Police roundup – the week’s crime events

Barrier Police’s Inspector Chris Wallace is urging the community to be on the lookout for suspicious behaviour, particularly around cars as there’s an ongoing issue in town with tradespeople having expensive tools and equipment stolen from the back of work vehicles. He’s also asking people to report any goods which they suspect may be stolen offered by retailers or the public.

Residents are also being asked to support police by providing footage of unregistered motorbikes being ridden around the city, often after dark and without lights and creating an additional hazard for drivers and pedestrians.

During the past week, the following arrests have been made.


At 2:50am on July 1, a 32-year-old Williams St man was pulled over on Gypsum St where he failed a breath test. With a mid-range reading of 0.086, his licence was suspended, and he was charged with a mid-range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA). His case will be heard in Broken Hill District court on July 11.


A 19-year-old Picton St man was charged with two counts of assault after an alleged altercation with a female at a Picton St address on the evening of July 1. He will be appearing in the local court on October 25.


On July 1 at 7.50pm, a 27-year-old South St man was stopped in his ute on Iodide St. A vehicle search by police located a small quantity of meth amphetamine. The man was arrested and taken to the station where he was charged with possession of prohibited drugs. He’ll appear in court on August 15.


A 35-year-old Chapple Lane man was arrested and charged for assault and contravening an apprehended violence order (AVO) following an alleged altercation with a female at 9.15pm on June 29 at an address in Clarke St. He remains on conditional bail until October 25 when he is to appear before the local court.

To report a local issue, call Broken Hill Police Station on 8087 0299 to speak with police. If you’d prefer to make an anonymous report, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. To report online, visit:

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