Moree bus service declares no-go areas after rock-throwing incidents

Barwon LAC Police remind residents and in particular young persons that legislation is in place making the act of throwing a rock at a vehicle a crime, regardless of whether you hit it or not.

Detective Inspector David Silversides said “the offence applies to any person who intentionally drops an object on or toward a vehicle or vessel on a road, rail or waterway”.

Police have stressed the danger of the activity, and urge anyone who witnesses offenders throwing rocks at vehicles to contact them immediately.

Mr Silversides said “the act of throwing a rock at a vehicle is not only cowardly and stupid, it is downright dangerous and Police have and will take action against all offenders”.RFBuses

With many offenders identified as being young children it is a timely reminder for parents and carers to be aware of where their children are and what they are doing.

Anyone with information about this incident should 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. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

As of Friday 22nd July 2016 all services from Reynolds & Fogarty (Bus Service) Pty Ltd will not be servicing the area west of Edward Street between Anne Street and Jones Avenue. All passengers who would normally board or get off along Florence Street, Tawarri Street, Barwon Avenue, Arunga Street and Jones Avenue west of Edward Street will now need to board and get off along Edward Street. We apologise for any inconvenience but due to rock throwing and safety concerns to passengers we will not be covering that area.
If you have any concerns please contact the office of Reynolds & Fogarty Pty Ltd on 6752 2287.

Media Release: July 22, 2016