Put it away, lads – that’s disgusting


Cops collared a trio of drunken street piddlers in the resort following complaints from disgusted females. 

At 1.20 am last Saturday, a 23-year-old man was arrested for offensive behaviour after allegedly becoming abusive at a kebab shop, then exposing himself while urinating in The Mall. 

In another incident, a local male, 26, was arrested for peeing in full view of the public near the waterfront at 2.12am on Monday. 

And an hour later the same morning, a group of girls contacted cops about a man exposing himself to them while he was piddling on Shotover Street. 

The 26-year-old offender, from Paraparaumu, Wellington, was done for offensive behaviour. 

“These sort of antics aren’t pleasant for other people, especially females, to see and it won’t be tolerated,” acting sergeant Tracy Haggart says. 

Burger brawl 

Three men were arrested after a scrap broke out in the queue at Fergburger at 3.40am last Sunday. 

“A 19-year-old man from Invercargill and a 33-year-old from Queenstown were charged with fighting in a public place after trouble broke out over a burger,” Haggart says. 

“While this was going on, it’s alleged that another man from Invercargill joined in and at the same time he allegedly attacked a woman, so he too was arrested and charged with assault and male assaults female.” 

At 1.25am the following day, in another violent incident a 38-year-old man from Taupo was charged with assault after allegedly lashing out at another man in Shotover St. 

Damage is done 

A local woman, 21, was nicked for wilful damage after losing the plot at a party at an address in the resort at 5.15am last Thursday. 

“She’d had an argument with some other people and allegedly became very aggressive before kicking in four windows,” Haggart observes. 

Two local men, both 27, were also done for wilful damage after ripping fixtures off the bar at Cowboys in Searle Lane at 10pm last Sunday. 

“Apparently, they’d been drinking all day,” Haggart comments. 

A few hours later, a 19-year-old male from Invercargill was collared for wilful damage after being seen allegedly kicking a wing mirror off a car in Frankton Road. 

And a 27-year-old man from the United States was charged with wilful damage after an off-duty cop spotted him kicking in the window of the Kapa Design shop in Rees St in the early hours of last Thursday. 

“He was followed then arrested,” Haggart says. 

Shoplifter nicked 

A 13-year-old Queenstown girl has been referred to Youth Aid after being caught red-handed on a shoplifting spree. 

The youngster allegedly stole goods from a number of shops in the resort before being collared at In The Pink gift store in Camp St at 7pm on January 5. 

“She had been going around the town centre with three associates and she was found to have items in her possession that had been taken from various other premises,” Haggart says. 

Prowler on the loose 

Cops want to trace a man who caused a scene at Creeksyde Holiday Park last Sunday. 

“A couple staying there were woken by a male who was trying to climb into their room through a window about 1.30am,” Haggart says. 

“A few hours later, workers found a man – possibly the same bloke – asleep in a chair in a staff room but he scarpered. 

“We would like to speak to this individual.”