Victim and offender both arrested

A person, originally claiming to be a victim of a crime has been arrested -- following an unusual call out for Whakatane police.

Police were initially called to reports of a burglary at property.

Upon attending the address they found a trail of marijuana leaves along the road where an offender had fled, leading police to the address of a suspect who was taken in to custody.

Community Constable Spike Dickey says a further search warrant at the initial scene also found a number of cannabis plants at the property, and the 'victim' in the case was arrested too.

Sam Gardner