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19 people arrested across Western Region during Operation Persistence

Monday, 27 June 2022 02:06:34 PM

Police across the state’s western region have arrested 19 people during a week-long operation targeting people wanted on outstanding warrants.

The State Intelligence Command launched Operation Persistence in January this year and continues to work with police commands across the state to locate individuals wanted on outstanding warrants.

As part of the operation, between Monday 20 June 2022 and Sunday 26 June 2022, officers attached to all seven Western Region police districts – with assistance from specialist units – proactively doorknocked and appealed to the public for assistance to locate wanted individuals.

The public appeal included photographs of wanted individuals posted daily on the Western Region Eyewatch pages.

Throughout the week-long operation, police executed 29 warrants an arrested 19 people aged between 17 and 53.

The warrants related to offences including armed robbery, domestic violence, traffic, break and enter, drugs, and assault police.

Arrests of note include:

-A 22-year-old man wanted on property and fraud-related offences attended Albury Police Station about 9.30am on Thursday 23 June 2022, after identifying himself on the NSW Police Force social media pages during the Operation Persistence campaign. The man was arrested and the outstanding warrants were executed. The man was given conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 27 July 2022.

-About 8.20am on Tuesday 21 June 2022, police attended a home on James Ryan Avenue, Orange, conducting inquiries into a man wanted on an assault-related offence. A 35-year-old man was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station. During his arrest he was in possession of a large hunting knife and an electronic control device. The warrant was executed and he was charged with weapon-related offences. He was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court today (Monday 27 June 2022).

- About 10.450am on Thursday 23 June 2022, police were patrolling Condobolin, when they sighted a man walking on Maitland Street, known to be wanted for outstanding arrest warrants for domestic violence and property-related offences. Police attempted to stop then man, however he failed to stop, and a foot pursuit commenced. A short time later the xx-year-old man was arrested and taken to Condobolin Police Station. Five warrants were executed, and further charges were laid. He was refused bail to appear at Parkes Local Court on Thursday 7 July 2022.

Police throughout western region will continue to target those outstanding people wanted on arrest warrants, with proactive policing at all times of the day and night.

Anyone with information about Operation Persistence is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.