Police news | Vehicle went back instead of forward and hit noticeboard

AT 7.50am on Monday, September 14, an elderly male driver was sitting in his parked vehicle in Oberon Street near the Oberon Bakehouse.

When the driver attempted to drive away, it appears he placed the vehicle in reverse instead of drive and accelerated and the vehicle mounted the kerb and hit the community noticeboard on the footpath.


The board was destroyed and the vehicle sustained significant damage to the rear. Thankfully, no pedestrians were behind the vehicle when it mounted the kerb.

Police conducted inquiries and located the vehicle and driver at a residential address.

The driver is currently unlicensed and he was issued with an infringement notice as a result of the collision.


ON Sunday, September 13, a vehicle travelling north on Lowes Mount Road with two adults and two children on board left the road and hit an embankment.

The female driver appears to have driven onto the grass verge beside the road and lost control on a slight bend in light rain.

The vehicle slid sideways across the southbound lane before coming to rest on the embankment.

The driver suffered some minor cuts to her feet and she and the two children were conveyed to Oberon Hospital as a precaution.

The other passenger and the children were not injured. Police inquiries are continuing.


A LANDHOLDER on a 1300 acre property on Duckmaloi Road contacted police to advise that he had recently purchased an Angus bull from a sale and the bull had been placed in a paddock on the property on Wednesday, September 9 about 5pm.

On Friday, September 11, while checking on his cattle, the landholder noticed the bull was missing. No other stock was missing.

The landholder checked the property and was unable to locate the bull. No fences or gates had been damaged or opened and the landholder is of the opinion that the bull has been stolen.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information about the missing bull to contact Oberon police on 6336 1000.

Warning to hunters

POLICE are continuing to check on hunters to ensure compliance regarding hunting requirements and the identification and registration of hunting dogs as well as checks on firearms.

This is an ongoing operation involving local police along with Rural Crime Investigators and the Department of Primary Industries Game Licensing Unit.

Hunters who continue to disregard hunting regulations will be charged and put before the court.