One person is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a police car on fire in Papamoa.
Police were alerted to the incident outside Papamoa Police Station at 3.15am.
A police spokesperson says a patrol car had reportedly been set alight.
“A scrub fire was also located in the vicinity.
“In relation to the incident, a 26-year-old man was arrested and is due to appear in Tauranga District Court today on a charge of arson.”