Neighbourhood Watch Medowie announce a plans for a Security Awareness Expo and Safe Plate day



THERE has been notable rise in incidents requiring police action in the area according to local Neighbourhood Watch Groups.

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Once such incident that received excessive social media coverage recently, was the theft and burning of four cars in Medowie.

This same incident was discussed at length during the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) meeting on Wednesday 30 January.

During the meeting Secretary of Medowie NHW, Ms Libby Dingle said, “I have spoken with the local police liaison and it is important to note that only one of the four stolen cars in this incident was from Medowie.”

“Also that the offenders are not believed to be from the Port Stephens region.”

The four cars were used in a string of offences before one ran out of fuel and the other three were abandoned and burnt out.

One left in a front yard on Heritage avenue and the other two on the side of James road.

Contents recovered from the boot of one vehicle was from various locations not just the registered address.

NHW Medowie urge residents to stay vigilant with their personal and property security.

They have security cameras available for two month loans, should anyone feel the need to set up a system, or wish to try them before installing their own.

Anyone wishing to borrow a camera should contact NHW via their email address

Later this year NHW Medowie will host a Security Awareness Expo.

The event will include experts in home and vehicle security.

As well as the opportunity to have your number plates fitted with one way screws to prevent them being stolen.
A stolen number plate is not just an inconvenience.

Your number plates can be fitted to a stolen car and that car used in a range of crimes, such as the theft of petrol.

Further information on this event will be discussed at the next bi-monthly NHW meeting on Wednesday 27 March at the Medowie Community Hall.

All members of the local community are invited and encouraged to attend.


By Kelly MAY

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