Aussie Police News Wrap for Thursday Evening – 28/04/2016

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016.

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

Speeding motorcycle impounded in Geelong

Victoria Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 19:28 AEST

State Highway Patrol West officers impounded a speeding motorcycle in Geelong this afternoon.

Police detected the motorcycle travelling along Anakie Road at 137km/h in an 80km/h zone just before 5pm.

The motorcycle was intercepted and the 37-year-old Learner rider had his bike immediately impounded.

The Anglesea man is expected to be charged on summons with exceed speed and other traffic related offences.

Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

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Man charged with alleged murder of woman – Bundeena

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 18:29 AEST

A man has been charged with murder and other offences following the death of a woman at Bundeena, in Sydney’s south, on the weekend.

About 3.30pm on Sunday (24 April 2016), emergency services were called to a home on Beachcomber Avenue, Bundeena, where they located the body of a 51-year-old woman.

Police also located a 17-year-old male with an injured arm. He was taken to Sutherland Hospital for treatment.

Officers from Sutherland Local Area Command and the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad launched an investigation into the incident.

About 5pm on Monday (25 April 2016), a 51-year-old man, who police will allege was the woman’s former partner, was arrested on Wallace Street, Braidwood, following a pursuit with police.

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Teen seriously assaulted in Broadmeadows

Victoria Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 18:18 AEST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old teenage boy was seriously assaulted in Broadmeadows last Saturday.

Police have been told the victim was at a shopping centre on Pascoe Vale Road when he was approached by three unknown males about 1pm.

An altercation occurred and one of the males hit the teen to the head, causing him to fall to the ground.

The two other offenders then punched and kicked him to his upper body, before all three fled the scene.

The victim, from Roxburgh Park was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with a cut to the head and two black eyes.

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Incident in Trevor Terrace, New Norfolk

Tasmania Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 17:28 AEST

Glenorchy CIB attended an incident in Trevor Terrace, New Norfolk which occurred between 5:30pm and 6pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016, where a man was seen with injuries to one or both of his hands.

Following additional enquiries conducted on Thursday 28 April 2016, Glenorchy CIB have confirmed that no offences have been committed and the man is likely to require medical attention to his injuries and are concerned for his welfare and would ask for him to contact police.

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Police invite community to support ‘Baby Lily Grace Awareness Day’ – Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 17:14 AEST

The NSW Police Force are showing their support for ‘Baby Lily Grace Awareness Day’ during a special ceremony at the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park tomorrow morning.

On the morning of Sunday 30 November 2014, the body of an unknown child was discovered at Maroubra Beach.

Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Local Area Command launched an investigation into the incident and prepared a report for the information of the Coroner.

Following a Coronial Inquest, Acting Inspector William Green of Newtown Local Area Command and his wife Filomena D’Alessandro, made arrangements to have the child laid to rest.

They, in partnership with Deputy State Coroner Hugh Dillon, named her ‘Lily Grace’, and she was laid to rest on Wednesday 29 April 2015, in the Garden of Innocence, at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park in Matraville.

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Police to host information sessions with Aboriginal communities – Manning-Great Lakes, Port Stephens LACs

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 16:29 AEST

Police from Manning-Great Lakes and Port Stephens Local Area Commands will next week host information sessions about ways police and Aboriginal people can work together to create stronger, safer communities.

The information sessions will take place at various locations within the two commands between next Monday (2 May 2016) and Wednesday (4 May 2016). Further details are listed later in this media release.

The sessions are being conducted as part of NSW Police’s Aboriginal Strategic Direction (2012 – 2017), which is a blueprint for how LACs engage and interact with Aboriginal communities.

This policy aims to build strong relationships between police and Aboriginal people, and deliver meaningful outcomes for their local communities.

It has four key priority areas: ensure community safety; improve communication and understanding between police and Aboriginal people; reduced involvement and improved safety of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system; and reduction and diversion from harm.

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Body located near Mansfield

Victoria Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 15:56 AEST

A body has been located in the vicinity of Sawmill Settlement near Merrijig this afternoon.

The body, which is yet to be identified, is believed to be that of missing person Taddeo Haigh.

Taddeo was last seen leaving a residential address in Gibb Court on Sunday night about 9.30pm after telling family and friends he was going for a walk.

Victoria Police members alongside specialist areas Airwing, Dog Squad and Mounted Branch supported by St John Ambulance, CFA, Bush search and rescue, Ambulance Victoria, SES and Department of environment, water, land and planning were all involved in the 5 day search.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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Police urge revellers to party safely at Mardi Grass Festival on state’s north coast

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 15:44 AEST

Police from Richmond Local Area Command are urging revellers to celebrate safely during this year’s Mardi Grass Festival on the state’s north coast.

Police will be conducting a high-visibility operation in and around the Nimbin township during the festival, which will be held from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016.

The aim of the police operation is to maintain a safe environment for the public, by targeting illegal drug activity and anti-social behaviour.

Police are expecting large crowds to converge on the small village over the weekend, given numbers in previous years.

Chief Inspector William McKenna, of the Richmond Local Area Command, said the extended police presence will be in place to ensure revellers have a good time while keeping safe.

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Teen charged as investigations continue into robbery – Cessnock

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 15:29 AEST

Police have charged a teen as investigations continue into an alleged robbery in the state’s Hunter region earlier this week.

About 8.10pm on Monday (25 April 2016), an 18-year-old man completed a pizza delivery in Yango Street, Cessnock, and was returning to his scooter when he was approached by three men who’d left a nearby licensed premise.

One of the men allegedly approached the man and threatened to stab him with a glass, while demanding money.

It’s further alleged he pushed the man and took cash from his bag before the trio fled the area.

The man returned to his workplace, where he reported the incident to his manager who then contacted police.

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Police investigate suspicious death after fatal crash – Strike Force Coval

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 15:00 AEST

***Editors Note: An image of Michelle Lord and a vehicle similar to the one involved in the crash will be posted on the NSWPF Facebook page.***

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman involved in a fatal crash on the NSW North Coast last year.

About 9.30pm on Sunday 18 October 2015, a silver 2004 model Nissan 300zx was being driven in an easterly direction along the Tweed Valley Way, Tumbulgum.

Police have been told about half a kilometre east of Riverside Drive, the car left the road and travelled into the Tweed River.

When officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command arrived, the 51-year-old male driver was out of the vehicle, assisting a 57-year-old female passenger.

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Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of woman – Bundeena

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 14:44 AEST

A man has appeared before the ACT Magistrates Court and is in the process of being extradited to NSW following the death of a woman at Bundeena, in Sydney’s south, on the weekend.

About 3.30pm on Sunday (24 April 2016), emergency services were called to a home on Beachcomber Avenue, Bundeena, where they located the body of a 51-year-old woman.

Police also located a 17-year-old male with an injured arm. He was taken to Sutherland Hospital for treatment.

Officers from Sutherland Local Area Command and the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad launched an investigation into the incident.

About 5pm on Monday (25 April 2016), a 51-year-old man, who police will allege was the woman’s former partner, was arrested on Wallace Street, Braidwood, following a pursuit with police.

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Update – Missing 15-year-old girl, Yarwun

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 28/04/2016 14:42 AEST

A 15-year-old girl reported missing from Yarwun has been located safe and well today.

The media and public are thanked for their assistance.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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Break and enter, Mango Hill

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 28/04/2016 14:02 AEST

Police are investigating the break and enter of a cafe in Mango Hill in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Around 2.30am a man has attended the cafe and forced entry into the premises. The man attempted to gain access to money but was unsuccessful and left the premises.

The man has then returned to the premises a short time later and has again attempted to gain access to the money. On this occasion he was able to access it and left the premises with a sum of money as well as electronic items.

It is believed the man has left the scene in a silver/grey coloured BMW four door sedan.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in Sylvan Road round the time of the incident is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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Robbery, Arana Hills

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 28/04/2016 13:52 AEST

A man has been charged after an Arana Hills service station was robbed early this morning.

It will be alleged around 12.20am a man entered the Dawson Parade business and took a food item from a shelf and walked out without paying for it.

When the male attendant confronted the man it will be alleged the attendant was assaulted and pushed to the ground.  The man then walked off.

Around 12.40am it will be alleged the same man returned to the store and again assaulted the attendant when the attendant attempted to prevent his entry.

It will be alleged the man then entered the store and took further items from the shelves and became involved in another scuffle with the attendant before fleeing.

The male attendant received minor injuries.

The Police Dog Squad attended and a man was subsequently located nearby and arrested.

A 28-year-old Ferny Grove man has been charged with two counts each of enter premises to commit indictable offence and robbery with violence.  He is expected to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 16.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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Fatal Single Vehicle Crash – Nook Road, Nook (Thursday, 28 APril 2016)

Tasmania Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 13:25 AEST

At approximately 7:30am today (Thursday, 28 April 2016) police and emergency services were called to attend the scene of a single vehicle crash on Nook Road at Nook. The scene was located approximately 450 meters north of West Nook Road.

Senior Sergeant Darren Pendlebury said that at the scene it was discovered the 17 year old (from the Sheffield area) male rider of a motorcycle had been travelling towards Spreyton when he had lost control of the bike in the wet and slippery conditions. The rider had collided with the Armco railing on the side of the road and received fatal injuries.

Initial investigations at the scene indicate that speed was not a contributing factor to the crash.

Senior Sergeant Pendlebury stated that this tragic incident, the second fatal crash on North West roads in the last 7 days, highlights the need for everybody to slow down and drive to the road conditions. With wet weather forecast across the coast over the next few days he has implored people to take care. The tragic loss of life on our roads is a problem that we all need to take responsibility and ensure we drive to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

Senior Sergeant Pendlebury has asked that anybody who may have seen the bike, a green Kawasaki road-trail, travelling on West Nook Road prior to the crash, or who has any information relating to the incident, to call police on 131 444.

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Man charged after allegedly making threats – Tweed Heads

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 12:44 AEST

Police have charged a man after making threats with a weapon in the state’s north last night.

Shortly after 9pm yesterday (Wednesday 27 April 2016), police were called to a house on Angela Street, Tweed Heads, following reports a man was making threats.

Officers attached to Tweed Byron Local Area Command attended and found a 46-year-old man standing on the road with a sledge hammer and pitch fork.

Police will allege the man was threatening another group of people while holding the weapons.

Upon being arrested, the 46-year-old man threatened the officers.

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Police search for Suzanne Moloney

Victoria Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 12:13 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 27-year-old Suzanne Moloney.

Suzanne was last seen at her home address in Wyndham Vale on Monday morning.

She is known to frequent the Echuca area and is believed to be driving her silver RAV 4 with registration RDJ807.

Suzanne is described as 157cm tall with a slim build and shoulder length blonde hair.

Police have released an image of Suzanne in the hope that someone may have information on her whereabouts.

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Concerns for missing man Tej Chitnis

Victoria Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 11:43 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 22-year-old man Tej Chitnis.

At 10:00am Wednesday 27th April 2016 Tej left his Burwood East home address in his silver Golf.

He usually drives to the Blackburn Railway station, parks his car in a nearby street and catches public transport to University.

Tej failed to return home at 4:00pm. His 2005 VW Golf has also not been located.

Police have concerns for Tej as this behaviour is out of character.

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Over 20 people caught shoplifting – Newcastle City LAC

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 11:29 AEST

Police have conducted a three day shoplifting operation in Newcastle which has resulted in over 20 people allegedly being detected for the offence.

On Thursday 21 April, Tuesday 26 April, and Wednesday 27 April 2016, police conducted the operation at a shopping centre in Kotara, as well as two supermarkets in Waratah, after businesses reported consistent high volume losses as a result of shoplifting.

The operation involved police from Newcastle City Local Area Command, as well as store Loss Prevention Officers.

As a result of the operation police charged three people for shoplifting, and issued nine Criminal Infringement Notices (CINs) for shoplifting.

Police also dealt with six juveniles under the Young Offenders Act for shoplifting offences, and issued three on the spot cautions for minor theft.

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Aggravated Robbery – Alfred Cove

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 11:22 AEST

Police are seeking information from the public to assist with their investigation into an aggravated armed robbery in Alfred Cove Monday 11 April 2016.

At 1:40pm, two 17 year old boys were confronted by two male persons in an alleyway in the vicinity of Canning Highway and North Lake Road.

Both boys were threatened with assault if they didn’t hand over property. At the time it is believed one of the males had a weapon in his possession.

The two victims handed over property and cash before both male offenders fled on foot in a westerly direction along Canning Highway.

One male is described as being aged between 19 to 21 years with fair skin (tanned complexion), approximately 187cm tall, a solid build, with short brown hair and an unshaven appearance. He was wearing a light grey cap, dark jumper with white writing on the front and dark blue jeans. (Composite image shown).

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Man charged after pedestrian dies – Inverell

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 09:44 AEST

A man has been charged after a pedestrian died after being hit by a car in Inverell last month.

About 10.45pm on Saturday 5 March 2016, a 60-year-old man was walking along Cameron Street when he was hit by an older-model, white-coloured sedan.

Police will allege the vehicle failed to stop and left the area.

The injured man was treated at the scene by officers attached to New England Local Area Command before Ambulance Paramedics took him to Inverell District Hospital. The man later died in hospital.

A crime scene was established and investigations into the incident commenced.

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Man removed from State’s most wanted list following death – Sex Crimes Squad

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 09:44 AEST

A man from the state’s most wanted list is no longer being sought by police following his death in a South Australian hospital.

The 71-year-old man was wanted by police after he failed to appear at Campbelltown Local Court in 2006 on charges of sexual assault.

Police have been conducting ongoing inquiries into the man’s whereabouts and he was subsequently located in a South Australian hospital being treated for a terminal illness earlier this month.

Sex Crimes Squad detectives had been liaising with South Australia Police in relation to the feasibility of the man’s arrest, but were informed he died in hospital on Monday 25 April 2016.

No further police action will be taken on this matter and the man has now been removed from the state’s most wanted list.

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Dash cam footage sought to Moree pursuit

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 09:44 AEST

Two teenagers are due to appear in court today charged after a 70km pursuit in the State’s north-west yesterday.

About 1pm (Wednesday 27 April 2016), police from Barwon Local Area Command were patrolling Narrabri when they saw a silver hatchback which had been reported stolen from Victoria earlier in the day.

It will be alleged the driver failed to stop when directed and a pursuit was initiated; it was terminated a short time later due to the risk to vehicles and pedestrians in the township.

The hatchback continued towards Moree, about 70km north, where the vehicle stopped and the 16-year-old male driver and 15-year-old female passenger were arrested.

They were taken to Moree Police Station where the boy was charged with numerous offences including police pursuit (Skye’s Law), drive unlicensed, drive under the influence of alcohol, two counts of possess property stolen outside NSW, and dishonestly obtain property by deception.

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What Does ‘Drive to the Conditions’ Really Mean?

Tasmania Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 09:03 AEST

Tragically, a motorcyclist has died at Nook this morning as a result of a single vehicle crash. Police at currently at the scene, conducting an investigation and more details are unavailable at this stage.

Following Tasmania’s recent dry spell, forecast showers and rain events today and in the coming days will continue to make Tasmania’s road surfaces slippery.  Tasmania Police are again reminding motorists to take care on Tasmania’s road and drive to the conditions.

‘Whether you are travelling on a major highway, urban street or rural road, today and over the coming days due to inclement weather, Tasmania’s road surfaces and corresponding driving conditions will be differ significantly from driving in fine and clear weather.  Vehicles will respond differently and drivers need to adjust their driving behaviour to suit those conditions’, Inspector Shadbolt said.

What are motorists likely to experience today?

reduced visibility through rain and road spray from other vehicles;

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Suspicious Van – Trevor Terrace, New Norfolk

Tasmania Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 08:43 AEST

Between 5.30pm and 6pm on Wednesday the 27 April 2016 an incident occurred in Trevor Terrace, New Norfolk in which a male has been seen in the area with injuries to one or both of his hands. The injuries are apparent with a small amount of blood found by police in the area.

The male was possibly driving a white van described as an older style Hiace Campervan with curtains on the windows and old style mag wheels.

A brief description of the male is being in his 40’s, un-kept appearance with dark curly hair.

Police are interested in speaking with this male to ascertain the seriousness of his injuries and his reason for being in the area at the time.

Glenorchy CIB are investigating the matter and are contactable on 61732777. Information can also be given anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Man dies following collision in Thomastown

Victoria Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 08:23 AEST

A man has died in hospital following a collision in Thomastown on Tuesday morning.

Police believe a tipper truck with a bob-cat loaded on the back was parked on the side of Edgars Road with its hazard lights on when a van has driven into the back of it about 6.50am.

The driver of the van, a 53-year-old man, was trapped for a short time before he was freed and taken to hospital.

The Broadmeadows man died in hospital yesterday.

The investigation continues and Greensborough Highway Patrol members are appealing for witnesses.

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Three charged over five separate robberies – Eastern Beaches

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 07:14 AEST

Police are urging the public to be vigilant as they crackdown on a thefts in the Kingsford area this month.

Between Tuesday 5 April 2016 and Sunday 17 April 2016, officers attached to Eastern Beaches Local Area Command received reports of street robberies in the Kingsford/Matraville area.

In the first incident, a 23-year-old man was allegedly threatened by an unknown male armed with a knife on Beauchamp Road, Matraville, about 11.30pm on Wednesday 13 April 2016.

It will be alleged the armed man demanded the 23-year-old’s possessions, before he fled the scene taking credit cards, a mobile phone, a wallet and cash.

It will further be alleged bank cards were later fraudulently used following the incident.

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Police Dog Nacho Located Offender

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 06:46 AEST

Police Dog Nacho Locates Offender – About 10:30pm last night officers from Kensington Police attended a residence in Basinghall Street, East Victoria Park to speak to a 16 year old boy regarding alleged curfew breaches.

Upon arrival at the residence the person they were looking for ran from the house. A Canine Unit attended and Police Dog Nacho was deployed. PD Nacho tracked a scent and located the person hiding in dense shrubs in the front yard of a residence in Etwell Street.

The person was advised there was a police dog present and he complied with demands and was arrested without incident. The arrested person advised officers he had injured his head and feet when he jumped a fence to escape from them, and was subsequently taken to hospital as a precaution.

Inquiries are continuing.

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Assault charges, Mackay

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 28/04/2016 06:42 AEST

Detectives charged a man yesterday following an alleged stabbing in South Mackay on Monday.

It will be alleged that at 3.10pm two men attended a Napier Street address where an altercation occurred with another man.  During the altercation an 18-year-old Slade Point man received a non-life-threatening wound to the leg.

A 24-year-old Seaforth man has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, fail to stop motor vehicle, obstruct police and two counts of stealing.   He is due to appear at the Mackay Magistrates Court this morning.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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Arrest by Police Dog Geoffrey

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 06:29 AEST

Arrest by Police Dog Geoffrey – Yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 27 April 2016, police officers in the South West District were conducting inquiries into a number of matters when they attended a residence to see if they could locate a person of interest to an investigation. While the person they were looking for was not there, they noticed a man run through the back garden and jump the rear fence.

Unfortunately for that man a Canine Unit was positioned on a street at the rear of the residence, and when he failed to comply with demands to stop Police Dog Geoffrey was deployed. PD Geoffrey chased the man down and took him into custody by taking hold of his left leg.

The man’s identity was established and it will be alleged the man, who is known to one of the occupants of the address, was in breach of court imposed bail conditions.

A 24 year old man of no fixed address has been charged with Breach of Protective Bail Conditions and Failure to Comply with Reporting Obligations. He was refused bail and will appear in the Bunbury Magistrates Courts today, Thursday 28 April 2016.

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Stoneville Firearm Incident Arrest

Western Australia Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 06:11 AEST

Midland Detectives arrested a 43 year old man last night after a firearm incident in Stoneville.

Around 6:15pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016, a 25 year old woman went to investigate why her dogs were barking.

It will be alleged she located a man not known to her on her Stoneville property. The man threatened to shoot her dogs before discharging two rounds towards the dogs.

The dogs were not injured and the woman managed to flee inside her home and call police.

A 43 year old Stoneville man has been charged with Being Armed to Cause Fear and is due to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court today, 28 April 2016.

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Man charged following alleged road rage incident with firearm – Moore Park

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 05:44 AEST

A man has been charged after a firearm was allegedly pointed at a motorist in Sydney’s east yesterday.

About 8am (Wednesday 27 April 2016), there was a confrontation between the driver of a Volkswagen van and the rider of a Harley Davidson motorcycle on the Eastern Distributor, Moore Park.

At the intersection of Moore Park Road and Regent Street, Paddington, it is alleged the Volkswagen driver produced a black handgun and pointed it in the direction of the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist sped away and contacted Triple Zero (000).

Officers attached to Eastern Suburbs Local Area Command responded and stopped the van driver on Oxford Street, Bondi Junction.

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Police investigate Dandenong South shooting

Victoria Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 05:20 AEST

Police have released CCTV footage as part of an investigation into a shooting in Dandenong earlier this month.

Investigators believe at least three people entered the car park on of a business on Maxwell Street about 1.50am on Sunday, 17 April in a BMW X6 wagon.

The vehicle was parked adjacent to the main entrance of the car park and at least two people have exited the car and started walking across the car park before discharging two firearms into the entrance area of the business and a nearby parked vehicle.

It’s believed up to seven rounds were discharged from the firearms.

One round penetrated the wall and entered the reception area, narrowly missing a female employee.

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Drugs found during intercept at Hallam

Victoria Police on Thursday, 28/04/2016 05:11 AEST

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after drugs were allegedly found during a routine intercept in Hallam yesterday morning,

Endeavour Hills officers intercepted a Mitsubishi Lancer on Hallam North Road about 3.50am.

Police searched the vehicle and discovered a large amount of methamphetamine and GHB.

An Endeavour Hills man was charged with traffick methamphetamine, possess methamphetamine, traffick GHB, possess GHB and possess a prohibited weapon.

He was bailed to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates Court on 10 June.

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Armed robbery, Manly

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 28/04/2016 00:59 AEST

Police are investigating after a man robbed a Manly service station last night.

Preliminary information suggests shortly after 10pm a man entered the Gordon Parade business and threatened a staff member with a knife demanding cash.

The staff member complied and the man was last seen walking southbound on Manly Road.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 170cms tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing dark pants and a brown coat.

Investigations are continuing.

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Police release CCTV images after two men assaulted – Albury

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 27/04/2016 22:44 AEST

Police have released CCTV images of four men they believe can assist them with inquiries after two men were assaulted in Albury this week.

About 12.30pm on Monday 25 April 2016, a 29-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were assaulted inside licensed premises on Olive Street, Albury.

The 29-year-old man suffered a fractured leg and a fractured jaw, while the 23-year-old suffered a laceration to his lip and bruising to his face. Both men required hospital treatment for their injuries.

Police have now released CCTV images of four men who investigators believe may be able to help with their inquiries.

One man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a solid build and short hair. He is shown in a CCTV image (below an “Exit” sign) wearing a white t-shirt.

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Police lay further charges following public order incident – Mount Druitt

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 27/04/2016 20:29 AEST

Police have laid further charges in connection with an alleged public order incident in Sydney’s west earlier this month.

About 7.20pm on Thursday 7 April 2016, police were called to Mount Druitt Railway Station, following reports a large group of people were fighting at the location.

Officers from Mount Druitt Local Area Command attended and located two groups of people at the station, and on North Parade.

Police dispersed the crowd of about 100 people and – following a canvass of the surrounding area – located and seized several items including a Molotov cocktail, knife and golf club.

During the incident, a 54-year-old woman was injured. She was taken to Mt Druitt Hospital for minor head and neck injuries.

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