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Barwon police collar 17 offenders in just a few days

BARWON Local Area Commander Paul McDonald says local officers continue to be kept busy with property offences including in the area.

“Police continue to urge residents be more conscious of the security of their homes and vehicles and take basic steps to ensure they are less likely to become a victim . . . be aware of what’s going in your neighbourhood and if something or someone looks out of place or suspicious please report it immediately,” Mr McDonald said.

Police in recent days have attended:

  • Break-and-enters in Boston, Chester, Morton and Oak Streets, Moree and Barwan Street, Narrabri;
  • Stealings at Maules Creek, Moree, Mungindi and Narrabri; and
  • And a stolen vehicle from a Wilga Place, Moree home which was found burnt out on Saturday morning, January 14.moreepolicestation003

In addition, 17 offenders have been charged with offences since Friday including:

  • A 17-year-old boy has been charged in relation to a stolen motor vehicle at Moree Sunday (15 January 2017);
  • During the early hours of Monday morning (16 January 2017) a 49-year-old male was arrested in Narrabri for domestic violence offences;
  • A 24-year-old male arrested at a Moree home early yesterday morning (Monday 16 January 2017) in relation to domestic violence offences;
  • A 38-year-old male was arrested at Moree Court House in relation to a warrant for domestic violence related offences;
  • A 43-year-old male arrested in Adelaide Street around 2pm yesterday (Monday 16 January 2017). The man was wanted in relation to an aggravated break and enter at Collarenebri in December of last year;
  • Around 11pm yesterday evening (Monday 16 January 2017) a 16-year-old boy was arrested for domestic violence related matters at Narrabri;
  • Shortly before 7pm yesterday (Monday 16 January 2017) a 25-year-old female was arrested in Moree. The local woman was wanted in relation to an outstanding warrant; and
  • Around 2.20pm today (Tuesday 17 January 2017) Police attended an address in Mehi Crescent where a 23-year-old man was taken into custody without incident. The local man was conveyed to Moree Police Station where he was charged with offences relating to domestic violence.

Police urge residents to report any suspicious behaviour 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.

Media Release: January 17, 2017