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House damaged

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Wood heater believed to have started house fire in Deniliquin

A house sitter was lucky to escape after fire damaged a home in Deniliquin on Saturday night.

The home owners of the McKenzie St property were away at the time,with another person minding the property at the time.

When the television turned off, the person soon noticed the glowing wall, followed by smoke filling the room/

Deniliquin Fire Brigade was able to quickly extinguish the fire, with damage contained mainly to the roof, as well as some water damage inside.

Police don't believe the fire was suspicious, with a wood fire the most likely cause.

Deniiliquin High School break in

Would-be thieves have broken into Deniliquin High School's canteen over the weekend.

Staff arrived at the school this morning to find a roller door to the canteen had been forced and the canteen ransacked.

Nothing appeared to be taken, with the offence occuring between 4pm on Friday and 8am on Monday.

Deniliquin Police are investigating

Echuca man caught drunk driving

An Echuca man will face court after he was caught driving with a mid-range blood alcohol reading on Friday night.

Police caught the man, 56, driving on Bunnaloo Rd, Mathoura, at 10.46pm.

He returned a reading of ..088 and was immediately suspended from driving in NSW until he faces court.

Pre-school wall targeted by graffiti vandals

Deniliquin Pre-School has been the target of a graffiti attack at the weekend.

Between 6pm Friday and 9.30am Sunday, vandals have written rude words and drawn a crude picture on the wall of a shed at the pre-school.

Police are investigating.

Two number plates stolen in Deniliquin, one used in petrol drive off

Thieves have stolen number plates from two cars parked near Deniliquin TAFE last week.

One vehicle was targeted between 7.30am Thursday and 8pm Friday, while the other was taken between 5pm and 7pm Friday.

Police will allege one of the plates was used in a petrol drive off at a north Deniliquin serivce station at 6.35pm on Friday.

Deniliquin police are investigating.

Deniliquin man charged with assaulting ex-partner

A Deniliquin man, 23, will face court, charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, after punching a woman in the face on Friday.

Police were called to a property on the outskirts of Deniliquin, belonging to the victim, about 2pm, after an argument broke out.

Officers will allege the man punched the woman in the face, before fleeing. He was arrested at a Deniliquin home shortly after.

As well as the charge, he was given a domestic violence order.

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Necklace stolen from Deniliquin home

Thieves have stolen a necklace from a Deniliquin west home on Thursday.

A fly wire screen was removed, before the offenders gained access through a window.

A gold necklace was the only item taken during the break in, which happened between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

Police are investigating.

Disqualified driver to face Deniliquin court

Police have charged a Conargo man for disqualified driving, after he was caught driving in Deniliquin on Thursday.

The man, 27, was stopped on Davidson St, about 3.45pm.

He told police he held a New Zealand licence, which he could not produce.

Police found he had never held a New Zealand licence and that he was disqualified from driving in the country.

He will face Deniliquin Local Court.

Two drunk drivers caught in Jerilderie

In less than two hours on Saturday night and Sunday morning, Jerilderie police have nabbed two drunk drivers.

The first was in Brown St, about 11.50pm on Saturday. The Victorian woman, 19, tried to park in the rear yard of an abandoned house in her attempt to avoid detections from police.

She returned a blood alcohol reading of .069 and is charged with low range drink driving.

At 1am Sunday, police stopped a 52-year-old man on Coreen St.

He failed to provide a sample three times and was warned by police he would be charged if he didn't provide a sample.

On the fourth attempt he returned a reading of .102 and was charged with mid-range drink driving.

Finley church targeted by spray paint vandals.

A priest in Finley is trying to remove graffiti from a sign on front of his church.

Overnight Wednesday, vandals spray-painted a blasphemous remark on the sign.

Cards, PC and tablet stolen during Mathoura break and enter

Deniliquin police are investigating after cards and electrical equipment were stolen from a Mathoura home between Thursday and Friday.

The theft occurred between 8pm Thursday and 8pm Friday, with bank cards, ID cards, a PC and tablet taken from the home.

Police will allege the offenders entered through a sliding door before removing the cards from a wallet inside.