Aussie Police News Wrap for Saturday Evening – 19/12/2015

Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015.

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

Missing girl found safe and well – Marrickville

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 21:05 AEST

After she failed to return home, family members contacted officers attached to Marrickville Local Area Command, who commenced searching for her.

Following appeals for public assistance and ongoing searches, about 7.30pm today (Saturday 19 December 2015), the girl attended Newtown Police Station, safe and well.

She has been reunited with family.

Police thank the public and media for their assistance.

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Search for missing man at Codrington

Victoria Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 20:08 AEST

Police and emergency services are searching for a man that went missing after the boat he was in overturned.

Two men were in the boat when it overturned just off the coast of Codrington about 5.30pm, one of the men managed to swim to shore and raise the alarm.

The vessel has been located and is being secured by Coast Guard.

The exact cause of the incident is being investigated and the search is continuing.

Belinda Batty

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Appeal for public assistance; Assault and robbery, Indooroopilly

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 19/12/2015 19:54 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance after the attempted theft of two vehicles and assault of two security guards at Indooroopilly this afternoon.

Just after 5.00pm, two security guards were assaulted after they confronted a man acting suspiciously at an Indooroopilly Shopping Center.

The man then fled the scene and approached the driver of a red hatchback on Station Road before attempting to steal the car.  The man was unsuccessful and left the scene on foot.

The man then approached the female driver of a black sedan who was stationary at traffic lights at the intersection of Station Road and Coonon Street.  The man entered the vehicle before assaulting the woman and attempting to steal her car.  The man was unsuccessful and left the scene on foot.

The man was taken into custody by police a short time later.

Police are appealing for the drivers of the red and black vehicle and any other witnesses to the incident to contact Indooroopilly police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The male security guard’s received minor injuries.

A 22-year-old man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Investigations are continuing.

Queensland Police Service

Inquiries continue into fatal crash – Casino

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 18:49 AEST

As a result of the collision the Mazda was torn in half. A four-year-old girl in the back seat received fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Her sister, aged two, was also in the back seat received serious injuries and was taken to Lismore Hospital before being transferred to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital where she has since regained consciousness and is speaking to her parents.

The 18-year-old female driver of the Mazda was taken to Lismore Hospital with a laceration to her arm.

The seven-year-old female front seat passenger was also taken to Lismore Hospital suffering shock.

The driver and front seat passenger were unrelated to the back seat passengers.

The 81-year-old male driver of the Subaru, who was the sole occupant, was taken to Lismore Hospital with sternum injuries and is expected to be released today.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command attended the scene and diversions were in place for about seven hours whilst inquiries took place.

Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the crash and are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to come forward.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.

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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Woman located deceased – Rathmines

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 17:35 AEST

Just after 4pm today (Saturday 19 December 2015), the woman was located deceased in bushland in Rathmines.

Initial inquiries have led police to believe her death is not suspicious.

Police thank the public and media for their assistance.

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Serious traffic crash, Gympie

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 19/12/2015 17:22 AEST

Police are investigating a serious, two-vehicle traffic crash which occurred earlier today in Chatsworth.

At around 1.30pm a tanker carrying recycled cooking oil and a car travelling in the opposite direction collided on the Bruce Highway.

The collision caused the tanker to overturn, blocking both northbound and southbound lanes of the highway, which remains closed.

The truck driver received minor injuries during the crash however the driver of the sedan suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

Investigations are continuing and a clean-up of the oil spill is underway.

There is no further information available at this time.

Queensland Police Service

Man charged following Seaford stabbing

Victoria Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 16:58 AEST

Homicide Squad detectives have charged a man following a fatal stabbing in Seaford last week.

Police and emergency services were called to Carder Avenue around 10am last Monday after a man was located with life threatening injuries.

The 45-year-old Seaford man was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died from his injuries the next day.

A 46-year-old Frankston man, who remains under police guard in hospital, has been charged with one count of murder and remanded to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Belinda Batty

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Man charged following fatal crash – Wilton

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 16:23 AEST

On arrival, officers from Camden Local Area Command found two cars had collided, the driver of one car, a woman aged 64, was deceased.

The passenger of the same car, a woman aged 59, was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the other car, a 35-year-old man, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. He has since been released.

Early investigations indicated that the two cars collided head on, whilst travelling in opposite directions on Picton Road.

A crime scene was established and investigations into the incident commenced by officers attached to Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit and local police.

Following inquiries, today (Saturday 19 December 2015), a 35-year-old man attended Parramatta Police Station, where he was arrested.

He has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, drive with misconduct occasioning actual bodily harm, and negligent driving occasioning death.

He has been granted conditional bail, to appear at Picton Local Court on 12 January 2016.

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Roadwise – five times over the limit in Box Hill

Victoria Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 16:08 AEST

A 45-year-old man has allegedly been caught driving at more than five times the legal alcohol limit in Box Hill this morning as part of the Victoria Police Roadwise enforcement campaign.

Box Hill police were notified by a member of the public that a man had left a Station Street motel and it was suspected he was drink driving about 11am.

The Burwood man was quickly located at a nearby address and was asked to undertake an evidentiary breath test at Box Hill Police Station which returned a reading of 0.251 per cent.

He was charged with driving under the influence, exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol and drive vehicle not fitted with an alcohol interlock device.

His licence was immediately suspended and his vehicle was impounded.

Victoria Police is currently saturating the state’s roads as part of Operation Roadwise.

Police are asking everyone to be smart on the roads, by slowing down, not drinking or taking drugs, turning off their mobile phones, using their seatbelts and taking regular breaks.

The operation runs from 13 December 2015 to 3 January 2016

Leonie Johnson

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Beat the heat – but lock your house tonight!

South Australia Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 16:05 AEST

With a cool change (finally!) coming in tonight, home owners are reminded to keep screen doors and windows locked at all times.

During the hot weather a lot of residents often neglect or trade external home security during the evenings and night for a chance to cool down the house.

Sadly, there are a lot of others that take advantage of the hot weather and break into homes via open doors and windows.

So a reminder to everyone, if you leave a front or back door open tonight – make sure you lock your security or screen doors – the same goes for windows, lock them into place so they can’t be opened any further.

Let the cool air in, but not the thieves!

South Australia Police

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman – Rathmines, near Lake Macquarie

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 15:41 AEST

Police and family hold grave concerns for her welfare.

Elizabeth has been described as being Caucasian in appearance, between 150 to 160cm tall, with a slender build and shoulder-length, dark grey hair.

It’s believed she may be driving a silver-coloured Mazda 2 with NSW registration plates CEY18Y.

If anyone has any information that may be able to assist in locating Ms Dickson, they should contact Toronto Police Station on (02) 4950 3699 or Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these incidents 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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Missing girl – Marrickville

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 15:21 AEST

After she failed to return home, family members contacted officers attached to Marrickville Local Area Command, who commenced searching for Kali.

She has not been seen or spoken to since.

There are concerns for Kali’s welfare, as her disappearance is out of character and she is without medication she relies on.

Kali is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of slim build, about 150cm tall, with blonde dyed hair.

She was seen wearing a maroon-coloured shirt with grey trimmings, and was carrying a maroon and green large backpack.

Anyone with information on Kali’s whereabouts is urged to contact Marrickville Police via 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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Man arrested following grass fire at Epping

Victoria Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 14:24 AEST

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man following a suspicious grass fire at Epping this morning.

The fire took place in grassland along the Hume Freeway and Cooper Street about 10.15am.

No one was injured in the blazes. No properties were damaged.

The man, of no fixed place of abode was arrested in Vearings Road about 12.50pm and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the fire and are keen to speak to any witnesses.

Anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

Media Officer

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Unacceptable driving alive and well on Day 1 – Operation Arrive Alive

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 14:06 AEST

During the first day of Operation Arrive Alive, police had detected 1,273 people travelling above the speed limit, an increase of 159 on the same point in the 2014/15 operation.

Police also conducted 48,916 random breath tests and charged 21 people with drink driving.

Significant incidents on Day 1 of Operation Arrive Alive include:

About 4pm on Friday 18 December 2015, officers attached to Coonbarabran Traffic and Highway Patrol Command allegedly detected a white Holden sedan travelling west at 179km/h in a sign posted 100km/h zone on the Golden Highway at Cassilis. The 35-year-old driver from Queensland was travelling with his wife and two children in the car. The man’s licence was suspended immediately and he was issued with a traffic infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

Just before midnight (Friday 18 December 2015), officers from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command stopped a 33-year-old man in Malabar for a Random Breath Test. A positive breath sample was indicated and the man allegedly returned a high-range reading of 0.261 when taken back to Maroubra Police Station. His licence was suspended and he is due to appear before Waverley Local Court on Wednesday 3 February 2016.

About 4pm (Friday 18 December 2015), officers attached to Chifley Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a prime mover on Chifley Road at Lithgow for a heavy vehicle inspection. Checks of the driver’s work diary allegedly revealed over 1,000km were unaccounted for. The driver later admitted that he had driven from Queensland to West Wylong without creating a record and had driven 8 days in a row. The 53-year-old driver from West Wylong was grounded for 24 hours in Lithgow and several charges related to record keeping and critical fatigue are pending.

Just before 12.30am (Saturday 19 December 2015), officers from Green Valley Local Area Command observed a gold-coloured Hyundai sedan driving along Sadlier Avenue at Ashcroft. The Hyundai allegedly had sparks coming from a front wheel. When officers stopped the driver and asked about the damage to his vehicle, he allegedly said “I hit a gutter”. The 31-year-old driver was breath tested at the scene and provided a positive sample. He was arrested and taken to Green Valley Police Station where he allegedly provided a breath analysis sample of 0.159. His licence was suspended and the man issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for high-range drink driving. He is due to appear before Liverpool Local Court on Thursday 21 January 2016.

Just before 11.30pm (Friday 18 December 2015), officers from Botany Bay Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling Mill Pond Road at Mascot when they attempted to stop a KTM motorcycle for an alleged number plate offence. A pursuit was initiated when the rider failed to stop. Officers arrested the 29-year-old rider when he stalled the motorcycle on Hale Street. On searching the man, officers allegedly located an air-pistol and housebreaking implements. The man was taken to Mascot Police Station where he was charged with several offences including:

– Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period – 2nd+offence;

– Police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly (“Skye’s Law”);

– Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous;

– Exceed speed greater than 45 km/h;

– Drive conveyance taken w/o consent of owner;

– Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not m/v);

– Use Class A vehicle number plate obscured, defaced etc;

– Possess unauthorised pistol;

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Missing woman, Caboolture

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 19/12/2015 14:05 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 47-year-old woman missing reported missing from Caboolture yesterday.

Angela Condon (pictured) was last seen getting into a blue 2001 Ford Falcon Sedan with Queensland registration 990GUV at King Street in Caboolture around 3pm. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Police and family are concerned for Angela’s welfare as the behaviour is out of character and she suffers from a medical condition.

If anyone has any knowledge as to her whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Queensland Police Service

Thieves go to the beach too

South Australia Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 13:08 AEST

With the warmer weather here so, unfortunately, is the increased opportunity for theft from beaches and vehicles.

Beachgoers are reminded to remain vigilant around their valuables while cooling off at the beach.  

Leave valuables you don’t need at home and take minimal items to the beach.

Tucking your wallet and keys into the toes of your sneakers isn’t fooling anyone.  

If you have valuables at the beach ensure someone remains with them at all times.

Report any suspicious people or behaviour at the time to the police assistance line 131 444.  

Anybody with information regarding stolen property and thefts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

South Australia Police

Police update and advice – Kurnell

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 12:56 AEST

For their own safety, those who do not have a specific reason to be in the area are urged to stay away at this time. It is likely anyone who is attending the area without good reason will be stopped and spoken to by police.

Meanwhile, police are reminding residents to take care during the clean-up and repair process, especially while conducting high risk activities such as placing tarps on roofs.

They are also reminded to keep a close watch of small children in the area, due to a high volume of heavy vehicles on local roads at this time.

Storm response and safety information – NSW SES

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Man to face court for drug possession

ACT Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 11:35 AEST

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A 24-year-old man will be summonsed to appear before court for drug related offences under the Corrections Management Act 2007.

On Friday 18 December 2015, ACT Policing responded to a call from ACT Corrective Services Officers who had located approximately three grams of a white substance in the vehicle of a sub-contractor attempting to enter the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

Police attended the AMC and seized the substance for analysis.

Community Safety

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Witnesses to assault and taxi damage sought – Sydney

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 11:26 AEST

During the incident, the group damaged two taxis, by smashing mirrors and jumping on one of the vehicles.

One taxi driver, aged 43, was punched through his open window and sustained minor lacerations and bruising to his face.

He was treated at St Vincent’s Hospital and was later discharged.

Police from Sydney City Local Area Command attended and arrested three males. They were released pending further inquiries.

Investigators have requested CCTV from several locations and are seeking any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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 sexual assault at Sale

Victoria Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 11:22 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance following a sexual assault in Sale last night.

Police have been told a 25-year-old woman was walking home with her boyfriend on Cunninghame Street when they became separated at a nearby park about 11.50pm.

It is believed the woman was grabbed from behind by two men and sexually assaulted.

The victim screamed and kicked before the offenders fled the scene.

Passers-by assisted the woman and raised the alarm.

Wellington Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating and are keen to speak to any witnesses.

Anyone with any information or is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

Media Officer

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Robbery and weapon charges, Coopers Plains

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 19/12/2015 11:11 AEST

Police responding to a reported robbery at Highgate Hill last night observed a car acting suspiciously at Moorooka, allegedly running a red light and speeding away.

An attempt was made to intercept the vehicle, believed to contain four occupants, however it failed to stop and continued away at speed. A pursuit was then commenced but was abandoned at the intersection of Kessels and Troughton Road.

The vehicle was located a short time later at Hammersmith Road, Coopers Plains but the occupants had fled. It will be alleged a search of this vehicle resulted in the discovery of a firearm.

Two women who were believed to have been in the car were located nearby but later released without charge.

A man from the abandoned vehicle has allegedly approached a female driver a short distance away, assaulting her and unsuccessfully demanding her vehicle. The woman was not physically injured.

The man then allegedly approached a second vehicle containing two men who fled to safety whereupon he drove away in this vehicle.

The vehicle was later located at Gwinear Street, Kingston with a man arrested nearby.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with possession of a weapon, attempted robbery with violence, robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He is expected to appear at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 21.

Queensland Police Service

Armed robbery, Highgate Hill

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 19/12/2015 11:00 AEST

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a licenced premises at Highgate Hill last night.

Around 9pm, a man entered a bottle shop on Gladstone Road and threatened the male attendant with a knife while demanding money.

The attendant complied and the man left the scene with a sum of cash.

No one was physically injured.

The man is described as 180cm tall, of average build and was wearing a black and red jumper, black long pants, black face mask and gloves.

Queensland Police Service

Police execute search warrant and locate drugs – Lake Macquarie

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 10:41 AEST

Officers commenced a search of the garage area of the premises where they will allege that they located cannabis leaf, cannabis seeds, LSD, white powder and a white crystal substance.

Investigators also located a quantity of cash inside a safe with all items seized for further forensic analysis.

In two other rooms police seized a quantity of cannabis leaf and cannabis seeds.

In the garden officers located and seized 23 cannabis plants growing in individual plant-pots.

A 21-year-old man was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station where he was later charged with possess prohibited drug x 2, deem supply prohibited drug and deal in proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Bail Court today.

Inquiries into the matter continue with further arrests and charges expected.

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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Stolen credit card used at servos

Victoria Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 08:07 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify a thief allegedly using a stolen credit card in Melbourne’s north-east.

Police have been told a wallet was stolen from a car parked in a driveway on Leonard Crescent in Bundoora sometime between 6pm on Tuesday 24 November and 6am on Wednesday 25 November.

The victim’s credit card was then used at a number of service stations in Watsonia, Macleod and Greensborough.

Police have released images of a man who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

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Fatal traffic crash, Goovigen

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 19/12/2015 06:59 AEST

A man has died following a single vehicle traffic crash on the Leichardt Highway near Goovigen yesterday afternoon.

Initial investigations suggest at around 3:00pm a utility was travelling north, when it rolled and came to a stop on the opposite side of the road.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Queensland Police Service

Taxi robbed at Findon

South Australia Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 06:37 AEST

Western Adelaide Police are investigating after a taxi driver was robbed by a passenger armed with a hammer at Findon overnight.

The robbery was reported about 12.45am on Saturday 19 December.  The taxi had been called to an address in Bardia Avenue at Findon.  When the driver arrived, a man threatened him with a hammer, stole cash and ran off with another man.

Police searched the area with the assistance of Police Dog Buster, who tracked them through the oval to Trimmer Parade, but were unable to find the pair.  Inquiries are continuing.

The taxi driver was not harmed during the theft.

The suspect is described as a man of Caucasian appearance, aged about 25 years, 170 cm tall, average build, with a full blonde beard and wearing a grey jumper, red baseball cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au

South Australia Police

Police investigate after woman seriously injured by fire – Kings Langley

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 05:30 AEST

At the home, a 55-year-old woman, was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics with serious burns. She was taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

Six other people at the home – four men, a woman, and an 11-year-old boy – were treated by Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to hospital. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A crime scene has been established and investigations are continuing.

Initial investigations suggest a kerosene lamp ignited, causing injuries to the woman. Other injuries were sustained by people trying to assist her, prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Investigations are continuing, however, the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

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 boat crash – Athol Bay

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 05:08 AEST

Initial investigations suggest a water taxi, being driven by a 55-year-old man with no passengers aboard, and a private vessel, driven by a 44-year-old man, with 10 passengers aboard, collided.

As a result of the collision, two passengers aboard the private vessel – a 45-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman – were treated by Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both drivers received minor injuries that did not require hospitalisation. They were each breath tested at the scene and provided a negative result.

The two boats were seized and will be examined by officers from the Marine Area Command.

Investigations into the crash are continuing, and police urge anyone who witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken to police, 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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Burglary with violence, North Ward

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 19/12/2015 03:11 AEST

Police are investigating an incident last night where a woman was threatened and property taken from residence in North Ward.

Initial investigations indicate that just before 9.30pm, two men entered a residence on Cook Street and threatened the woman who was inside at the time.

After making further threats, one of the men produced a knife before removing a television and a gaming console. Both men left the scene on foot.

Nobody was physically injured as a result of this incident.

If anyone saw any suspicious behaviour around the Cook Street area last night, they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers.  Likewise for anyone who may have any other information which could assist police with their investigations.

Investigations are continuing.  There is no further information available at this stage.

Queensland Police Service

10 charged after search warrants across Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 01:04 AEST

During the searches, police located and allegedly seized:

– 391 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of $1.2 million

– Cannabis leaf with an estimated street value of about $20,000

– Cash

– Ammunition

– Stolen property; including power tools and jewellery

Detective Superintendent David Swilks, Commander Tuggerah Lakes LAC says the results demonstrate the role the public play in investigating crime.

“It’s common for people to feel more comfortable disclosing information over the telephone or online. Their information allows police to investigate reports of suspected criminal activity,” Detective Superintendent Swilks said

“Our officers have sent a clear message to people involved in crime, specifically the supply of illicit drugs, that they will continue to take appropriate action against anyone who chooses to break the law.

“We encourage anyone with information about any suspicious behaviour to contact Crime Stoppers,” he said.

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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Two men charged; over 180 cannabis plants seized in Bargo – Strike Force Zambesi

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 19/12/2015 00:05 AEST

In conjunction with Camden Local Area Command detectives, about 8.50am this morning (Friday 18 December 2015), Strike Force Zambesi officers executed a search warrant at a home on Biara Street, Bargo.

It will be alleged police located over 180 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of over $630,000; and a cannabis cultivation set-up.

All items have been seized for forensic examination.

Two men, aged 24, were arrested at the scene and taken to Narellan Police Station, where they were each charged with a number of offences including cultivate cannabis indictable/commercial quantity.

Both were refused bail, and are due to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Sunday 19 December 2015).

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Search for owner of antique coins

Victoria Police on Friday, 18/12/2015 22:55 AEST

Police are searching for the owner of a number of antique coins that were located in a car in Laverton last week.

The coins located include a 1987 Royal Australian Mint set, a 60th anniversary of the end of WWII coin and a set of pennies from Iowa State Bank.

Police found the coins when they searched a vehicle on Railway Avenue on Wednesday 9 December.

Altona North Police Station Senior Constable Luke Wraight said he suspected the coins were stolen.

“These coins belong to someone who appears to be an avid coin collector so we would like to see them returned to their owner,” he said.

Police have released images of several of the coins in the hope that the owner can be located.

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Serious injury, Kiamba

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 18/12/2015 22:46 AEST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in Kiamba (Nambour) this afternoon.

Initial investigations suggest at around 5:15pm a member of the public located a male cyclist lying unconscious on English Road.

A man in his 50s was air lifted to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital with life threatening head and chest injuries.

Preliminary investigations have not yet determined if another vehicle was involved in the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area around English Road at around 5:15pm or earlier to contact police.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Queensland Police Service

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