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Condobolin Police Recognised

Condobolin Police were recognised at the annual Lachlan Local Area Command Medal and Awards Presentation Ceremony.

• NSW Police Dilligent and Ethical Service Medals were awarded to: Sergeant James Boaden (Lake Cargelligo), Senior Constable Ricky Waters (Lake Cargelligo), Senior Constable Stacey Milne (Parkes), Leading Senior Constable Russell McArthur (Parkes), Senior Constable Wally Biles (Parkes), Senior Constable Leigh Hooper (Lake Cargelligo), Senior Constable Tracey Bolam (Parkes), Senior Constable Richard Drooger (Parkes) and Senior Constable Judith Crawford (Trundle). Photo by Bill Jayet

 

Condobolin Police were recognised at the annual Lachlan Local Area Command Medal and Awards Presentation Ceremony.

• ABOVE RIGHT: National Police Service Medal recipients: Senior Constable Kath Ellis (Lachlan Local Highway Patrol), Senior Constable Anthony Rodgers (Condobolin), Sergeant David Rhodes (Forbes), Senior Constable Steven Bloomfield (Lachlan Local Highway Patrol), Detective Senior Constable Andrew McGrath (Parkes) and Sergeant Peter Gibson (Condobolin). Photo by Bill Jayet

By Melissa Blewitt

Condobolin Police were recognised at the annual Lachlan Local Area Command Medal and Awards Presentation Ceremony.

Sergeant Peter Gibson and Senior Constable Anthony Rodgers were awarded the National Police Medal.

A certificate of service for the late Constable David Donnelly was presented to his wife Stephanie Donnelly, at the ceremony.

NSW Police Medal for Diligent and Ethical Service awards were also presented to Sergeant James Boaden Senior Constable Ricky Waters, Senior Constable Leigh Hooper of Lake Cargelligo and Senior Constable Judith Crawford of Trundle.

The presentation ceremony was held in the Conference Room at the Bushman’s Motor Inn, with the room packed to capacity.

The ceremony was hosted by Superintendent Chris Taylor (Commander, Lachlan Local Area Command), in the company of State MP Andrew Gee (Member for Orange), Acting Assistant Commissioner Michael Robinson (Commander, Western Region), Commissioner Adam Dent (NSW State Emergency Service), Father Paul Clark (Chaplain, NSW Police Force), Cr Ken Keith (Mayor of Parkes), Cr Phyllis Miller (Mayor of Forbes), Cr Des Manwaring (Mayor of Lachlan) and Kevin Read (Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer, Lachlan LAC).

Robbers at large in Condobolin

By Lara Pearce and Scott Chamney

Thefts in Condobolin continue to worsen, with a litany of belongings stolen from cars, homes and businesses in last week alone.

Thefts in Condobolin continue to worsen, with a litany of belongings stolen from cars, homes and businesses in last week alone.

Most recently, a local business in Lachlan Street was broken into on Sunday 12 October. There was considerable damage to the property and a quantity of cash and a television were stolen.

The business owner’s utility was also stolen from outside his residence on 9 October. The utility was later recovered with some damage and with property missing from the vehicle.

A house in Whiley Street was also broken into on the weekend of the 4 October while the occupants were away. An amount of jewellery, watches, pocket knives, a copper statue and other collectibles were stolen. These items were of significant personal value to the owners.

In another incident, a digital camera, a digital hard drive and a leather bag containing prescription glasses and other personal affects were stolen from a utility parked in a car park between Bathurst Street and Marsden Street between 7:30 and 8:15pm on Tuesday 7 October. The passenger side lock was popped in order to gain access to the vehicle.

Thefts have also occurred from numerous other businesses, homes and vehicles with one stolen station wagon being fished out of Goobang Creek on 8 October.

Police are investigating all crimes and in some cases have linked certain known offenders with some of the crimes. Condobolin police recently arrested a man for being in possession of a stolen vehicle (utility) and have linked him to some other thefts in the area.

Forensic police have been in Condobolin and have searched for fingerprints from suitable sites where possible.

Condobolin police are asking the public to be vigilant at all times during this spike in crime and to be especially on guard when leaving property or goods unattended. They are warning the community to lock up and not to leave keys in visible areas. They request people to report any suspicious behaviour and, if possible,  to do so while the event is occurring.

“Any help from the community is greatly appreciated; the more eyes and ears out there the better,” said Sergeant Peter Gibson of the Condobolin Police.

“I also can’t emphasize enough the importance of not putting travel plans on social media – even on Facebook the first post on your home page is often visible to the general public. Even while away, it is not a good idea to post the event until you return home.”

Sergeant Gibson also recommended installing cameras around the home and business. “In one fairly recent case we apprehended an offender with stolen goods from a property and seven vehicles only because the property owner had installed a security camera in his premises,” he said.

Condobolin police also advise people to help prevent crime by contacting Crime Prevention Officer Senior Constable Daniel Greef from Lachlan Area Command to assist with securing their homes and businesses and to save these numbers to your phone: 000 for emergency, Condobolin Police 6895 2577, Lachlan Area Command Parkes 6862 9977 and Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police urge that if you have any information about the whereabouts of any of stolen goods to contact police immediately.

 

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