Spate of thefts leads Parkes Police to plead with public to lock their cars up

LOCK UP YOUR CAR: OIC of Parkes Police Chief Inspector Scott Rayner is urging the Parkes Community to lock and secure their vehicle to help prevent thefts, after a spate of steal from motor vehicle offences. Photo: File.
LOCK UP YOUR CAR: OIC of Parkes Police Chief Inspector Scott Rayner is urging the Parkes Community to lock and secure their vehicle to help prevent thefts, after a spate of steal from motor vehicle offences. Photo: File.

Parkes Police have taken numerous reports of steal from motor vehicle offences occurring in the town over the last fortnight.

As a result of investigations Police executed a search warrant on a residence in Alexander Street Parkes on February 18, 2021.

Items of property believed to be stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained were seized.

An 18- year-old male was arrested at the location in relation to the stealing offences.

The male was charged with ten offences including:

  • 4 counts of Enter Enclosed Lands
  • 5 counts of Larceny (Steal from motor vehicle)
  • 1 count of Enter vehicle without consent of owner.
  • He was bail refused by Police and appears before Parkes Local Court on 19/2/21.

A 15- year-old male was also arrested at the location and charged with:

  • 6 counts of Larceny (Steal from motor vehicle)
  • 4 counts of Enter Enclosed Lands
  • 1 count of Enter vehicle without consent of owner
  • 1 count of Resist Police in execution of duty.

He was bail refused by Police to appear before Dubbo Children's Court last Friday.

OIC of Parkes Police Chief Inspector Scott Rayner has urged the Parkes Community to ensure that they lock and secure their vehicle and ensure where possible that valuables are removed from them.

"For each of the Larceny charges laid, Police allege that the offenders have entered and stolen from vehicles that were left unlocked."

"In this instance securing vehicles and valuables would have been a sufficient deterrent to these offenders.

The message NSW Police would like to convey to the community is to make it as difficult as possible for to property offenders to commit their crimes."