Police are appealing for information after multiple vessels belonging to the NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES) were damaged in the state’s Central West at the weekend.
Between 5pm on Saturday (21 November 2020) and 7am Sunday (22 November 2020), seven flood boats and rescue equipment belonging to the NSW SES was damaged at Lake Cargelligo.
The vessels had been anchored to the lake foreshore following a rescue training day.
Officers attached to Central West Police District attended and conducted a canvas of the area.
Police established each boat had been damaged, nine fire extinguishers had contents emptied and thrown into the water, and a lifejacket containing a safety kit, radios and a box of flares were stolen.
Exhibits have been seized for forensic examination.
An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident, including dashcam or CCTV footage, 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.