Break-ins spark warning
Thursday, 18th April, 2013
By Kurtis J Eichler
Police are urging residents to lock their doors and keep their homes secure following two break-ins just days apart.
Two lots of residents returned home from a weekend away to find offenders had forced entry into their home.
Burglars broke through a rear window at a Piper Street house between April 10 and Tuesday, making off with a shower curtain, two drawers, a ceiling fan, up to eight litres of paint and a wheelie bin.
In a separate incident at a Brazil Street home, a rear window was forced open, where thieves rummaged through the home.
"Once inside, those responsible have rummaged through all the rooms and even ate a can of sardines," Barrier LAC crime manager Mick Stoltenberg said.
"However it does not appear that any property was physically stolen from the address."
DI Stoltenberg said it was a timely reminder to lock up when leaving the house.
"The days of trusting everyone are long gone."
Meanwhile, a 33-year-old woman has been charged with drink driving after police pulled her over for not displaying her P-plates.
Police stopped the car at 12.05am yesterday morning in Jamieson Street for a random breath test to which she gave a positive reading.
The woman was taken to the Police Station where she again blew a positive reading of 0.066.
Police charged her with a low range PCA offence and an on-thespot fine for not displaying her P-plates.
She will appear in the Broken Hill Local Court at a later date.