Oxley police investigate blaze in McCarthy Catholic College classroom

Under investigation: A forensic police officer leaves the scene of the fire at McCarthy Catholic College in Tamworth. Photo: Peter Hardin

Under investigation: A forensic police officer leaves the scene of the fire at McCarthy Catholic College in Tamworth. Photo: Peter Hardin

A FIRE that broke out in a Tamworth school remains under investigation.

Oxley detectives and forensic crews examined the scene of the fire inside the home economics room at McCarthy Catholic College on Tuesday.

The fire started on Monday night and ruined two electric ovens, and the roof of the room also sustained heat and smoke damage.

The fire did not spread but left a damage bill believed to be worth more than $10,000.

The cause of the of fire is being investigated.

Under investigation: A police car at the scene of the fire at McCarthy Catholic College in Tamworth. Photo: Peter Hardin

Under investigation: A police car at the scene of the fire at McCarthy Catholic College in Tamworth. Photo: Peter Hardin

Cash stolen from disability provider

Police have confirmed a large sum of cash has been stolen from a disability services provider in Tamworth.Shortly before 3am on Wednesday, thieves forced their way into the Kent St office through a back door.Once inside, offenders forced open filing cabinets and stole a quantity of cash.An alarm sounded and security responded but the thieves fled.Anyone who might have been in the area at the time and noticed suspicious activity is being urged to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999.

Would-be thieves target money box

The collection box at Chaffey Dam has been damaged by thieves who tried to access the money inside.

Offenders targeted the money box between 7.30pm on Sunday and 7.50pm on Monday, off the Nundle Rd.

Officers said the offenders used a tool similar to a drill to try and force open the box but left empty-handed.

Police are investigating reports a four-wheel-drive was seen acting suspiciously in the area at the time. 

Anyone with information on the attempted theft is urged to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999.

Boom gate damaged

Police are reviewing security footage from CCTV cameras after a car damaged the boom gate to the carpark at Tamworth Airport.

The Holden Commodore was seen leaving the carpark about 9.30pm on Friday.

In a bid to avoid paying a parking fee, the occupant of the car was captured on camera lifting the boom gate to the carpark entrance which damaged the motor.

Investigations are continuing.

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