Bikes help to end cycle of crime - NSW Police Force by linxiaoqin


									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.”

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                                                  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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