Barwon LAC start 2017 on a busy note

THE first two months of 2017 have been extremely busy for Barwon Local Area Command however the recent activities of local Police are starting to reflect a downturn in crime.

In recent weeks police have attended:

  • Break-ins and stealings in Jacaranda Drive, Cummins Avenue, Anne Street, Jones Avenue, Edward Street, Gosport Street and Chinaman’s Lane, Moree;
  • A vehicle stolen from Clarke Avenue, Moree remains outstanding;
  • Stealings in Selina, Reid and Huxley Streets in Narrabri; and
  • Two motorbikes were stolen from a Yarrie Lake Road home at Narrabri earlier this week – one remains outstanding.

Over the past week 32 offenders have been charged including four offenders bail refused:

  • A 35-year-old male charged with malicious damage and possession of a knife in Gosport Street Moree;
  • A 34-year-old male charged with domestic violence offences at Moree;
  • A 13-year-old boy charged with offences related to the use of an unregistered/uninsured motorcycle in Moree;
  • A 30-year-old male charged with domestic violence related offences at Moree.moreepolicestation003

Three (3) warrant offenders were also arrested at Moree and Narrabri.

“While we appreciate this is little consolation for recent victims of crime, reducing crime and removing offenders from the area is our top priority,” Area Command crime manager detective inspector David Silversides said.

Meanwhile, two juvenile offenders have been charged with property offences at Boggabilla.

On Monday afternoon Police arrested two boys, aged 14 and 15 years.

The boys have been charged with a raft of offences committed since November 2016 including:

  • Rock throwing;
  • Steal from motor vehicle;
  • Unlicensed driving;
  • Drive recklessly/furiously;
  • Break, enter and steal; and
  • and steal from dwelling

The boys were granted strict conditional bail until their appearance before the courts later this month.

New South Wales and Queensland Police continue to work closely together in investigating a number of related incidents reported in Goondiwindi and Boggabilla during this time.

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.

Police Media: March 3, 2017


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