Three people are in police custody following a police operation in Welcome Bay this morning.
Several people have contacted SunLive this morning reporting a large police presence in the area.
One caller says there were several police units gathered at Tye Park.
A police spokesperson says police were called about a vehicle just after 6am that was believed to be related to a previous offence.
“It was tracked through intel to Papamoa and then back to Welcome Bay.
“Police then made area enquiries and the vehicle was located in Tye Park, in Welcome Bay.
“Spikes were laid but the vehicle was abandoned before then.
“Three people have been taken into custody.”