When dinner gets ugly


A Queenstown couple has been arrested following a tea-time row that started in their garage and escalated into violence. 

“It’s alleged the husband and wife were arguing about how to get a lock off the freezer when the woman threatened him with a hammer,” senior constable Sean Drader says. 

“The man claimed she had raised it towards him.” 

The male, 44, has been charged with assault and his wife, 41, for possessing an offensive weapon during the July 25 incident. 

Downtown bashing 

A 22-year-old Queenstown roofer is facing court after allegedly attacking a Brazilian man downtown and putting him in hospital. 

“It’s said that the victim was punched and kicked in the head after two groups of males started rowing in the CBD,” Drader says. 

The alleged offender has been charged with injuring with intent to injure for his part in the 1.45am incident last Friday. 

Privates on display 

An Aussie builder has been arrested for dropping his pants outside a downtown convenience store while a mate photographed his privates. 

The 28-year-old was collared outside the Night ‘n’ Day in Camp Street at 1.30am on Monday.
“The man had allegedly pulled down his trousers in the street so a friend could take pictures of his genitals,” Drader says. 

“It must have seemed a good idea at the time.” 

The visitor has been charged with offensive behaviour. 

Irish piddlers 

A Queenstown-based Irishman has been done for offensive behaviour after being caught piddling on a shop window in the CBD. 

“He had been warned by police to go home but went round the corner and started urinating on a real estate shop,” Drader says 

“There’s only so much time to look at property but doing it at 4.30am while toileting isn’t on.” 

It happened at 4.50am last Saturday. 

Meanwhile, the same night another Irishman was charged with the same offence when it’s alleged he was peeing in a doorway of a Cow Lane restaurant at 3.30am. 

“He is described as behaving like a ‘prize fool’ by the arresting officer,” Drader comments. 

Drink-drivers collared 

A 51-year-old Queenstown bar owner has been done for drink-driving after being stopped on Frankton Road in the early hours of Tuesday. 

And a 24-year-old local child care worker has had her licence suspended after being caught driving while over the limit on the Kawarau Road at 4.30am last Friday. 

Cops need help 

Police want to hear from anyone who has information about the toilet block at Lake Hayes Reserve being trashed overnight last Friday. 

“Extensive damage was done, a bonfire lit and a baby-changing table was broken,” Drader says. 

“It’s believed that the offenders had also been driving around the area doing donuts.” 

Cops would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed an alleged assault at the top of The Mall at about 2.50am last Friday in which an Australian man was bashed.