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Driver hits van, leaves scene

Sunday, 6th January, 2013

Police are on the lookout for the driver of a red vehicle after it allegedly hit a parked van and drove off on Saturday night.

A witness saw the vehicle driving away from the scene at 11.15pm on Saturday.

The witness gave police a brief description of the vehicle, however they have not yet been able to identify the car or its owner.

The van received damage to the driver's side, however police have not yet been able to contact its owner.

 Bike stolen from yard

A Gas Gas dirt bike was stolen from a backyard in Gypsum Street at the weekend.

The bike was taken overnight on Saturday, between 6pm and 5am Sunday morning.

The owner believes he heard noises during the night but thought nothing of it.

Police currently have no suspects and are awaiting the results of finger print testing.

Anyone with any information if urged to contact local police.

Man refuses to leave club

 A 25-year-old man has been given an infringement order after refusing to leave a venue on Saturday night.

Police were called to the Night Train at 12.10am after the man was reported for refusing to leave.

Police spoke to security and told the man to leave, he walked in the opposite direction but then returned.

The instruction was repeated and the man left the premises.

However, police were called back to the venue half an hour later as the same man had returned.

He was arrested and taken home and will face a fine of $550 for failure to follow a direction.

Ten vehicles broken into 

 Ten vehicles at an industrial site were broken into over the holiday period.

The crime was reported on Saturday night, however they have taken place at some point over the Christmas holiday period at the Australian Rail Track Corporation site.

According to police, a large amount of specialist equipment was stolen, such as rail saws and tool, which would be of no general use to anybody.

Police are still waiting to speak to the site manager on the issue.

However, they will be conducting a finger print analysis in the near future.

If anybody notices someone trying to sell these types of tools they are encouraged to contact police.

 Theft up in North area

 Police have warned of an increase of items being stolen from cars in North Broken Hill.

As a result, drivers are urged not to keep any items of significant value inside their cars. 

People should also be sure to always lock their cars.

Anyone who hears or sees any suspicious behaviour should contact police.

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