Police Operation Block Streets after Gunshots at Otaki Beach

Police Operation Block Streets after Gunshots at Otaki Beach

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Police block on Rangiuru Road near The Avenue where an alleged Gun or Weapon/Item was ditched in the area.

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Credit, Source: /Sam Hudson

Police were called to the scene on Tuesday, 4th of Feb 2020 at around 12:30pm. 

Multiple residents in the neighbourhood posted to social media & called police about hearing gunshots in the area. Police arrived within 10 minutes, blocked off most streets from the public as they took on the criminal to arrest.

The criminal was arrested shortly after at around 1:00pm.

According to a caller, previously, at around 12.45pm the criminal was holding an item & had hidden the item near the Ōtaki River Estuary. Police Dogs & Officers were at the scene in an attempt to find the item. 

It was unconfirmed from Police Radio if the item was found.

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Police & Dog search at Ōtaki River Estuary for an item. 

Credit, Source: /Sam Hudson


According to social media the criminal was shooting gunshots out of a vehicle down Atkinson Avenue.

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Police can be seen staying at the scene, Atkinson Avenue, holding Guns and blocking the Road.

Credit, Source: /Sam Hudson


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: 4/02/20 at 4:25pm




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4/02/20 at 4:52pm


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