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Police at Enngonia under the spotlight

Inspector Peter Walton. Photo Twh

With three recent incidents of crime at Enngonia, residents are concerned about the lack of police presence, prompting a public meeting.

At about 2.30am on April 23, the Oasis Hotel in Enngonia was broken into with thieves taking more than $5,000 in cigarettes and cash and smashing two doors.

Officer-in-charge at Bourke Police station, Inspector Peter Walton, said that a string of recent break-ins at Enngonia has residents concerned prompting a public meeting at Enngonia town hall last Tuesday.

Inspector Walton said that 18 people from the community attended, mostly from surrounding properties.

“We listened to their concerns and let them know what we will do to combat concerns about staffing and making sure there’s a police presence in their little community,” Inspector Peter Walton said.

For around a month now, the Enngonia police station has not had a stationed officer, and the vacancy is currently being advertised. […]

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