at 9am last Thursday after cops were called to a domestic dispute between a mother and daughter.

“It was the mum who was arrested,” Andrew says.

Later the same night, a 26-year-old local male was done for trespass following another domestic-related incident at a Queenstown address.

Stolen TV found

Queenstown Police want to hear from anyone who has had a modern flat screen TV set go walkies.

The telly was handed in to police on October 12 after being discovered in a property on Lake Esplanade.

“It’s in working order and probably the result of a theft or burglary that has not yet been reported,” Andrew says.

If the TV may be yours and you can provide proof of ownership – or you have information that may assist the police in identifying the owner – call constable Terry Wood or senior constable Chris Blackford at Queenstown Police Station.

Spraying Spaniard

A 28-year-old man from Spain was collared for offensive behaviour at 1.20am last Saturday.

“He was urinating all over walls and signs near the taxi rank in Shotover St,” Andrew observes. “Apparently, it wasn’t a pretty sight.”