'Off Beat' Cessnock police news: Week ending July 16, 2017

P-plater allegedly detected drink driving

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

The 28-year-old male driver, who possessed a P-plate licence and had a zero alcohol limit, was found to have in excess of twice the legal alcohol limit of a fully licensed driver.

The man had his licence suspended immediately and he will be attending Cessnock Court.

Police are breath testing at all times and locations. Drink-drive and eventually you will be caught.

Chainsaws stolen

About 8.30pm on Saturday night offenders broke into a residence in Station Street, Weston and stole one Husqvarna and four McCulloch chainsaws.

Police are investigating the matter are requesting any person with information to contact Crime Stoppers in 1800 333 000. Calls can be anonymous.

Vehicle search finds suspected stolen gas bottles

In the early hours of Saturday morning police stopped a car in Chablis Drive, Cessnock.

The 36-year-old driver was found to be a suspended driver and when the vehicle was searched it is alleged housebreaking tools were located. In addition, it is alleged six nine-kilogram gas bottles, which police believe were stolen, were also located in the vehicle.

The man will be attending Cessnock Court.

Cannabis found in mailbox

Last week police attended an address in Pelaw Main to serve a notice.

As no person was home, police checked the mailbox to see if the person they were after lived at the address.

Police located a plastic bag full of cannabis in the mailbox.

In subsequent inquiries, the resident denied ownership of the cannabis. Police will be destroying the drug.

Has your child lost a BMX bike?

Police have had a child’s BMX bike handed in after it was found on Mount View Road, Cessnock last Tuesday. If you think you may be the owner of the bike, please drop by at the station.