New figures show the number of alleged criminals evading police in the Western Bay of Plenty has dropped by 60 in the last three weeks.
One of the area's most wanted men has also handed himself in.
Tauranga Police Sergeant Carolyn Crawford-Smith said there were 270 arrest warrants out in relation to 227 alleged offenders.
On August 25 the Bay of Plenty Times Weekend reported 287 alleged criminals on the loose in the Western Bay and identified Morris Percy Poata, Alan Edward Witere Boyd, Isaiah Davis and Tane Hill-Ormsby as being among those most wanted by police.
After being pictured in the paper, Hill-Ormsby, 22, and his lawyer fronted up at Tauranga Police Station on August 30.
He appeared in Tauranga District Court that day and is due to reappear next Friday.
The three other men remain on the run.
Davis is wanted over family violence, drink-driving and breaching his release conditions.
Poata is wanted on driving charges, including drink-driving, and Boyd for failing to comply with court release conditions.
An arrest warrant is issued by a judge when someone accused of a crime fails to appear in court or breaches their bail conditions.