Aussie Police News Wrap for Monday Evening – 28/12/2015

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Monday, 28/12/2015.

The following are media news items released in the past 24 hours by their respective agencies.

Theft of tilt trailer from Beverley

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 20:09 AEST

Police are seeking the assistance of the public to identify three men who may be able to assist Police after the alleged theft of a trailer from Beverley on Sunday 27 December.

At 7.20am, three men attended a business yard on Howards Road at Beverley driving a red Holden Commodore with false number plates.

Entry was gained into the business yard and a tilt trailer with registration 970TEI was stolen.

If anyone recognises any of the men or has any information that may lead to the recovery of the tilt trailer, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au

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Police investigate fatal collision in Cook

ACT Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 19:16 AEST

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Cook this afternoon (Monday, 28 December) in which a male driver has died.

About 3.30pm, police responded to a single vehicle collision where a vehicle had collided with a tree on Bindubi Street, Cook. ACT Ambulance Service attended and the male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The male driver was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the collision.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision.

This is the 15th fatality on Canberra’s roads this year, and the fourth fatality within the previous two weeks.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident and have not yet spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via https://act.crimestoppers.com.au .

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Update: Missing girl, Bundamba

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 16:50 AEST

Police are renewing their appeal for public assistance to help locate a 13-year-old girl missing from Bundamba since Saturday, December 26.

The girl was last seen around 10am that same day at the Woodridge Railway Station.

Police hold serious concerns for her welfare as she suffers from a medical condition

She is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 160cms tall with a fair complexion, long blonde hair and a proportionate build.

She was last seen wearing a black singlet top, short black shorts and black sandshoes.

Police are asking anyone who has seen the girl or has any information about her current whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Update: Attempted armed robbery, Ellen Grove

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 16:14 AEST

Police investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred at Ellen Grove on December 24 have charged two men.

It will be alleged that around 8.30am, a man armed with a firearm entered a Post Office on Waterford Road, threatened a male employee and demanded cash.

The employee dived under the front counter and the man allegedly fled the store empty handed.

A 34-year-old Moorooka man was charged with one count each of attempted armed robbery, enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence, possess tainted property, stealing, unlawful possession of restricted drugs, unlawful possession of weapons, and unlawful use of motor vehicle.

He is due to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court tomorrow morning, December 29.

A 24-year-old Inala man was charged with one count each of attempted armed robbery, enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence, unlawful possession of weapons, and possess drug utensils.

He is also due to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court tomorrow morning, December 29.

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Serious crash Mount Torrens

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 16:10 AEST

Police and emergency services are currently on scene at a serious crash in Mount Torrens.

Just after 2.30pm, two cars collided at the intersection of Onkaparinga Valley Road and Lobethal Road.

Lobethal Road is closed for traffic heading toward Lobethal. There is only minimal access along Onkaparinga Road between Charleston and Mount Torrens.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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Speeding driver detected on highway

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 15:50 AEST

A motorist was detected travelling at 143 km/h on the Princes Highway this morning.

Officers from State Tactical Response Group were conducting mobile radar on the Princes Highway between Meningie and Tailem Bend about 10am on Monday 28 December and clocked the car at 143 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.

The driver, a man from New South Wales, was issued with an expiation notice.

All road users are urged to take care on the roads this long weekend and throughout the festive period.  Road rules are in place to protect you and everyone else on the road – obey them.

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Serious crash Cudlee Creek

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 15:50 AEST

Police and emergency services are currently on scene at a serious crash near Cudlee Creek.

About 2.20pm, a car and motorcycle collided on Fox Creek Road near Cudlee Creek.  Major Crash investigators are headed to the scene.

Fox Creek Road is currently closed to traffic and police are asking motorists to find an alternative route.

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UPDATE – Missing man Adam Aspel located

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 14:37 AEST

Police would like to advise that missing man Adam Aspel has been located safe and well.

For more information about reporting people missing, and the police procedure regarding such matters please visit our website: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/services-and-events/make-a-report-to-the-police/report-missing-persons

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Attempted arson charge, Torquay

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 13:10 AEST

Detectives have charged a man following a fire at a residence in Torquay last night.

Initial reports indicate at around 9:00pm a fire has started in the kitchen of a Sunset Crescent residence.

Emergency Services attended the residence and were able to supress the fire before it spread throughout the house.

Police conducted patrols with the assistance of the dog squad and a man was taken into custody a short time later.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

A 43-year-old Torquay man has been charged with attempted arson, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing utensils or pipes.

He is due to appear in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on January 14.

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Fatal aircraft incident, Norwell

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 12:59 AEST

Police are currently on the scene of a fatal aircraft crash at Norwell.

Police responded to reports around 9.25am that a plane had crashed in a field off Kerkin Road North.

It is believed that two men were on-board at the time of the incident. One man was located deceased at the scene, and another was trapped for a short time before being transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with critical injuries.

Police remain on the scene and are currently assisting other agencies with the investigation.

There is no further information available at this time.

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Update 2: Shooting incident, Merrimac

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 12:18 AEST

Detectives investigating a shooting incident in the car park of a Merrimac restaurant earlier this month have today charged a 23-year-old man with attempted murder.

Around 3.40pm on December 6 police responded to reports of a vehicle being shot at in the Gooding Drive car park.

A 24-year-old man, the passenger of the vehicle, received non-life threatening leg injuries.

A 23-year-old Pacific Pines man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, burglary, acts intended to maim, threatening violence, common assault and going armed so as to cause fear.

He has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on January 19.

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Search continues for man believed missing in Central West

New South Wales Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 12:11 AEST

Family members alerted police on Wednesday 23 December 2015, concerned that Steven’s disappearance and lack of contact was out of character; there are also concerns he may be without medication.

On Thursday 24 December, Mr Groat’s car was found in the Canobolas State Forest, and a search of the area was initiated by local police, SES volunteers and family members.

Steven is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 183cm tall, of medium build, with a fair complexion, brown hair and green/hazel eyes.

Officers attached to Canobolas Local Area Command are again appealing for anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Flooding – Daly River and Katherine regions – Update #4

Northern Territory Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 12:08 AEST

Northern Territory first responders have been kept busy with the flooding in the Top End as the number of rescue operations increases.

There is still no sign of a 28-year-old man who was swept away in flood waters near Peppimenarti on Christmas Day. Heavy rain in the region is hampering the search, which is continuing by air and ground.

“Unfortunately an elderly woman was drowned yesterday near Beswick community after the car in which she was a passenger became stuck on a flooded crossing at Dook Creek,” Region 2 Controller Commander Bruce Porter said.

“Additionally several other stranded parties have airlifted from across the region to safety in Katherine and Pine Creek.”

Three people were airlifted from El Rancho Station near Dorisvale Crossing to Pine Creek. A further four people remain on the station, who elected to stay as floodwaters were receding and they have adequate supplies and are in contact by satellite phone.

The waters at Dorisvale Crossing are at the second-highest ever recorded level, with only the 1998 floods recording higher readings. Commander Porter advised “it is expected that there will be a renewed flood peak in the Daly River Community area exceeding what is currently being experienced.  It is not improbable that the river will rise into the mid 15 metre height. Any remaining residents in the Daly River Community area need to be aware of this possible height and need to seriously consider their situation. If you are going to be at risk you need to consider your options immediately.

“A helicopter was dispatched to relocate two women from Djarrung Outstation in the Flora National Park area.They however refused to leave and have adequate supplies. Police will continue to monitor them.”

Two men have been located on the Armstrong River south of Top Springs. They have been stranded with their vehicle since 26 December and are being assessed by Police at Kalkarindji. There are no immediate concerns for their welfare as they have supplies.

“While it is good to see that most people have planned ahead and are adequately supplied, we are continuing to monitor the area to identify any parties in need of assistance,” Commander Porter said.

“Conditions are still very dangerous, as we have sadly seen, and it is important that people behave responsibly and do not enter flood waters in vehicles or on foot.

“Police are conducting aerial sweeps today. Anyone who does become stranded should stay with their vehicles if safe to do so, or seek safety at the nearest high ground. It is far easier to spot a vehicle from the air than a person, and if a rescue is required that is our best chance of finding you. Anyone considering travel is urged to check the road conditions through SecureNT before they set out, and to ensure they have adequate supplies if they proceed.”

For assistance, call the Police Assistance Line 131 444 or 000 in an emergency. 

The NTES Emergency Assistance line is 132 500.

Stay up to date on  www.securent.nt.gov.au

Latest weather updates on  www.bom.gov.au

Flood information is available on 1800 500 700.

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Cyclist dies in Oakleigh

Victoria Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 11:13 AEST

A cyclist has died after falling from his bicycle in Oakleigh this morning.

It is believed the cyclist was riding along Portman Street when he fell from the bicycle about 7.40am.

The 78-year-old man was attended to by paramedics but died at the scene.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Lives lost

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Update: Emergent situation, Julia Creek

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 11:08 AEST

An emergency declaration and two kilometre exclusion zone remains in place at Julia Creek following the derailing of a freight train yesterday morning.

The emergency situation, declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act at 11.35am yesterday, covers a two kilometre exclusion zone around the crash site, which is located approximately 20km east of Julia Creek.

The Flinders Highway remains closed in both directions between Julia Creek and Richmond as a result of flooding and the exclusion zone.

The Queensland Police Service continues to work with other emergency services, Queensland Rail and government agencies to manage the situation.

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Warrant issued for Kim Buckman

Victoria Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 10:19 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Kim Buckman.

A warrant has been issued for the 44-year-old’s arrest in relation to drug-related offences.

Investigators believe she may frequent Altona Meadows and Noble Park areas.

An image of Buckman has been released in an attempt to locate her.

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Double demerit sting for speeding riders

ACT Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 10:03 AEST

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Two motorcycle riders will be summonsed for speeding offences after being caught doing more than 100km/h over the speed limit yesterday (Sunday, 27 December).

About 2:20pm, police detected two black motorcycles travelling in excess of 200km/h south bound along the Majura Parkway, Majura. The riders were directed to stop and identified by police.

Acting Superintendent Matt Craft was disappointed the message still isn’t reaching motorists.

“This reckless behaviour puts lives at risk unnecessarily. I’m glad our officers were able to detect these dangerous riders and take them off our roads,” Acting Superintendent Craft said.

ACT Policing will be conducting targeted traffic duties this holiday period, targeting the top factors of serious crashes – drink/drug driving, speeding, fatigue, distraction and not wearing seatbelts.

Double demerit penalties are in place for speeding, seatbelt and mobile phone offences, with an additional demerit point for all other offences until the last moment of Sunday 3 January.

Community Safety

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Grass fire – Roxburgh Park

Victoria Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 09:58 AEST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious grass fire in Roxburgh Park yesterday.

Investigators believe two unknown offenders set fire to knee-high grass on Desna Place, near the railway line, about 8.20pm on Sunday.

Emergency services attended and extinguished the fire.

The fire damaged approximately 10 x 40 square metres of grassland but luckily no one was injured in the blaze.

No property was damaged.

A witness has told police two unknown males were seen fleeing from the area at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains unknown at this stage however police are treating it as suspicious.

Moreland Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the blaze and are keen to speak to any witnesses.

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Five cars burnt at Bellevue Hill

New South Wales Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 09:54 AEST

Fire & Rescue NSW officers extinguished the blaze with four cars destroyed and one damaged.

It’s believed the fire originated in a 2004-model Mercedes Benz 4WD which was parked in the driveway of a home, and spread to four vehicles parked in the street.

The 4WD, a 2015-model VW Passat, a 2013-model Ford Focus, and a 2012-model Kia Rio were destroyed while a 2010-model Honda CRV sustained minor damaged.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated by officers from Rose Bay Local Area Command.

Until the cause is determined the fire is being treated as suspicious.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Rose Bay Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Man arrested after Murray Bridge pursuit

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 09:37 AEST

A man has been arrested following a short police pursuit and foot chase this morning at Murray Bridge.

Just before 5am a police patrol went to stop a green Ford sedan emitting a large amount of smoke from the exhaust.

The driver sped away and refused to stop for police and it was followed through back streets of Murray Bridge, before the car was dumped in Lorikeet Court where the male driver ran off.

Police patrols gave chase on foot with the suspect male jumping fences.  A few minutes later the 22-year-old man from Murray Bridge was detained and arrested.

The arrested man has been charged with engaging in a police pursuit, driving disqualified, being unlawfully on premises and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

He has been refused police bail and will appear in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court tomorrow.

There was no damage to any vehicle in the pursuit.

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Christmas Road Safety Campaign – Day 5

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 09:35 AEST

Police are urging motorists to slow down and drive to conditions in areas of the state affected by rain. As always, if it’s flooded, forget it!

The Christmas Road Safety campaign commenced at 12.01am Wednesday, December 23 and concludes at 11.59pm on Sunday, January 3, 2016.

Among the other results was a car detected travelling 110km/h in a 50 zone on Scenic Drive, Mount Coot-tha.

During the Christmas Holiday Period, Queensland Police will enforce high risk road user behaviour including the fatal five: speeding, fatigue, impaired driving (drink and drug), failure to wear a seat belt and distraction/inattention in a concerted effort to minimise road trauma.

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Update 2: Missing girl, Richlands

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 09:35 AEST

A 15-year-old girl missing from Richlands since December 22 has been located safe and well this morning.

Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

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Car fire at Salisbury Park

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 09:16 AEST

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at Salisbury Park that damaged a car in the early hours of this morning.

At about 4.30am, police and MFS crews were called to the Jenkins Street house after a small butane gas canister was set alight underneath the victim’s car.

No one was injured, and fire crews extinguished the flames.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au

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Stolen jet skis recovered two suspects arrested

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 09:05 AEST

Murray Bridge Police have arrested two teenagers and recovered two recently stolen jet skis at Walkers Flat.

Just before 9pm last night, police were called to Walker’s Flat on the Murray River after a member of the public reported spotting his stolen jet skis being ridden by two males.

Police patrols attended and found the jet skis matched the description of two recently stolen from a Walker’s Flat shack and both had their registration numbers painted out.

Further enquiries by police also revealed other stolen property including, life jackets, a wakeboard and also a tool kit.

A 19-year-old man from Modbury and a 17-year-old boy from Hope Valley, were both arrested and charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass and theft.

The 19-year-old man has been refused police bail, while the boy from Hope Valley has been bailed to appear in the Murray Bridge Youth Court at a later date

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Remains of two people found after fire – Penshurst

New South Wales Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 08:12 AEST

Two men escaped the building and were taken to St George Hospital where they are being treated for shock and smoke inhalation; a couple who lived in the back of the house were unable to be found.

Once Fire & Rescue NSW officers had extinguished the blaze they were able to enter the building, and the remains of two people were found.

A post mortem examination will be conducted to confirm the identity of the bodies.

Police from St George Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire. The cause of the blaze is not known at this stage.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report

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Aggravated Robbery at Port Augusta

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 07:50 AEST

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a Port Augusta service station this morning.

About 6.20am a man armed with a knife entered the Caltex service station on Victoria Parade, threatened staff and demanded money.

The man fled with an amount of cash and was last seen running towards the Willsden area.

The staff member was not physically injured.

The suspect is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged in his early 20’s, about 165cm tall with black hair and a slim build.

He was wearing a dark grey and light grey striped hooded jumper, maroon or purple coloured long pants, black shoes and a purple hat with black peak and yellow circular logo on the front.

If anyone witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or has any information that may assist the investigation, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au

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Paralowie pizza store robbed

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 07:10 AEST

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a Paralowie pizza shop where a staff member was threatened with a knife.

At about 2.20am, a man entered the SalisburyPizza Kitchen on Waterloo Corner Road and demanded cash, while a second man waited outside the front door.

Cash and a laptop computer were stolen, and the female staff member was not injured.

The suspect who entered the store is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his late 20s with a tattoo on his left arm, and was wearing a white singlet and shorts.

The other suspect was also aged in his late 20s, Caucasian appearance, and was wearing a jumper and shorts.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au

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Wounding, Russell Island

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 06:14 AEST

A man has been charged following a disturbance on Russell Island last night.

It will be alleged an altercation took place between two men known to each other at a Kings Road address around 7.20pm.

During the altercation it will be alleged one man struck the other in the head and back with a machete causing injuries.

A 69-year-old Russell Island man was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening head injury and bruising.

A 60-year-old Russell Island man has been charged with serious assault, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and obstruct police. He is expected to appear at the Cleveland Magistrates Court on January 19.

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Two people unaccounted for after house fire – Penshurst

New South Wales Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 05:47 AEST

Crews are working to extinguish the blaze.

Two people remain unaccounted for; however, it is not yet determined whether or not they are still inside the building.

Police from St George Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire.

The cause of the blaze is not known at this stage.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Wounding, Kuttabul

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 05:45 AEST

Police are investigating after a man and a woman were wounded at a Kuttabul home early this morning.

Around 12.15am the man was confronted in the back yard of the Sorensens Road residence by a man armed with a knife and was stabbed once in the torso.

The armed man entered the house and stabbed the woman twice in the torso causing her to drop an infant she was holding.

A teenage boy in the residence has confronted the intruder causing him to run off.

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman and a male infant, all from the Mackay area, were taken to the Mackay Base Hospital for treatment. The infant is believed to have received minor injuries.

Investigations are continuing with a crime scene established.

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Police investigate single-vehicle crash – Greendale

New South Wales Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 05:22 AEST

The 55-year-old male driver was taken to Liverpool Hospital with head injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.

Officers from Penrith Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Police investigate after man shot in leg – Rossmore

New South Wales Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 03:35 AEST

Police have been told a number of shots were also fired at the vehicle he was driving.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding his injury, including where it occurred, are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Man charged following alleged brawl – Brighton-Le-Sands

New South Wales Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 01:57 AEST

Police have been told a group of three men, who were walking along the footpath, approached another group of three men who were eating at a restaurant, and became involved in a physical altercation.

It’s alleged punches and kicks were thrown during the brawl, with some of the men using restaurant chairs as weapons.

Emergency services attended the scene immediately. One man, who had been knocked unconscious during the brawl, was spoken to by police and ambulance paramedics but he declined any treatment.

Police from St George Local Area Command commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, detectives arrested a 25-year-old man in Sans Souci about 4.30pm yesterday (Sunday 27 December 2015).

Officers conducted a search of the man’s vehicle and located and allegedly seized 150 vials of steroids.

A search warrant was also executed at a home in Sans Souci, where police allegedly seized a number of personal items and mobile phones.

The man was taken to St George Police Station and charged with affray and possess prohibited drug.

He has been granted conditional bail to appear in Sutherland Local Court on 21 January 2016.

Police would still like to speak to a number of men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Investigations are ongoing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Wounding, Pimpama

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 28/12/2015 00:36 AEST

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was wounded at Pimpama tonight.

Around 7pm three men armed with knives attended a Wharf Street address where they attempted to force entry before being confronted by a male occupant.

The occupant then became involved in a physical altercation with the three men.

A second male occupant from the residence also became involved in the struggle at which point one of the three men produced a machete causing both occupants to retreat. The three men then ran off.

The first occupant, a 51-year-old man, received three stab wounds to his upper body and facial injuries and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment. The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

The second male occupant, a 30-year-old man, was not physically injured.

Two other occupants present in the home at the time, a man and a woman, were also not physically injured.

The first man is described as Caucasian, 170cm tall, aged in his 40s, of solid build and was wearing a red hooded jumper.

The second man is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, also aged in his 40s, of thin build and was wearing a grey hooded jumper.

The third man is also described as Caucasian, 170cm tall, aged in his 20s, of slim build and was wearing a blue hooded jumper.

At this time it is believed the men are known to each other.

Investigations are continuing.

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Update: Suspicious death investigation, Tewantin

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 27/12/2015 23:34 AEST

Detectives have charged a man following the investigation of a suspicious death at Tewantin overnight.

Around 1am police were called to Ernest Street following reports a person was lying on the roadway.

Upon arrival a 21-year-old man was found with injuries to his chest.  He was transported to hospital but died on arrival.

A 38-year-old Peregian Springs man has been charged with one count of murder and will appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Tuesday, December 29.

The two men were known to each other.

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Stolen fake cow recovered

South Australia Police on Sunday, 27/12/2015 23:05 AEST

A life-sized fibreglass cow, stolen from a primary school at Elizabeth Vale, has been located by police.

Police received a tip-off from a member of the public who had spotted the bovine artwork at a Hillbank address and rang Crime Stoppers.

About 9pm on Sunday 27 December, Elizabeth Police attended the home and located the black, green and white cow in the rear yard.  Enquiries are continuing with the occupant of the house.

The fibreglass cow was stolen from the school earlier this month and police are pleased to be able to return her.  She has been secured in the yard of the Elizabeth Police Station and, once she has recovered from her ordeal, will be moooved back to her rightful place at the school.

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Man charged over serious assault in the Hunter region

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 27/12/2015 22:38 AEST

It’s alleged the older man punched the younger man a number of times in the head and pushed him into a lounge.

Emergency services were called and the injured man was taken to John Hunter Hospital with serious head injuries, including two fractured eye sockets.

The 43-year-old man was arrested and taken to Cessnock Police Station, where he was charged with reckless wounding.

He was refused bail to appear before Maitland Bail Court tomorrow (Monday 28 December 2015).

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Drowning – Beswick

Northern Territory Police on Sunday, 27/12/2015 22:09 AEST

An elderly woman has drowned in a floodway on Dook Creek 4km west of Beswick Community.

Commander Bruce Porter said that Police travelling to Beswick via helicopter observed a vehicle stranded in the floodway.  It is believed at this time that the vehicle with 5 occupants became stranded and the woman has drowned.  Investigations are continuing with a report for the coroner to be provided.

“This is the second person who has been washed away in a flooded creek since Christmas. Again, I urge people to avoid taking unnecessary risks on the roads and avoid driving into floodways” Commander Porter said.

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Police seeking to identify man pulled from water – Manly Beach

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 27/12/2015 21:16 AEST

The man has been taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he is in a critical condition.

He is described as being about of Caucasian appearance, 70-years-old, with a slim build, short grey hair, about 180cm tall, and was wearing dark-coloured Speedo’s.

It’s thought the man could possibly be an experienced or regular swimmer, however his identity is not yet known.

Anyone with information that may assist in identifying the man is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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