Woman charged with Covid-19 breach

A woman who lives in Half Moon Bay has been charged with failing to comply with a Covid-19 order. File photo supplied

Police have charged an east Auckland woman who allegedly travelled to Northland in breach of the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

A police spokesperson says the 22-year-old woman, who lives in Half Moon Bay, was located at a property in the Far North on August 11.

Officers visited the address after receiving information a person there was breaching their bail conditions.

“At the address, a 22-year-old woman was located whose conditions were to reside in Auckland and she was subsequently taken into custody,” the spokesperson says.

“As a precaution, Covid-19 tests were arranged for the woman and the person she was staying with.

“Both have since returned negative results.

“From our enquiries, police have established the woman crossed the northern boundary with another person who had a travel exemption for childcare arrangements.”

Police have charged the Half Moon Bay woman with failing to comply with a Covid-19 order.

She appeared in the Whangarei District Court and was remanded in custody to appear in the Kaitaia District Court on October 27.

“At this stage, police cannot rule out further enforcement action being taken in this matter,” the spokesperson says.