Six charged during proactive policing operation in the state’s west, NSW

Six people have been charged during a three-day proactive policing operation in the state’s far west, NSW Police say.

Between Monday 26 November and Wednesday 28 November 2018, police from Barrier Police District, with assistance from the Dog Unit, conducted Operation ‘Early Snow’, a high visibility, proactive police operation targeting wanted and high-risk offenders in the police district, as well as traffic offences and other forms of criminal activity.

At 12.30pm On Monday (26 November 2018), officers arrested a 32-year-old man on Buck Street, Broken Hill, who had been wanted for serious domestic violence offences.

He was charged with assault and malicious damage and granted conditional bail to appear at Broken Hill Local Court on Tuesday 18 November 2018.

At 2pm the same day, officers arrested a 36-year-old woman during a vehicle stop on Gypsim Street. She was subsequently charged over an assault which was reported earlier in the day.

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She is expected to appear at Broken Hill Local Court on Wednesday 9 January 2018.

About 4.30pm the same day, officers arrested a 26-year-old man on Gypsum Street for PCA. His court date has not yet been set.

About 8.30pm on Tuesday (27 November 2018), officers arrested a 52-year-old man on McCulloch Street, Broken Hill, for drink driving. The man, a member of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, was charged with mid-range PCA and use vehicle with unauthorised number plate.

Police subsequently executed a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) at the man’s address on Oxide Street, Broken Hill, seizing a small amount of cannabis.

At 2pm the same day, officers arrested a 19-year-old man east of Broken Hill for several fraud offences committed throughout the Western Region.

He was charged with dishonestly obtain property by deception, deal with proceeds of crime and drive whilst suspended.

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He appeared at Broken Hill Local Court yesterday (Wednesday 28 November 2018) and was sentenced to three months imprisonment.

About 7.30am On Wednesday 28 November 2018, officers became involved in a pursuit with a vehicle after trying to stop it on Chloride Street, Broken Hill.

The pursuit was terminated, however a short time later the vehicle was dumped on railway lines outside Broken Hill.

A 30-year-old man was arrested after a foot pursuit and charged with police pursuit – second offence, drive whilst disqualified, drive manner dangerous, and drive vehicle over running line.

He was refused bail to appear at Broken Hill Local Court on Tuesday 11 December 2018.

Further similar operations can be expected.