Man charged after allegedly wielding knife in Thornton

Police arrested a 21-year-old man on Friday night after he allegedly became intoxicated and wielded a knife and made threats in Gibbon Close, Thornton.

LOCK YOUR CARS: Central Hunter Senior Constable Kel Boak

LOCK YOUR CARS: Central Hunter Senior Constable Kel Boak

It is also alleged the man drove an unregistered vehicle whilst intoxicated. The man will now be appearing at Maitland Court.

P-plate driver, drink driving

Police were called to a fast food restaurant in Green Hills late on Sunday night in relation to the manner of driving of a motorist.

Police attended and subsequently found a 40-year-old man allegedly driving with nearly three times the legal alcohol level in his blood of a fully licensed driver, when he as a P-plate driver is required to have nil.

The man had his licence suspended immediately and has been charged with mid-range drink driving.

Ladders stolen from SES

Offenders stole two extension ladders from the SES headquarters in Turton Street, Metford some time on Thursday night.

The ladders are made of aluminium and are extending models.

If any person has knowledge of the offence can they please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man apprehended for failing to pay for fuel

Police took action against a 34-year-old man who allegedly filled up his car with petrol at a Beresfield Service Station and drove off without paying on Friday.

It is alleged the offence took place in early November 2017 and the man’s actions were recorded on CCTV cameras.

All service stations have CCTV so the chances of people who do not pay for petrol getting caught is high.

Stolen credit card used in fraud

Unfortunately, motorists are still leaving wallets and credit cards in unoccupied vehicles.

In the latest incident, a wallet containing credit cards was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Tarro and the offender used the card to make purchases in Pender Place Maitland.

Police are investigating the matters, but are also calling on all motorists to remove valuables and lock their vehicles.