Sunday 30 July marks the start of this year’s Missing Persons Week campaign: ‘Still waiting for you to come home.’
The campaign highlights the high number of young people who are reported missing to police each year and the impact on the family and friends.
In 2016, 13 to 15-year-olds accounted for nearly 30 per cent of the 10,909 missing person reports made to police.
Inspector Kim Traynor from Griffith LAC wishes to remind residents that if they need a break, just make sure to let someone know.
“We’ve had a number of missing persons that have been investigated in the Griffith LAC in the last 12 months, and some were short term investigations, and some have been longer term to locate the missing people” she said
“Often the reasons for the people going missing can be quite complex, but it certainty has an impact on family and friends, and one of the big things is urging people to understand that if they need to take a break, they let someone know that they are safe and well and will be in contact with them.”
In other news, there have been several thefts from cars from Friday 28.
A vehicle battery was stolen from a truck in Font Place between Friday 28 and 29.
Three wheels were also stolen from a car parked in McKay Avenue between 2.30 am and 3.48 am on Friday morning, with attempts to steal the fourth wheel.
Between 5 am and 7 am on Tuesday morning, a vehicle on Merrigal street was entered and a bag containing a passport was stolen, with entry into the vehicle gained by smashing a window.