Hunter Valley Local Area Command investigating break, enter and steal at Muswellbrook

POLICE are conducting further enquiries following a break, enter and steal at Muswellbrook at the weekend.

About 1pm on Sunday, March 19, a resident arrived home at his unit in Glenbawn Street to find the premises had been broken into and his television stolen.

He was unable to confirm with police if he left his premises locked and secured, but believes entry may have been gained through the kitchen window at the rear of the building.

About 12.30pm, a witness observed two young people – described as male and approximately 12 years of age – exit the unit carrying a 53cm flat screen television.

He called out to the youths and subsequently gave chase in a foot pursuit across the front yard of the premises.

As he gained on them, the youngster carrying the television threw it at the man – and continued running.

He then ended the pursuit.

When the Glenbawn Street resident arrived home, the witness informed him of what had happened and he called police who attended the scene.

If anyone in the area witnessed this incident, contact Crime Stoppers on 

Suspended driver

ABOUT 10.55am on Saturday, police attached to Hunter Valley LAC were conducting traffic enforcement duties on Denman Road, Muswellbrook.

A blue Holden cruise travelling in a westerly direction was stopped for the purpose of a Random Breath Test, ending in a negative result.

A check of the driver’s New South Wales Class P2 unrestricted licence was endorsed as suspended from February 10 until May 9 for demerit points’ suspension. 

The 32-year-old local man was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice.

He will appear at Muswellbrook Local Court on April 3.

Stolen vehicle

BETWEEN 11pm on Thursday, March 16, and 7.45am on Friday, March 17, a 2003 blue Ford Falcon sedan was parked and secured at Tobruk Avenue, Muswellbrook.

Unknown person/s stole the vehicle by unknown means and method.

About 6.30am on March 17, police attended a scene under the bridge, on Bengalla Road, Muswellbrook, in relation to the above sedan being completely destroyed by fire.