Police have today arrested 12 people following the gang related shootings and disorder in Whakatane January 17.

The team investigating the shootings, assisted by the Rotorua and Tauranga Armed Offender Squads and other staff from across the Bay of Plenty executed four search warrants at properties in Whakatane this morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant John Wilson of the Bay of Plenty Police said that 12 men from Whakatane have been arrested as a result of the search warrants and the investigation.

The men are facing a raft of charges including:

  • Using a firearm against law enforcement officers
  • Reckless Discharge of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of Firearms
  • Participating in an Organised Criminal Group
  • Rioting

A firearm and a quantity of ammunition were also located during the searches.

“The antisocial behaviour of these individuals and the events of 17 January were dangerous and unacceptable, and because of them members of the public were put at risk,” said Mr Wilson.

While the investigation team have made significant progress today with these arrests, we would like to assure the Whakatane community that police will continue to investigate until all those identified are held to account for their behaviour.

Police would like to thank all those who came forward to assist with this enquiry.

82 thoughts on “Police arrest 12 in relation to gang shootings”

  1. Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your
    site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided
    me a appropriate deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered shiny clear concept

  2. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you are
    a great author. I will always bookmark your blog and
    may come back later on. I want to encourage
    yourself to continue your great work, have a nice weekend!

  3. Excellent weblog here! Also your site quite a bit up very fast!
    What web host are you the usage of? Can I get your associate link in your host?
    I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  4. Unquestionably believe that which you said.

    Your favorite reason appeared to be on the web the easiest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that
    they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the
    whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal.

    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  5. I am curious to find out what blog system you happen to be working with?
    I’m experiencing some minor security problems with my latest blog and I’d like to find something
    more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?

  6. Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve take into accout your stuff previous to
    and you are simply extremely excellent. I
    actually like what you have bought right here, really
    like what you’re stating and the way in which you assert it.
    You’re making it enjoyable and you still care for to keep
    it sensible. I cant wait to learn far more from you. This is really a great site.

  7. I do not know whether it’s just me or if everybody else encountering problems with your website.
    It appears as if some of the written text in your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and
    let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a problem with my browser because I’ve
    had this happen previously. Kudos

  8. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice whilst you amend your site,
    how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a applicable deal.

    I have been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided
    brilliant clear idea pof natalielise

  9. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also
    with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?

    Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice
    blog like this one today.

  10. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  11. Hi there, I found your web site by way of Google while looking
    for a related matter, your web site got here up, it looks great.
    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, simply become alert to your blog thru Google, and located that it is really informative.
    I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate in the event you
    continue this in future. Numerous other people
    can be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

    natalielise pof

  12. Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

  13. Great post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful info particularly the last part 🙂 I take care of such information a lot. I used to be looking for this certain info for a long time. Thanks and good luck.

  14. Hello, you used to write wonderful, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your super writings. Past few posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

  15. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say superb blog!

  16. Thanks for your valuable post. In recent times, I have come to understand that the actual symptoms of mesothelioma are caused by this build up connected fluid regarding the lining in the lung and the chest muscles cavity. The disease may start inside chest region and distribute to other limbs. Other symptoms of pleural mesothelioma cancer include weight-loss, severe deep breathing trouble, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and puffiness of the neck and face areas. It should be noted that some people living with the disease tend not to experience almost any serious signs at all.

  17. I am typically to running a blog and i actually admire your content. The article has actually peaks my interest. I’m going to bookmark your website and preserve checking for brand spanking new information.

  18. Hi there, You have done an incredible job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this site.

  19. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  20. One thing I’d prefer to say is that often car insurance cancelling is a terrifying experience and if you’re doing the best things as a driver you simply won’t get one. Some people do receive the notice that they have been officially dropped by their insurance company they have to scramble to get further insurance after a cancellation. Low cost auto insurance rates are frequently hard to get from a cancellation. Understanding the main reasons pertaining to auto insurance canceling can help individuals prevent losing one of the most essential privileges out there. Thanks for the concepts shared by your blog.

  21. The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  22. you’re really a good webmaster. The site loading speed is incredible. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a excellent job on this topic!

  23. It is really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  24. I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this
    one nowadays.

  25. One thing I’ve noticed is the fact that there are plenty of beliefs regarding the financial institutions intentions if talking about foreclosures. One fantasy in particular would be the fact the bank desires your house. The bank wants your hard earned money, not your property. They want the cash they loaned you having interest. Steering clear of the bank will still only draw a new foreclosed summary. Thanks for your posting.

  26. My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a number of websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform. I have heard fantastic things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  27. Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely wonderful. I really like what you have acquired here, really like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it smart. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is really a tremendous web site.

  28. “My spouse and I stumbled over here different page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to checking out your web page repeatedly.”

  29. I would also like to mention that most people who find themselves with out health insurance can be students, self-employed and people who are without a job. More than half on the uninsured are under the age of 35. They do not come to feel they are looking for health insurance simply because they’re young as well as healthy. Their own income is usually spent on property, food, along with entertainment. Most people that do go to work either full or in their free time are not offered insurance by their jobs so they proceed without due to the rising valuation on health insurance in the United States. Thanks for the thoughts you talk about through this site.

  30. hello there and thank you to your info – I have definitely picked up anything new from proper here. I did however experience some technical points the use of this web site, as I skilled to reload the website many instances previous to I may get it to load correctly. I were thinking about in case your hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, however slow loading circumstances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could harm your high quality rating if ads and ***********|advertising|advertising|advertising and *********** with Adwords. Well I am including this RSS to my email and can glance out for a lot more of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this again soon..

  31. Hi there to all, I am also actually eager of learning Personal home pages programming, except I am new one, I every time used to examine articles related to PHP programming.

  32. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your weblog? My blog is in the very same niche as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Thanks!

  33. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I can’t join it. Is there anyone else having identical RSS issues? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  34. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Many thanks!

  35. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.