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Burglars ruin a night out

Monday, 10th January, 2011

A woman came home from a night out on Saturday to find that her house had been burgled A woman came home from a night out on Saturday to find that her house had been burgled

A woman came home from a night out on Saturday to find that her house had been burgled, police said yesterday.

She went out about 10.30pm and on arriving home in the early hours of the next morning discovered that the back door of her Chapple Street home was open.

Police said she then noticed that the wire screen on the door had been cut as had another over the back window.

Going inside she found her clothes strewn about on the floor and a laptop computer missing. 

Police are investigating the incident.


A drunk driver who evaded police in Wilcannia yesterday was later caught when she crashed her unregistered car into a fence.

The police were on patrol about 2.20am when they saw a Holden Commodore being driven erratically along Hood Street, local police said yesterday.

When they tried to pull her over the car allegedly accelerated away and police lost sight of it. 

However, a short time later a call came into the Wilcannia police station reporting that a car had just crashed into the fence of a house in Hood Street, police said.

They found the driver in a distressed state, they said, and later gave her a road-side breath test which proved positive.

Back at the station her blood-alcohol content was tested and found to be 0.195, or four times over the legal limit.

It was also revealed that the 22-year-old had never held a driver’s licence and that her car was unregistered and uninsured, the police said.

She will now face court on a number of charges, including negligent driving and high range PCA.

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