Four youths have been charged as investigations continue into alleged traffic and property-related offences under Strike Force Jackal in the state’s north.
Officers from New England Police District and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command commenced a high-visibility police operation – Strike Force Jackal – to target thefts and break-in offences, and vehicle thefts throughout the Moree area.
During the course of the operation, which commenced on Sunday 26 February 2023, a total of 17 people have been arrested and charged. They remain before the courts.
Strike Force Jackal conducted further investigations this week, including:
- About 7am on Tuesday (21 March 2023), Strike Force Jackal investigators attended a home in Moree and arrested a 16-year-old boy for an alleged outstanding warrant. He was taken to Moree Police Station and charged with the outstanding warrant, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there, steal motor vehicle, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, two counts of steal from person, larceny, two counts of enter enclosed land without lawful excuse, enter building/land with intent to commit indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and breach of bail. He appeared at a children’s court on Tuesday (21 March 2023), where he was refused bail to appear at the same court on Monday 1 May 2023.
- Strike force officers attended a home in Adelaide Street, Moree at 10.45pm on Tuesday (21 March 2023) as part of inquiries into three outstanding warrants. At the property, two 16-year-old boys were arrested and taken to Moree Police Station. One boy was charged with be carried in conveyance without consent of owner. He appeared at a children’s court yesterday (Wednesday 22 March 2023), where he was formally refused bail to appear at another children’s court on Tuesday 4 April 2023. The second teen was charged with the outstanding warrants, aggravated break and enter, drive conveyance without consent of owner, destroy property in company use fire, and enter building/land with intent to commit indictable offence. The boy was refused bail after appearing at a children’s court yesterday and will next appear at a children’s court on Monday 1 May 2023.
- About 9.40am yesterday (Wednesday 22 March 2023), officers attended a home in Cooee Street, Moree, as part of investigations into an alleged car theft. A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the property and he was taken to Moree Police Station, where he was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and breach of bail. He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Thursday 23 March 2023).
Investigations are continuing under Strike Force Jackal.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Jackal investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.