Police News 11 October

Police urge caution around school zones

Broken Hill Barrier Police say it’s been a “good week” in the Silver City and with school holidays winding down they’re reminding the community to be mindful around 40km school zones with children heading back to school this week.

Barrier Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Tom Aylett is asking the community to slow down around schools, particularly at crossings.

“The fact is children just don’t always look when crossing the road, so we’re urging drivers to be especially vigilant around school zones when kids may step out unexpectedly.

“Highway patrol vehicles will be around school zones. The public are supportive when it comes to police protecting children from speeding drivers so we’re grateful when residents work with us to ensure the safety of children in our community,” Inspector Aylett told the Truth.

Fraud watch

Barrier Police are also reminding residents to be aware of text messages containing links.

“There are quite a few fraudulent text messages getting around that contain links that take unsuspecting people to sites that may gain access to personal information including bank accounts,” says Inspector Aylett.

“If you receive a text message from the Taxation Office, a parcel delivery company, a shipping alert, we recommend that people actually contact the ATO [Australian Taxation Office] or company to check that it’s a legitimate message before clicking the link.”

Domestic violence

Around 10pm on Friday October 6, police were called to an incident in Beryl Street, Broken Hill. Following an investigation, a 29-year-old woman was arrested and charged with one count of stalk and/or intimidate with intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm, and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm with the matter back before the Broken Hill Local Court in November.

Operation Amarok – targeting dangerous domestic violence offenders.

Barrier Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a male wanted on outstanding warrants.

Elijah Wright, aged 29 years of age, is wanted by virtue of an outstanding arrest warrant. Officers from the Barrier Police District commenced enquiries into his whereabouts and are appealing for public assistance to locate him, alternatively, Mr Wright is encouraged to hand himself into the nearest police station.

Mr Wright is described as of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 150cm to 165cm tall, of thin build with black hair and brown eyes and is known to frequent the Broken Hill, Dareton, and Bourke areas.

Anyone who may have information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Police on 08 8087 0299 or Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information is treated in strict confidence and the public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police or Barrier Truth social media pages.

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