Police deal with brawls, vandalism
IT annoys me when I see low-level nuisance crime around the city’s streets because it not only takes up police time and resources, it makes people feel bad about their hometown.
I’m a huge fan of the ALDI supermarket trolleys, not only because they steer in a straight line, but because the simple coin deposit system ensures that customers return trolleys to their racks.
So it was a bit sad to see a trolley where some bored but inventive criminal minds decided they needed to torch the machine on the trolley handle where the coins are inserted.
Hopefully the shopping centre has some good CCTV vision which will help identify the perpetrators. An ALDI shopping trolley with burnt coin holder over a yearly period compared to a previously yearly period,” Mr Lawrence said.
“A three or six month drop obviously can create a lower yearly average, which is then compared to the previous year – what is very clearly happening in my view is a drop from a previous spike, to suggest it is anything else is wishful thinking at best,” he said.
Tuesday lunchtime saw assistant commissioner Geoff Mckechnie, the western region commander, call a doorstop media conference on this issue.
“It’s a really positive result in many parts of the region, particularly Dubbo with decreases particularly in property crime type categories,” Mr Mckechnie said.
“Police are arresting people, the domestic violence team and the region enforcement squad are out there now so the re-engineering has reaped significant benefits, we’ve got many more resources to bring to bear on problem areas.”
There’s a lot of complex data involved in this debate and I’m sure we’ll be hearing plenty more about in in the run up to the 2019 state election. Damage at the construction site for a barbecue facility at the Dubbo Touch Complex. PHOTO: KARINA MCLACHLAIN
officers on traffic control when the procession moved past them, and mourners were thrilled to see that respect paid to such a community stalwart.
Les was a great bloke and tireless volunteer across so many organisations, and he’ll be sadly missed.
a fight between the Walgett and Coonamble boys.
This time around Facebook is much quieter, after Dubbo Police were called to the Apollo Estate about 1.20pm on Sunday after reports were received that a large brawl was in progress in Aldrin Avenue.
“Upon arrival police were confronted with up to 40 persons who were yelling at each other and posturing close to one another, causing a major obstruction to the roadway and disturbance to the neighbourhood,” according to police.
“A number of scuffles broke out which police had to intervene in to prevent a large-scale brawl from occurring.
“Eventually all persons were moved on with about five carloads of people leaving the area, with others returning to their homes.”
Police were concerned that the disturbance may re-ignite so reinforcements attended, and the area saturated with patrols.
During that period two men
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