Cannabis and ammunition seized by police after O’Hearn Street, Tenambit search warrant

Snr Constable Kel Boak
Snr Constable Kel Boak

Police carried out a search warrant on an O’Hearn Street, Tenambit address on Thursday afternoon.

Police will allege that a quantity of cannabis and ammunition were found at the premises.

A 27-year-old male was charged with possessing an illegal drug and possessing ammunition without a shooters licence.

He will now be attending Maitland Court.

Suspended Driver charged

Police were alerted to a driver last Tuesday afternoon when they saw she was allegedly driving with an open bottle of alcohol on High Street, Maitland.

Police stopped the 41-year-driver and found she was in fact a suspended driver because of previous driving offences.

The woman will now be attending Maitland Court.

High range drink driving collision

At 3.50am Sunday morning it is alleged a 19-year-old male driver had a collision on the New England Highway, Lochinvar which caused his vehicle to flip onto its roof.

A passing ambulance treated the young man.

Police arrived and it was found he was allegedly driving with nearly four times the legal blood alcohol level for a fully licensed driver, when he as a p-plate driver should have had no alcohol.  

The young man had his licence suspended and was charged with high range PCA. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident.

Take care with credit cards

Police are calling on readers to be especially vigilant in securing their credit cards.

This follows an incident reported to police during the week in which a 75-year-old man accidentally left his credit card at an ATM machine in East Maitland.

An opportunistic thief stole the card then proceeded to use it to rack up a considerable amount of fraudulent purchases both in person and over the internet. Police are investigating.

Guns Amnesty

Readers are reminded the firearms amnesty ends Saturday.

Unwanted firearms can be surrendered to any firearms dealer or to police without any questions being asked.

Shooters can also arrange to register their firearms through a licensed firearms dealer.