Information courtesy of The Great Lakes Advocate Bikes help to end cycle of crime Break and enter and stealing offences from Forster’s Ronald McDonald Mr Presgrave said at the ceremony. “These are super dooper bikes.” NOVEMBER 2011 / POLICE MONTHLY 29 Family Retreat. across Manning/Great Lakes LAC are The investigation led to the cautioning of Manning/Great Lakes Commander, Supt at an all time low – and the area’s Paul Fehon said the donation would have a three boys, aged 14, 15 and 16 under the commander has attributed the number of benefits. Young Offenders Act. impressive statistics to local “Obviously we investigated the theft of In a sign of appreciation for their efforts, bicycle police. the bikes from Ronald McDonald House and the founding chairman of Ronald McDonald thought it was an opportunity to provide A thief targeting a family with a seriously ill child was recently brought unstuck House, Ross Presgrave presented a certificate to the command. In return, Sgt Matt Bransdon of the something for the enjoyment of the families who stay there,” he said. by officers patrolling Manning/Great Lakes “We also like to promote safe riding and LAC on bicycles. Bicycle Training & Coordination Team the quality of this equipment will help to In the latest of a series of successful crime surprised Mr Presgrave by donating three do that.” busts by the area’s bicycle police, Snr Cst decommissioned police bikes for the use of Supt Fehon has credited record lows Amelia Sheppard identified three youths families at the facility. across a number of crime categories in his riding bikes that had been reported stolen “It’s brilliant and we’re over the moon,” command to an increase in bike patrols.
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