POLICE have been busy this week dealing with domestic violence incidents, disqualified drivers, and stolen number plates.
A 34-year-old man was hospitalised after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend in August. Gunnedah police arrested the 33-year old woman at her home on Thursday.
The woman was taken to Gunnedah Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intentionally choking, and contravening an apprehended domestic violence order.
She was refused bail to appear in Tamworth Local Court on Friday.
Meanwhile, at about 10am on Thursday, officers stopped a 34-year-old male on Abbott Street, where enquiries revealed he had a disqualified drivers' licence.
The man was arrested and taken to the police station, where he was charged with driving a motor vehicle while disqualified. He will appear in Gunnedah Local Court in October.
Police are also urging locals to keep an eye out for the number plate 'XPW077'. It was stolen from a car parked on Albion Street between 8.30pm on Wednesday, and 6am on Thursday.
Those who may have spotted the plate should contact police on 6742 9099 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
Gun owners should check their firearms as police begin safe storage inspections in the shire.
These inspections are being conducted to ensure that owners of firearms are complying with the standards required for the storage of firearms as part of the conditions of their firearms licence.
The theft of firearms is a serious concern, as firearms can end up in the wrong hands, Gunnedah police Inspector Michael Wurth said.
"Firearms owners are warned they risk significant fines along with the loss of firearms licence and their firearms if they do not meet required safe storage standards," he said.
"Any person in possession of an unregistered firearm or is unlicensed to possess a firearm also risks significant fines."
Inspector Wurth said firearm owners should ensure they are in compliance with safe storage regulations.
Owners can find more information on the NSW Police Force website or drop into the Gunnedah Police Station and ask for a fact sheet.
Drink driving warning
Hundreds of random breath tests in August revealed eight drivers over the legal alcohol limit.
At least 450 tests were taken on roads in the area, and the fact motorists still hadn't got the message about the dangers of drink-driving was a huge disappointment, Inspector Wurth said.
"Motorists are warned that random breath and drug testing will continue to be conducted on a regular basis with motorists risking heavy fines and almost certainly the immediate suspension of their drivers licence," he said.