Man charged with Moree CBD break-and-enters

 A MAN has been charged following a crime spree on Moree’s central business district in late June, with further arrests expected.

Entry was forced to the Balo, Auburn and Heber Street business premises, including several in the Max Centre, during the early hours of Wednesday morning, June 28.

Investigations have led officers attached to the Barwon Local Area Command to charge a 21-year-old man with eight counts of aggravated break-and-enter.

The man remains bail refused pending an appearance at Tamworth Local Court on August 30.

Investigations continue and further charges are expected.

One shop-owner praised the work of Barwon Local Area Command detectives and police officers.

“This is great news,” she said.

“It was a very sad moment in Moree, with so many shops broken into in one night – it was shocking.

“The police have done a fantastic job.”

Meanwhile, police have arrested and charged the driver of a car involved in a fatal crash in the state’s Northern Tablelands last weekend.

Just after 10.45pm last Saturday emergency services were called to Shannon Vale Road, Glen Innes, following reports of a crash.

Officers from New England Local Area Command attended and found a Holden Commodore utility had crashed at the location.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated a 19-year-old woman, who had been a passenger, before taking her Glen Innes Hospital, where she later died.

The 18-year-old man who had been driving the car was also taken to Glen Innes Hospital before being transferred to Tamworth Hospital for further treatment.

He has since been released from hospital.

The Northern Tablelands Crash Investigation Unit has been investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Earlier on Thursday the driver attended Glen Innes Police Station and was placed under arrest.

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, drive unregistered vehicle, drive uninsured vehicle, misleading number places, learner unaccompanied, perform burn-out and defective tyres.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Glen Innes Local Court on Wednesday 27 September 2017.


Police are urging anyone with information in relation to the Moree incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

 Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Police remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.