Five arrested after aggravated break and enters

POLICE BRIEFS: Friday November 25, 2017.

POLICE BRIEFS: Friday November 25, 2017.

Busted after break and enters

Lithgow police have arrested five males, four of them under 18, after two aggravated break and enters early on Thursday morning.

Police found the five just after 3am in the old TAFE building on Mort Street after seeing a door open. It is alleged the offenders caused extensive damage to the building.

CCTV footage was used to identify the group involved in another break and enter at a business on Lithgow Street where four bottles of alcohol were stolen.

Subsequently the offenders were all intoxicated when police located them.

One of the five was released for further investigation with three charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter, one with intent to steal and the other to commit a serious indictable offence. All were granted bail.

The other boy was dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

The 18-year-old offender will appear in Lithgow Local Court on January 12, 2017. 

Dangerous bike rider

A 37-year-old Lithgow man has paid the price for some bad bicycle riding after being arrested by police on Tuesday night.

The man drew the attention of a police patrol when he nearly caused a collision at the intersection of Mort Street and Eskbank Street at 9.45pm.

Police stopped the man which resulted in a search. A knife was alleged to be found in his possession with four grams of cannabis.

He was taken back to Lithgow police station and charged with possession of a knife in prohibited area and possession of a prohibited drug.

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