Police busy in Moree overnight: business break-ins and quad bike seized

POLICE arrested a man and seized a quad bike in Moree during the early hours of Tuesday morning and attended three break-ins to local businesses that caused considerable damage in one as well as stock and property theft.

A vehicle believed to be used in all three break-ins was found alight in Wales Street at 1.50am today.

Early today police observed two persons riding a quad bike in Edward Street, Moree and at around 3.30am the quad bike was located by officers outside a residence in Edward Street in south Moree.

A male was located nearby and placed under arrest.

The 20-yearold Redfern male and the quad bike were taken to Moree Police Station where he was charged with se offensive language in or near public place or school and possess ammunition without holding a licence, permit or authority.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday entry was forced to a business in Balo Street.

The offenders are believed to have stolen an amount of property and fled in a stolen vehicle.moreepolicecar

The stolen vehicle is also believed to have been used to force entry to a business on Greenbah Road. Offenders caused considerable damage within the store before fleeing with food and drinks.

At 12.30am alarms were activated at a third business in Amaroo Drive where offenders are believed to have used the same vehicle to gain access.

Around 3.10am an unknown offender was disturbed during an attempt at another business in Amaroo Drive. The offender is believed to have fled in a second stolen vehicle.

Crime scenes have been established by Barwon Local Area Command and investigations are continuing.

Any persons with information as to the whereabouts of a silver Mitsubishi Pajero stolen during the early hours of this morning are asked to contact Moree Police Station.

Information in the form of locations, possible offenders or suspicious activity is welcomed by the Police and can be reported via calls to the Moree Police Station on 6757 0799 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Superintendent Paul McDonald reminds residents that Moree Police are available 24 hours a day.

“Please do not wait till the morning to report incidents of crime of suspicious activity in your area,” Mr McDonald said.

Meanwhile, at 6am on Tuesday officers located a female walking north on Boston Street.

The woman was known to be wanted in relation to an outstanding prison warrant and was taken into custody without incident.

Both offenders remain in custody at Moree Police Station.

Police are also appealing for information from the public following break-ins at four Moree businesses overnight.

Anyone with information about property crime and/or drug supply occurring in their area should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind people they should not report crime information via police Facebook and Twitter pages.

Media Release: November 21, 2017