Police success in Nambucca ?sting
POLICE have hailed a success a comprehensive sting targeting criminal activity in the Nambucca Valley.
Operation Vikings spread its net wide throughout the district last Friday and Saturday nights, clamping down on anti-social behaviour, street offences, malicious damage, break and enters, drink-driving, drug activity and knife possession.
"We would certainly consider it a success," Senior Constable Andrew Veale said.
"An indicator was there was a lesser amount of people on the street offending.
"These operations will be ongoing. In fact, we hope to have one every month."
Police arrested five people, three of whom were charged with drink-driving, which included two high-range readings.
Interestingly, officers conducted 150 random breath tests including stationary and mobile operations.
Another arrest was for offensive conduct and resisting arrest, and the other was for outstanding warrants.
Police issued 10 motorists with traffic infringements and visited licensed premises 39 times to ensure all regulations were complied with.
They also stopped and inspected a further 139 vehicles and completed four bail compliance checks.
"One of the aims of the operation was to target wanted offenders and those on outstanding arrest warrants," Const. Veale said.
n In other news, Coffs Harbour firefighters rendered safe a leaking gas cylinder at the Mobil Service Station in Har- bour Drive early yesterday.