A 40 year-old South West Sydney man was arrested and charged after speeding and not complying with the public health order in Lithgow on Tuesday.
About 11am, police were conducting public health order compliance inspections on the Great Western Highway when they observed a vehicle travelling above the 40km/h limit on approach to the inspection site.
The driver was stopped and spoken to. He refused to provide any identifying details or purpose for travel and refused to acknowledge any powers of Police or State laws. The driver was removed from the vehicle and arrested.
Police allege the man was offered multiple opportunities to provide his personal and travel details as required but continued to refuse.
He was taken to Lithgow Police Station where he was charged with exceeding the speed limit and not complying with the public health order. He was given an opportunity to receive bail but refused to acknowledge the bail conditions offered. He was refused bail to appear before Bathurst Local Court on Wednesday.
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A 31 year-old man was charged with 47 illegal hunting offences in Oberon.
In May 2021, a joint agency investigation was established between NSW Police Rural Crime Prevention Team and Department of Primary Industries Hunting Unit into illegal hunting.
About 6.45am on June 21 officers from the Rural Crime Prevention Team, Chifley, Orana Mid-Western and Central West Police Districts, along with DPI Hunting, executed a search warrant at a property on Black Bullock Road at Oberon.
Officers located and seized, electronic storage devices, mobile phones, GPS trackers and ammunition.
Following extensive investigations, a 31-year-old man was issued a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) and charged with 47 offences including:
- possess unauthorised firearm,
- possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority,
- enter private land to hunt animal without owner consent (x17),
- enter enclosed agricultural land accompanied by hunting dog (x17),
- hunt game without declaration permitting hunting being in force,
- kill, hunt, shoot, poison animal in forestry area (x2),
- hunt, shoot, injure, capture, or possess animal in park (x3),
- have control of dog with hunting collar etc in park (x3), and,
- possess, place or use net, trap, snare in forestry area (x2).
He was due to appear at Oberon Local Court on Tuesday, September 7.
State Rural Crime Coordinator, Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Whiteside said joint investigations with DPI Hunting are ongoing.
"We are increasing our capacity to tackle illegal hunting and other rural crimes and this result is another great example of a joint investigation," he said.
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