Tea Gardens officers who arrested a woman last week for multiple offences have earned the praise and thanks of Port Stephens-Hunter Police District senior management.
Posting the comments on Facebook, senior officers acknowledged the work of Senior Constable Trent Moffat and sector supervisor Sergeant Paul Doherty, who arrested a female offender allegedly responsible for multiple break and enters offences in their patrol.
"Last week, acting on information he had cultivated, Senior Constable Moffat tracked the offender to the township of Stroud where she was arrested, charged with 11 offences and bail refused to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court."
Port Stephens Hunter Police District Commander, Superintendent Craig Jackson said: "This is an excellent example of the work being carried out by police in the rural sectors of the district in responding to local crime.
"This arrest resulted from information from the community and local police using that information.
"We look forward to working in conjunction with the community to address crime issues as they arrive."
Police have arrested a woman following several alleged break, enter and steal incidents targeting holiday and caravan parks and businesses in Tea Gardens and Port Macquarie.
The 38-year-old woman was detained by police last Friday morning, September 6 while they were patrolling the Buckets Way, Booral.
After searching the vehicle, police allegedly located amphetamine, MDMA, heroin and stolen registration plates.
The woman was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with breach of bail, goods in custody, larceny, four counts of break enter and steal and three counts of possess prohibited drug.
Bail was refused and the women will appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday, October 21.
Between April and August 2019, detectives from Port Stephens-Hunter and Mid North Coast Police Districts began investigating the incidents, establishing Operation Prosec to target property offences within the region.
Investigations under Operation Prosec are continuing.
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