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Multiple charges follow police crackdown at New Norfolk

POLICE have charged 25 people with more than 40 offences following an operation at New Norfolk in the past week. In a statement, Tasmania Police said “Taskforce Saturate” aimed to make communities safer by had targetting repeat offenders.

“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,” Acting Inspector Richard Penney said. “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,” Acting Inspector Penney said.

“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 calling 131 444. In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000). Information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers Tasmania on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.

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