Alistair Brightman

Reports of Blackwater trespassers are on the rise

A NUMBER of trespass offences have been reported in Blackwater and police said it was important for residents to remain vigilant.

Blackwater police Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant Alan Baker said police received numerous calls about trespassers over the weekend.

"A male was disturbed at a Birt St address in the early hours of Saturday; when confronted by the resident he claimed to be looking for his dog before decamping," Det Sgt Baker said.

"An accommodation cabin at the Miners Rest in Doon St was entered by a juvenile male who fled with another male juvenile when the occupant awoke, both offenders were described as aboriginal in appearance.

"A Gum St resident disturbed a male on her front veranda on Saturday evening, described as Caucasian, wearing black jeans, black jumper and a black cap, thin build."

Det Sgt Baker said earlier this month a 14-year-old male was charged in relation to a break and enter at a Bauman Way address where the offender gained access to the unlocked dwelling while the occupant was asleep in the house.

"This is a concern as the level of offending is escalating whereby offenders are now entering dwellings where there are occupants inside," Det Sgt Baker said.


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