Police news | Items at jail seized, crash claims a life

Police news | Items at jail seized, crash claims a life

POLICE were called to the Oberon Correctional Centre on Monday, November 16 after staff located and seized two large amounts of prohibited items which had been delivered and secreted on the grounds of the centre.

The items were located during a regular search of the grounds by staff and police were called and seized the property.

Forensic examinations will be carried out on the property and items.

As well, there will be an ongoing investigation by police and Correctional Centre staff.



EMERGENCY services were called when a vehicle hit a tree on Abercrombie Road, 10 kilometres south of Oberon, at 7.30pm on Monday, November 16.

The vehicle was travelling towards Oberon and appears to have hit the tree at high speed and, as a result, the driver, who was the only occupant, suffered fatal injuries.

Police would like to thank NSW Fire and Rescue, NSW Ambulance, the Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service personnel who attended the particularly traumatic scene.

The majority of these people are volunteers and they are called away from their families at any time of day or night to attend these incidents and conduct themselves very professionally and work together under very trying circumstances to get the job done.

It's in these tough times that the Oberon community spirit shines through at its best.


A BOY was taken to hospital suffering lacerations to his fingers and a possible fracture after an incident on Saturday, November 14.

He was at a friend's birthday party on a property on the outskirts of Oberon and was one of a number of boys riding motorbikes.

In the afternoon, one of the motorbikes stopped because of an unknown problem. The boy was trying to fix the problem when the bike jumped into gear, catching his finger in the chain.

Emergency services were called and paramedics and SES personnel assisted in releasing the boy's finger from the chain on the motorbike.


ON Wednesday, November 11, staff from Oberon Leagues Club noticed the recycling bins had been emptied out some time during the night.

The full bins had an estimated value of $50 through the Return and Earn program.

CCTV was checked, which depicts a male on the grounds around 12.20am in the vicinity of the bins.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have any information regarding the stealing from the club.