Community to discuss crime spree at meeting

There has been an increase in crime in the village of Drake.

Susanna Freymark

A surge in crime has prompted a community meeting at Drake this Saturday, May 25.

Police reported several break and enters in Drake Village earlier this month.

Between May 4–8, there were four reports of break and enters at properties on Tabulam Street, Bruxner Highway and Alison Street.

Several items were stolen including keys, bags and cash.

A car was also stolen from one of the homes and was later recovered at a nearby cemetery.

At 10am on Saturday, May 4, police arrested an 18 year old man following an investigation into an alleged break and enter at a property on the Bruxner Highway at Drake.

He was taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with breach of bail, aggravated break and enter, common assault, entering a building with intent to commit indictable offences, and goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen.

The man was granted strict conditional bail in Lismore Court. He is back in court on Wednesday, July 10.

The community meeting will be held this Saturday at 3pm at Drake Hall.

Tenterfield mayor Bronwyn Petrie, State MP Janelle Saffin and Inspector Aaron Greenwood will be at the meeting.

“We want to help people feel safe,” Ms Saffin said.

“It’s our community and I want to do what I can about the spate of crime.”

As inquiries continue, police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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