Parole breaker arrested in highway stop
A MAN is expected to be extradited to the Northern Territory after West Wyalong Highway Patrol officers stopped his car allegedly bearing stolen number plates.
The man’s Hyundai sedan was pulled over on the Newell Highway at Beckom, south of West Wyalong, about 9.40am yesterday (Thursday), police say.
Inquiries revealed the man is wanted in the Northern Territory for an alleged breach of parole.
The 31-year-old man from Berrimah, in the Northern Territory, was taken to West Wyalong Police Station and subsequently charged with goods in custody stolen outside the state, state false name, use unauthorised number plate, use unregistered vehicle, and use uninsured vehicle.
He was refused bail and to appear at Griffith Local Court today (Friday).
Detectives from the Northern Territory are expected to travel to New South Wales to seek the man’s extradition, police say.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Acting Operations Manager, Superintendent Greg Lynch, says the arrest is testament to the skill of Highway Patrol officers across the state.
“The arrest took place in a very remote part of NSW and serves fair warning to the public that no matter where you break the law, we will catch you,” he says.