EMERGENCY services workers in Orange have given residents a pat on the back after one of the quietest New Year’s Eve shifts in years.
Acting police inspector Sergeant Brenden Turner said the only anti-social call-out for police was to a 16-year-old caught with alcohol in Robertson Park and to a domestic violence incident.
“It really has been good - considering it was New Year’s Eve when many people are celebrating and consuming alcohol, for us it was quiet - just like a normal weekday,” he said.
Two people, an adult charged with the domestic violence incident who police have been looking for over the last few days, and a 13-year-old boy were in police custody on New Year’s Eve and appeared in Orange Local Court yesterday morning.
According to police the juvenile broke into a unit in Wakeford Street along with two other boys.
Police say a neighbour saw the boys acting suspiciously and rang the owner at work.
He immediately contacted police who went to the unit.
When police arrived they found the unit trashed and spray paint used on the interior.
While police were assessing the damage they noticed a curtain move and one of the boys peeped out.
All three were located and arrested.
The other juveniles have been charged with the same offence, however as they have no prior record, they were granted bail to reappear in Orange Local Court.
The 13-year-old was refused bail by the registrar at court yesterday.