Woman refused bail after warrants executed

A Condobolin woman was refused bail after three outstanding warrants were executed and a number of charges laid earlier this month.
Letitia Johnson, 26, was charged with two counts of possess prohibited drug (cannabis), two counts of goods in custody and trespassing. The warrants were in relation to offences committed in 2016.
It is believed a member of the public contacted Parkes Police shortly after 6am on Thursday, 8 February claiming they had been approached by a female who was acting strangely.
Police were given the registration number of a vehicle the woman was seen with. Checks revealed the different front and rear plates, and the vehicle itself were all stolen from Condobolin on Wednesday, 7 February.
Allegedly, several personal items belonging to Johnson were found in the vehicle along with items belonging to the owner of the vehicle.
Police were alerted to her whereabouts, but it is believed she ran away on foot jumping over a number of fences.
It is alleged Johnson ran through a house in Dalton Street, where the residents were seated at the table eating breakfast, before she was caught by police and arrested.
Johnson appeared in Forbes Local Court on Thursday, 8 February and was refused bail to appear in Parkes Local on Friday, 9 February.
She was refused bail after appearing on Friday, 9 February, and will remain in custody until she is due to appear in Parkes Local Court on Friday, 6 April.

Preschool celebrates the start of a new learning year


Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre celebrated the commencement of the 2018 Year of Learning, with a special ceremony last Thursday. Dick Richards delivered a beautiful Welcome to Country, while Ralph Martin gave a blessing to the Centre. The Boys Aboriginal Dance Group amazed the crowd with their wonderful performance. Michael Coe lent a hand, cooking the barbecue. The Centre want to thank all of the families who attended to help celebrate the delightful occasion. Centre Director Melissa Nesbitt said the event was held to mark the beginning of another year of learning for staff and children. “As another year gets underway, we look forward to it being filled with playing, learning and growing together,” she explained. “Everyone is looking to have a fun-filled year, cherishing new experiences and learning opportunities.” MB

Fashion and Fun




• The 2018 Condobolin Picnic Races were a huge success. The meet featured $28,000 in prizemoney plus trophies. A highlight of the day was the $8,000 Royal Hotel Picnic Cup, which was won by Spinning Dawn, who is trained by Condobolin’s Steve Beattie, and was ridden by Ricky Blewitt. The victory means the points score will help the horse qualify for the $50,000 Picnic Championship Final at Dubbo in September. The weather was perfect and racegoers were entertained after the last race by Duble. Ladies had their fascinators ready and gentlemen donned their suits, in a bid to capture $1,500 in cash prizes including the RB Sellars Clothing Fashions in the Field. ABOVE: Cameron Beattie and Odessa Kynast had an absolutely fantastic time at the event, and were also named Best Dressed Couple. MB/Photo by Kathy Parnaby.

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