Aussie Police News Wrap for Tuesday Evening – 29/12/2015

blotter-allBringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015.

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

Serious assault, Twin Waters

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 20:55 AEST

Police have currently closed off a section of Ocean Drive at Twin Waters after an earlier incident.

Initial information suggests that around 6.10pm an assault occurred on Ocean Drive, where a man was seriously wounded.

The man was located on the David Low Way at Bli Bli a short while later and was transported to the Nambour General Hospital in a serious condition.

A crime scene has been established between Links Road and the entrance to the Twin Waters Golf Club.  Police would ask drivers to avoid this area until further notice.

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

Queensland Police Service

UPDATE – Missing teen Annalise Longman located

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 20:54 AEST

Police are happy to advise that missing teen Annalise Longman has been located safe and well. Thanks to the public for their assistance.

Police know the importance of locating someone as quickly as possible in order to minimise the trauma and anxiety for loved ones, and as such we encourage friends or relatives to contact police as soon as they become concerned about someone who is missing (you do NOT have to wait 24 hours before reporting someone missing).

South Australia Police

Missing man, Arundel

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 20:34 AEST

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a 64-year-old man who went missing from Arundel today.

Mr Keven Maynard was last seen at around 1.30pm at an address on Allied Drive and has not been seen since.

Police and Mr Maynard’s family are concerned for his welfare, as he suffers from a medical condition.

Mr Maynard is described as being Caucasian in appearance and around 180cm tall, with a slim build and grey hair.  He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red T-shirt.

If anyone may have seen Mr Maynard, or has any other information which could assist police in locating him, they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Queensland Police Service

Flooding – Update #5

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 20:09 AEST

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Following the Christmas evacuation of Daly River residents from their community, Commissioner of Police Reece Kershaw and Director of NTES Andy Warton flew to the region today to thank Police and Emergency Services volunteers for their contribution to the successful operation.

Commissioner Kershaw praised everyone involved in the evacuation as well as those PFES staff and volunteers now in the township ensuring the safety of homes and animals.

“We are still in the middle of a once-in-20 year weather event, and everyone is very aware that the emergency is far from over.

“Although today the river level has fallen from its peak on 26 December, there is a real risk it will again rise to an even higher level than already seen.

“The quick action of Police and NTES staff and volunteers ensured the evacuation ran without a hitch, making a real contribution to saving lives.

“To everyone involved in this complex, fast-moving logistical operation I extend my sincere thanks.

“We are well used to dealing with everything Mother Nature throws at us. But on this occasion when most Australians look forward to spending time with family and friends, many PFES members were selflessly sacrificing their holidays to aid and assist our fellow Territorians.”

Andy Warton added: “I am particularly proud of our incredible NTES volunteers who dropped everything to help. We have members in Daly River right now braced for the next rise in river level doing everything to keep the township safe and secure.

“They are a credit to themselves, their community, and to the Territory as a whole.”

While the Top End is slowly drying out, the tropical low has moved south and significant rainfall is expected into the Simpson region in coming days.

“There is still plenty of water about and we do have a number of road closures in effect,” Region 2 Controller Commander Bruce Porter said.

These include:

Stuart Highway between Mataranka and Elliott

Victoria Highway between Timber Creek and the Western Australia border

Buntine Highway at Armstrong River

“I continue to ask drivers to check the Road Report through Secure NT before they set out; if you do decide to travel please ensure you have adequate supplies.”

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.

Northern Territory Police

Search for missing woman Joan Thompson

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 19:42 AEST

Police are currently searching for missing 83-year-old Sydenham woman Joan Thompson.

Joan was last seen at a care facility on Sydenham Road just before 3.30pm today.

She is described as 150cm tall, medium build, short brown hair and she was wearing a silver or white and maroon top with dark coloured pants and runners.

Police and Joan’s family have concerns for her welfare as she suffers from a medical condition which requires care.

Investigators have released an image of Joan in the hope that someone may have information on her current whereabouts.

Anyone who sees Joan is urged to contact Keilor Downs police station on 9365 3333.

Belinda Batty

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Missing woman, Collingwood Park

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 19:13 AEST

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate woman missing from Collingwood Park since yesterday.

Lesley Savage, aged 40-years, was last seen at around 11am at a Manning Court address.

Police and her family hold serious concerns for her welfare as she has not been seen since and she suffers from a medical condition.

Ms Savage (pictured) is described as being Caucasian in appearance and around 170cm tall with short blonde hair, blue eyes and a nose piercing.

She was last seen wearing (and pictured) a red, white and blue checked shirt, black singlet with the words ‘live to ride’ printed on the front and a purple and light-brown straw hat.

Police urge anyone with any information which could possibly lead to finding Ms Savage, to contact Crime Stoppers.

Queensland Police Service

Missing teen Annalise Longman

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 18:17 AEST

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate missing teenager Annalise Longman.

Annalise, 14 years, was last seen in North Adelaide on Monday 28 December and police and family have concerns for her welfare.

Annalise Longman is described as Caucasian, about 150cm tall with shoulder length brown hair.

Police believe that she may now be in the western suburbs.

If anyone sees Annalise or knows of her whereabouts, please call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

South Australia Police

Murray Valley Highway speeder

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 17:50 AEST

State Highway Patrol officers intercepted a vehicle travelling at high speed on the Murray Valley Highway at Browns Plains yesterday afternoon.

Police intercepted the 24-year-old female driver travelling at 164km/h in the 100km/h zone at 5pm.

Her car was impounded for 30 days and she is expected to be charged on summons with exceeding the speed limit.

The NSW woman told police she had no reason for speeding.

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

Creina O’Gradyr

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Street disturbances, Aurukun

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 17:18 AEST

Senior police are working closely with community leaders and elders in Aurukun to help calm tensions which have been heightened in recent days.

Preliminary information indicates that a number of large street disturbances between local families occurred yesterday on Kang Kang Road, which involved the use of projectiles, some of which were made of wood and steel.

At this time, police have no reports of injuries.

The general store was broken into with a large quantity of property stolen. Two vehicles were also stolen and a number of houses and businesses damaged, along with a car carrying police officers.

Police have arrested nine people on a number of offences including break and enter and wilful damage.

The township has been calm today however additional police are travelling to Aurukun and expected to arrive this afternoon.

Officers continue to actively work with and consult with the community to ensure a peaceful outcome to the increased tensions.

Investigations into yesterday’s incidents continue.

Queensland Police Service

Assault Victims – Darwin City

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 17:00 AEST

NT Police would like to speak with two people who attended a Mitchell Street bar in the early hours of 20 December, who may have been victims of an assault at about 2:30am.

“We have arrested two men for assaulting security guards and numerous street offences outside the venue,” Sergeant Drew Slape of the City Safe and Licensing Patrol Unit said.

“On investigation it appears two more men were also assaulted by the same people that night.”

They are described as:

Victim 1: Caucasian male, in his early 20s, slim build. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and a Native American-style head dress.   

Victim 2: Caucasian male, also in his early 20s, slim build. He was wearing a black undershirt and collared blue dress shirt open at the front with blue jeans.

Police are asking these men, or anyone who knows their identity, to contact them on 131 444.

Northern Territory Police

Update: Serious traffic crash, Gleneagle

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 16:58 AEST

A 10-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital following a serious traffic crash at Gleneagle this afternoon.

Initial information suggests just after 1pm a motorbike and car have collided on the Mount Lindesay Highway.

The 10-year-old rider of the motorbike suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the Lady Cilento Hospital.

The Mount Lindesay Highway was re-opened a short time ago.

Forensic Crash Unit continues to investigate.

Queensland Police Service

Teenager robbed at Reynella

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 16:42 AEST

South Coast Police are investigating a street robbery at Reynella and have released CCTV of the suspect.

Around 6.30pm on Monday 28 December, police were called to a bike track near Main South Road, Reynella.  A teenager reported he had been threatened by a man armed with screwdriver who stole his mobile phone.

The victim was not injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a man of Aboriginal appearance, aged in his 20s, about 165-170cm tall, with a medium build and wearing black shorts and a red and black Michael Jordan baseball cap.  He was also carrying a black backpack and has tattoos on his lower left leg and right forearm.

The suspect was last seen walking through the car park of Hungry Jacks at the intersection of Main South Road and Pimpala Road, Reynella, heading towards Booth Road.

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

South Australia Police

Teenagers injured after car collides with train in State’s Far North

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 16:21 AEST

A teenage boy is being airlifted to Adelaide after a car carrying five people collided with a freight train near Mintabie in the Far North of the State.

Just after 1pm, a Ford sedan travelling on the Mintabie Road collided with an Adelaide bound freight train at a level crossing about three kilometres north of Mintabie.

Two of the five occupants in the car, both 17-year-old boys from Adelaide, received serious but non-life threatening injuries.  One of the boys is being airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.

The three other occupants received treatment for minor injuries at the Marla Police Station.

The train stopped shortly after the crash, there were was no damage or injuries to any persons on the train.

The 1995 Ford sedan was written off in the crash.  Local Marla Police are investigating the incident.

South Australia Police

Man Charged – Aggravated Assault – Central Desert

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 16:20 AEST

NT Police have arrested a 48-year-old man following an aggravated assault in Hermannsburg on Monday 28 December.

Acting Superintendent Pauline Vicary said the victim was a man aged 31.

“Police were notified of the assault by nurses attending the scene.

“The man had allegedly used a broken bottle to attack the victim.

“The man was taken to the Alice Springs Hospital where he is in a stable condition.

“Police arrested and charged the 48-year-old-man today.”

He has been charged with:

Unlawfully cause serious harm

He has been refused bail and will appear in the Alice Springs Court tomorrow.

Northern Territory Police

Personal responsibility key to safety on roads – Operation Arrive Alive Day 11

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 15:52 AEST

The road toll still stands at 11 following the 11th day of the holiday road-safety operation.

The Commander of the state’s Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, has warned motorists that driving and personal responsibility on the roads go hand-in-hand.

“Breaking the law on the roads will not be tolerated and officers will be out to catch any one speeding, drink or drug-driving, not using a seat belt or helmet, using a mobile phone or driving while fatigued,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

“It is very disappointing to see 640 people caught drink-driving, putting themselves and other innocent road users at risk. Driving is a privilege, one that can be taken away if irresponsible behaviour is detected.

“One mistake, misjudgement due to speeding or other risk factors could end in tragedy. Think before you get behind the wheel. Nothing is worth serious injury or death,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

Executive Director Centre for Road Safety Manager Bernard Carlon said road users must stop ignoring the message of safe driving and be aware of the risks.

“We know that speeding contributes to 40 per cent of our fatal crashes yet people continue to dangerously speed, putting themselves, their families and others at risk. As we move into celebrations for the New Year we urge everyone to have a Plan B to avoid drinking and driving,” Mr Carlon said.

“Double demerits still apply until January 3 so don’t risk losing your licence or losing a life on our roads,” he said.

Notable incidents from Day 11 of Operation Arrive Alive include:

– At 1.30pm yesterday (Monday 28 December 2015), a 38 year old Sydney man was detected by Batemans Bay HWP riding his motorcycle south on the Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba at a speed of 157km in the sign posted 100km/h zone. He was stopped and issued an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and his NSW licence was immediately suspended for a period of 6 months. The registration plate of the motorcycle was also confiscated for a period of 3 months.

– At 1.50pm yesterday, a 30-year-old-man from Narellan was detected driving at 137km/h in an 80km/h zone on Mount Ousley Road, Mount Ousley. He was stopped and produced a Class C P2 licence with permanent Passenger Restrictions. At the time of the offence he had his two daughters aged six and seven in the rear of the vehicle. He was issued TINS for exceed speed over 45km/h and breach passenger restrictions. His licence was also suspended.

– About 2.10pm yesterday, a 25-year-old man from Glen Inness was stopped as he travelled north with two male passengers in a green Mitsubishi sedan. The driver was subjected to a roadside drug test which returned a positive reading. He was conveyed to Coonabarabran Police Station where a secondary test was conducted. This also returned a positive reading to Methamphetamine. The male driver’s Red P1 provisional driver’s licence was suspended for 24 hours.

As part of Operation Arrive Alive, double demerit points will apply for speeding, mobile phone use, seatbelt and helmet use. Double demerits will apply from 24 December 2015 to January 3 2016 and from 22 January 2016 to 26 January 2016 inclusive.

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Serious traffic crash, Gleneagle

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 15:35 AEST

Police are currently at the scene of a serious traffic crash which occurred at Gleneagle this afternoon.

Initial information suggests just after 1pm a bicycle and car have collided on the Mount Lindesay Highway.

A boy, who was riding the bicycle at the time of the crash, has received serious injuries.

The Mount Lindesay Highway is currently closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

There is no further information available at this time.

Queensland Police Service

Police search for VFL football card collector

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 15:13 AEST

Sunshine police are trying to locate the owner of a number of VFL football cards which were found after a search warrant was executed in Ardeer.

The cards, which were circulated in Kornies cereal packets, feature a number of players from VFL days and are considered to be quite rare and valuable.

The cards feature players from all twelve VFL teams in the late 70s and early 80s.

Anyone with information about the cards or the possible owner is asked to contact Sunshine Police Station on 9313 3333

Creina O’Grady

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Attempted murder charge, Kuttabul

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 14:56 AEST

Police have charged a 35-year-old South Australian man after an alleged assault in Kuttabul yesterday,

It will be alleged that around 12.15am a man armed with a knife confronted a 23-year-old man in the back yard of the Sorensens Road residence and stabbed him once in the torso.

The armed man allegedly then entered the house and stabbed a 21-year-old woman twice in the torso causing her to drop an infant she was holding at the time.

The man, woman and male infant were taken to the Mackay Base Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

A 35-year-old man is due to be extradited from South Australia later this week and has been charged with attempted murder, enter dwelling with intent, acts intended to maim and assault. He is expected to appear in the Mackay Magistrate’s Court sometime in January.

Queensland Police Service

Youth Arrests – Darwin

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 14:38 AEST

Detectives from Strike Force Trident have arrested six youths aged between 13 and 15 after a string of offences from Karama to Tiwi.

Detective Sergeant Mark Bland said in one night the group have allegedly unlawfully entered two residential properties, one business and 25 vehicles.

“From late on Sunday evening until their arrest in the early morning yesterday we have laid 188 charges including unlawful entry, stealing, criminal damage and trespass on the six juveniles.

“Police will allege the damage done to the vehicles along the way is in excess of $10,000.

“A phone call to Police at 3am reporting an intruder on the premises saw General Duties Officers and Trident Detectives flood the suburb of Tiwi with foot patrols and vehicles resulting in the arrest of six juveniles.

“Police believe at least four others may have been with them at the time and are asking anyone with information, however trivial it may seem, to please contact them on 131 444.” 

Five of the juveniles will face the Youth Justice Court today.

Northern Territory Police

Man dies in Footscray explosion

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 14:21 AEST

Police are investigating an explosion in Footscray this morning that has resulted in the death of a man.

The explosion occurred on a truck near the intersection of Barkly and Gordon streets about 11.55am.

One man died in the explosion and six other people were injured.

An exclusion zone is currently in place and all houses on Barkly Street between Creswick and Gordon streets have been evacuated.

Power to the area has also been cut as a safety precaution.

A number of properties on Barkly and Gordon streets have sustained damage as a result of the explosion.

At this time emergency services are yet to determine what has caused the explosion and two cylinders that remain on the roadway are still being assessed.

Detectives from the Arson and Explosives Squad and Major Collision Investigation Unit will attend the scene to assist with the investigation.

Police believe a number of people in the area at the time of the incident may have left without speaking to police and they are urging those people to come forward, along with any other witnesses.

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

Natalie Webster

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Mount Isa motorists urged to take extra care on wet roads

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 14:15 AEST

Police are urging drivers travelling throughout the Mount Isa District to take extra precautions following a substantial amount of rain fall in the area recently.

Heavy rain falls in short periods of time have resulted in localised flooding and major road closures, including Richmond Winton Road at Richmond and the Flinders Highway between Julia Creek and Cloncurry.

The below aerial images show the heavy rainfall that has caused flooding in the Julia Creek area.

Police are urging drivers to plan ahead and reassess non-essential travel when closures are in place. Remember – if it is flooded, forget it.

Drivers are also reminded to check road conditions prior to travel by calling ahead to the relevant councils or online by visiting www.131940.com.au .

Queensland Police Service

Police investigate Ascot Vale stabbing

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 14:11 AEST

Police are investigating following a stabbing in Ascot Vale this morning.

It’s believed that an offender entered an address on Churchill Avenue between 11.15am and 11.45am.

The circumstances surrounding the incident have not yet been established, however it’s believed that the offender fled from the area on foot.

A 36-year-old man of no fixed address has been conveyed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with stab wounds to his abdomen, while another man is refusing treatment for minor cuts at the scene.

At this stage witnesses are not cooperating with police.

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Names released – Waterhouse boating incident

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 14:09 AEST

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 – 2:01 pm.

The names of the two men who died after a boating incident off Waterhouse Point have been released.

The men were Danny Leonard Viney, 35, of Ravenswood and John Joseph Harrison, 41, of Newnham.

Next of kin have been informed.

The investigation is continuing and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Youth Charged – Aggravated Assault – Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 13:56 AEST

Detectives from Strike Force Vega have arrested a 16-year-old girl following an aggravated assault that occurred in Alice Springs on 26 December.

Detective Superintendent Travis Wurst said that a man aged 57 was approached by the youth on Lyndavale Drive and assaulted.

“The offender allegedly approached the man from behind and attempted to steal his wallet from his pocket. The man has reached around to stop the offender from taking his wallet, which has resulted in the man being forced into a headlock and then pushed to the ground.

“The man was assisted by two youths who were in the area.

“The man suffered abrasions to his upper left eye and a broken left hand.

The youth was arrested the following day and charged with:

Aggravated assault

Assault with intent to steal

She was refused bail and is due to appear in the Alice Springs Youth Court today.

Northern Territory Police

Youth Charged – Unlawful Entry – Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 13:56 AEST

Detectives from Strike Force Vega have charged a 12-year-old male youth following an unlawful entry and stealing incident in Alice Springs CBD on 26 December.

Detective Superintendent Travis Wurst said that the youth absconded from a youth diversion program where he was bailed to reside after committing property offences in Darwin on 16 December.

“On the 26 December the youth allegedly used a rock to smash a vehicle window in the Alice Springs CBD and stole various items.

“He then gained entry into a CBD shopping centre and allegedly attempted to gain entry into a number of stores, without success.

“The 12 year old was arrested by Police at about 5:25am.

He has been charged with:

Unlawful entry – Building

Northern Territory Police

Building fire, Harristown (Toowoomba)

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 12:46 AEST

Police are investigating a fire that occurred at a business in Harristown last night.

At about 11.38pm emergency services attended the fitness centre on the coroner of West and James Streets where they found the rear of the premises well alight.

The blaze was extinguished however the building sustained significant damage. No one was inside at the time.

A crime scene has been established and the fire is being investigated.

Investigations are continuing and anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Queensland Police Service

Search for man following criminal damage incident in Lilydale

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 12:29 AEST

Police have released images of a man they would like to speak to following a criminal damage incident in Lilydale last month.

Investigators believe two men left a hotel on Main Street on 13 November about 10.15pm.

The men walked towards the Lilydale Railway Station where one of them is alleged to have picked up a garbage bin and thrown it through the rear window of a parked car.

No one was in the white Ford Focus at the time of the incident.

The unknown men left the garbage bin in the middle of the road before they were last seen running towards John Street.

Police have released the below images of a man who they believe may be able to assists with their investigation.

The man is described as being Caucasian, solid build and aged in his early to mid-30s.

He was wearing a blue flannelette shirt and dark-coloured shorts.

Police do not have a description of the second male.

Investigators believe one of the men is often referred to as “Robbo”.

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Witnesses sought after shooting in Salisbury Heights

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 12:27 AEST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man received a gunshot wound in Salisbury Heights just after midnight.

In the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 29 December, a 27-year-old man presented at the Modbury Hospital with a single gunshot wound. He was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he is receiving treatment for a non-life threatening injury.

Initial investigation by Elizabeth CIB suggests the man may have been shot while in a car parked on Target Hill Road in Salisbury Heights, sometime just before 12.30am.

The incident is not considered to be random and all parties are believed to be known to eachother.

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

South Australia Police

Ute stolen from Lower Light

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 12:27 AEST

Two men who stole a tilt trailer from a Beverley address on Sunday are also suspected of stealing a ute from Lower Light yesterday.

Just before 11am on Monday 28 December, two men in a red/maroon Holden VS Commodore sedan entered a property off Port Wakefield Road, Lower Light.  One of the men then drove off in a white Toyota Hilux dual cab utility with a white tray, registration S728BAB.

The two vehicles were last spotted travelling on Hall Road, Redbanks, then onto Redbanks Road, heading towards Gawler.  Police later received information the Commodore travelled south on the Northern Expressway at Willaston.

The red maroon Holden Commodore sedan possibly had handwritten number plates, beginning with a W.

Police ask anyone who spots either vehicle to contact the police assistance line on 131 444.

South Australia Police

Four charged following graffiti spree in Melbourne

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 11:47 AEST

Four men have been charged following an alleged graffiti spree in Melbourne over the past three days.

Transit Divisional Response Unit detectives arrested the New South Wales men as they were returning a hire car near Tullamarine Airport this morning.

It is alleged eight trains across the Metro Melbourne train network were tagged with graffiti since Boxing Day, causing approximately $8000 worth of damage to the trains.

A 20-year-old Gladesville man has been charged with eight counts of criminal damage and eight counts of trespass.

A 21-year-old Lilyfield man has been charged with eight counts of criminal damage, eight counts of trespass and drive in a manner dangerous.

A 21-year-old Campsie man has been charged with eight counts of criminal damage, eight counts of trespass and possess drug of dependence.

A 20-year-old Leichhardt man charged with charged with eight counts of criminal damage, eight counts of trespass and possess drug of dependence.

All four men will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court shortly.

Kelly Grindley

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Unlawful use of a motor vehicle, Palm Cove

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 11:42 AEST

Detectives have charged seven teenagers following the alleged unlawful entry of a utility and theft of a vehicle from a Palm Cove residence on the night of December 21.

It will be alleged a number of the youths attended the residence on Buchan Street, gaining entry to a utility and searching through it before stealing a second vehicle, which was located six days later at Woree.

Police allegedly observed the vehicle being driven in the Woree area at around 3.40am on Sunday, December 27 and successfully intercepted it after deploying tyre deflation devices.

Four of the youths were taken into custody after allegedly fleeing on foot with the remaining three located and arrested over ensuing days.

The seven youths, three boys aged 14, 16 and 17 and four girls aged between 13 and 16, have been charged with a total of 37 offences including burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlawful entry to a vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlicenced driving, failing to stop, assault, stealing, wilful damage and various traffic related offences.

They will be dealt with under the provisions of The Youth Justice Act.

Queensland Police Service

Christmas Road Safety Campaign – Day 6

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 11:31 AEST

Statistics from day 6 of the Christmas Road Safety campaign have police reminding motorist to slow down and obey speed limits after a motorcycle was detected travelling 215km in 110km zone on the Bruce Highway, Glass House Mountains.

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.

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

Queensland Police Service

Two Vehicle Crash – Midland Highway – Devon Hills

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 11:20 AEST

Monday, 28 December 2015 – 1:52 pm.

Two Vehicle Crash – Midland Highway, Devon Hills

At 10 am on Monday 28th of Decmber 2015, a gold Toyota Camry sedan and a white Volkswagon Golf hatch, were involved in a head on collision on the Midland Highway, between Devon Hills and the Breadalbane Roundabout.

As a result of this incident the seven occupants of the vehicles involved, including the 49 year old female driver of the gold Camry from Perth and the 32yr old male driver of the VW Golf from Victoria, were transported to the Launceston General Hospital for treatment of serious but non life threatening injuries.

The exact details of the cause of the crash are now being investigated by Tasmania Police, however early information indicates the gold Toyota Camry sedan had crossed on to the incorrect side of the road prior to impact.  Traffic was disrupted in both directions for approximately 2hrs.

Anyone with information relevant to the circumstances of this crash is encouraged to contact the Longford Police Station on 63911204 or Crime Stoppers on 131 444.

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Operation Crossroads – 28 December Update

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 11:20 AEST

Monday, 28 December 2015 – 11:08 am.

Operation Crossroads – State wide enforcement activities to date (accumulative):

State wide traffic enforcement activities

2015

Random drug & alcohol tests to date

10,460

Motorists charged with drink driving offences to date

43

Motorists who returned positive oral fluid tests to date

18

Total Infringement notices issued to date

730

Infringement notices issued for speeding offences

475

Infringement notices issued for inattentive driving

56

Infringement notices issued for mobile phone use

32

Infringement notices issued for seat belt offences

41

38

Tasmania Police will continue to target the fatal five in order to reduce serious and fatal crashes on the states road.  Speed, distraction, fatigue, seatbelts, alcohol and drugs.

Our enforcement and education activities are conducted 365 days a year.

If you mix drugs and or alcohol with driving, you will get caught.  If you speed, you will get caught.

Please think about others before placing yourself or those around you at risk.  Don’t become a statistic.

In the states north yesterday a vehicle detected speeding on Midland Highway deliberately evaded police on two separate occasions. The vehicle was later located unoccupied in Waverley and was confiscated.  Investigations are continuing.

A Devonport driver was detected travelling at 37 km/h over the posted speed limit in the Latrobe area yesterday.  They also returned a positive Oral Fluid Test.

These random acts of stupidity can have grave consequences.

It is everyone’s responsibility to keep the roads safe.  As you return home from your Christmas holiday please take your time.  Stop if you are tired and pay attention.

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Boating Fatality – Waterhouse

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 11:01 AEST

Monday, 28 December 2015 – 5:20 am.

Police are currently on scene of a boating fatality at Waterhouse on the state’s north-east coast with one man still missing.

Police were made aware of the incident at about 12:40am this morning, after the pair did not return home at the expected time. A 35 year old Ravenswood man has been confirmed deceased. Police Search and Rescue are currently searching for the second man that was on board with the assistance of the helicopter and the Van Diemen vessel.

Police have located the dinghy that the men were in.

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Teen arrested over Port Augusta robbery

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 10:39 AEST

A teenager has been arrested after he allegedly robbed a Port Augusta service station on Monday morning.

Police will allege that at 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.

A 16-year-old boy from Port Augusta has been charged with aggravated robbery and breach of bail. He will appear in the Port Augusta Youth Court later today.

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ATV rollover

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 10:38 AEST

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Questions concerning its content can be sent by email to tasmania.police@police.tas.gov.au or by mail to GPO Box 308, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7001.

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Aggravated Burglary and Motor Vehicle Stealing – Mount Nelson

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 10:38 AEST

Sunday, 27 December 2015 – 5:31 pm.

Between 3:00 pm on Saturday 26/12/2015 and 1:00 pm on Sunday 27/12/2015 an address in Mount Nelson was subject to an aggravated burglary during which an orange 1967 Holden Torana L34 model with special interest registration SI7239 was stolen.

The vehicle is very distinctive and rare is worth approximately $150,000.  Also stolen was a small calibre air rifle.

Members of the public who may have recently sighted this vehicle or who have any information are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Hobart CIB on 6173 2611.

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Vehicle Fire Huon Highway

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 10:27 AEST

Sunday, 27 December 2015 – 5:14 pm.

Shortly after 1.20pm Sunday 27th December 2015, Tas Fire and Tas Police units attended the Huon Highway Kingston, just south of the Summerleas Road intersection regarding a vehicle fire.

It was determined that a White Ford 350 Utility towing a car trailer carrying another ford vehicle had caught alight, and as a result the Ford 350 utility was engulfed in flame, and completely burnt out, the trailer and vehicle on it were slightly affected by the fire.

The cause of the fire was determined as a mechanical problem causing overheating, which led to the fire starting.

Traffic in both directions was affected for approx 2hrs whilst the scene was cleared.

The trailer and vehicle on it were towed away from the scene, a tow truck removed the burnt out vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

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Four arrested following graffiti spree in Melbourne

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 10:19 AEST

Four men have been arrested following an alleged graffiti spree in Melbourne over the past three days.

Transit Divisional Response Unit detectives arrested the New South Wales men as they were returning a hire car near Tullamarine Airport this morning.

It is alleged eight trains across the Metro Melbourne train network were tagged with graffiti since Boxing Day.

A 20-year-old Gladesville man, a 21-year-old Lilyfield man, a 21-year-old Campsie man and a 20-year-old Leichhardt man are currently in custody, assisting police with their enquiries.

The four men are being interviewed for criminal damage and trespass offences.

Kelly Grindley

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Operation Crossroads – update regarding vehicle detected with 5 unrestrained children

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 10:15 AEST

Saturday, 26 December 2015 – 4:06 pm.

Operation Crossroads – update regarding vehicle detected with 5 unrestrained children:

In relation to the vehicle detected last night with the five unrestrained children, the vehicle involved was stopped at a static random breath/drug testing site in Thorn Street, Burnie.

The vehicle was driven by a woman. There was also an adult male front seat passenger.

Two of the children in the vehicle were those of the woman driver.

At this stage, the driver may face a maximum penalty of 3 demerit points loss per unrestrained child and a $350.00 fine per unrestrained child.  That is a total of 15 demerit points and a fine of $1,750.00.

This offence is one of the fatal five targeted by police.  As the driver of a motor vehicle you have a significant responsibility to the lives of all your passengers, particularly those who are vulnerable such as children.

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Operation Crossroads – Christmas Day Update

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 10:15 AEST

Friday, 25 December 2015 – 10:00 am.

Operation Crossroads – State wide enforcement activities to date:

State wide traffic enforcement activities

2015

Random drug & alcohol tests to date

4515

Motorists charged with drink driving offences to date

26

Motorists who returned positive oral fluid tests to date

7

Total Infringement notices issued to date

346

Infringement notices issued for speeding offences

227

Infringement notices issued for inattentive driving

25

Infringement notices issued for mobile phone use

23

Infringement notices issued for seat belt offences

26

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Tasmania Police continue to maintain a high visibility presence on the states roads during this holiday period.  Unfortunately, a small percentage of the motoring community still fail to pay attention to the constant messaging regarding safe driving behaviour.

The greatest disappointment is the significant increase in motorists charged with drink driving offences for the same time last year, with 16 more incidents detected Statewide.  That is a total of 26 motorists who chose to ignore the road rules, display any form of common sense and completely disregard the safety of other road users.

Specifically a 58 year old man from the Huon area was arrested last night for driving under the influence of alcohol. He returned a blood alcohol level of 0.187%. He was issued a 24 month immediate disqualification.

Police will continue to be out in numbers as part of Operation Crossroads to ensure this small percentage of people are taken off the states roads.

A serious two vehicle crash last night at Lyttleton Street and Elphin Road Launceston between a motor cycle and a small four wheel drive saw a 65 year old man admitted to hospital with serious head and chest injuries.  Initial investigations indicate inattention may have played a considerable part in the occurrence of the crash.

A second serious single vehicle crash at Mathinna in the state’s east also saw the passenger of a vehicle thrown from the Toyota Hilux he was travelling in.  The man’s injuries were significant and he was required to be airlifted to the Launceston General Hospital.  Initial investigations indicate alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash.

Both incidents could have been avoided.  Tasmania Police urge all motorists to consider the potential impact of poor driving behaviour on other road users and will continue to target the fatal five;

Speed

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Man charged after pointing replica pistol at vehicles – Coffs Harbour

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 10:13 AEST

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended and were told a man, dressed in black, was waving a pistol at passing cars.

Police commenced a search of the area and arrested a man nearby who was allegedly in possession of a replica firearm.

The 20-year-old was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, and four counts of common assault.

The local man was bail refused to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Tuesday 29 December 2015).

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Train chisel threat investigation underway by Ashfield LAC

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 09:57 AEST

At the time of the incident, police attended Canterbury Railway Station and spoke with a 19-year-old Waterloo woman, who was then taken to hospital for treatment for a medical condition.

Police will speak with the woman once she is deemed well enough.

Several people involved in the incident have been spoken to by police and witness statements are being compiled.

Anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken with police is urged to contact Ashfield LAC.

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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Assault outside Republic Bar in the early hours of Christmas morning

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 09:52 AEST

Friday, 25 December 2015 – 6:34 pm.

Police are calling for witnesses to an incident in which a man appears to have been assaulted in the vicinity of the Republic Bar on Elizabeth Street at around 2.30am on Friday25 December 2015.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hobart CIB on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 quoting reference OR527637.

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Medivac from New Pelion Hut

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 09:21 AEST

Friday, 25 December 2015 – 1:06 am.

At approximately 10:00pm on Thursday 24th December 2015 police were alerted to the activation of an emergency beacon at New Pelion hut on the Overland Track near Mt Ossa.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the area, and landed at the hut around midnight.

Rescue crews found that the beacon had been activated by its owner, on behalf of another walker who was suffering a suspected heart related medical condition.

The patient, a 36 year old man from Queensland, and his walking partner were airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital for further assessment.

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Name Released following fatal collision

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 09:10 AEST

Thursday, 24 December 2015 – 3:55 pm.

Tasmania Police have released the name of the male driver who was killed in a two vehicle collision yesterday evening on the Murchison Highway at Somerset.

He was Matthew John Martin, 34 years of Mt Hicks Road, Yolla.

Mr Martin was killed when he lost control of his vehicle on a right hand curve on a downhill section of the highway just south of Village Lane junction. His vehicle crossed into the on-coming lane and into the path of a south bound Holden Captiva wagon.

As a result of the collision Mr. Martin was killed instantly.

Three of the four occupants of the Holden were treated at the North West Regional Hospital and were released. One child passenger was flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital last night. Her condition is listed as stable.

Crash Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have observed either vehicle prior to the collision or who may have witnessed the crash. Witnesses are asked to contact Burnie Police on 131 444.

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Man charged after allegedly dealing in proceeds of crime – Hay

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 09:04 AEST

Police spoke to the 56-year-old male driver, before searching the vehicle where they allegedly located a large sum of cash.

The man was arrested at the scene and taken to Deniliquin Police Station, where he was charged with good in custody and deal in the proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail, to appear at Deniliquin Local Court today (Tuesday 29 December 2015).

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Eighty-seven cannabis plants seized

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 06:47 AEST

Police in Elizabeth were kept busy yesterday when they discovered a total of 87 cannabis plant in two separate properties in Burton and Salisbury Downs.

At 11.45am on Monday 28 December, officers from Elizabeth Mantle along with Elizabeth CIB searched an industrial property at Burton. They located 34 plants inside 4 large sheds. A 70-year-old from Underdale was arrested and charged with cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis and possessing prescribed equipment. He will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 4 December.

In an unrelated incident, police searched a house in Salisbury Downs just after midday. Inside they located 53 plants along with prescribed equipment. Enquiries are ongoing to locate the tenant of the house.

Anyone with information that may lead to the seizure of cannabis or any illicit drug is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au

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Deliberately lit fires Seacombe Gardens

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 06:47 AEST

Police are investigating four deliberately lit fires that occurred at Seacombe Gardens early this morning.

At 3.20am Tuesday 29 December, a member of the public alerted police to a small rubbish fire burning on Rider Street. Police and MFS attended, fire fighters quickly extinguished the fire which caused damage to some discarded wooden pallets.

Five minutes later a Taxi driver observed two small grass fires on Sandery Avenue. MFS attended and extinguished the fires, while Police called for a Dog Operations patrol to assist in searching the area.

About the same time another small grass fire started on Diagonal Road and was quickly contained by MFS crews.

Police searched the area although have not located anyone at this time. All four fires are being treated as suspicious and investigations are continuing.

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

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10 year anniversary of the murder of Michael Griffey

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 06:19 AEST

Victoria Police is appealing for public information to help bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Michael Griffey on New Years’ Eve 2005.

Detective Sergeant Martin Robertson is hoping the ten year anniversary of the murder will encourage people with information to come forward and provide a resolution to the family of Mr Griffey.

Mr Griffey’s body was discovered by his estranged wife and daughter on 2 January in the garage of the family’s Pakenham home.

He was located face down on the garage floor, covered with a tarpaulin and a bed sheet.

Police believe Mr Griffey was attacked and killed between 2pm and 3pm on 29 December 2015 and his body lay undiscovered in the garage for four days.

A relative of Mr Griffey was charged with his murder, however the charges were withdrawn before the Supreme Court trial was due to commence.

Detective Sergeant Martin Robertson said the investigation remains open.

“Homicide investigations never close and I am hoping that this appeal will result in someone coming forward with a key piece of evidence which will bring to justice the person responsible for Michael’s death.

“I am hoping that by bringing Michael’s death to the public’s attention again will remind people of something they saw or heard back then.

“I am sure there are people who are struggling with the burden of the information they hold about Michael’s death and I urge them to tell their story and provide some closure to Michael’s friends and family.”

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Update: Missing girl, Bundamba – LOCATED

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 06:02 AEST

Police have located the 13-year-old girl missing from Bundamba since Saturday, December 26.

She was located safe and well overnight and has been reunited with her family.

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Man wanted following Fawkner armed robbery

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 05:44 AEST

Hume Crime Investigation Unit detectives are seeking assistance from the public to identify a man following an armed robbery in Fawkner in December.

Detectives have been told the man approached the victim from behind and allegedly held a knife to his throat, in a car park on Sydney Road, on Saturday 19 December about 10.30pm.

The victim was also allegedly assaulted before the offender, in the company of a woman, made off with the victim’s phone and jewellery.

Police have been told the victim and the offender had contact with one another during the evening prior to the incident.

Investigators have released images of a man they would like to speak to in the hope it will assist the investigation.

The man is perceived to be Caucasian, aged 30 to 40-years, with a bald head, is clean shaven and missing a front tooth.

He was wearing a black t-shirt with a white motif with Brooklyns Finest written below.

A woman was arrested shortly after the incident and has been charged with armed robbery and handle stolen goods.

She has been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 16 March 2016.

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Woman charged with high-range drink driving- Bexley

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 04:32 AEST

Police will allege the vehicle was travelling slowly and swerving left to right.

Officers from St George Local Area Command pulled the vehicle over breath tested the 44-year-old female driver.

She allegedly provided a positive reading and was arrested before being taken to Kogarah Police Station where she was submitted to a breath analysis which allegedly provided a reading of 0.268.

She was then charged with high-range drink driving and had her licence suspended.

She is due to appear in Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 28 January 2016.

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Police search for George Robbins

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 04:11 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 83-year-old George Robbins.

George, who has dementia, was last seen leaving his home on McClares Road in Vermont yesterday about 5pm.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare due to his health issues.

Investigators have released a photo of George in the hope that someone recognises

him.

George is described as 160cm tall, thin build, balding with white hair and a goatee.

He was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt.

Anyone who sees George is urged to contact Forest Hill Police Station on 8847 3600 or ring Triple Zero (000)

Leading Senior Constable Lee Thomson

Media officer

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Man charged over alleged armed robbery – Rooty Hill

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 02:52 AEST

He has allegedly approached the counter and threatened a 31-year-old male employee demanding cash.

The employee has run to the back of the store to escape, and the armed man attempted to open the cash register.

He was unsuccessful, and instead allegedly stole two bottles of alcohol, and a bottle of soft drink before running from the premises.

The alarm was raised and about 5.15pm officers arrested a 33-year-old man on the M7 bike path at Dean Park.

He was taken to Mount Druitt Police Station where he was charged with robbery with an offensive weapon.

He was refused bail and will appear in Mount Druitt Local Court today (Monday 29 December 2015).

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Missing person, Ipswich

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 01:23 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenager missing from Riverview since Christmas day.

Virginia Johnson was last seen by family late on Christmas night. She left the family home after an argument.

Virginia is 15-years-old and is described as 170cm tall, medium build with black hair and brown eyes.

Virginia has not been seen since Christmas day nor has she contacted family. Police have concerns for her safety as this is out of character.

Anyone with information in relation to Virginia is urged to contact Policelink on 131444

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Man arrested after allegedly brandishing replica pistol – Coffs Harbour

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 29/12/2015 00:18 AEST

It’s alleged the man, who was dressed in black and wearing black sunglasses, was waving the pistol at passing cars.

Police from Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command responded to the calls and with the assistance of a Police Dog, officers located a man in Shephards Lane, Coffs Harbour, where they arrested him allegedly in possession of a replica pistol.

The 20-year-old was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he is expected to be charged.

Investigations are continuing and police would like to speak with any witnesses who may have information that can assist the investigation.

Information can be provided to police at Coffs Harbour Police Station on (02) 6691 0799, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Police appeal for witnesses to Campbelltown crash

New South Wales Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 23:39 AEST

The wide load semi pulled out of a truck stop area commonly known as ‘the dust bowl’ approximately 500 meters north of the Glenlee Road overpass on the western side of the Hume Highway.

As the truck left the rest stop, the rear escort vehicle also merged out onto the roadway and was hit in the rear by the Pantec truck.

Investigators are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and speak to police.

Anyone with information should contact Campbelltown Police on (02) 46 201 199.

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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Teens arrested in stolen car

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 21:30 AEST

A 14-year-old boy was arrested for driving a stolen car at Modbury North today.

About 5.30pm on Monday 28 December, officers from the State Tactical Response Group spotted a stolen blue Toyota sedan at Modbury North.  They pulled the vehicle over safely in Gold Court and arrested the driver, a 14-year-old boy from Sturt.

Police will allege the same youth was involved in a police pursuit in the southern suburbs yesterday.  That pursuit was called off for safety reasons due to the high speeds the vehicle reached.

He was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle, illegal interference, drive dangerously to evade police, drive unlicensed and breach of bail.

Two passengers in the stolen car were also arrested.  A 16-year-old girl from Noarlunga Downs was charged with carry offensive weapon and a 15-year-old girl from Andrews Farm was charged with breach of bail.  They were bailed to appear in court at a later date.

The vehicle was returned to the owner, however, it is in poor condition.

The driver has not applied for police bail and will appear in the Adelaide Youth Court tomorrow, Tuesday 29 December.

Investigations are continuing.

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Suspicious fire Morphett Vale

South Australia Police on Monday, 28/12/2015 21:30 AEST

Police are investigating fire that occurred at Morphett Vale this evening.

Just before 7.30pm Monday 28 December, a patrol from Christies Beach saw 10m pencil pine and hedge alight at a property on Wheatsheaf Road.

The patrol quickly stopped and evacuated the home before battling the fire with a garden hose until MFS crews arrived.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which caused damage to the garden.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious and investigations are continuing.

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

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