As the holiday season rapidly approaches, Junee police has renewed the focus on vehicle compliance and road-related offenses.
Additionally, police will be attempting to curb instance of anti-social behaviour in town and on the transport network.
Police are seeking assistance after a series of drones were spotted flying over rural properties in Illabo.
A family awoke to the sound of an aerial fly over at 12:50am on Sunday October 7.
They reported seeing a drone circling their land on Old Sydney Road.
Later, at 5am another drone was sighted flying over a mob of sheep on Snapes Lane.
On October 2–3, police also received reports about suspicious drone activities around properties in the Marinna area.
A 19-year-old Junee man will appear before court after he turned his vehicle on Hill Street.
Around 9:40pm on Saturday October 6, while travelling east towards the Stewart Street intersection, he struck a concrete gutter.
He alleges while attempted to ash a cigarette out the window, embers flew onto his shoulder causing him to lose control of the vehicle.
Police conducted a breath test at the scene, which returned a negative result. He was also found to be driving without a licence.
Officers of the NSW Police Transport Command will be in Junee and neighbouring towns, beginning Thursday October 18.
Intended to coincide with the Riverina’s show season, it will involve both plain-clothed and uniformed police units.
“The operation will be a targeting the antisocial behavior and crime on the transport network, in particular the rural service, the XPT,” said Transport Command Detective Inspector Stuart Owen.