Police respond to numerous incidents in Operation Claymore 2 – arrests made

MORE than a dozen kids were taken off the streets after midnight in Moree at the weekend and around 100 people dispersed at a party in east Moree during Operation Claymore 2, an ongoing strike force established to focus on traffic, drug, and property crime in Moree.

Police from Barwon Local Area Command – with the assistance of other specialist law-enforcement agencies – were out in force, with further operations planned.

Several people were arrested during the two-day operation, with offences including drink-driving and drive while disqualified.

Police also located 13 children on the streets after midnight without parental supervision.

These children were taken home and mandatory notifications given.

Arrests also included custody of a knife in a public place, possess prohibited drug, common assault and breach apprehended violence order.MoreePolice999

Officers also responded to a suspected rock-throwing incident on the Newell Highway and a number of traffic complaints involving motorbikes.

Operation Claymore 2 is a high visibility policing operation utilising officers from Barwon Local Area Command with the assistance of the traffic and highway patrol command, and the domestic violence high risk offender team.

Further operations aimed at targeting anti-social and criminal activities are planned.

Additional results include:

178 random breath tests (three people charged with PCA);

Four random drug tests (three positive roadside indications);

32 person searches;

25 infringements issued;

18 move-on directions; and

Six apprehended domestic violence order compliance checks

Commander of Barwon Local Area Command Paul McDonald said police will continue to use various strategies to target and disrupt criminal activities in regional areas.

“That includes high-visibility, high-impact operations like this, which are conducted to complement other strategies being undertaken,” Mr McDonald said.

“That is in addition to our ongoing investigative response to serious crime, as well as a range of other overt and covert strategies aimed at targeting criminal behaviour.

“But we can’t do it on our own and rely on the assistance of the local community, both in coming forward to provide us with information and implementing tougher security measures.”

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to anti-social or criminal behaviour to 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 that they should not report crime information via police social media pages.

Media Release: November 27, 2017