Geraldton police spread seasonal message

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Constable Care, Sen. Const. Charlie Comeagain and Santa Claus at Bluff Point.
Camera IconConstable Care, Sen. Const. Charlie Comeagain and Santa Claus at Bluff Point. Credit: Supplied

Geraldton police advise people travelling south this holiday season to avoid lengthy delays by checking to see if any roads are closed.

Sen. Sgt Jason Scragg advised people planning their journeys to look at the Mid West Gascoyne Facebook page.

“That normally has any road closures on it, and for the bushfires we ask people to go to the Emergency WA website and that’ll show them roads that are closed,” he said.

Geraldton police have been running a number of community policing and crime prevention initiatives aimed at helping adults and children stay safe over the festive season.

Sen. Const. Renai Gildersleeve and others were on duty at a crime prevention display at the Northgate Shopping Centre recently.

“We spent a few hours speaking to the community, giving them advice in relation to preventing motor vehicle theft and burglaries,” she said.

“We were reminding the community to lock their cars when they go shopping.”

Sen. Const. Charlie Come-again accompanied Santa to a park at Bluff Point to meet local children.

At the skate park opposite PCYC Wonthella, Izzy the Lizard from School Drug Education Awareness helped police at a barbecue.

She then taught a group of young children how to cross the road safely.

Constable Care met locals at the St Francis Xavier feast day.

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