Heke charged with attempted murder

Rollie Heke has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after he was arrested early this morning at an address in the Kaingaroa Forest township.

The 37-year-old also faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, failing to stop and possession of equipment to manufacture methamphetamine.

He is due to appear in Rotorua District Court this afternoon.

Police have also arrested and charged five more people in relation to the operation to locate Rollie Heke, says Waikato District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird.

“Heke's associate, 43-year-old Irene Scanlon, was taken into custody on her warrant to arrest when Police executed a search warrant in Te Awamutu this morning.

“She will appear on her outstanding warrant in Hamilton District Court this afternoon or tomorrow.”

In addition to this, a 32 year-old-man and three women aged 62, 43 and 29, have all been charged with being an accessory after the fact and were set to appear in Rotorua District Court today.

One of the police vehicles that was shot at on August 13.

“Police would like to thank members of the public for the information they have provided during this operation.

“It has been of great assistance. As the matter is now before the courts, police is not in a position to comment further.”



2 Comments

The part that hurts most

Posted on 27-08-2017 07:46 | By Papamoaner

Is that we the taxpayers, have to fork out around $90k PA to keep the animal in prison.

finally caught

Posted on 25-08-2017 20:43 | By missusmck

well rollie I guess you didn't win the hide and seek championship after all LOL

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