Parkes Police happy with overall festival behaviour

Police are investigating the theft of two vehicles overnight on Saturday. 

A yellow 1999 Hyundai XL was stolen from Wentworth Street sometime during the night.  It was found damaged in Webb Street on Sunday morning. 

The second vehicle, a gunmetal grey 2008 Nissan Navara was stolen from Caledonia Street.

The vehicle, with Queensland registration number 175 KYN, is yet to be recovered. 

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A 27-year-old Parkes was issued with infringement notices for failing to quit and using offensive language at a local hotel on Saturday night.

Police were called to a local hotel to reports the man was causing trouble.

Despite being warned, the man refused to leave the vicinity.

He was released into the care of relatives. 

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A 60-year-old Queensland man was charged with assault on Sunday night. 

Police were called to the camping area of the Parkes Showground around 10.30pm after reports of a domestic incident.

He was arrested, charged with common assault and refused police bail to appear in Parkes Local Court on Monday. 

Inspector Shane Jessep said overall Parkes Police are happy with the behaviour of crowds throughout the Elvis Festival. 

"There were no serious incidents and drivers were on their best behaviour," he said.

"It's also pleasing to see no spike in alcohol related crimes.

"We praise the efforts of organisers, Parkes Shire Council and volunteers on the magnificent job they do to bring the festival together."