They have never really liked each other. Mongrel Mob and Black Power. Violence is often their way of dealing with disputes. Block off the Pine Hill area of Dunedin, better have the AOS on constant stand-by, call back our Special Forces from Afghanistan. We will on need them to control these party groups from getting into things even more. A gang shooting between these two groups has one man in hospital with a gun shot wound to the arm. Members of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power started fighting in Allenby Avenue. The victim is a 43-year-old man. Isn’t that supposed be an age when a man is grown up and wise. Let your little boy traits go and see how lame it is to be proud of a patch. Dunedin police are looking for the man above for involvement in the shooting where possibly several shots were fired from a hand gun or .22 rifle. The hero is 19-year-old Dylan Jordan Hill. Hill is described as being of medium build with black hair, and approximately 174cm tall. He has a distinctive bull-dog tattoo on the left side of his face. There is a warrant out for his arrest. As you will understand from the situation Hill has a bit of a temper and should not be approached. Eight people are already arrested and they will appear in the Dunedin District Court. Channel9.
What a shame for the Auckland cops. Finally they act resolute to a gunman on a crime spree on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway on January 23, 2009. The Armed Offenders Squad was called out to deal with the situation and they shot a man dead. But oops, the wrong one. Halatau Naitoko (17) had nothing to do with the shootings. Two AOS members tried to shoot Stephen Hohepa McDonald from about 7-9 metres, but discovered the real thing is very different from the training situation. They missed and one of them shot the innocent bystander dead. Missing is one thing, but then forgetting the mistake you made is just wrong. The coroner Gordon Matenga has responded concerned. He said that the factors involved show that further training is much needed and that experience really does matter. It seems that giving guns to even the best trained police officers is no guarantee for success. Heightened tension situation can screw up the aim of even the best.
Some real police action in Dunedin and Palmerston North. Three men have been arrested in relation to the violent robbery of the Night ‘n Day on Regent Street, Dunedin. The pic above is of Damian Karl Wereta, born in 1980. We remember him from a drive-by shooting in 2010, stabbing of a 17-year-old in 1997 and a list of robberies, burglaries, theft and assault. More background from Sensible Sentencing. He has also managed to escape custody. Of course his best friends consist of Black Power members. Wereta was arrested in Palmerston North. The names of a 19-year-old male to appear in the Dunedin District Court and a 29-year-old male to appear in the Palmerston North District Court, have not been released yet.