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Vandals, thieves target numerous homes

Monday, 15th July, 2013

Police were kept busy over the weekend with a number of offences reported.

At around 12.45am Sunday Police spoke to the driver of a Hyundai near the intersection of Cobalt Street and Oxide Street.  The 29 year old local man was subjected to a random breath test and after giving a positive result, was arrested and taken to the Broken Hill Police Station. A breath analysis gave a reading of 0.134 

A check of his licence showed that he was in fact a disqualified driver, and the vehicle unregistered and uninsured. 

He was issued with a future court attendance notice for the offences of driving with a mid range PCA, driving whilst disqualified and driving unregistered motor vehicle.

A number of breaks ins were also reported throughout recent days. Offenders broke into a number of classrooms at a South Broken Hill public school, although the extent of property stolen is not known at this time.

Elsewhere an automatic door opener was stolen from a shed in Nicholls Street, four reversing lights were stolen from a Toyota Hilux parked at the airport, and a vacant Beryl Lane home was broken into although nothing was stolen.

Police also reported two cases of rather foolish vandalism.

A Buck Street fence had an offensive word written on it in the early hours of Saturday morning in blue spray paint. Police described the effort as “offensive and very poorly spelt”.

Then at around 5.30am on Saturday a brick covered in lit firecrackers was thrown through the window of a McCulloch Street home.

The projectile just missed the 27 year old male occupant who was asleep in the address at the time.

Police said they were amazed that there would be someone out there who would commit such a stupid, dangerous and irresponsible act.

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