Aggressive driving – Two Bermagui men were warned about their driving behaviour after they were seen driving erratically and displaying aggression toward each other in the Tilba area at 6.45am on Thursday, November 2.
Paddles lost – Two paddles used for stand-up paddleboarding were left at the boat ramp at Lakeview Drive, Narooma sometime after 1pm on Saturday, October 28. Anyone who found them is encouraged to hand them into police.
Phone handed in – The owner of a black mobile phone handed into police at Bermagui on Friday, November 3 can claim it if they can correctly identify and unlock it.
Security campaign – Residents are being advised to be vigilant with car and home security after a spike in thefts on the Far South Coast in recent weeks. Police held a pop-up stall at Batehaven shopping mall on Tuesday to warn residents of the dangers of leaving their cars and homes unsecured.
Inspector Angela Burnell said it was important to take precautions to deter opportunistic thieves.
“As our holiday season approaches, people come to our area and flock to our caravan parks,” Insp. Burnell warned. “Outside their tents, people leave their fishing rods, surfboards, bikes and toys.”
However, this relaxed attitude was dangerous.
“Thieves don’t go on holidays,” she said. “Now’s a perfect opportunity to take some steps to protect your own gear.”
Insp. Burnell said small, regional areas were not immune to criminal activity. She noted a string of car break-ins in the Moruya area last month.
“We have seen a slight increase in those sorts of incidences around our command and it’s something we take very seriously,” she said. “Lock up. Don’t provide the opportunity for people to come in and steal from you.”
Officers will hold a pop-up stall near Woolworths Moruya at 10.30am, Thursday, November 9 to speak with the community about security tips for the car and home.
Protecting yourself from car thieves:
- Never leave your keys in the ignition when not in your car
- Always keep your car’s doors and windows locked, even when driving
- Never leave your keys in plain view at home or in public
- Never leave valuables such as mobile phones, handbags, GPS or spare change in plain view.
- Consider upgrading your car’s security with an alarm or immobiliser.
- Fit quality security doors, windows, locks, alarms, lighting and warning signs
- Secure all windows and doors
- Lock your gates, sheds and garages