Arrested after six months on the run

Police arrested Barney Te Hau at a Morrinsville property yesterday. Supplied photo.

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A man who used blonde wigs to disguise himself has been arrested, after more than six months on the run.

Barney Te Hau was arrested, with the assistance of a police dog, after being found at a house in Morrinsville yesterday.

Detective Sergeant Will Loughrin, of Morrinsville CIB, says Barney was taken to hospital to be treated for a “slight dog nibble” to his arm yesterday and is due to appear in court today.

The 39-year-old had been on the run from police for six months, giving them the slip on at least two occasions. 

He has two warrants out for his arrest for breaching his court release conditions and contravening a protection order. 

Since then he’s become wanted on a raft of other charges, including three family harm related offences, two burglaries, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and allegedly stealing items from a petrol station, says Will. 

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Different perspectives

Posted on 13-10-2017 21:53 | By Papamoaner

I’m not defending him, but there’s a hint of regret in those eyes.


Posted on 12-10-2017 22:22 | By Ben Dover

It would take more than a blond wig to stop him looking so ugly!


Posted on 12-10-2017 16:57 | By Christine1965

Good Job

Blond Bombshell

Posted on 12-10-2017 14:25 | By Higgs Boson

I bet he looked fetching in a blond wig makeup and high heels. Its probably how he dressed all the time.


Posted on 12-10-2017 13:13 | By clingon

A brilliant description of his injuries- I can’t stop laughing...