Over the past month steal from motor vehicle offences have been on the increase throughout the Wollongong Command, however this not seem to be the trend in the northern suburbs. Stealing offences in night clubs have been occurring where unattended handbags and mobile phones are being targeted by opportunistic criminals. Alcohol related offences such as malicious damage and assaults as well as general anti social behaviour has increased which is what occurs as the warmer weather approaches.
On the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of September, 2013 there were two known parties held in Helensburgh where the attendees caused problems for local residents once they started to migrate home or to other places to continue drinking. Noise complaints were received as well as letter boxes and signs around Lukin Street and Postmans track being damaged and/or destroyed. People who host parties have responsibilities to ensure their guests act responsible and there are plans in place to get them home.
There will be end of school formal parties being planned where the hosts need to be aware that it is an offence to supply alcohol to any person under the age of 18 years, the secondary supply of alcohol to these persons carry substantial fines. Harm minimisation has to be paramount when hosting a party to ensure the safety of guests, registering a party on line with Police is highly recommended, simply log onto WWW.police.nsw.gov.au and fill out the Mynite Notification Form. There are numerous strategies on the site that will assist hosts with their responsibilities.
[contact]Sergeant L. Drury[/contact]