Easter weekend police beat: break-ins and high police presence on the roads

A laptop and mobile phone were stolen from a Grenfell Street residence over the long weekend.

A police spokesperson said offenders removed a flyscreen to gain entry to the home, then ransacked it.

Anyone with information that can help police with their investigation is urged to contact them locally on 6853 9999 or through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A woman has been charged with assault after an incident in Crouch Street on Thursday evening.

It's alleged a couple of young people were throwing rocks and eggs at a home, and a resident ran out and punched one of them.

A puppy was injured in what appears to have been an attempted break-in at a Coolabah Street property on Sunday night.

A resident responded to noises, including their puppy yelping, at the back of the property about 10.20pm.

The puppy had a gash to its head, police said, and the owner heard noises consistent with someone climbing fences to get away.

Police attended and patrolled the area but could not locate the would-be offender/s.

Police had a busy weekend patrolling roads with double demerit points in force for driving offences.

One disqualified driver was picked up by local police at Forbes landfill on Thursday, and also issued infringement notices for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

One driver was found to be driving with a special range blood alcohol limit on Sherriff Street.

A driver stopped for a random breath test in Farnell Street on Saturday was found to be driving while suspended and a defect notice was issued to a vehicle that was stopped in Lachlan Street.

In other matters, a satellite phone was stolen from a vehicle parked in Lawler Street, police said.

Police also returned four horses that were loose on Daroobalgie Road, near Calarie Road, to a paddock.

Double demerits once again apply to driving offences from April 24 to Sunday April 28.

It's possible the puppy was struck by a shovel falling during the disturbance rather than deliberately hit, police said.

A driver has lost nine points after highway patrol officers found a radar detector fitted to their vehicle.

About 4.20pm on Monday, police from Central West Highway Patrol were conducting random breath testing on the Newell Highway, Forbes when they directed a vehicle to stop for a breath test.

The vehicle stopped and Police observed a radar detector stuck to the dashboard of the vehicle.

It was confiscated and the driver issued an infringement notice for 'Drive motor vehicle with speed measuring evasion article fitted', $1757 and 9 demerit points.

The vehicle was travelling from South Australia to Queensland when stopped.