Police have charged 545 people with a variety of offences as part of ‘Operation Sierra Window’; an on-going proactive operation targeting property crime in the Southern Region.
The focus of the operation, which commenced earlier this month, is aimed at disrupting crime and enhancing community safety, with a continued focus on Domestic Violence related offences.
The operation has resulted in the following enforcement action;
- 89 persons charged with 112 unlawful use of a motor vehicle offences;
- 85 persons charged with 196 burglary offences;
- 15 persons charged with 16 robbery offences;
- 191 persons charged with 348 breach of bail offences;
- 165 persons charged with 238 breaches of domestic violence order offences;
- 189 persons arrested on return to prison and fail to appear warrants;
- 1095 persons visited as part of court-imposed bail conditions.
Southern Regional Crime Coordinator, Detective Acting Superintendent Mat Kelly said the rolling operation will continue to focus on high-risk offenders in our communities who cause significant harm.
“By proactively targeting high-risk offenders who are currently wanted on warrants, subject of court-imposed conditions or commit domestic violence offences, we will disrupt their criminal activities and we make no apologies for ensuring the safety of everyone in our community.”
“Valuable information provided by members of the public has assisted police in the success to disrupt and dismantle property and person crime across the Southern Region. And we encourage anyone in the community who has any information with respect to criminal behaviour to continue to come forward,” Detective Acting Superintendent Kelly said.
Police are appealing to members of the public to be mindful of their personal safety and be vigilant in securing property, and to report any suspicious behaviour in their community.