Firearms, ammunition stolen from gun safe

Four firearms and ammunition were stolen from a premises in Grenfell Street, Parkes, between January 26 and April 14.

The firearms and ammunition were locked in a gun safe inside a secured shed on the property. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Parkes Police on 6862 9999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Police arrested a 20-year-old Forbes man on the Newell Highway, Parkes, at 8pm on Thursday. 

He was charged with an outstanding warrant and refused bail. 

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Police arrested a 17-year-old Parkes male on Thursday after he was located unlawfully inside a premises in Medlyn Street.

He was charged with trespassing. 

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A 23-year-old Parkes woman has been arrested and charged in relation to a number of fraud offences which took place on Wednesday, April 5. 

She was released on bail and will appear in Parkes Local Court on Monday, May 1, facing dishonestly obtaining financial advantage and receiving stolen property charges. 

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A 41-year-old man was charged with mid range PCA and had his licence suspended on Day One of Operation Tortoise.

Police stopped the man on the Newell Highway, Parkes, at 7.15am on Thursday, April 13.

He failed a roadside breath test, was arrested and taken to Parkes Police Station for a breath analysis which returned a reading of 0.135.

He will appear in Parkes Local Court on Monday, May 1.

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A number of traffic offences had occurred up until Monday morning across the Lachlan Local Area Command during Operation Tortoise. 

One person was charged with mid range PCA; one charged with fail to supply breath test, unregistered and uninsured; one with cancelled drivers licence and special range PCA; one with cancelled drivers licence; one disqualified driver; and a 15-year-old was charged with never having held a licence, unregistered and uninsured.

On Monday morning Sergeant Ged Ryan said Lachlan LAC Police had conducted over 1000 random breath tests since the start of the operation.

“While it’s disappointing that people were detected committing these offences, especially drink driving, generally speaking police are very happy with motorists behaviour and driving over the holiday period,” he said.

“Most have been responsible and it’s very pleasing there have been no fatalities or serious accidents, which has been our main focus during this operation.”

Operation Tortoise – the Easter Long-Weekend traffic operation – commenced at 12.01am on Thursday, April 13 and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday, April 17.

Double-demerits will be in force throughout the operation.