An off-duty police officer in Parkes has been assaulted when he stopped to help two drivers during what appeared to be a road-rage incident.
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Last Wednesday, July 29, the off-duty officer was driving down Currajong Street at 10.45am when he spotted an altercation between two drivers.
He stopped his vehicle and stepped in to assist, identifying himself as a police officer.
There was a verbal altercation between the officer and a 38-year-old man, when the man's 39-year-old partner approached the officer.
She allegedly punched him in the face and ran off.
It is alleged the man then began punching the officer in the head before the couple left the scene.
The off-duty officer alerted Parkes Police who were dispatched and found the couple, still in Currajong Street a short time later.
The pair were arrested, with the man given conditional bail and a court appearance date at Parkes Local Court on August 17.
The woman was also given conditional bail and will appear in Parkes Court on the same day.
There has been a break and enter at a home in Hideaway Lane, located a few kilometres south of Parkes.
More information on the incident has come to light after it was initially published.
The break and enter took place at 4.15am that Monday morning, while one occupant was getting ready for work and her partner was in bed.
The front door was unlocked as initially reported, but while both occupants were home and when the woman stepped outside.
In a matter of minutes, the offender entered the home, taking a wallet and two packets of cigarettes and ran.
The rest of the house was locked up, except for the garage - as reported - where a chainsaw was missing.
The Hideaway Lane resident would like to warn others in Parkes of how fast and "brazen these thieves are" who are also targeting locked homes.
Parkes Police are reminding residents to lock their homes and cars, and secure their possessions to prevent opportunistic thefts.
The reminder follows a recent spike in thefts, particularly car thefts.
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