Busy weekend for Griffith police

The Griffith Local Area Command were kept busy over the weekend with a string of grass fires and break-ins across the MIA. 

Breaking and Entering: 

On Monday morning sometime between 1am and 6am, a person gained access to a house on Watson road. 

Upon entry to the house, car keys, a wallet, cigarettes and a number of electronics were stolen. 

A blue Hyundai ix35 was also stolen from the property.

Between 4:50am and 5am on Friday in Carrington Drive, Leeton a house under construction was broken into.

A white sedan was seen in the area at the time. 

A large amount of money in expensive tools and drills were taken from the residence. 

Police believe the incidents are unrelated. 

Grass fires:

Police were called to two separate incidents involving grass fires over the weekend. 

Authorities were alerted to a small grassfire scenic hill between 2am - 2:40 am this morning, just north of hermit’s cave. A small area was burnt. Hanwood Fire Bridgade extinguished it soon after

Between 2am and 2.40am this morning, Hanwood fire brigade were called to Scenic Hill, just north of Hermit’s Cave, where a small grass fire had been lit. It was extinguished soon after. 

Griffith Fire Brigade also were called to another fire in Noorla St between 8pm - 8:20pm on Sunday evening. The fire was also quickly put out.

Both fires are believed to have been deliberately lit. 

As it is getting closer to summer, Griffith LAC have urged locals to report any suspicious activity directly to police.

Car rolls on Banna Avenue 

A 27-year-old male was taken to hospital with minor injuries following a single car crash in Griffith

Police and other emergency services were called to the corner of Banna Avenue and Blumer Avenue after midnight on Saturday. 

The vehicle impacted a power pole and before rolling onto trees on the side of the road.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Griffith Base Hospital.