Cessnock police news: week ending September 18, 2016

Senior Constable Carmel Hallinan

Senior Constable Carmel Hallinan

Random drug testing blitz

The NSW Police Force Traffic and Highway Patrol Command conducted a random drug testing operation in Cessnock on the weekend. As a result of this blitz, 12 people are facing charges.

House break-in

Sometime between Friday evening and Sunday morning a residential home in Boomerang Street, Cessnock was broken into by thieves.

The perpetrators gained access by forcing a lock on an external door to the house. They stole food and cleaning items as well as a laundry basket and clothes pegs.

Any information from the public regarding this crime be reported to Maitland Police on 4934 0200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Disqualified driver stopped by police

Just after 8.30am last Thursday, Cessnock Police stopped a Holden Commodore on Maitland Road, Cessnock.

The driver was requested to produce his driver’s licence to which he allegedly responded “I haven’t got one, it’s disqualified”.

As a result, the driver was issued with a court attendance notice to attend court in relation to the offence of driving a motor vehicle while disqualified.

Sunglasses stolen from store

Police are conducting inquiries into a stealing incident that occurred around 3pm last Thursday.

Police are investigating reports about a male who entered the Hunter Discount Specs store on Cooper Street, Cessnock.

The male approached the rotating sunglasses display unit and spent approximately 15 minutes trying on several pairs of sunglasses.

He allegedly removed a pair of sunglasses that were resting on top of his hat and replaced them with a pair from the display unit.

He is also alleged to have removed another pair from the display unit and placed them in his clothing.

These items were then taken from the store without what appears to be any attempt to make payment.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage.

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