Police make two arrests and seize three motorbikes following community complaints

After receiving numerous complaints from members of the Singleton community, police attended the vicinity of Buchan Avenue on the evening of Wednesday April 10, where three unregistered motorcycles were observed being ridden dangerously.

Police then attended an address in Orchard Avenue where two males were arrested in relation to riding the unregistered motorcycles. Upon inspection, one of the motorcycles was identified as being stolen.

Three unregistered motorcycles have been confiscated by Police and the two adult males will later attend Singleton Local Court for a range of driving offences and possession of the stolen motorcycle.

Police would like to encourage members of the community to provide information that may assist in identifying others who may commit similar offences and are committed to addressing such behaviour.

Local resident Bill Burrow told the Singleton Argus earlier this month residents in Barton Avenue were constantly disturbed by trial bike riders who have decided to turn this suburban road into a dragstrip.

"Two bikes are constantly going up and down the street at speed and often on their back wheel," he said

"Its very dangerous because there are often young children about. I am concerned someone will be injured unless the bikes can be stopped."

He contacted police and Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen at the time of these incidents as well as speaking to neighbours about their concerns. 

Barton Avenue resident Bill Burrow

Barton Avenue resident Bill Burrow