Mouth of the south



 Hard man wants a fight with anyone.

A 26-year-old Queenstown man got mouthy with a stranger – then turned on another person who tried to calm him down.

The stroppy drunk allegedly verbally abused and then pushed a member of the public on the corner of Camp and Beach Streets on November 15.

Constable Sean Drader says another man told him to “steady on and not to behave in this manner” before turning and walking away.

The accused apparently mouthed off at his new target, walked up be­­hind him and kicked him in the jaw – before telling him to “harden the f… up”.

When nabbed by police at 2.30am, the man “denied the facts and gave no explanation”, Drader says.

“He was under the influence of alcohol and uncooperative.”

More boozy scraps

A 27-year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour outside Winnies on November 16 – after taking out his frustrations on a bike.

He allegedly refused to leave the bar and when staff took him outside, he abused them and threw a bike against a pole.

Another boozed-up visitor got cranky when asked to leave the Buffalo Club on Brecon St at 1.30am on November 14.

The 27-year-old man allegedly started to kick at tables and chairs on the way out, and when a bouncer stepped in to get him outside, he elbowed him in the face.

The man got served with a trespass notice for his troubles.

Bin on a big night out

A 23-year-old Queenstown man was taken to Lakes District Hospital after getting punched in the head and falling over and hitting his head on a rubbish bin on November 15.

Police were called at 3.58am but the ambulance had already picked up the wounded man, so Drader says they don’t know if he was assaulted or had been fighting.

He later discharged himself from hospital against the wishes of staff.

Short cut, long party

Drunks taking a shortcut between two rowdy parties in Frankton on November 16 had neighbours fuming.

People cut through a privately owned block of flats to get from a 21st party at a Robertson St address to a barbecue nearby.

It was the second party in two nights at the Robertson St house and Drader says other neighbours rang up to complain about “people drinking all day and being rowdy”.

“It’s a bit of a shame in a suburban neighbourhood when you need to be a little bit more respectful of your neighbours,” Drader says.

How’s the view?

A 28-year-old Brit working in Queenstown got busted for unlawfully being on the roof of the Bank
of New Zealand at 12.15am on November 15.

Drader says he walked the length of the roof before climbing down on the footpath – but later apologised.
Car trouble

A 54-year-old Queenstown man returned from a fortnight of whitebaiting on November 15 to find his silver 1998 BMW Z3 Roadster Convertible worse for wear.

Someone had found the keys to the garage, taken the car – which had the keys in it – “for a joy ride” and pranged it when trying to park it in the garage, Drader says.

Police suspect it was someone who knew the family and investigations are continuing.