The latest news from Parkes Police Station

Destroyed vehicle was set on fire not once but twice in same night

A resident of Rees Avenue found their car alight - not once, but twice overnight on Friday.

The Holden Commodore was parked on the road when the resident happened to walk out the front door and noticed a glow coming from inside.

Small fires were burning on the front and back seats and the resident was able to put them out with a garden hose before calling police. 

After talking to police, the resident went to bed only to be woken up by a loud bang at 3.30am. 

This time the Commodore was completely engulfed in flames.

Parkes Fire and Rescue NSW crew members extinguished the blaze. 

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A 42-year-old Parkes woman will face court after driving a vehicle while she was prohibited to do so. 

The woman was driving a Toyota Camry in Currajong Street when was pulled over by police at 10.45am on Thursday. 

Checks revealed she was still in a 24 hour prohibition period following a positive roadside drug test the previous day. 

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A 37-year-old Forbes man will face Parkes Local Court on Monday after breaching his bail conditions. 

The man was stopped driving a Holden Commodore in Hill Street on Sunday at 3.05pm.

Checks revealed the man was a suspended driver and he was also found to be in breach of his bail conditions. 

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Police are investigating a break and enter at a local church last week. 

Unknown offenders entered the church by forcing a rear door between 6.30am on Wednesday and 10am on Thursday. 

A Toshiba brand laptop was stolen. 

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The driver and passenger of a Mitsubishi rigid truck escaped without injury after the truck rolled over on Thursday. 

The truck was travelling on a gravel section of the Tullamore Road near the Back Peak Hill Road at 12.30pm when the driver lost control and the truck rolled onto its side.