1 Jun 2009

Stolen police car crashed

3:06 pm on 1 June 2009

A police patrol car was briefly stolen and damaged at Waihi Beach in western Bay of Plenty.

Police say an officer working alone from nearby Waihi was called to a disturbance on the beach at about 10.30pm on Sunday.

The vehicle was stolen while an arrest was being made.

It was driven about 75 metres before crashing into a fence.

Both the car and the fence were damaged.