Police News: November 29

In the warmup to the festive season, Barrier Police are reminding residents to drive safely, to watch out for each other and to keep an eye on your neighbour’s property especially if they’re heading off on holidays, remembering to always report suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood to police.

The Ovation Applause Acoustic Electric guitar, one of the items stolen in the recent break-in. If spotted, please contact Crime Stoppers or the local police station.

More information has come to light regarding a break and enter that occurred around midnight during Wednesday November 8 and Thursday November 9 near Galena St that the Barrier Truth reported on recently (Wednesday November 15).

The resident in his 70s who asked to remain anonymous told the Barrier Truth that he had the wires to his security camera cut in the metre box and his camera stolen along with a very heavy old 50” plasma television and household items including cutlery and linen, plus items in the shed including his whipper snipper.

The man said that he also had three guitars stolen, including an acoustic Yamaha, an electric Yamaha and his Ovation Applause Acoustic Electric guitar (pictured), so police are urging anyone who sees these guitars to call Crime Stoppers or the police station.




Many readers would have noticed a few extra police vehicles in town. Over the past week there have been additional Traffic and Highway Patrol vehicles in town focusing on road safety. These extra resources are deployed at different locations around the state to assist local teams.

Barrier Police District Crime Manager Detective Inspector Tom Aylett is reminding the community to slow down and watch alcohol consumption especially if driving.

“Coming into the Christmas and school holiday period, we encourage all drivers to ensure seat belts are worn and drive to the conditions of the road. If you are out near a school zone, slow down – kids don’t always look when crossing a road. Finally, if you have any alcohol to drink, don’t drive – remember you need a ‘Plan B’”.



Elijah Wright, 29, sought on outstanding warrants. Known to frequent Broken Hill, Dareton, and Bourke. If you have any information, please contact Barrier Police at 08 8087 0299 or Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000. Do not report via social media.

 Barrier Police District are again appealing for public assistance to locate a male wanted on outstanding warrants. Elijah Wright, aged 29, is wanted by virtue of an outstanding arrest warrant. Officers from the Barrier Police District commenced enquiries into his whereabouts back in August and are again appealing for public assistance to locate him, alternately Mr Wright is encouraged to hand himself into the nearest police station.

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

Anyone with information about any of the above 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 Barrier Truth or Barrier Police social media pages.


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