Aussie Police News Wrap for Thursday Evening – 03/03/2016

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016.

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

Fatal collision in Tatura

Victoria Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 20:00 AEST

A man has died following an incident on the Murchison-Tatura Road in Tatura this afternoon.

A Ford sedan travelling south collided with a north-bound Mitsubishi at about 5.40pm.

Emergency services attended however the man died at the scene.

A critically injured man and a seriously injured man are being airlifted to Melbourne hospitals.

Three other men involved in the collision are being conveyed by ambulance to the local hospital.

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Altona North drug warrants – five arrested

Victoria Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 19:50 AEST

– Hayfield Road, Roxburgh Park.

– Begonia Avenue, Altona North.

During the course of the warrants police seized a large quantity of cash, heroin, methylamphetamine, cannabis, methadone and a pill press.

The following arrests were made:

– A 32-year-old Braybrook man was arrested and charged with traffick commercial quantity of heroin, traffick ice, possess pill press and possess proceeds of crime.

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Man charged over alleged $190,000 fraud – Sydney

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 19:24 AEST

A man has been charged after allegedly committing ten fraudulent offences totalling more than $191,000 last year.

On Friday 10 July 2015, ten fraud offences were allegedly committed over a four hour period by a 32-year-old Elizabeth Bay man.

Police will allege the man entered a bank at North Sydney and posed as a 44-year-old man from a suburb in southern Sydney.

The man allegedly provided the bank, identification from the 44-year-old man and then transferred $108,000 to another account.

The man left the bank and allegedly attended another nine branches across Sydney making eight cash withdrawals of $10,000 each and one withdrawal of $3,200.

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Police investigate crash involving stolen vehicle – Wyong

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 19:02 AEST

A man is on the run after a crash at Wyong today involving a stolen vehicle.

About 6am (Thursday 3 March 2016), a white Isuzu truck carrying an excavator, crashed on the corner of Johns Road and Pacific Highway at Wadalda.

Police have been told the male driver fled the scene.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command attended and commenced inquiries.

The vehicle is believed to have been stolen between 5pm yesterday (Wednesday 2 March 2016) and 5.45am today (Thursday 3 March 2016), from a business on Lucca Road, Wyong.

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Update: Operation Blair – Wanted man arrested at Brighton

South Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 19:01 AEST

Sturt Police have arrested a 36-year-old man wanted in connection with a series of assaults in Adelaide south-western suburbs.

The wanted man was spotted by a member of the public just before 5pm travelling on a train between Adelaide and Brighton.

Sturt Police intercepted the train at the Brighton Railway Station and the man was arrested without incident.

He is currently being interviewed by Detectives.

Charges details will released when further information comes to hand.

The media are asked to please pixelate or remove any photos and the name of the suspect, who will now face court.

Police wish to thank the public for their valuable assistance in this matter.

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Teen charged for mobile phone theft during assault at Lidcombe

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 18:59 AEST

Detectives from Flemington have charged a teenage girl following investigations into the serious assault and robbery of a man in Lidcombe in January.

Around 12.15am on Sunday 17 January 2016, a 22-year-old man was walking along Railway Parade, Lidcombe, when he was approached by a group of seven people.

The group, which was comprised of five females and two males, engaged the man in conversation.

Police will allege a 14-year-old girl snatched the man’s mobile phone and started running.

The man gave chase and was followed by the rest of the group.

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Child Exploitation Material Charge

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 18:50 AEST

As a result of an investigation that commenced in February 2016, Warwick Local Policing Team officers have today charged a 27 year old man with child exploitation offences. A search warrant was executed on a home in Marangaroo today (3 March 2016) and it will be alleged a number of laptops and electronic storage devices were seized by police that contained child exploitation material. Further analysis of the digital items will be conducted. The man has been charged with five counts of Use Electronic Communication to Expose a Child under 16 years to Indecent Matter and one count of Possess Child Exploitation Material. He is due to appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 30 March 2016.

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Attempted murder charge, Hervey Bay

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 18:23 AEST

Police have charged a 74-year-old man with attempted murder after an incident in Scarness this morning.

It will be alleged around 11am the man threatened a 74-year-old woman with a knife at a residence in Marineview Avenue.

The man and the woman are then alleged to have engaged in a struggle where the man has dropped the knife and then continued to assault the woman. The woman was able to flee the scene and seek assistance.

Police attended the scene and the man was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder. He is due to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The man and the woman were known to each other.

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Two die in Maryvale collision

Victoria Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 18:00 AEST

Police are currently at the scene of a double fatality which occurred in Maryvale this afternoon.

Officers have been told a sedan and truck were travelling on Latrobe Road when they collided head on about 4.20pm.

The female driver of the sedan and male driver of the truck both died at the scene.

Traffic in the area will be affected and police urge people to avoid the area.

Police are still working to determine the exact cause of the collision and anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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Update – Threatening violence charges, Kingston

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 17:43 AEST

Police have charged a 41-year-old man after an emergent situation was declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) in Kingston early this morning.

Around 5am police were called to the Barossa Street address following reports of a disturbance between a man and woman.

It will be alleged the man entered the house armed with a knife, made threats to a woman and baby and refused to come out of the residence or allow the baby to leave.

He was taken into custody around 8am and the PSPA was revoked. The man was then transported to the Logan Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The baby was also transported to hospital for assessment. No one else was physically injured as a result of the incident.

The 41-year-old Kingston man has been charged with two counts of threatening violence and one count each of stalking, burglary, child stealing, common assault willful damage, possession of (drug) utensil and obstruct police. He is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Appeal for public assistance: missing people, Cannon Hill

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 17:32 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 31-year-old man and a 7-year-old boy who were last seen at a residence at Cannon Hill yesterday.

Around 10am the pair left a Pickwick Street residence in a Silver Hyundai with Victorian Registration IDT2VA and have not been seen since.

Police hold concerns for their welfare as they have not made contact with family or friends.

Nicholas Cross (pictured), 31 years of age, is described as approximately 178cm, 170 kilograms, tanned skin, short brown hair and green eyes.  It is unknown what he was wearing at the time of going missing.

The boy is seven years old and is known to the man.  It is unknown what he was wearing at the time of going missing.

Police are seeking to speak with Mr Cross or anyone who may have any information about his or the child’s whereabouts.

Investigations are continuing.

Queensland Police Service

Two arrested over alleged charity fraud – Albury

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 17:22 AEST

A man and woman will face court next month after allegedly defrauding a charity, in southern NSW.

It will be alleged that over a period of about two years, a 40-year-old man and 40-year-old woman allegedly conducted fraudulent fundraising activities in the Albury community, raising over $100,000.

In October 2015, detectives from Albury Local Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.

As a result of their inquiries, last Friday (26 February 2016), a 40-year-old man and 40-year-old woman were issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for fraud.

The pair will face Albury Local Court on 5 April 2016.

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Don’t get stung by subpoena email scam

South Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 16:56 AEST

Police have received numerous calls relating to a malicious scam email, purporting to contain a subpoena from the Australian Federal Police.

The bogus email contains several links, prompting users to download an executable application which then infects the computer with a virus.

If you receive the email, simply delete it from your inbox and ‘Deleted’ folders. Don’t click on any links.

The Australian Federal Police do not issue subpoenas via email.

For further information, or to report a scam, visit the Scam Watch website .

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LOCATED: Missing persons, Richmond (Townsville)

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 16:22 AEST

Three people reported missing from Townsville have been located safe and well.

The media and public are thanked for their assistance.

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Police warn of subpoena email scam

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 15:33 AEST

Police are warning people about a new email scam targeting internet users across Queensland today.

The scam involves victims opening an email which indicates they have broken the law and are being issued with a subpoena to attend court.

When users click on a link they are directed to a Russian webpage where they are prompted to download an executable application which infects their computer.

Policelink has received a substantial number of calls advising of the email scam occurring today.

Police are urging anyone who receives an unsolicited email with unusual or suspicious content not to click on any links or reply to the email but instead simply delete it from their inbox.

For more information about online scams or to report a scam visit www.scamwatch.gov.au .

Queensland Police Service

Armed robbery, Oakey

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 15:24 AEST

A 49-year-old man is assisting police following the armed robbery of a convince store this morning in Oakey.

A man entered the convenience store on Toowoomba Road at around 10am, where it will be alleged that he produced a pair of scissors and threatened the attendant, demanding cash.

He then left the scene on foot with a sum of cash.  When leaving, it will be further alleged that he assaulted a woman, causing minor injuries.

Detectives are also interested in locating a vehicle that they believe could also assist with investigations.

The vehicle (as pictured) is a 2005 model Ford territory wagon bearing the Queensland registration 630 TUO.

Anyone who may have seen this vehicle, or who may have any other information which could assist with enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Investigations are continuing.

Queensland Police Service

Police seek man on arrest warrant – Cootamundra

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 15:20 AEST

Editors Note: An image of Jamie Light is available through NSW Police Facebook page.

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted by virtue of arrest warrant in the Young area.

Jamie Light, aged 40, also known as Michael Walsh, is wanted in relation to five outstanding arrest warrants for fraud offences.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, between 190-195cm tall, brown eyes, brown hair, beard and a moustache.

He is known to frequent Young, Cootamundra, Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Goulburn and Shellharbour areas.

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Man dies after being struck by falling limb

Tasmania Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 15:09 AEST

Thursday, 3 March 2016 – 2:53 pm.

A 24 year old Somerset man has died after being struck by a falling limb while tree felling on a private property at Somerset today.

Police and emergency services were called to a property in Back Cam Road, Somerset, about 12.30pm in relation to a report that a man had been struck by a falling limb.

The 24 year old man was felling trees in the company of another man.

The 24 year is believed to have felled a large tree, which on impact, resulted in a large limb falling from another nearby tree.

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Suspicious behaviour in Plympton Park

South Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 14:49 AEST

Police are investigating reports of suspicious behaviour in Plympton Park.

At 12.50pm on Thursday 3 March 2016, police received a report that a man in a white sedan approached a woman on Glengyle Terrace. The man spoke to the woman from the vehicle.  The woman walked away from the vehicle and reported the incident to the police.

At this time, no offence has been disclosed to police, and no one was injured during the incident, however police are treating the matter seriously and conducted a search of the area.

The man is described as Caucasian, middle aged with a shaved balding head.

Sturt LSA police along with the Police Helicopter (PolAir) conducted a search of the area.

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Drug arrests, Springwood

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 14:44 AEST

Springwood Police have arrested seven people in connection to the alleged discovery of drugs and a home-made weapon after executing search warrants at addresses at Springwood and Slacks Creek yesterday.

During the searches police allegedly seized quantities of ice, speed, cannabis, ‘magic’ mushrooms, cannabis seeds and other drug paraphernalia.

Police also seized a home-made billy club, an extendable batten and a stolen motor scooter.

Seven people have been charged with multiple drugs and weapons offences including a 30-year-old Slacks Creek man who was charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a Category M weapon (billy club), possessing dangerous drugs, possessing utensils and failing to dispose of a syringe. He is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on April 13.

Officer in Charge of Springwood Police Senior Sergeant Paul Lehfeldt said police were alarmed with what was found during the operation.

“The weapons and drugs located during these raids are concerning to police,” Senior Sergeant Lehfeldt said.

“It is a good result for the local community to have these illicit drugs off the streets and weapons out of harm’s way.

“We will continue to target these types of offences in the Springwood area and urge anyone with information about drug activity or suspicious behaviour to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

Queensland Police Service

Update: Assault and wilful damage investigation, Caboolture

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 14:44 AEST

Police have charged a man following their investigations into the assault of a tow truck driver at Caboolture on February 8.

Police will allege around 1.50pm the man was involved in an altercation with a tow-truck driver on Burnett Lane.

The 48-year-old male tow truck driver was not physically injured as a result of the incident.

A 27-year-old Caboolture man has been charged with one count each of common assault, wilful damage and enter premises to commit indictable offence.  He is scheduled to appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on March 31.

Police would like to thank the media and members of the public for their assistance in this investigation.

Queensland Police Service

Man arrested following Yarraville armed robbery

Victoria Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 13:57 AEST

Altona North Embona detectives have charged a man following an alleged armed robbery at a Yarraville service station last month.

A 22-year-old Carinlea man handed himself into police yesterday morning.

The man was arrested and charged with armed robbery, intentionally cause injury and other assault-related offences.

The 22-year-old man appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was further remanded to appear at court on the 25 May.

Amelia Penhall

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Update: Armed robbery, North Cairns

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 13:52 AEST

Police are continuing investigations into an armed robbery at a Sheridan Street convenience store on Monday night.

A man entered the store around 9.45pm armed with a knife and demanded cigarettes and money before producing a second knife and threatening the cashier.

The employee complied with the demands and the man left with a quantity of tobacco products and a sum of money.  He was last seen walking north on Sheridan Street.

Detectives have released images of a man they believe may be able to assist in the investigation.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, approximately 183cm tall, with a slim build and possibly aged in his 40s.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Queensland Police Service

Birthday celebrations for police namesake

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 13:42 AEST

Sergeant Suzie MacDonald with her gorgeous namesake Talina-Sue

Well this is a story to be told and an honour to behold…

They have stumbled across fame appearing on a 4wd & fishing show and for finding a message in a bottle , but one of the proudest moments for Bamaga police officers Sergeant Suzie MacDonald and Acting Senior Constable Talina O’Brien would have to be having a local child named in their honour.

In January 2015 a local grandmother from New Mapoon  made a phone call to the Bamaga Police station requesting the correct spelling of two of the station’s police officers. When asked why she required that information, the grandmother advised that she couldn’t say and that it was a surprise.

Little did the Bamaga Police officers know that the grandmother’s daughter was in labour over at the Thursday Island hospital. A short time later, another phone call was again received from the very proud grandmother, announcing the arrival of her granddaughter Talina-Sue.

The grandmother advised that her family had named the newborn after two of Bamaga’s longest serving female police officers, Acting Senior Constable Talina O’Brien and Sergeant Suzie MacDonald.

Sergeant MacDonald and Acting Senior Constable Talina O’Brien were overwhelmed with the honour and couldn’t wait to meet their brand new namesake.

The officers sincerely thanked the family for their gesture and were keen to ask the mother why she had bestowed such an honour.

“We greatly respect the two officers not only for who they are but for the endless work that they do within our community,” said mother of Talina-Sue, Katie Daniel.

“They will be great role models for not only Talina-Sue but many other children in the community.

“We would love to see Talina–Sue follow in the officers’ footsteps, maybe one day she might even like to be a police officer.”

Talina-Sue showing her namesakes how clever she is at learning to walk.

Since she was born Suzie and Talina have paid regular visits to the family to check on the progress of Talina-Sue.

“It has been an absolute pleasure watching her grow up and she loves it when we put the blue and red police lights on,” Acting Senior Constable O’Brien said.

“Sometimes being a police officer can be tough but its special moments like this that make it all worthwhile.”

Suzie and Talina were special guests at Talina-Sue’s first birthday party recently. The adorable 1-year-old of course had a police-themed birthday party, it is reported that the police cake and blue and red flashing lights on the police car were the biggest hits at the party.

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Man arrested following two separate police pursuits – South Coast

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 13:35 AEST

Police have arrested a man following two pursuits on the state’s south coast earlier today.

About 6.30am (Thursday 3 March 2016), police were driving south on the A1 Princes Highway, Jerrawangala when a Nissan Pulsar allegedly overtook the marked police vehicle across double separation lines.

Police activated lights and sirens and attempted to pull the vehicle over however it failed to stop.

Police pursued the vehicle however it was terminated due to dangerously high speeds at Martins Ridge Road, Conjola.

About 6.45am the vehicle was seen in MacCleay Street, Narrawallee by Highway Patrol officers who activated lights and sirens and attempted to pull the vehicle over.

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Scam Warning: You’ve received a subpoena

Australian Federal Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 13:34 AEST

The AFP has received a large number of phone calls from the public in relation to an email purporting to be from the AFP, serving a subpoena upon the recipient. There are several links in the email.

The links in the email may be malicious and should not be clicked on.

The AFP does not issue subpoenas via email, and recommends that you delete the email from your inbox and from your deleted folder.

Any person who is concerned they may have responded to one of these emails, or clicked on the links, should report it through the ACORN or to SCAMwatch .

SCAMwatch also has extensive information on different types of scams.

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Update 2: Assault and torture charges, Cairns

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 13:32 AEST

Detectives have charged a woman in relation to an alleged assault in Cairns over the weekend.

It will be alleged that late afternoon on Saturday February 27, a 26-year-old Mooroobool man was assaulted at a business in Scott Street before being forced into a vehicle and driven to numerous locations where he was assaulted.

Police will further allege in the early hours of Sunday he was taken to the Black Mountain area where he was bound to a tree with ropes and assaulted further by two men.

He was able to untie himself and walked through the bush to a farm where he sought assistance at about 11am on Monday.

Four men have already been charged in relation to the alleged incident.

A 22-year-old Whitfield woman has been charged with one count each of deprivation of liberty, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and torture.

The woman has appeared in Cairns Magistrates Court to reappear on March 9.

Investigations are continuing.

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Drive out and drive thru

Victoria Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 13:18 AEST

Police have released images of a man they wish to speak to following a car theft and attempted armed robbery in the north-west suburbs yesterday.

A 50-year-old Taylors Hill woman had parked her car in a car park on Gladstone Street, Moonee Ponds about 8.30am when a man approached her.

He verbally threatened her and demanded the keys to her grey 2010 Nissan 370z coupe convertible.

The woman handed them over and the man drove out of the car park.

The victim was shaken but physically uninjured.

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Fremantle Stealing Charges

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 12:58 AEST

Fremantle Detectives have charged a 21 year old man from Middle Swan following several incidents including stealing from an elderly victim. It will be alleged about 8.50am on Friday 26 February 2016 the victim, a 75 year old lady, was at a Booragoon shopping centre when a man approached her trolley and stole her handbag containing her phone and purse. The victim gave chase after the man however he allegedly produced a knife and threatened to stab her if she continued to follow him. He left the area in a Mitsubishi sedan driven by a woman. About 10.30am the same morning the man was at a shopping centre on Wanneroo Road in Yokine when he allegedly approached a 46 year old woman and also stole her handbag from her shopping trolley. The man again left the area in a Mitsubishi sedan driven by a woman. About 12.50pm on Saturday 27 February 2016 police located the Mitsubishi sedan on Baden Street in Joondanna. It will be alleged during a search of the vehicle police located property which had been stolen during a burglary in Midland. As a result of information provided by the public a search warrant was executed by Fremantle Detectives at a Middle Swan address yesterday, Wednesday 2 March 2016. A 21 year old man from Middle Swan has been charged with: – 4 x Stealing – Burglary and Commit – Threats to injure, endanger or harm any person He has been refused bail and is die to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today, Thursday 3 March 2016. A 27 year old woman from Geraldton will be summonsed for Stealing. The Mitsubishi sedan used during the incidents has been seized by police.

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Hillarys Serious Crash

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 12:39 AEST

Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred in Hillarys early this morning, Thursday 3 March 2016, in which the passenger received serious injuries. About 1.50am a Mitsubishi Evo sedan was travelling south on Whitfords Avenue when it left the road just prior to the intersection of Barbados Turn. The vehicle collided with the curb, went through several bollards before striking a brick wall and a tree. The driver of the vehicle, a 28 year old man from Winthrop, received minor injuries and was conveyed by St John Ambulance to Joondalup Hospital. The passenger in the vehicle, a 44 year old man from Mount Hawthorn, received serious head injuries and after being removed from the vehicle by Department of Fire and Emergency Services he was conveyed by St John Ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital. Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle prior to the crash or the vehicle itself. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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Gidgegannup Scrub Fires

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 12:26 AEST

Arson Squad Strike Force Vulcan officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding several small scrub fires that started along the verge areas on O’Brien Road onto Lancewood Avenue, Gidgegannup. The fires occurred around 5:30am this morning, 3 March 2016. Information is critical to these investigations and Arson Squad Strike Force Vulcan officers urge members of the public to report any suspicious behaviour around bushland. If you SEE SOMETHING KNOW SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING • In a life threatening emergency, including where smoke can be seen in bushland areas, call 000. • To report suspicious activity call 131 444. • Anyone with information regarding bushfires and arsonists are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au There are significant rewards on offer for information that leads to the identification and conviction of an arsonist.

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Wanted man Jie Curtis

South Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 12:06 AEST

Police are appealing for assistance in locating wanted man Jie Curtis.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest after officers from Operation Blair obtained a warrant this morning in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.

Jie Curtis is a wanted suspect after police received several reports of assaults throughout the inner southern suburbs earlier this week that led to the establishment of Operation Blair.

He is 36-years-old, Caucasian, 172cm, 64kg with a slim build. He is pictured here with a shaved head and goatee, however his appearance may have altered since the photograph was taken.

Jie Curtis is not to be approached. If you see him call police immediately on 131 444. If you know of his whereabouts contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

South Australia Police

Arrests in connection with theft of Ferraris

Victoria Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 12:06 AEST

Vehicle Crime Squad detectives have executed three warrants and arrested three people this morning in relation to the alleged theft of two Ferraris in November.

Both of the Ferraris were allegedly stolen from an Industrial area in Braeside around 3.40am on 6 November.

The vehicles were later located burnt out, one in Langwarrin and the second in Frankston.

The Ferraris had a combined value in excess of $2 million dollars.

Investigators made the following arrests this morning:

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Haynes Serious Assault

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 11:51 AEST

About 6.20pm on Wednesday 2 March 2016 a woman entered a supermarket at a shopping centre on Armadale Road in Haynes. She began selecting items from the shelves and placed them into a bag before exiting the store without paying for the items. Two staff members noticed the female and requested she accompany them to the rear of the store to talk about the stolen items. The woman requested to be taken to use the toilets, where she locked herself inside and refused to leave. After a short discussion the woman pushed past the staff members and ran from the toilets to escape. The staff members attempted to stop the woman however she assaulted them, knocking one unconscious, before running from the store. Both staff members were taken to Armadale Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. One received injuries to her arm and the other received a laceration to her head which required staples. Inquiries regarding the incident are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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Vehicles damaged in crash – Mount Riverview

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 10:46 AEST

Inquiries are continuing after a number of parked cars were damaged in the Blue Mountains last night.

Just before 10pm (Wednesday 2 March 2016), emergency services were called to Emu Plains Road at Mt Riverview after reports of a collision.

On arriving police found two parked cars had been hit.

The 30-year-old male driver of a Commodore sedan was assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

He was taken to Nepean Hospital where he will also undergo mandatory testing.

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Serious crash at Hoyleton

South Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 09:29 AEST

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at Hoyleton near Clare.

At 8.20am, police received a report of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Blyth Plains Road.

Blyth Plains Road and Stowe Road have been closed to all traffic and detours are in place.

Major Crash Investigators will be attending the scene.

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Death investigation, Caloundra West

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 09:24 AEST

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in Caloundra West yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to an address on Birch Street to conduct a welfare check around 3.10pm and, on arrival, a 57-year-old woman was located deceased.

The woman had suffered injuries to her head, and investigations into the cause of her death are continuing.

Police are awaiting results of the post mortem examination.

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Woman dies in Monash Freeway collision

Victoria Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 08:59 AEST

A woman has died following an incident on the Monash Freeway in Dandenong North this morning.

The woman was driving inbound on the freeway when she has crossed over several lanes of traffic in between Stud Road and Police Road, and struck a number of other vehicles about 7.40am.

Emergency services attended however the woman, who is aged in her 50s, died at the scene.

No one else was injured and there was only minor damage to vehicles.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are yet to be determined and as such, the woman has not been added to the road toll at this stage.

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Disturbance, Kingston

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 08:11 AEST

A man, possibly armed with a knife, is currently inside a Kingston home refusing to come out or allow a baby to leave the residence.

Police were called to the Barossa Street address following reports of a disturbance between a man and woman around 5am this morning.

Police cordons are in place and negotiators are on scene.

The man, believed to be aged in his 40s, is known to the woman. The woman is currently speaking with police.

There is no further information available at this time.

Update 7.10am:

A emergent declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act was made at 6.55am this morning.

The declaration covers Barossa Street, between Velorum Drive and Barracuda Court.

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Missing person Britnie Lockyer found

South Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 08:06 AEST

Britnie Lockyer has been located safe and well.  Police thank the public for their assistance and concern.

The high priority given by SA Police to locating missing people quickly results in  99.5 per cent of those reported missing in South Australia being located within 30 days.

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Arrest after service station attempted robbery

South Australia Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 07:03 AEST

Police have arrested a man after an attempted robbery at a service station in Klemzig last last night.

Just after 11pm, police were called to the service station on OG Road after reports a person had entered the store armed with a knife. Police will allege the man threatened a staff member but left the store empty handed.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the man, however enquiries by police led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man from Klemzig.

He has been charged with aggravated attempted robbery and breach of bail.

He has been refused bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court later today.

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Aggravated burglary and deceptions in Flemington

Victoria Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 05:31 AEST

Moonee Valley Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary and deceptions which occurred in Flemington in January.

Investigators have been told the burglar entered a house on Brighton Street at an unknown time during the evening on Friday 29 January.

A family, including a baby, were asleep in bed when the offender entered via the back door.

A handbag, purse, wallet, two laptops and two cameras were stolen during the aggravated burglary.

The victim’s credit card was used at a service station on Mount Alexander Road, Flemington the following morning about 5.40am.

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Garage fire deemed suspicious – Sutherland

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 05:28 AEST

A fire at a property in Sutherland is being treated as suspicious.

Shortly after 2am (Thursday 3 March 2016), emergency services were called to a home on President Avenue after residents, who had been woken by a barking dog, found their garage was on fire.

Fire and Rescue personnel extinguished the blaze, however the fibro garage and its entire contents were destroyed. No one was injured.

The cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and police are now conducting inquiries into the matter.

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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Suspicious boat fire – Lake Macquarie

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 05:09 AEST

Police from the Lake Macquarie Local Area Command are conducting inquiries into the cause of a suspicious boat fire.

Around 2am, emergency services were called to York Street, Teralba, following reports of an explosion.

Police attended the scene, where they found a boat on fire. The vessel, a Mariner 780 cruiser, had also been cut adrift from the wharf where it had been docked.

Personnel from Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze, with police now investigating the cause.

The fire has been deemed suspicious and officers are appealing for anyone with information of relevance to come forward.

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Pacific Highway closed at two locations following head-on crashes – Grafton and Clybucca

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 04:46 AEST

***Editor’s note: The ages of the two men involved in the Grafton crash are not yet available.***

The Pacific Highway is closed at two different locations on the north coast following separate head-on crashes near Grafton and Clybucca.

Shortly before 1am (Thursday 3 March 2016), emergency services were called to a section of the Pacific Highway, about six kilometres south of Grafton, following a head-on collision between a northbound van and a southbound B-double truck.

The driver of the van sustained serious injuries and was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital, while the driver of the truck was taken to Grafton Hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Just after 1.30am (Thursday 3 March 2016), emergency services were called to another section of the Pacific Highway, near Clybucca, following a head-on collision between a southbound car and a northbound campervan.

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Missing persons, Richmond (Townsville)

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 03:44 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate two men and a boy, believed to be missing between Richmond and Townsville.

51-year-old David Hickmott, and his two sons, 18-year-old Brodie and his 16-year-old brother (pictured) were due to return to Townsville from a prospecting trip on February 29 but failed to arrive.

Investigators have confirmed their vehicle was last seen in George Creek at around 11am on Tuesday, March 1 but they have not been seen since.

They were travelling in a white 1995 Toyota Landcruiser dual-cab utility with Queensland registration 853-VKR (similar to pictured).

Police are urging motorists travelling between Richmond and Townsville to check camp grounds or rest stops.

Anyone who may have seen the trio or their vehicle is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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Armed robbery, Warner

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 03/03/2016 03:13 AEST

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a fast food outlet in Warner overnight.

Initial investigations suggest shortly before 10pm two men entered the business on Samsonvale Road armed with a handgun, demanding cash from staff.

Staff members complied with the men’s demands before they fled the scene on foot with a sum of cash.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Both men are described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall, with medium builds.

One man is described as having dark brown or black hair and stubble.

Investigations are continuing.

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Man takes photos of child in playground – Jamisontown

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 03/03/2016 02:19 AEST

Police are conducting inquiries after a man was spotted taking photos of a young girl in a western Sydney playground.

Around 6.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 2 March 2016), an eight-year-old girl was playing on a flying fox in Tench Reserve at Jamisontown, when a man who was walking by stopped and appeared to take a number of photos of the girl.

The girl’s mother started to approach the man but, upon spotting her, he left the location in a hurry.

The incident was reported to police officers from the Penrith Local Area Command, who are now appealing for information from members of the public who may have seen the man in the vicinity of Tench Reserve.

The man is only described as being aged in his late 50s or early 60s with grey, balding hair.

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Man charged and vehicle confiscated following pursuit – Traffic and Highway Patrol

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 02/03/2016 23:11 AEST

***Editor’s note: An image of the fake number-plate can be found on the NSW Police Facebook page.***

A man has been charged and his vehicle confiscated following a pursuit in the state’s south today.

About 2.40pm (Wednesday 2 March 2016), police from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed checks on the Hume Highway, Tumblong, when they detected a Holden Commodore travelling at 197k/h in a 110km/h sign posted area.

Officers attempted to stop the Commodore; however, the driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle eventually stopped near the West Street exit on the Hume Highway, Gundagai, and the 29-year-old male driver was arrested.

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Police search for Henryk Pakiela

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 02/03/2016 22:08 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Noble Park man Henryk Pakiela.

Henryk was last seen at his home address in Yarraman Street, Noble Park about 9am this morning.

Police are concerned for the 80-year-old’s welfare as he suffers from a medical condition and his disappearance is out of character.

Investigators have released an image of Henryk in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information regarding his current whereabouts.

Anyone who sees Henryk is urged to call Dandenong Police on 9767 7444.

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Warrant issued for Andre Saunders

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 02/03/2016 22:08 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Andre Saunders.

A warrant has been issued for the 33-year-old after he failed to appear at court to face drugs charges.

Saunders is described as being 170cm tall, with a solid build and tribal tattoos on his forearms.

Investigators have released an image of Saunders in the hope that someone may recognise him or have information on his current whereabouts.

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