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Kings Cross Local Area Command

Police Target Local Crooks In Three Day Crackdown On Kings Cross Crime – Operation Avert 4

Kings Cross Police hit the streets in numbers as part of a three-day Sydney-wide crackdown on outstanding warrants and bail compliance over the weekend.

Operation Avert 4 which began at 6am on Friday 13 November and concluded at midnight on Sunday 15 November saw Police from every Local Area Command across NSW target offenders wanted on outstanding warrants as well as those identified by fingerprint and DNA evidence for other crimes.

The crackdown also involved ensuring bail and parole compliance as well as highway patrol officers conducting stationary random breath testing with a focus on licence enforcement.

During the operation, Kings Cross Local Area Command arrested ten people and laid two charges for outstanding arrest warrants for offences including break and enter, stealing, malicious damage, robbery and traffic offences.

Three people were charged with breach of bail and no-one was charged based on fingerprint or DNA evidence.

Operation Commander, Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli wished to thank all Police officers involved in the operation for their achievements.

“The weekend results once again show the dedication of police in ensuring community safety and reducing further crime by taking criminals off the streets.” Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli said.

“This is the fourth operation of its kind and it is clear to see that Operation Avert has been a successful tool in putting criminals before the courts to face the consequences of their actions.”

Local Area Commander, Superintendent Tony Crandell said the arrests over the 72 hours showed the commitment of Police in weeding out those who think they can break the law and get away with it.

“These good results couldn’t have been achieved without the hard work of the officers involved in the operation and we will continue to work hard to make the community safe.”Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli said.

“Our local community can be assured that we will not take a backward step when it comes to crime and those caught doing the wrong thing will be arrested.” Superintendent Crandell said.

An example of a good arrest made by Kings Cross Local Area Command was:

A male avoiding police for over a month was arrested for serious domestic violence offences. Bail was refused by Police. The charges carry penalties of 20 years in prison.

As a result of the operation Kings Cross Local Area Command conducted 206 breath tests and charged one person with drink-driving.

Superintendent Crandell urged the community to throw their support behind the Police and to report all crimes and any suspicious behaviour.

Any information received about any crime would be treated in the strictest of confidence and should be reported to Kings Cross Police Station on 8356 0099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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