Truck loses its load, manure closes road

A truck transporting cow manure lost its load on the Lachlan Valley Way on Monday morning.

Police said they had to close the road about 15km out of Forbes after a truckload of manure was dropped on it.

Manure was spread quite thick on the road for an estimated 100 metres, a police spokesperson said, but the truck had left the scene.

Police closed the road while a water truck attended to wash it off.

They will continue inquiries into the incident.

Disqualified driver: A 28-year-old man from Eugowra has been ordered off the road after allegedly being caught driving while disqualified.

Officers attached to the Central West Police District said the truckie was caught behind the wheel this week.

"About 7.25pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, police received information that a disqualified driver was in a B-double heavy vehicle in Bogan Street, Parkes," officers said in a statement.

Police informed the driver that he would receive a court attendance notice for the offence of drive whilst disqualified. He was directed not to drive again during the disqualification period.

Drink driving: A woman will face Forbes Local Court after being detected driving with a high-range blood alcohol level on the weekend.

The 68-year-old was stopped for a random breath test about 1.30am Saturday, and was allegedly detected to have a reading of 0.171.

A police spokesperson said her licence was suspended immediately and she will face Forbes court.

A 39-year-old man has also been handed a three-month licence suspension after being detected driving with a low-range blood alcohol level.

A police spokesperson said the man was stopped for a random breath test in Forbes about 9.40pm Friday. He was issued a traffic infringement notice.

Garden thieves: It seems that thieves are targeting local gardens.

Police have received reports of plants being stolen overnight from Forster Street and Ryan Street late last week.

A bird bath has been taken from an Oxford Street garden overnight last Thursday.

If you have any information that can help police with their investigations into any of these matters please contact the local station on 6853 9999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile a Grenfell Street gardener who had two hand-crafted solar light fixtures stolen from the front yard a few weeks ago is appealing for their return.

One half-sphere light belongs on a stand and is made of chain and wire, the other is a hanging dome wrapped in lights and was disconnected from the solar panel that powered it.

As they are hand-crafted, they are of significant value to the owner and they would love to see them returned to Forbes police or the property.

They do not seek to take further action if the lights are returned at this stage.