Australian Police News Wrap for Saturday Evening – 12/12/2015

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

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

Serious traffic crash, Ironpot (Rockhampton)

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 20:57 AEST

A 47-year-old Yeppoon woman has suffered life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle motorcycle crash in Ironpot today.

Initial information suggests at 3pm, a motorcycle was travelling along Rockhampton Yeppoon Road when it crashed between Access Two and Three.

A woman was transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital with life-threatening head injuries.

It is believed she will be flown to Brisbane for further treatment.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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Police renew appeal after further aggravated break-ins at Kingscliff

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 20:48 AEST

Police patrolled the area and spoke to an occupant on Ibis Court, who heard someone in the rear yard at 12.20am that morning.

The resident had located hand marks on her daughter’s bedroom window following the incident.

Another Ibis Court resident informed officers that she woke up at 12.30am, and saw a man standing at the end of her bed, where she and her 10-year-old son slept.

She got up and the man ran from the home.

He was described as being Pacific Islander/ Maori in appearance, aged in his 30s, solid build, about 175cm tall and was wearing a dark hoodie and long pants.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist with inquiries to contact Kingscliff Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

As inquiries continue into these and other previous aggravated break-ins in the area in June 2015, members of the public are advised to stay vigilant with their home security, keeping doors and windows locked and secured.

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 are appealing after two cars and firearms stolen near West Wyalong

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 20:26 AEST

The owner of the vehicles – a silver Ford sedan and a 2014 white Toyota Hilux table-top, with NSW registration BY51MV – saw them drive off his property.

He followed the Ford and Toyota in his Holden Rodeo and contacted police.

The driver of the Hilux, a man, allegedly shot at the Holden damaging one of the windows, the owner was not injured.

Traffic & Highway Patrol Officers patrolled the area and located the Ford sedan burnt out on the Mid-Western Highway, west of West Wyalong.

No one was with the sedan.

Patrols were continued and officers sighted the Hilux, and commenced a pursuit. It was terminated due to safety concerns on the Newell Highway south of West Wyalong.

A short time later, the Hilux was sighted again and a pursuit was initiated on the Newell Highway, between Ardlethan and Grong Grong.

The pursuit was terminated for safety concerns and the Hilux was last seen in Narrandrea.

The two drivers and the Hilux have not been located. An investigation is underway and officers are appealing for anyone who has information that may assist with their inquiries to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are alerting the public not to approach the Toyota, but to notify police via Triple Zero ‘000’ immediately if the vehicle is sighted.

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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Dangerous operation of a vehicle, Coomera Waters area

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 19:58 AEST

A man and woman are assisting police with their inquiries after two police vehicles were damaged and a police dog became separated from his handler on the Gold Coast earlier today.

Initial investigations suggest at 10.30am, a woman armed with a knife attempted to assault a 40-year-old man while the pair was in a station wagon on Tooraneedin Street, Coomera.

Police located the vehicle on Foxwell Road where it was observed the female was in the rear seat.

An officer instructed the male to exit the vehicle, however, the car was driven forward and collided with a police vehicle several times, causing minimal damage.

The station wagon was then driven off, and police pursued the vehicle through Coomera Waters where stingers were unsuccessfully deployed at two locations.

The vehicle travelled along Colman Road and then a dirt track before it collided with a second police vehicle causing damage to the front of the car.

The station wagon came to a stop after it went down an embankment and crashed.

A man left the scene while the woman remained in the car.

No-one was physically injured.

During this incident, Police Dog Ox became separated from his handler at around 11.15am on Colman Road.

Police, including several members of the Dog Squad and POLAIR, assisted with the search.

At around 5.30pm, a man was taken into police custody in the Coomera Waters area.

A short time later, PD Ox was reunited with his handler.

Investigations are continuing.

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Police investigate attempted abduction – Cabramatta

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

The man reportedly took hold of the girl’s arm and led her down Hughes Street, however the teen managed to break free and run from the man.

The girl was not injured and she ran home and informed her mother. The incident was reported to police today (Saturday 12 December 2015).

Officers from Cabramatta Local Area Command are investigating the matter and would like to speak to a man who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being of Asian appearance, aged about 20, with a tall build and wearing a black hooded jumper.

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.

Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;

– Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.

– Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.

– Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.

– Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.

– Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.

– If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.

– If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.

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Robbery charge, Yarrabah

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 19:08 AEST

A man has been charged following the alleged robbery of a takeaway store in Yarrabah this morning.

It will be alleged that around 10:50am, a man entered the Back Beach Road store and stole a quantity of cigarettes and lighters.

It will be further alleged that he jumped back over the counter, pushing a 16-year-old shop attendant backwards and fleeing the scene on foot. A second staff member, a 63-year-old woman, was in the back of the store during the incident.

No one was physically injured.

A short time later, a man was located by police and arrested without incident.

A 19-year-old local man has been charged with robbery and will appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday, December 14.

Queensland Police Service

Update: Police dog located, Coomera Waters

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 18:59 AEST

A police dog, tracking an offender in Coomera Waters this morning, has been reunited with his handler after becoming separated earlier today.

Police Dog Ox, a black German Shepherd, became separated from his handler around 11.15am in Coleman Road.

Police, including several members of the Dog Squad and POLAIR assisted with the search.

He was located at around 5.30pm in the Coomera Waters area.

Ox appears to be in good health, however, it is believed he will be taken to a veterinarian as a precaution.

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

Queensland Police Service

32yo Amy Pitt missing in the Brisbane area

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 18:08 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate 32-year-old Amy Pitt, missing from the Brisbane area since November 25.

Ms Pitt was last seen at an address in Moorooka around midnight on the 25th and concerns are held for her safety and wellbeing as she has failed to contact family since this time.

Ms Pitt is described as Aboriginal, approximately 155cm tall, with a solid build and black shoulder length hair (which is sometimes dyed).

Police are asking anyone who may have seen Ms Pitt, or has any information in relation to her current whereabouts, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Clandestine laboratory found in western suburbs – two arrested

South Australia Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 17:59 AEST

Detectives from Serious and Organised Crime Branch arrested two men overnight after locating illicit drugs at Flinders Park.

Just after midnight, police attended the house and located about 15 litres of fantasy and equipment related to a clandestine laboratory.

A 38-year-old man from Flinders Park and a 38-year-old male from Findon were charged with trafficking in a large commercial quantity of a controlled drug.

They pair have been refused bail and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday 14 December.

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Youth arrested following pursuit in northern suburbs

South Australia Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 17:48 AEST

Police have arrested a teenage boy following a pursuit in the northern suburbs this afternoon.

Just after 2pm, patrols spotted two unregistered trail bikes on Lindsay Avenue at Valley View.

The Police Helicopter – PolAir was overhead at the time and followed the bikes as they drove off along the creek bed behind Yatala Labour Prison. The bikes continued through a number of backstreets towards Gilles Plains and then rode along the grass verge of the O’Bahn line before the two riders split up.

PolAir continued to follow one of the bikes until the rider was apprehended by patrols in Gaye Avenue at Gilles Plains.

A 17-year-old from Salisbury East has been charged with a number of traffic offences including drive in a manner dangerous, fail to stop, unregistered, uninsured and unlicensed. He has been refused bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday 14 December.

Police enquiries are continuing in relation to the other rider.

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Man charged over alleged stabbings – Toormina

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 17:07 AEST

They have been told two men became involved in a physical fight in the street.

During the argument, one of the men produced a knife and allegedly stabbed the other a number of times to his torso, buttocks, left shoulder and left arm.

A woman who tried to stop the fight was also injured; she sustained a cut to her right leg.

The injured man and woman, aged 26 and 37 respectively, were taken by ambulance to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command began an investigation.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 25-year-old man at a home in Durie Close, Toormina, about 8am today.

He has been charged with two counts of wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The man has been refused bail to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 13 December 2015).

Investigations are continuing.

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

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Police pursuit – Oakden

South Australia Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 16:57 AEST

Police are seeking the assistance of the public after a short police pursuit at Oakden this afternoon.

At 1.15pm Saturday 12 December, police sighted a stolen white Holden Commodore sedan on Sudholz Road.

Police pursued the vehicle before losing sight of the sedan on Nelson Road at Valley View. The car was found a short time later on Peter Court abandoned.

A search of the area by patrols and Polair was not able to locate the driver and investigations are ongoing.

The car was stolen from an Ardrossan address sometime between 10pm Friday 11 December and 12.30am Saturday 12 December. The car has been seized for forensic examination.

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

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Man’s body retrieved from Hawkesbury River

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 14:23 AEST

The man had been on a house boat with a group including family and work colleagues.

A search was initiated by local police, and assisted by officers from the Marine Area Command (MAC),

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers, NSW Marine Rescue, and NSW Ambulance personnel.

Police divers joined the search this morning (Saturday 12 December 2015), and about 11am the body of a man was found near where he’d been last seen.

A report will be prepared for the information of 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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Four arrested following disturbance at Walkerville

South Australia Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 14:20 AEST

A man has been charged with assaulting two police officers, while three others were also arrested, during a disturbance outside a hotel at Walkerville last night.

Just on 8pm, Holden Hill patrols were called to the disturbance at a hotel on North East Road, after several people refused to leave.

Police will allege an intoxicated man was asked to leave the area, when he assaulted two police officers. A struggled commenced, with police calling for assistance of other patrols.

The 39-year-old Salisbury Heights man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault police, resisting arrest and refuse name and address.

During the incident a 47-year-old man from Windsor Gardens was arrested for hinder police, while a 37-year-old Banksia Park man and a 52-year-old woman from North Haven, were both arrested and charged with for failing to cease loiter.

All four people have been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 18 February.

Two police officers assaulted received minor injuries in the incident.

Holden Hill Police are seeking anyone who witnessed the incident to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Police searching for police dog, Coomera Waters

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

A police dog, tracking an offender in Coomera Waters this morning, has become separated from his handler, with police asking members of the public to immediately contact them if the spot the black German Shepherd.

The dog became separated from his handler around 11.15am in Coleman Road, Coomera Waters.

Police, including several members of the Dog Squad and Polair are in the Coomera Waters area searching for the dog. This area, which includes Coleman Road and Foxwell Road, contains several acerage properties and a large amount of bushland.

Members of the public are advised not to approach the dog, not to try and pat the dog, and should they sight him immediately call Triple Zero (000).

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Serious crash at Salisbury North

South Australia Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 14:09 AEST

Police are investigating a serious crash at Salisbury North this morning.

At 6.50am Saturday 12 December, police and emergency services were called to Bolivar Road after reports of collision between a car and a motorcycle.

SA ambulance officers treated the 40-year-old motorcyclist at the scene and later conveyed him to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition.

Bolivar Road was closed for several hours while Major Crash officers attended the scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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Police recover stolen Ford involved in crime series

South Australia Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 13:39 AEST

Police last night recovered the stolen blue Ford sedan involved in a crime series in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The 2008 nitro blue Ford Falcon sedan, registration S749AYZ, was stolen during a break-in at Mount Barker on Tuesday night. While the victim slept, entry was gained to the house and a handbag containing credit cards and ID was also stolen.

The stolen car was used in a petrol drive off at Grand Junction Road, Hope Valley at 2.20am on Thursday 10 December. Four young men were seen in the car.

The car was later spotted in Gawler. About 4.30am, police were called after four men were seen in the driveway of a house on Gawler Terrace, Gawler South, looking into the victim’s car. They ran off and got into the stolen Ford sedan and drove north towards the main street. Police searched the area and did not locate the suspects, but found stolen property linked to the Mount Barker break-in, including the victim’s handbag.

Just before 6am, a break-in occurred at Virginia. A handbag was stolen after thieves broke into the Claret Avenue home. They were seen leaving in a blue Ford sedan.

Police were called to Gainsborough Street at Salisbury Downs just after 9pm on Friday 11 December after a resident spotted the stolen car abandoned in the street. The car will be forensically examined.

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

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Christmas ham and gift items high on shoplifters’ wish lists

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 13:18 AEST

Police from the Redfern Region Enforcement Squad (RES) ran the operation, with assistance from officers from Sydney City, Leichhardt and Eastern Suburbs Local Area Commands.

The operation was launched in response to increased reports of retail theft and fraud in the lead-up to Christmas.

During the four days of the operation, police dealt with 94 people in relation to more than 100 offences and property valued at $3500.

“Not surprisingly at this time of year, many of the items detected as stolen are the sort of things people might give as Christmas gifts – perfume, jewellery, electronics, manchester and clothing,” Operation Lightfingers Commander, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell, said.

“Food was also high on the list of stolen items, including a Christmas ham taken from a supermarket,” he said.

During the operation, police caught a 38-year-old Leichhardt woman allegedly shoplifting twice on the same day, at two different locations.

The woman was allegedly caught stealing a candle and a scarf at a department store in the city at 2pm on Thursday (10 December 2015).

Three hours later, the same woman was allegedly found with $40 worth of stolen cosmetics at a pharmacy in Haymarket.

The woman ran from the store, but was arrested by police nearby.

She has been charged in relation to both incidents, and is due to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on 11 January 2016.

Police also detected other crime during the operation.

At 12.10pm on Wednesday (9 December 2015), officers observed a man carrying a laptop bag walking closely behind a number of females in the perfume section and on the escalators of a city department store.

Police stopped the man and searched the bag, and found it had been modified to enable to a mobile phone/camera to record footage.

It will be alleged in court the man was filming up the skirts of female shoppers. The 25-year-old Daleys Point man has been granted conditional bail to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on 13 January 2016.

“Police and retailers will continue to run these types of operations in the lead-up to Christmas and in the subsequent sales period,” Det Ch Insp Bell said.

“So if you’re thinking of indulging in some unpaid or fraudulent Christmas shopping, think again,” he said.

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Serious assault, Upper Coomera

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

A man has been charged after a paramedic was assaulted last night in Upper Coomera.

Initial information suggests that around midnight, the paramedic attended a Days Road address after reports that a man was laying unconscious on the road.

The paramedic was subsequently assaulted after the man became agitated when he was placed in the back of the ambulance.

He sustained injuries to the left side of his face and taken to Pindara Hospital for treatment to an eye injury.

A 25-year-old Parkwood man has been charged with common assault and serious assault of a public officer.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday, December 14.

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Witness appeal following Wandana Heights hit and run

Victoria Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 12:48 AEST

Police are calling for witnesses following a hit and run collision in Wandana Heights on Monday 21 November.

Investigators have been told that a cyclist was travelling east on the Barrabool Road overpass to the Geelong ring Road.

At this time a vehicle conducted a right turn across his path about 11-11.30am.

A collision occurred between the white vehicle and the cyclist.

The white vehicle, possibly with signwriting on the side, continued without stopping.

The victim, a 45-year-old Newtown man was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries. Once he has recovered, he may need to contact a hit and run accident attorney to see if he can be compensated for the accident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Leading Senior Constable Lee Thomson

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Police investigate Northmead house fires

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

The house was well-alight when Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended the fire, which then spread to a neighbouring home.

The first home was destroyed, while the second home sustained major structural damage.

Police have received no reports of injury.

Officers attached to Parramatta Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene, which will be forensically examined.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Parramatta Police Station on (02) 9633 0799 or 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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Weapon charge, Southport

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 11:24 AEST

Police have charged a 24-year-old Chevron Island man after an incident in a Southport carpark yesterday.

Around 1.15pm police attended a Como Crescent address for an unrelated matter when they observed a man sitting in a vehicle that police checks revealed to be stolen.

Police attempted to speak to the man and he allegedly refused to exit the vehicle, locked the doors, produced a knife and made threats.

Police negotiators attended the location and the man was taken into custody a short time later.

The 24-year-old man has been charged with several offences including possession of knife in a public place, serious assault police whilst armed, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and possess restricted drug.

The man appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court today and has been remanded in custody to re-appear on Monday, December 14.

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Police car damaged in hit and run traffic incident, Berserker (Rockhampton)

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 11:24 AEST

A police officer was lucky to avoid injury after his police car was damaged during a hit and run traffic incident at Rockhampton yesterday.

Around 2.30pm the officer attended a Painswick Street address and pulled up in the driveway.

A vehicle in the driveway then reversed at speed hitting the police car and pushing it side-ways before speeding off.

The car, being driven by a man, was last seen heading down Armstrong Lane and then travelling onto Musgrave Street, Berserker. It was later found abandoned in Koongal.

The front passenger side of the police vehicle sustained moderate damage.

Police investigations are continuing.

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Fatal Road Accident – Winnellie

Northern Territory Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 10:26 AEST

NT Police, St John Ambulance and Emergency Services are currently responding to a fatal road accident on Tiger Brennan Drive.

The road is blocked in both directions from Amy Johnston Ave to the Winnellie industrial area.

It is anticipated diversions will remain in place until late this morning. Motorists are urged to use alternative routes.

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Man charged following fatal crash – Caroona

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 10:24 AEST

The crash happened when a white Mazda dual-cab utility travelling east on Coonabarabran Road, left the roadway, rolled, and hit a tree.

The passenger of the Mazda, a 20-year-old man, died at the scene.

The driver, a 19-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Tamworth Hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist officers.

Following inquiries, a 19-year-old driver was arrested and charged yesterday (Friday 11 December 2015) with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was granted conditional bail, to appear at Tamworth Local Court on Monday 25 January 2015.

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Emergent situation revoked, Cracow

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 09:32 AEST

The emergent situation declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSBA) at Cracow yesterday afternoon was revoked last night.

The situation was declared yesterday at around 1.35pm due to the belief there were clandestine drug laboratories in operation at a two Third Avenue addresses.

Upon further investigation by specialist police, no drug laboratories were located.

The PSBA was revoked late last night.

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

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Charges: Armed robbery, Newmarket

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 08:49 AEST

Police have charged a 45-year-old man in relation to an armed robbery at a fast food outlet in Newmarket last night.

It will be alleged around 9.45pm a man entered the Enoggera Road business making threats, alluding to being armed with a weapon, and demanding cash.

A male staff member complied with demands and the man fled the store on foot with a sum of cash.

No one was injured as a result of the incident.

The 45-year-old Newmarket man has been charged with one count of armed robbery and is scheduled to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

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Two arrested; stolen property seized in Griffith

ACT Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 08:35 AEST

Two men will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning in relation to stolen property and burglary charges. ACT Policing seized more than $30,000 worth of suspected stolen property from a residence in Griffith during a search warrant yesterday (Friday, 11 December).

On Friday afternoon, Woden General Duties members attended the property on Lockyer Street, Griffith to execute the search warrant following information received by police.

During the search, police located and seized a large amount of items including high quality bicycles, construction tools and recreation and sporting equipment. The estimated value of the items is approximately $30,000.

Other items that were seized include compound bow and arrows, boating and camping equipment, fishing equipment, computers and mobile phones, golf clubs, bike parts and accessories and hiking equipment.

Police suspect all the items were most likely stolen from a number of vehicle break-ins and property theft in Red Hill and Griffith. Police will assess the items against stolen property reports and endeavor to return the property to the original owners.

We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Woman arrested for drug trafficking at Norwood

South Australia Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 07:08 AEST

A Toorak Gardens woman will face court on drug trafficking charges after a quantity of drugs believed to be methamphetamine and heroin were found in her car at Norwood.

Police located the woman in a Norwood shopping centre car-park yesterday at about 1pm, allegedly locating 30 deals of heroin, a quantity of methamphetamine, plus about $1000 cash in his car.

The 62-year-old woman was arrested and charged with three counts of trafficking a controlled drug and unlawful possession of the money.

The arrested woman has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.

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Suspicious fire investigation, Labrador

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 06:55 AEST

Police are investigating a suspicious fire in Labrador last night.

Around 9.15pm police and emergency service crews attended a Schneider Avenue address after receiving reports of shipping container on fire.

No one was injured during the incident but the container was completely destroyed.

A crime scene has been established as investigations into the cause of the fire continue.

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Update – Armed robbery, Newmarket

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 06:03 AEST

Police have charged a 45-year-old Newmarket man after investigations into an armed robbery at a fast food outlet in Newmarket yesterday evening.

It will be alleged that 9.45pm a man entered the Enoggera Road premises made threats, alluded to being armed with a weapon, and demanded cash.

The 45-year-old man has been charged with armed robbery and is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

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Police investigate suspicious fire – Connells Point

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 05:41 AEST

Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended to the fires; however both vehicles – a Lexus sedan and a white van – were completely destroyed.

No one was in the vehicles at the time of the incident; however a few nearby homes were evacuated.

Police have received no reports of injury.

Officers attached to St George Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

Initial inquiries suggest the fire was deliberately lit.

As investigations into the circumstances leading up to the incident continue, police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

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

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Man arrested after second man assaulted – Ramsgate

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 05:38 AEST

Police have been told a 52-year-old man was in the premises, when he approached a 38-year-old man, before allegedly placing him in a headlock, and punching him a number of times.

The younger man fell to the ground, and the older fled the scene.

The injured man was assisted at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics, before being taken to St George Hospital, where he remains in a serious, but stable condition.

No one else was injured during the incident.

About 2am, the 52-year-old man attended St George Police Station, where he is assisting police with their inquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

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

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Police search for missing man in water – Hawkesbury River, Lower Portland

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 05:34 AEST

Concerned family members contacted Hawkesbury police, who attended a short time later and commenced a search, with the assistance of State Emergency Services (SES), Marine Area Command (MAC), NSW Marine Rescue, and air Ambulance.

The man has not been located.

A search will continue overnight by local police, with the assistance of the MAC, NSW Marine Rescue.

A larger-scale search will resume at first light this morning (Saturday 12 December 2015), which will involve the commands assisting overnight, as well as police divers and SES.

A command post has been established at Leets Vale.

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 single-vehicle crash – Kurmond

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 05:29 AEST

Police have been told the vehicle continued through a fence of a premises on Kurmond Road, before hitting a tree.

The vehicle caught on fire, and witnesses helped the man out of the burning car before assisting him. No one else was in the vehicle.

The fire spread to a nearby parked Toyota, which was unoccupied. The blaze was extinguished a short time later by Fire & Rescue NSW officers.

The injured man was taken by NSW Ambulance Paramedics to Westmead Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Police have received no other reports of injury.

Officers attached to Hawkesbury Local Area Command are investigating the incident, and are appealing for any witnesses who have 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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Man charged following search warrant, drugs seized near Griffith

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 12/12/2015 04:53 AEST

Police allegedly located the drug ‘Ice’, as well as items believed to have been used to manufacture illicit drugs.

All items have been seized for forensic examination.

A 27-year-old man attended Griffith Police Station about 2.30pm, and has since been charged with manufacture prohibited drug, take part in manufacture of production of prohibited drug, and supply prohibited drug.

He has been refused bail, to appear at Griffith Local Court today (Saturday 12 December 2015).

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Armed robbery, Newmarket

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 12/12/2015 01:27 AEST

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a fast food outlet in Newmarket yesterday evening.

Around 9.45pm a man entered the Enoggera Road premises making threats, alluding to being armed with a weapon, and demanding cash.

A male staff member complied with demands and the man fled the store on foot with a sum of cash.

No one was injured as a result of the incident.

Investigations are continuing.

Queensland Police Service

Fatal traffic crash, Walwul (near Mount Morgan)

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 11/12/2015 23:49 AEST

A man has died following a two vehicle traffic crash in Walwul this afternoon.

Initial information suggests that at around 3pm a motorcycle has collided with a vehicle on the Burnett Highway between Fleters and Hempseeds Roads.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man believed to be in his 50’s, died at the scene. There were no injuries to the driver of the vehicle.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Queensland Police Service

Serious traffic crash, Boronia Heights

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 11/12/2015 22:29 AEST

Police are investigating a serious traffic crash that occurred at Boronia Heights this afternoon.

Initial information indicates that at about 3.50pm a five-year-old girl was struck by a car on Owens Street.

The child was transported to the Lady Cilento Hospital with serious injuries.

Investigations are continuing.

Queensland Police Service

Search for missing woman Vanessa Burke

Victoria Police on Friday, 11/12/2015 21:47 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 34-year-old, Vanessa Burke from St Kilda.

Vanessa was last seen at a residence on Upton Road on Tuesday, but has not been seen or made contact with family or friends since.

Police and Vanessa’s family have concerns for her welfare and have released a photograph in the hope that someone may have information on her current whereabouts.

Anyone who sees Vanessa is urged to contact St KIlda Police Station on 9536 2666.

Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

Media Officer

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