Parkes police news

MESS: A white utility knocked over between 20 and 30 household garbage bins on Monday night, repeating the act in a different area on Tuesday night. This picture was taken in Mitchell Street.

MESS: A white utility knocked over between 20 and 30 household garbage bins on Monday night, repeating the act in a different area on Tuesday night. This picture was taken in Mitchell Street.

Unknown persons have been targeting residential garbage bins two nights in a row this week, knocking them over with their vehicle and sending the garbage flying.

Police believed the driver was following the garbage bin collection route, first striking the radius area of Mitchell, Victoria and Dalton streets around midnight Monday.

Between 20 and 30 bins were hit by the ute, which had to mount the kerb and drive along footpaths to reach some bins.

Bins around the Hooley Street and Junction Street areas were struck next about 11.30pm on Tuesday.

The offending vehicle is a single cab white utility with a steel tray.

No bins were touched overnight on Wednesday.

Parkes Shire Council called on extra crews to clean up the mess early on both mornings.

If anyone has any information about the incidents or may have witnessed the offence, are urged to contact Parkes Police on 6862 9999.

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In other police news...

Parkes police are searching for a man aged between 20 and 30 years old who allegedly tried to approach a female student.

The man called out to the girl at 1pm on Tuesday at the Parkes High School fence.

He’s been described as 170cm tall and was wearing a cowboy-style cap and a white shirt.

Anyone with information are urged to contact Parkes Police on 6862 9999.

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Unknown persons have gained access to a back shed at a Welcome Street residence, stealing $200 worth of electrical garden tools.

The theft occurred between 9pm on Monday and 7am Tuesday.

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Up to $15 in coins were taken from a car parked in the Parkes Shire Council car park on Sunday, August 5.

The car park is located between the Parkes Shire Council offices and Welcome Street, where the incident occurred between 9.50am and 2.20pm.

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A woman’s hand bag was stolen from her home in Phillip Street on the weekend.

Unknown persons are believed to have entered the kitchen between 6pm Saturday, August 4 and 9am Sunday, August 5.

The bag contained $300 cash.

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An alleged robbery occurred between 3.40am and 4.30am on Sunday.

A 20-year-old male was allegedly followed by four men, all believed to be under the age of 30, down Clarinda and Church streets after leaving a local hotel.

The men are alleged to have assaulted the man and destroyed his mobile phone by throwing it at the ground.

It’s also believe the men stole some cash from the victim.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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An 18-year-old driver has been charged with a special range PCA after being stopped by police in Bogan Street early Sunday morning.

He was conveyed to Parkes Police Station for a breath analysis and will be appearing in Parkes Local Court in October.

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Police are still investigating a theft from Woolworths between 5.30pm and 6.10pm on Saturday, August 4.

Two women are alleged to have stolen a trolley-load of groceries.

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A 54-year-old female has been issued an infringement notice for offensive behaviour on Saturday, August 4.

The incident occurred at 3.30pm in Kookaburra Street.

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A woman from Wagga will appear in Parkes Local Court following a mid range PCA charge on Saturday, August 4.

Police stopped the 26-year-old driver on the Newell Highway at Alectown at 5.20am.

She was conveyed to Parkes Police Station for a breath analysis where she returned a reading of 0.094.

Her licence was suspended and she will appear in Parkes Local Court at a later date.

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Police stopped an 18-year-old male in Fisher Street at 1.50am on Saturday for a random breath test.

The driver returned a positive result, which a breath analysis later revealed a reading of 0.123.

He was charged with a mid range PCA, had his licence suspended and will appear in Parkes Local Court at a later date.

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About mid-morning on Thursday, August 2 a 64-year-old man had lost $700 in notes in the Parkes CBD.