Maitland police report with Senior Constable Kel Boak

Theft of copper

Thieves stole a quantity of copper cabling from an industrial business in Hinkler Avenue, Rutherford on Friday night. The cable was cut from electrical equipment and was described as 50 millimeters thick. If any person has information about the theft please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Calls can be anonymous.

Drink driving charge

Police allegedly spotted a vehicle travelling above the 50 km/h speed limit on Kingstown Road, Woodberry on Friday night. The roads were wet at the time and a two-year-old was seated in the rear of the vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle and breath tested the 23-year-old female driver. She allegedly returned a low-range reading. The woman will now be attending Maitland Local Court.

Breach of AVO 

A 34-year-old man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly breached an apprehended violence order. It is alleged he approached and argued with a protected person after consuming alcohol at a Maitland hotel. The man then allegedly refused to leave the hotel when asked and used offensive language during his arrest.

Firearm Amnesty 

A quick update on the current firearms amnesty. Numerous unwanted firearms and ammunition were surrendered to police last week. One woman came in with a large quantity of ammunition, fireworks and even two illegal butterfly knives that were in her deceased father’s shed. Keep the weapons coming, though if you have old fireworks it would be better if you rang the station first for advice.

Phone reunited with owner

A keen gardener cleaning up in High Street, Maitland came across a mobile phone in leaves he was raking on Friday afternoon. The Samsung phone was handed into police. Fortunately we were able to locate the thankful owner and return his property. Well done to that gardener.