On The Beat with Anthony Jory - Thursday, March 16

NSW Police Shoalhaven crime prevention officer Senior Constable Anthony Jory.
NSW Police Shoalhaven crime prevention officer Senior Constable Anthony Jory.

If you thought you missed last week’s episode of On The Beat, don’t despair because you didn’t.

I didn’t write one. I can’t recall the reason that I gave the editor but he fell for it.

I think it was because I was totally stunned due to the fact that people are still leaving their vehicles unlocked overnight and having their property stolen.

If you are one of those people, please stop doing it.

Over the past couple of months the men and women of the Shoalhaven Local Area Command have been out and about looking for illegal drugs.

We have been targeting the cultivation and supply of cannabis in the area and have been pretty successful.

In the previous two months cannabis plants with an estimated street value of $352,000 have been seized and destroyed.

Last Friday officers from the Target Action Group, based at Nowra, went out and seized $165,000 worth of cannabis plants.

Police cannot do this alone. We rely on information from the public.

If you are out and about and you see any suspicious activity or behavior, maybe a dodgy car in the bush while you are bushwalking etc, tell us.

If you do not want to give your name, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, you can give your info anonymously.

We are all part of the community so let’s all make our community a safer place to be, especially for our kids.

Let’s get more drugs out of the community.

The Highway Patrol were also out the other day targeting hoon drivers as well as doing random drug and alcohol testing.

Remember if you drink and drive or drive under the influence of an illicit drug, you will get caught and you will be dealt with.

That’s it for this week.

As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email shoaldvlo@police.nsw.gov.au.

Don’t forget, cops are tops.