Fire destroys a Moulden Street home

A home in Moulden Street was completely destroyed by fire on Sunday morning.  

Emergency services were called to the scene of the blaze at 2.45am. 

Parkes Fire and Rescue NSW with the help of the Rural Fire Service extinguished the blaze. 

No one was home at the time of the fire. 

Police and fire investigators were at the scene on Sunday conducting forensic examinations. 

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A 34-year-old Parkes man is currently in custody in Wellington Correctional Centre after being caught driving while his licence was disqualified on Friday night. 

Police located a vehicle with the headlights on and the engine running on a stock route at Shallow Rush at 11.45pm. 

Matthew Allan Cameron was asleep at the wheel. 

A search of the vehicle located an amount of prescription medication.

Cameron was arrested and charged with driving while his licence was disqualified. 

Further inquiries are being made in relation to the prescription drugs. 

He was refused police bail and appeared before an authorised justice in Parkes Local Court on Saturday where he was again refused bail.

Cameron will appear in Parkes Local Court on September 18. 

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Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Parkes woman after she committed a number of fraud offences in Forbes.

On July 1 she left the service station on the Parkes Road without paying for $20.15 in fuel.

On August 4 she left the service station on the corner of Johnson and Dowling Streets without paying for $70 in fuel.

On September 8 she left the service station on the corner of the Newell Highway and Dowling Street without paying for $25 in fuel.

The woman was arrested in Forbes at 9.40am on Friday.

At the time of her arrest she was in possession of a pair of scissors which she claimed were for protection.

She was charged with three counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and one count of carrying a cutting weapon.

She was released on conditional bail to appear in Peak Hill Local Court on September 15.

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A 26-year-old Parkes man was issued with a traffic infringement notice for doing a burnout on Sunday night.

Police stopped the driver of a maroon Toyota Corolla at 11.30pm in Pearce Street.

He was issued a $659 fine and three demerit points.