Two separate police operations have been conducted by officers from the Riverina Police District near Tumut at the weekend, NSW Police say.
Operation Long Plain commenced on Friday (9 November 2018) and concluded on Sunday (11 November 2018), targeting people entering restricted areas of the park, while ensuring other park attendees enjoyed the recreational purposes of the area.
The operation involved officers from the Riverina Police District, specialist Rural Crime Prevention Team officers and members of the National Park and Wildlife Service.
Several damaged padlocks were seized and will be forensically examined.
Riverina Police District, Detective Inspector Radford, said that they are planning additional operations in the National Park throughout the summer.
“We work closely with the Department of Primary Industries who provide people opportunities to hunt legally, and it is a shame that people still insist on following illegal means of doing so, Det Insp Radford said.
“People interested in legal hunting opportunities are encouraged to contact the Game Licensing Unit who have an office right here in Tumut.”
For more information visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/hunting.
Meanwhile, Operation Tumut Common commenced on Friday (9 November 2018), targeting illegal trail bike riders and anti-social behaviour in the Wereboldera State Conservation Area.
A number of people were breath tested in and around the Tumut Common.
Police are reminding people the area is a road and vehicles using it need to be registered. Large fines apply to those using unregistered vehicles.
“Users of the Tumut Common need to be mindful to residents of the area and respectful in regards to noise and rubbish pollution,” Sergeant Middleton from Riverina Police District said.
“We will be patrolling the Tumut Common as a regular part of our duties to contribute to community safety and crime prevention”.
Police are seeking information in relation to the rider of an unregistered, orange KTM motorcycle seen in the area on Sunday.
If you have any information regarding this, please contact Crime Stoppers.