About 2:45 pm on Sunday 5 November 2017, police detected a 39-year-old male driver on Pitt Street, Walgett driving an unregistered vehicle and not displaying P Plates as part of his conditions for his licence. He was issued with traffic infringements for related offences and advised about the suspended status of his licence.
About 11:10 am on Monday 6 November 2017, a 15-year-old male student of the Walgett High School was involved in an assault on a school teacher and causing damage to school property during an incident. Police were called and statements were obtained from victims. The 15-year-old was arrested at his home address and taken to Walgett Police Station. After enquiries, he was charged with one count each of ‘Assault school staff member while attending school’ and ‘Harass/intimidate school staff member attending school.’ He was also charged with breaching his bail from prior unrelated matters and bail refused. He was released on conditional bail by Walgett Children’s Court to appear before Court on 15 November 2017 to answer the current charges.
Just after 9:30 pm on Friday 10 November 2017, police received several complaints of loud noise coming from an address in Walgett due to an ongoing party. Police attended the premises and issued a verbal warning to the occupier. Numerous further complaints were received and as a result police issued an official noise abatement direction to the occupier of the premises which was to be in place for 28 days. This however, did not stop the offensive noise and finally police issued an infringement notice to the occupier of the premises for the offence of ‘Not Cease Noise Emission After Noise Abatement Direction’ and the party was shut down.
Between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm, Walgett Aboriginal Liaison Officer and the Youth Liaison Officer attend the Club in the Scrub in Grawin with the Blue Reelers Van for a kid’s movie night. During the night, approximately 20 young persons attended, along with several parents and workers from Walgett Shire Council. Police plan to run this blue Reelers Van community engagement programme to other sectors of Castlereagh LAC in the future.