Search warrants

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From: David Morris-Bamber

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am a New Zealand resident and wish to make a request for information under the Official Information Act.

If information has been given to the police that vehicle may of interest in an investigation, what steps are taken to determine the legal owner of that vehicle before a search warrant can be issued.

Can a search warrant be issued for a vehicle without notifying the owner , if so when does the owner get notified that the vehicle has been searched or seized to carry out the search.

Can the occupier or owner of the property/vehicle that a search warrant has been issued for be present while the search is carried out if they do not hinder or interfere with the search.

Yours faithfully,

David Morris-Bamber

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New Zealand Police

Good morning David
 
Your request has been received by New Zealand Police.
 
It will now be allocated for action.
 
Kind regards
Ministerial Services

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From: "David Morris-Bamber"
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Date: 19/12/2019 09:10AM
Subject: Official Information request - Search warrants

Dear New Zealand Police,
I am a New Zealand resident and wish to make a request for information
under the Official Information Act.
If information has been given to the police that vehicle may of interest
in an investigation, what steps are taken to determine the legal owner of
that vehicle before a search warrant can be issued.
Can a search warrant be issued for a vehicle without notifying the owner ,
if so when does the owner get notified that the vehicle has been searched
or seized to carry out the search.
Can the occupier or owner of  the property/vehicle that a search warrant
has been issued for be present while the search is carried out if they do
not hinder or interfere with the search.
Yours faithfully,
David Morris-Bamber
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