Police roundup – the week’s crime events

Break and enters

Barrier Police are urging the Broken Hill community to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in their neighbourhood as there’s been a recent increase in break-and-enters across the city. Police are reminding residents to keep cars and homes locked at all times and ensure that if you have CCT cameras they are working.

Domestic violence charge

On Wednesday June 21 a 23-year-old Broken Hill man from McGowen St was charged with a domestic violence related assault. He has been granted bail and is set to appear in Broken Hill District Court on October 25.

Café break-in arrest

At 4am on Friday June 23, an Argent St café was broken into with an undisclosed sum of money stolen. Police were on scene quickly shortly after receiving the call, and arrested a 56-year-old man in Argent St, who was charged with break, enter and steal, and larceny. The Blende St resident was granted conditional bail and will appear in Broken Hill court on July 11.

Banned driver charged

A 43-year-old female driver stopped by police on Oxide St at 11pm on Friday June 23, was found to be a disqualified driver. The woman was charged with a disqualified driving offence and will appear in Broken Hill court on August 15.

Drink driving charge

On June 24, a 28-year-old woman from South St was arrested and after being breath tested was charged with driving with a mid-range alcohol reading of 0.130. The woman’s licence was suspended on the spot, and she’s set to appear in Broken Hill court on August 8.

Arrested on larceny-related charges

A 23-year-old woman who was wanted on a warrant for larceny-related offences was arrested on Monday June 26 on O’Neil St and was due to appear in Broken Hill District Court on Tuesday June 27.

Man charged with assault

Police were called to a domestic violence altercation at 11pm on Monday June 27 in Comstock St, South Broken Hill, where a 38-year-old man allegedly assaulted a 41-year-old man using a knife. The 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and alleged use of an offensive weapon. The man appeared before the local district court on Tuesday.

Thanks to community

Barrier Police Inspector, Chris Wallace, told the Truth he’d like to thank the Broken Hill community for assistance provided in locating warrant offenders.

“I’d like to highlight and acknowledge the assistance the community provide police in helping to locate and arrest warrant offenders,” said Inspector Wallace.

Appeal over ute fire

And finally, there’s an appeal for public information about a Toyota HiLux ute on fire that was reported to police at 4am Tuesday morning, June 26 near the intersection of Slag St and Creedon St.

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