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February 2022 Crime Report

A very poor February by all accounts, as crime incidents went through the roof for some unknown reason.  So, be alert everyone!!  Remember to lock your cars and sheds, and be aware of noises overnight that may indicate that thieves are on the move!  Several road signs have been knocked over, including a Give Way sign on Hackett Street. Please call the police if you notice suspicious behaviour or noises – especially overnight.

On Feb 1, a vehicle parked on the nature strip outside a residence on Glebe Rd was set on fire overnight and totally destroyed.

On 7th a residence being constructed on Hazelwood St and at lock up stage, was broken into and tools stolen.

11th  – Offenders entered a residence on North Cres via an unsecured window. Keys were taken to gain access to a rear shed but nothing was taken.

12th  – Access was gained to a large car port on Hydehurst Rd in Lachlan, and a prybar used to open a number of locked cupboards. The thieves also broke into the residence, where they stole an unlocked storage safe. A tipper truck with keys in the ignition was also stolen from the driveway.   

Also overnight on the 12th,  a plastic water bottle containing petrol and a soaked bandage(not lit) was left at the front window of a residence on Glebe Rd.

14th  – Some time over the past 2 weeks, damage was caused to a plastic grill on the front of a heat pump unit at a property on Sharland Ave.

16th  – A vehicle parked in the car park behind Banjos off Burnett Street, was stolen overnight but later recovered. The police have a suspect for this crime.

16th  – A Kensington St residence being constructed and at lock up stage was broken into as thieves smashed a door. Bathroom fittings were stolen.

18th  – A broken down motorcycle left leaning up against a residence on Mount Charles Rd in Lachlan, was stolen overnight.

18th  – The owner of a property on Haney Rd in Lachlan, put photos on Snapchat to indicate he was away on a work assignment. Thieves entered his residence via the rear bedroom window. Various amount of property was stolen. Please be careful of putting too much personal information on social media platforms.

19th  – A utility and box trailer with a load of wood, was observed leaving a property on Bluff Rd in Gretna. Details of the vehicle have been forwarded to Police.

19th  – An owner noticed that his vehicle which was parked, locked and secured outside a residence on Hobart Rd, had been maliciously damaged by a scratch along the entire rear panel.

21st  – A gate lock was cut to gain entry to a farmland property on Tor Hill Rd in Ouse. A trailer tanker with 2200 litres of diesel fuel was stolen.

22nd  – A victim left his mountain bike outside the Maydena Bike Park on Kallista Rd.  The bike was stolen whilst he was inside the premises.

22nd  – Overnight entry was gained to a garage at a premises on Glenora Rd, via a roller door. A motorbike with keys still in the ignition, was stolen.

23rd  – Overnight two residences under construction at the top of Kensington Street, were entered and property stolen. (Cowburn & Hazelwood Dr).

24th  – Overnight, glass alcohol bottles have been thrown through the  loungeroom and kitchen windows to a home on Lower Rd.

24th  – Two shipping containers on vacant land on Bridge St in Westerway, have been entered by the locks being cut.  Camping equipment was stolen.

25th  – Entry was gained to a grassed area on The Avenue as offenders cut a hole in a fence. Three shipping containers had locks cut. An amount of power tools were taken.

25th  – Entry was gained to a business on Back River Rd by the cutting of a hole in the wire boundary fence. Person(s) have entered the unlocked office and stolen the float money.

25th  – A handle from a tap was removed and used to smash the mirror in a unisex toilet in Mayne St, Maydena.

27th  – Offenders gained entry to a residence on Humphrey St by forcing a rear bedroom window. The residence was rummaged through and a small amount of coins was stolen.

These matters remain unsolved unless otherwise stated. Police are anxious to hear from any member of the public who may have witnessed any of the above incidents or observed any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood.

Police Contact Numbers: 131 444 for non-urgent matters; 1 800 333 000 for Crime Stoppers

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