Police are turning to social media to help them solve crimes in Northland.
No one knows their local community better than the locals who live there.
Here are some photos that have appeared on Facebook over the last few weeks with police hoping their publication will prompt information from members of the public.
The rules around police posting wanted pictures via social media was the same as an other form of publication. They must be wanted on active matters and police must have exhausted other reasonable means of locating them.
The infamous Buttcrack Bandit has yet to be identified.
The burglar entered via a back door of the Houhora Liquor Store late on Christmas Eve and helped himself to three 18-packs of Steinlager and two cases of Rekorderlig Swedish cider. Store owner Wai Nicholson was very impressed with the response Senior Constable Knowler had attracted after posting the picture on her official Facebook page.
The 'Buttcrack Bandit' as he is now known had become the talk of the town, and Senior Constable Knowler was confident of making an arrest, or at least an identity parade.
Any information can be given to Houhora police on 09 4098822.
First it was the "Buttcrack Bandit" in the Far North now there is the "Bare-footed robber" from Dargaville.
Police have released a security picture of a man who decided he wanted a few free bottles of his favourite tipple to celebrate Christmas.
The male entered Thirsty Liquor, Hokianga Rd, about 7pm on Christmas Eve. Police say he entered the shop and went straight to the shelf of bourbon where he took two 1.75 litre bottles of Jim Beam bourbon.
Anyone with information can contact Constable Verity Torrington at Dargaville Police Station on 09 4393400.
Lengths of copper piping have been ripped off buildings at Kaitaia Primary School and high resolution photos of people seen at the school have been released by police.
The photos were taken on January 5 about 9.50am.
It appears a man was on the roof of the buildings passing the guttering to a woman on the ground.
Another young male was also on the roof.
Police said a large quantity was taken and anyone with information should contact either Houhora police on 09 4098822 of Kaitaia police on 09 4086500.
Lane Lewis Junior Toto is wanted on warrants. They are in relation to failing to appear at the Kaikohe District Court for charges including assault and male assaults female. Houhora Police believe he is or has been in our area over the past few weeks. Police also want to speak to him and his partner Kathleen Heta over some burglary and theft matters. If you know them tell them Senior Constable Tracee Knowler wants to speak with them.
Contact Houhora police on 09 4098822.
Police are wanting to make contact with 29-year-old Dane Moses Lewis-Tito, with the unemployed man last known to be in the Whangarei area.
He has warrants for his arrest for breach of protection order, two breaches of supervision, failure to answer bail and breach of community work.
Anyone with information can call Senior Sergeant Steve Dickson on 09 430 4603 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you know where David Panewaka Wilson is tell him Whangarei police want to chat with him. The 35-year-old who was known to live in Ruakaka, has warrants out for his arrest including drink driving, disqualified driving, possession of offensive weapon, wilful damage, and breach of community work.
Anyone with information can call Senior Sergeant Steve Dickson on 09 430 4603.