On Friday afternoon a 35-year-old man visiting from Queensland was the driver of a vehicle that travelled off Raymond Terrance Road at Chisholm. Police attended and found the man to allegedly be five times the legal blood-alcohol limit. As a result, he has been suspended from driving and will face Maitland Court.
No licence, unregistered vehicle
At 11pm last Thursday, police were patrolling Lawson Street, Woodberry, when they stopped a suspicious vehicle. Inquiries revealed the 43-year-old male driver had never held a driver’s licence. The vehicle he was driving allegedly had false number plates, was unregistered and uninsured. The man will face Maitland Court.
Thefts from parked cars
Police are calling on residents of Thornton to make sure they remove valuables from, and lock, their vehicles. This call comes after thieves stole property from three parked cars in the Thornton area over the weekend. The victims lost wallets and tools in the thefts. It appears that the vehicles were left unlocked.
Drunk, offensive language
On Friday night, police found a 23-year-old man in Maitland CBD who was highly intoxicated and swearing. Police arrested the man as he was believed to be a danger to himself and because of his intoxication. Police usually take intoxicated people to their home if possible – if there is a person there to supervise them. On this occasion that was not possible, so the man was detained at Maitland Police Station until he was sober.
On Tuesday afternoon, police took legal action against a 40-year-old woman who allegedly stole $150 worth of goods from a well-known Rutherford supermarket. The woman was detained by shop security and police were summoned. When searched by police, it is alleged a small quantity of cannabis was found. She will face Maitland Court.