Bonsai fig tree stolen from Brooks Street Rutherford

A Brooks Street, Rutherford resident had a Bonsai fig tree stolen from his front veranda on Sunday night. The tree is described as about 15cm tall in a brown oval shaped bowl. Theses tree are a labour of love and are scarce. If any person has information please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Obscene exposure

A man exposed himself to three young females at Three Mile Creek Reserve on Schanck Drive, Metford at 1.40pm Saturday. The male is described as Caucasian in appearance, 30 to 40 years old, with grey/brown short straight hair, chubby build and 175-185cm tall. At the time the man was wearing a blue and white striped button up collared shirt, dark blue jeans and black coloured shoes. Police patrolled the area extensively after the incident but have been unable to identify the offender. If any person has information please contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Disqualified driver

At 5am Saturday police stopped a driver in Green Street, Telarah after he was allegedly seen to be driving erratically. The man passed a breath test, but when his licence was checked it was discovered he was a disqualified driver. The man will now be attending Maitland Court. 

Pedestrian hit by car

A 24-year-old provisional driver was charged with high range drink driving after an incident on Saturday morning. The man left a Maitland licensed premises about 3am. Police said he drove a sedan from Maitland Library to East Maitland, in which time he allegedly collided with a pedestrian who suffered minor injuries, struck a set of stairs, mounted median strips, drove on the wrong side of the road which forced an oncoming vehicle off the road, destroyed his tyres and kept driving on the rims. Police responded to calls from the public and found a vehicle stopped on the footpath of the New England Highway, East Maitland. The man was breath tested and allegedly found to be more than three times over the legal alcohol limit. However, the man had a provisional licence which has a zero blood alcohol limit. The man’s license was suspended and he will appear before Maitland Court for a high range drink driving charge. 

Five times the legal limit

A 47-year-old male was allegedly detected driving with five times the legal alcohol limit in his blood in Elgin Street, Maitland on Saturday morning. He was charged with high range drink driving, had his licence suspended and will appear before Maitland Court. 

Being caught drink driving is not just bad luck, it is a serious matter. Not only are people’s lives placed at significant risk (i.e. death of serious injury) but drivers, if found guilty of offences can be sentenced to a term of imprisonment.