New Norfolk policing activities charge 25 people with over 40 offences

Tasmania Police’s Taskforce Saturate continues their proactive work targeting repeat offenders with the aim of making our community safer.

Acting Inspector Penney of Bridgewater Division said, “over the past week, Taskforce Saturate, in collaboration with Bridgewater Police, New Norfolk Police and Southern Traffic, have spent time in New Norfolk, targeting as many repeat offenders as possible.”

“In this short period of time, these officers have charged 25 people with over 40 offences, issued numerous speeding infringements and defects and provided a significant policing presence in the area.”

The charges included stealing, breach of bail, fail to appear, minor drug offences, motor vehicle stealing, aggravated burglary, shoplifting, computer related fraud, assault, disqualified driving, unlicensed driving, speeding above 23km/h and unregistered motor vehicle.

“Tasmania Police remains committed to reducing recidivism and enhancing community safety throughout the Southern District and Taskforce Saturate and southern traffic in collaboration with local police, could be in your area targeting these individuals next.”

Police encourage people to report illegal or anti-social behaviour by phoning police on 131 444 or Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.

Information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers Tasmania on 1800 333 000 or at (you can stay anonymous).

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