Deniliquin Pastoral Times

‘Vexatious’ call to 000


A Deniliquin man who allegedly called 000 requesting police and then refused any assistance has been charged with intimidati­ng and resisting police, and making a ‘‘vexatious call to emergency services’’.

Police attended a west Deniliquin home about 9.40pm on Friday after being dispatched by 000, and on arrival a 45 year-old man told them they were not needed.

When police attempted to talk to the man about why he made the call to 000, he reportedly became ‘‘rude and offensive’’.

Police allege the man exposed his genitals at police, and then ran at officers ‘‘in an aggressive manner’’.

Police were forced to to use capsicum spray when warnings to stay back did not work.

After he was sprayed the man allegedly tried to grab at police. He was forced to the ground by officers and handcuffed.

At Deniliquin Police Station he was charged, and treated by ambulance paramedics for capsicum spray decontamin­ation.

Deliberate fires

Police are investigat­ing two separate fires which are believed to have been deliberate­ly lit.

Between 2.30pm on Wednesday and 7.30am on Thursday, paper was set alight in the toilet block at Scott’s Park in Deniliquin’s west.

There was smoke damage to the floor. At 9.30am Sunday, police and Deniliquin Fire + Rescue NSW were called to Edward Public School where a locker was found alight in the school quadrangle.

Papers from the locker led police to an unoccupied home in central west Deniliquin, where evidence of a break-in was discovered.

Glass louvre windows had been removed to enter the house some time after 6.30pm Friday. The home’s owner confirmed a locker was missing from one of the rooms.

Anyone with informatio­n about either fire is asked to contact police on 5881 9299 or CrimeStopp­ers on 1300 333 000.

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