Cessnock police news: week ending March 19, 2017

Drugs allegedly located

At 10pm on Sunday night, police stopped a vehicle in Cessnock Road, Abermain.

The vehicle and a 40-year-old male occupant were searched and a small quantity of the illegal drug methyl amphetamine, commonly known as ice, was allegedly found in the man’s possession.

Police confiscated the drugs and the man will attend Cessnock Court.

Thefts from construction site

Over the past week there have been a number of incidents where building materials have been stolen from housing construction sites in the Heddon Greta area.

An example was the theft of eight Colorbond roofing sheets from Gleneagles Avenue in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police are following up lines of investigation but are calling on community members with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Lock your doors at night

Police are calling on members of the public to lock their doors at night and not make it easier for thieves.

The call follows an incident where offenders entered the house of a man in Ferguson Street, Cessnock, on Sunday. He had left his rear door open.

The offenders stole the man’s phone and a small amount of money while he slept.

Lost property returned to owner

On Saturday night a concert was held in Pokolbin. During the show a patron located two iPhones, credit cards and a quantity of cash.

The honest finder handed the property to police and we were able to reunite it with a grateful Newcastle owner the next day. Well done to that honest citizen.

Drink driving

At 4am on Thursday morning police stopped a vehicle in Ferguson Street, Cessnock for a random breath test.

A 25-year-old Cessnock man was subsequently found to be driving with in excess of twice the legal level of alcohol in his blood.

Because of the high reading the man had his driver’s licence suspended immediately and he will attend Cessnock Court.

Police patrol the back street at all times of day. If you drink and drive, eventually you will be caught.

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