RUNDOWN: Busy week for Barwon LAC

Barwon Local Area Command have had another extremely busy week across the command, according to Superintendent Paul McDonald.

“Already this month, 46 offenders have been charged with 65 offences. Twelve warrants have also been executed,” he said.

Those include:

• a 21-year-old male warrant offender arrested in Moree Monday and returned to prison;

• a 32-year-old male warrant offender arrested during a vehicle stop outside Narrabri Monday;

• a 34-year-old male warrant offender arrested in Moree Wednesday and returned to prison; and

• a 25-year-old female warrant offender arrested in Moree Thursday.

Property offences continue to be the prime concern with seven break-ins reported this week.

On Monday evening (October 9) police attending to persons on premises located two men inside a vacant house in Tycannah Street, Moree.

The men, aged 30 and 26, were arrested without incident and charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company intend steal.

Two vehicles were stolen this week including a staff vehicle left at a Moree business on Wednesday evening. It was later recovered in Jones Avenue Moree.

A second vehicle stolen from a Chester Street home was recovered with the assistance of locals during the early hours of Thursday morning.

A 12-year-old boy was arrested a short time later and taken to Moree Police Station where he was charged with break and enter house etc steal value less than $60,000 and take and drive conveyance without consent of owner.

He remains in custody pending an appearance at Moree Bail Court.

Officers also attended to a fatal glider crash on the border at Boggabilla Monday afternoon in which a 75-year-old Victorian man was killed.

“Officers attached to Barwon LAC will continue to utilise both covert and overt strategies to address drug and property crime and urge community members to continue to provide information on persons, vehicles and locations involved in these crimes.

“Quick thinking locals directly assisted in the arrests of at least three offenders as well as the recovery of stolen property this week. Having willing witnesses who are prepared to attend court is vital to reducing crime in our communities,” Mr McDonald said.

“If something or someone looks out of place or suspicious please report it immediately”.

Anyone with information that may assist police in relation to people wanted by the police; unsolved crimes and/or future crime that is being planned; or suspicious and unusual activity are urged to contact Police either by phoning Barwon Local Area Command on 02 6757 0799 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.