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Police on event duty

As Mundi Mundi Bash organisers prepare to rock our region on the Mundi Mundi Plains between August 17 to 19, and the Broken Heel Festival party people prepare to dazzle the Silver City between September 7 to 11, while business owners stock shelves to cater to hordes of happy campers, Barrier Police are preparing to support event organisers and the community with the influx of travellers, particularly on the roads.

During the week before the Mundi Bash until the end of the week following Broken Heel Festival, police will have extra highway patrol vehicles out and about on all roads leading into the region in an effort to keep road users safe during this popular party period.

A mobile police station will be set up at the Bash from Wednesday August 16 to Sunday August 20 and Inspector Chris Wallace is reminding everyone to stay safe while having a great time.

“We want everyone to have a really, really good time at both events but we’re asking people to be responsible with alcohol both in town and out at the Bash,” said Inspector Wallace. “Police don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, so look after each other.”

People towing caravans are reminded not to overload them, and everyone is reminded to lock everything as vehicles are still being stolen because people either leave them unlocked or leave keys in obvious places near unlocked entrance areas of homes, says Inspector Wallace.

“The key is to hide keys and fobs,” said Mr Wallace. “If you leave cars and homes unlocked, and you don’t have adequate security, you’re at far greater risk of having possessions stolen.”

 ARRESTS

At 5pm on Friday August 4, a 36-year-old Broken Hill woman was charged with a string of offences including stealing, and stalk and intimidate after an incident in Chappel St. The woman was charged and given conditional bail to appear in the local district court on August 29.

Around midday on August 4, police attended a triple-zero call and arrested a 52-year-old Morgan St man who was found to be in breach of an AVO (apprehended violence order). The man, who allegedly assaulted police and was in possession of drugs, received conditional bail to appear in court on August 29.

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

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