Police News – November 1

Barrier Police District told the Barrier Truth apart from an increase in people driving erratically around the city this week, incidents in the Silver City have been minimal.

Barrier PD Crime Manager and Detective Acting Inspector, Dwayne De Vries, says there have been no major incidents during the week.

“Overall, there was nothing major, but it seems like there is a lot of car and motorcycle ‘hooning’ going on at the moment.

“If the public have dashcam footage of reckless driving or riding, we ask they present it to police as soon as possible to help us to identify drivers who put the community at risk,” he said.



Barrier PD has located two Defence medals so they’re seeking the owner or assistance from the public to help with their return.

If you are the owner or have information that may assist in returning these medals, please contact 08 8087 0299 or drop into the Broken Hill Police Station at 80 Blende St with evidence of ownership and quote Event Number 76700477.



This week saw the second death of a motorcyclist on our outback roads so with the end of October’s Motorcycle Awareness Month, police are reminding drivers to be extra mindful of motorbikes on the roads. They’re also reminding motorcycle riders to be extra cautious when riding around our remote desert region.

“People ‘hooning’ in cars or on motorbikes on our roads will be a focus area for Highway Patrol and car crews during the coming weeks,” said Inspector De Vries.

“With spring in the air, motorbike riders in our region need to be additionally mindful about wildlife potentially running out in front of them, especially when riding on the open roads at higher speeds.”

Although police cannot comment about either incident before the coroner’s report, they encourage all riders to be well prepared for longer rides, and to ensure motorbikes are well serviced and not overloaded for a trip.



Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants. Lynton Bugmy is aged 18 and is wanted by virtue of four outstanding arrest warrants in relation to a Steal Motor Vehicle, Stealing, and Domestic Violence related offences.

Mr Bugmy is described as of Aboriginal appearance, about 165cm to 170cm tall, of solid build with black hair and brown eyes, and is known to frequent the Broken Hill area.

As police continue to conduct inquiries into his whereabouts, they are urging anyone who may have information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

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

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