Aussie Police News Wrap for Monday Evening – 02/05/2016

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Monday, 02/05/2016.

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

Burglary with violence, Clontarf

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 18:32 AEST

Police are investigating following a burglary with violence and attempted robbery in Clontarf this morning.

At 5:00am two men, one armed with a baseball bat, forced their way into a home on Thompson Crescent, demanding money and assaulting two male residents.

The two men then fled the scene on foot.

A 29-year-old male resident received treatment at the scene for a laceration to his head and bruising.

One of the men is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall, of a solid build and bald with blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved grey shirt with blue jeans.

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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Man charged following confrontation with police and fire officers – Rock Flat, near Cooma

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 17:44 AEST

A man has been charged following a confrontation with NSW Police and Fire & Rescue NSW officers at Rock Flat, near Cooma yesterday.

About 3.15pm (Sunday 1 May 2016), emergency services were called to the intersection of the Monaro Highway and Tom Groggin Road at Rock Flat following reports of a large grass fire.

Police will allege a 42-year-old man from a nearby property approached crews from Fire & Rescue NSW and the Rural Fire Service who were attempting to fight the blaze.

He became aggressive towards Fire & Rescue NSW officers and prevented them from attending to the burning grass.

During the confrontation, the man allegedly slammed the door of a fire truck onto the leg of a fire officer.

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Man charged over alleged drug possession near Dubbo

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 17:29 AEST

A man has been charged after cannabis, with an estimated street value of up to $10,000, was located south east of Dubbo last night.

About 11.30pm (Saturday 30 April 2016), officers attached to Orana Local Area Command came across a man whose car was bogged and a tow-truck driver assisting him on the side of the road on Pierce Street, Wellington.

Police spoke to the 29-year-old driver of the bogged vehicle, before searching the car, where it’s alleged they located drug paraphernalia and over 830 grams of cannabis leaf, with an estimated street value of about $10,000.

The items were seized for forensic examination.

The man was arrested and taken to Wellington Police Station. He was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited drug, to appear at Wellington Local Court on 21 June, 2016.

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Missing man located – Glenfield

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 17:14 AEST

A report is being prepared for the Coroner after the body of a man, reported missing from Glenfield was discovered by searchers today (Monday 2 May 2016).

The 85-year-old was last seen about 4.30pm (Saturday 30 April 2016), after leaving his home on Trafalgar Street for a walk.

His wife contacted police when he failed to return home.

Searchers located a man’s body in the Georges River around midday.

A post mortem examination will be conducted to officially determine how the man died.

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Robbery at Rosebery Post Office

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 17:07 AEST

A female staff member was at the premises at the time and reported the robbery to police.

It is alleged two men entered the premises and demanded money. No weapons were used and the woman was not injured. An amount of money was stolen.

Two men are believed to be the offenders, however no description is available.

Police are looking for the offenders and appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Burnie CIB on 131444  or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Search for missing hiker – Thredbo

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 16:44 AEST

Police are searching for a missing hiker in the Alpine region.

At 1am today (Monday 2 May 2016), a 43-year-old male, from Kalkite, near Jindabyne, went to Dead Horse Gap near Threadbow with the intention of walking to Ramshead Range.

At 6am he contacted a friend to notify them that he was lost. Police from Monaro Local Area Command were notified and have deployed the Alpines Operations Unit assisted by Wespac Lifesaver Helicopter to assist in searching for the man.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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

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Fatal unit fire – Queanbeyan

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 16:29 AEST

About 2.45pm (Monday 2 May 2016), emergency services were called to a unit on Mowatt Street, Queanbeyan East, after reports of a unit fire.

The unit was found to be well alight. A 22-year-old woman and a three-year-old boy were rescued from the unit. They were treated for burns and smoke inhalation before being taken to Canberra Hospital for treatment.

The fire was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW officers. Inside the unit, the body of a one-year-old girl was located.

Three police were treated for smoke inhalation.

A crime scene has been established at the address. The cause of the fire is not yet determined.

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Barwon LAC “Dob in a Dealer” campaign records first success

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 16:29 AEST

A new, state-wide campaign aimed at mobilising members of the public in the fight against prohibited drugs has arrived in Barwon Local Area Command (LAC) – and already recorded its first success.

The “Dob in a Dealer” campaign has been funded by the Commonwealth Government, and is currently taking place in states and territories across Australia.

In NSW, the campaign is being held in 21 LACs across the state over a six-month period between March and September 2016. The campaign runs for two weeks in each location.

While the focus of the campaign is the drug “ice” (crystal methylamphetamine), members of the public are encouraged to report any prohibited-drug activity.

This is exactly what happened when police from Barwon Local Area Command kicked off their “Dob in a Dealer” campaign at the monthly markets in Moree yesterday morning (Sunday 1 May 2016).

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Boy critical after being found in a pond – near Mona Vale

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 16:14 AEST

Police are investigating after a near drowning incident at Ingleside today.

Just before 3pm (Monday 2 May 2016), emergency services were called to a home on Chiltern Road, after a three-year-old boy was pulled from a pond.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics attended and treated the boy before he was taken to Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Northern Beaches Local Area Command attended the location and have commenced an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Police appeal for information after child approached – Brookvale

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 15:29 AEST

Police are appealing for information after a reported child approach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches last week.

Shortly after 8.00am on Thursday, 28 April 2016, a ten-year-old boy was walking to school along Gulliver Street, Brookvale when he was approached by a man in a white van offering him a lift. The boy declined and the driver of the van drove away.

The boy continued to school and reported the incident later that night to his mother.

The mother reported the incident to police the following day.

Investigators from Northern Beaches Local Area Command have commenced inquiries into the matter.

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Man sought to assist with Fraud enquiry

Western Australia Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 15:20 AEST

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a 53 year old man who is wanted to help with inquiries into a number of fraud offences.

The offences involve a man approaching elderly people in the vicinity of medical specialists or hospitals in the Subiaco area and telling them he has lost his wallet or that his wallet has been stolen. The man then requests money so that he can get home, and offers to repay them at a later date.

Police believe that Stephen Mathew EVANS may be able to assist with their inquiries into these matters.

Mr Evans is described as 53 years of age, approximately 180cms tall, of solid build, fair skinned with a ruddy complexion, short dark hair and brown eyes.

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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Police stop 45 drivers for drug-driving in three-day operation

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 15:14 AEST

Traffic and Highway Patrol officers stopped 45 people for drug-driving during a three-day operation in Richmond Local Area Command.

Officers conducted 1366 random drug tests and 1777 random breath tests, infringing four drivers for drink-driving.

Assistant Commissioner John Hartley of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said the message to road users is clear; if you use drugs and drive, you will get caught.

“Road users must understand and heed this warning. Drug-driving puts you and other innocent road users at great risk and our officers will be there to stop you.”

“Drug and drink-driving is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. So far this year, 138 people have lost their lives on our roads, 37 more than this time last year. It is up to all of us to make the roads safer and avert further tragedy,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

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Update: Dangerous driving incident, South East Queensland

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 15:12 AEST

A man charged in relation to an alleged dangerous driving incident on Saturday night is now facing additional charges following an investigation by the Inala Tactical Crime Squad (TCS).

It will be alleged that around 10pm on Saturday, the police helicopter observed a car travelling at high speeds on the Gateway Motorway at Drewvale.
Polair 2 tracked the vehicle as it travelled onto the Logan and Ipswich motorways, allegedly weaving past other vehicles.

Initial investigations estimate the vehicle was been travelling approximately 182 kilometres per hour along the Ipswich Motorway at Goodna.

The vehicle was tracked to an address on Twidale Drive at Riverview a man was taken into custody.

Following a search of the vehicle, officers located a knife and a bag containing gloves, pliers and a torch.

It will also be alleged that the front registration plate had been stolen from a car at Ellen Grove earlier that evening and the rear plate had been stolen from a car at a Garden City shopping centre.

Inala TCS officers have today charged a 30-year-old Redbank Plains with two counts each of stealing and receiving stolen property as well as one count each of possession of a knife in a public place and possession of implements to be used in a burglary.

These charges are in addition to those he was already facing which include dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving without a license, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving a vehicle with incorrect number plates and possessing tainted property.

He is due to appear in Richlands Magistrates Court on May 3.

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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Lucille Butterworth Inquest

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 14:45 AEST

Tasmania Police will review the findings of Coroner Simon Cooper in the inquest into the death of Lucille Butterworth and prepare a file for the consideration of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

This has been a long and complex investigation and Tasmania Police hopes these findings bring some comfort to the family.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Miss Butterworth.

Commander Glenn Frame

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Aggravated armed robbery at TRC Hotel

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 14:36 AEST

Approximately 5:35am on Sunday 1st May 2016 an Aggravated Armed Robbery occurred at the TRC Hotel, 131 Paterson Street, Launceston.  A man armed with a knife entered the hotel and assaulted a staff member, before stealing a quantity of money.  The staff member was treated at the Launceston General Hospital for a wound to the ear and other non life threatening injuries.

Launceston Detectives are following a specific line of enquiry.

Anyone with information in relation to this matter is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Launceston C.I.B on 67773911.

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Armed Robbery – Guardian Pharmacy, North Hobart

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 14:26 AEST

At 12.05pm on Monday 2nd May 2016 a man entered the Guardian Pharmacy at 384 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart armed with a knife and demanded drugs from the staff.

The man has then fled the pharmacy on foot and was last seen on Newdegate Street towards Arthur Street.

No staff or customers were injured during the incident.  The man escaped with a small amount of medication.

The man is described as being:

176cm (5ft 7 inches) tall,

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Missing boy, Dysart

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 14:02 AEST

MPCARPolice are seeking public assistance to help locate a boy reported missing from Dysart.

The 14-year-old was last seen at an address on Perry Street last night but hasn’t been seen since.

Police hold concerns for his welfare due to his age and also because he is believed to be driving a vehicle underage and unlicensed.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, around 170cms tall and has a slim build, short brown hair and brown eyes.

He is believed to be driving in a light blue 2004 Toyota Echo with Queensland Registration 603 SPP.

Anyone who has seen the boy or the vehicle is being asked to call police immediately.

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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CCTV footage released following fatal crash – Strike Force Coval

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 14:00 AEST

***Editors Note: CCTV footage of a man police would like to speak to will be sent out via hightail link.***

Police have released CCTV footage and are appealing for public assistance after 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. The woman, Michelle Lord, was airlifted to the Gold Cost University Hospital in a serious condition. She was pronounced deceased on Tuesday 20 October 2015.

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Police investigating Ivanhoe armed robbery

Victoria Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 14:00 AEST

Police are currently investigating an armed robbery in Ivanhoe East on Sunday about 1am.

The alleged stolen vehicle, a white Jeep Cherokee, was spotted in Dandenong this morning about 11.30am.

The vehicle was subsequently involved in a pursuit through the south eastern suburbs with police units.

The car has since been recovered at the Gardenvale Railway Station.

The occupant is believed to have fled on foot.

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Campbelltown LAC continues its offensive against “ice” via Dob in a Dealer campaign

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 13:29 AEST

One week into the “Dob in a Dealer” campaign in Campbelltown Local Area Command (LAC), police and Crime Stoppers are urging residents to continue their offensive against the drug “ice”.

The Commonwealth-funded campaign is currently being run in states and territories across Australia.

In NSW, the campaign is being held in 21 metropolitan and regional LACs over a six-month period between March and September 2016.

It will run in each LAC for two weeks, during which local residents will be urged to help police shut down drug-manufacturing syndicates and arrest drug suppliers by reporting relevant information to Crime Stoppers.

The campaign is now in its second week in Campbelltown LAC, where police have been conducting intensive community-engagement activities at local railway stations, shopping centres, clubs and hotels, the Police Citizen Youth Club and other locations.

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Increase in threats by scammers

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 12:12 AEST

The Serious Organised Crime Division wish to advise members of the public about threats and abuse being made by scammers, either at the time of the scam or when their demands are not complied with.   Police are receiving an increase in reports of such behaviour by members of the public.

Examples:

In regards to the tax scam, scammers have kept victims on the phone whilst they have gone to the bank and given them directions as to what to do and say.   On one occasion the victim drove to the Police Station and handed the phone to an officer who then spoke to the scammer.  The scammer became very upset at the victim for doing this and demanded the fax number for the Police Station so that the ‘warrant’ could be sent there for the victim to be arrested.

Potential victims that have been telephoned and refuse to comply with scammers have had numerous phone calls afterwards, where they have been screamed at and abused by the scammer.

Emails have been sent to some victims threatening serious physical harm will be imposed if they fail to comply with demands to send cash to the scammers.  Police wish to reassure recipients of these emails that they are false and are merely another attempt by these scammers to scare recipients into handing over money.

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Missing bushwalker located – Moruya

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 12:00 AEST

A woman missing in dense bushland near Moruya has been located safe and well this morning.

The 65-year-old United States national was last seen about 3pm on Saturday 30 April 2016, after leaving for a bushwalk in the Deua Valley River.

She was reported missing about 9am on Sunday 1 May 2016, when she had not returned from the walk.

Officers from Far South Coast, with assistance from SES and Westpac Helicopter, commenced a wide-scale land and air search in the vicinity of the Deua National Park.

The search continued this morning and the woman was located safe and well but will receive treatment from Ambulance Paramedics for some minor injuries.

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Update – Missing girl, Aspley

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 11:30 AEST

A girl reported missing from Aspley has been located safe and well at Browns Plains.

The media and the 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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Helicopter rescue after three women struck by lightning

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 09:17 AEST

At 11:45am on Sunday 1/5/16 the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Munro Hut on the Three Capes Track due to information received from a park ranger that three women had been struck by lightning.

The three women, all from Victoria were walking on an area known as “The Blade” near Cape Pillar at approximately 10:00am on 1/5/16  when they all reported to have been struck by lighting. All three were able to walk 7km back to Munro Hut where the alarm was raised.

The helicopter was able to land at the hut, a paramedic examined them, and they were all flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital for further observation.

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Update on Sage Court shooting

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 09:17 AEST

Detectives from the Glenorchy Criminal Investigation Branch continued investigation into the shooting at Sage Court, Bridgewater that occurred at approximately 9.15pm on Friday, 29th April 2016.

Further witnesses were identified and spoken to today.   A number of witnesses previously spoken too were re-interviewed.

Enquiries are still continuing, and officers tasked with investigating this incident are appealing for any information regarding the movement and/or occupants of either a VN or VP (late 80’s to early 90’s) white Commodore Sedan that was seen in the area of the shooting at the time of this incident.  Information received indicates this vehicle may have travelled along the East Derwent Highway shortly after leaving the area of Sage Court.

If anyone can assist police in this ongoing investigation they are asked to call Glenorchy CIB on 61732777 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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Launceston Police Clamp 3 Cars in 20 Minutes

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 09:17 AEST

Launceston Police have expressed disappointment after clamping 3 vehicles in the Launceston CBD within the space of 20 minutes for hooning offences on Friday night.

The first vehicle was clamped at midnight for emitting unnecessary and unreasonable noise in Paterson Street. As police were speaking with the driver of this vehicle, a second vehicle was intercepted on the same street for the same offence. It was only minutes after dealing with the second driver that police observed a third vehicle hooning in the same street again. The third vehicle was clamped for operating a vehicle in an unnecessary execution of sustained loss of traction.

“This driving behaviour is absolutely appalling, especially in this kind of weather. Our roads have seen enough tragedy in the past couple of days. All of these drivers now have had their cars clamped for 28 days,” Sergeant Mackenzie.

One of the drivers only got his licence back last month after losing it for the accumulation of demerit points. Another driver had only owned his vehicle for 2 days after buying it on Wednesday.

A fourth vehicle was clamped in Wellington Street early in the night for hooning offences.

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Serious Motor Vehicle Crash – Newnham

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 09:17 AEST

At about 4pm on the 29th April 2016, emergency services were called to 4 vehicle collision on the intersection of the East Tamar Highway and the Newnham Link.

Initial investigations indicate that a Nissan utility was travelling south on the East Tamar Highway when it has collided with a blue Subaru Impreza which was turning right from the Newnham Link. Two other passing vehicles have then been struck as a result of the collision.

The 18 year old male driver of the Subaru was extracted from the vehicle and taken to the Launceston General Hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition. The 62 year old male driver of the Nissan was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Road conditions were poor at the time of the crash, with heavy rain in Launceston for most of the afternoon. This is a timely reminder for drivers to be extra vigilant on the roads during poor weather conditions.

The East Tamar Highway was blocked for about 3 and a half hours while emergency crews worked at the scene.

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Sage Court shooting, Bridgewater

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 09:06 AEST

Detectives and forensic officers combed the area for evidence into the early hours of this morning.

A 54 year old man, who is known to police, was admitted to hospital but his condition is not life threatening.  The man lives at the address where the shooting occurred.

Detectives believe this is an ongoing dispute and there is no immediate threat to residents in Bridgewater.

Police will remain in the area today and step up patrols through the evening.

The man is speaking with police but the identity of the shooter is not yet known.

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Road Safety Week: get strapped

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 08:37 AEST

Make sure you are strapped in before starting your journey, road safety authorities said today.

Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Jim Cox said that seat belts and properly installed booster

seats for children save lives.

“Hundreds of lives have been saved and many more injuries prevented since the wearing of

seat belts became mandatory in 1977,” Mr Cox said.

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Drive Safely for National Road Safety Week

Tasmania Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 08:37 AEST

Tasmanian road users will be reminded this week of what can happen if they don’t drive safely for National Road Safety Week.

Speaking at the launch of the week at the Launceston General Hospital today, Road Safety Advisory Council Chair Jim Cox urged people to drive safely so they don’t end up in hospital.

“Broken bodies and broken lives are the result of crashes on the road. The staff in hospital emergency rooms see the results of crashes and they don’t want to see more. This is one place where we don’t want to see a demand for services.”

Mr Cox said that three crashed cars would be on display on busy highways to show people what can happen.

One of the cars will be on the busy Southern Outlet near Kingston, one on the East Tamar Highway and one on the Midland Highway south of Ross.

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Dangerous driving charges, Ipswich

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 08:11 AEST

Ipswich police have charged a man following an incident in which a car was allegedly driven dangerously in the Ipswich area on Saturday night.
At around 10pm Polair 2 allegedly observed a vehicle driving at high speeds on the Gateway Motorway at Drewvale.
Polair 2 tracked the vehicle as it travelled onto the Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway, allegedly weaving past other vehicles.

Initial investigations estimate the vehicle may have been travelling approximately 182k/h along the Ipswich Motorway at Goodna.

The vehicle was tracked to an address on Twidale Drive at Riverview where general duties officers, with the assistance of Polair 2, attended and took a man into custody.

A 30-year-old Redbank Plains man has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving without a license, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving a vehicle with incorrect number plates and possessing tainted property.

He is due to appear in Richlands Magistrates Court on May 3.

 

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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Armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, Hope Island

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 05:52 AEST

Police are investigating following an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery at Hope Island early this morning.

At 12:20am two men attempted to gain entry to a service station on Broadwater Avenue but were unsuccessful.

At around 12:40am the same two men gained entry to another service station on Broadwater Avenue before threating a male employee with a knife and demanding money and cigarettes.

The employee complied with their demands and the two men fled the scene on foot with a quantity of cash and cigarettes.

The employee was not physically injured during the incident.

The first man is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 177cm tall, of a medium build and aged in his late teens to early 20s. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with large white Nike “tick” on it and blue shorts.

The second man is described as Caucasian in appearance aged in his late teens to early 20s and was last seen wearing a black and white checked hoodie and carrying a Nike bag.

Investigations are continuing.

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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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Cardoss death

Victoria Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 05:30 AEST

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in Cardross which occurred last night.

Emergency services were called to a residential address around 7.30pm.

Once inside the premises the deceased woman was located.

The death is being treated as suspicious and the Homicide Squad is attending.

A 36-year-old Cardross man was arrested at the scene and is currently assisting police with their enquires.

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Armed robbery, Gladstone

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 04:42 AEST

Police are investigating following an armed robbery at a hotel in Gladstone early this morning.

At around 1:15am two female employees were approached by two men, one of whom was armed with an axe, in the business on Yarroon Street.

The men assaulted the women before fleeing the scene with a sum of cash.

The two female employees were treated at the scene for minor head injuries.

The two men are described as dark skinned and wearing hoodies.

One man is described as being of a slim build and wearing black clothing. The other man is described as being of a solid build with a brown shirt and dark-coloured hoody.

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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Unit fire – Waterloo

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 04:29 AEST

Emergency services were called to a block of units on Wellington Street shortly after 2am (Monday 2 May 2016).

When police and fire crews arrived, they found a second floor unit well-alight.

A number of residents in the building were evacuated while NSW Fire & Rescue crews extinguished the blaze.

One unit was seriously damaged by the fire.

A 77-year-old man in the building suffered smoke inhalation and was taken by NSW Ambulance Paramedics to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment.

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Two men charged with firearm offences following vehicle stop – Bass Hill

New South Wales Police on Monday, 02/05/2016 04:00 AEST

Two men have been charged after police allegedly found firearms, cash and jewellery in a car during a vehicle stop in Sydney’s southwest.

About 11.20pm on Saturday (30 April 2016), officers stopped and spoke to the driver of a Toyota Hilux in Hector Street.

Police had cause to search the two men in the car, during which they allegedly located a rifle and replica handgun.

They also allegedly located cash and a bag of jewellery and antiques.

Both men were arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

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Fatal traffic crash, Hope Island

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 03:30 AEST

A man has died following single vehicle traffic crash in Hope Island overnight.

Initial investigations suggest at around 10pm a car was travelling along The Parkway when it left the road and collided with a tree in the centre median strip.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 34-year-old Nerang man, was declared deceased at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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.

Queensland Police Service

Armed robbery charges, Toowoomba

Queensland Police Service on Monday, 02/05/2016 03:09 AEST

Detectives have charged a man following three alleged armed robberies in Toowoomba yesterday evening.

Police will allege at around 6:30pm a man armed with a knife entered a takeaway business on the corner of West and Campbell Street in Newtown.

It will be alleged the man demanded money from a male staff member and fled the scene on foot with a small sum of cash.

It will be further alleged at 10.15pm a man entered a hotel on Bridge Street in Newtown where he demanded money from a female staff member.

The staff member refused and the man left the premises on foot.

At 10:30pm police will allege a man entered a pizza shop on Taylor Street armed with a knife and demanded money from an employee.

When the employee refused the man left the shop on foot.

No one was physically injured in any of the three incidents.

At around midnight patrols located a man on Herries Street in Toowoomba where he was taken into custody without incident.

A 22-year-old Toowoomba man has been charged with one count of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery.

He is due to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on May 3.

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.

Queensland Police Service

Building fire – Rockdale

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 01/05/2016 23:14 AEST

About 9.45pm (Sunday 1 May 2016), police and emergency services were called to a fire at a church on Frederick Street, Rockdale.

On arrival, they found the premises well-alight; numerous Fire & Rescue NSW crews and other emergency services are on-scene to deal with the blaze.

A number of adjoining premises – including a nursing home – have been affected by the fire and have been evacuated as a precaution.

Several roads in the area have been closed to traffic and diversions are in place.

Frederick Street is closed in both directions with a 100m exclusion zone surrounding the incident.

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Drivers urged to slow down around crash sites after HWP car damaged – Wang Wauk, Mid-North Coast

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 01/05/2016 22:29 AEST

Sunday, 01 May 2016 10:16:01 PM

** Editor’s Note – An image of the damaged Highway Patrol car has been uploaded to the NSW Police Facebook page **

Police are urging drivers to slow down, be aware and drive to the conditions after a police car was damaged following a separate crash at Wang Wauk, on the state’s mid-north coast today.

Just after 1.30pm (Sunday 1 May 2016), a Traffic & Highway Patrol officer was dealing with a single motor vehicle crash on the Pacific Highway at Wang Wauk.

The officer had parked her fully-marked Highway Patrol vehicle on the side of the road with all warning lights activated to slow approaching traffic and warn them of the incident ahead.

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Wilful damage, Birkdale

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 01/05/2016 22:00 AEST

Police are investigating after a school was extensively damaged at Birkdale over the weekend.

It is believed sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, bricks and pavers were thrown through classroom windows at the Agnes Street facility.

Around 40 windows and three glass sliding doors were damaged during the incident.

A dental unit inside the school was also damaged.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.

Queensland Police Service

Stratford speeder

Victoria Police on Sunday, 01/05/2016 21:53 AEST

Wellington Highway Patrol members intercepted a high range speedster near Stratford this evening.

Officers were patrolling the Princes Highway around 6.40pm when they detected a 2007 Ford Mondeo travelling at 146km/h in a 100 zone.

The car was intercepted and the 23-year-old driver from Burwood spoken to.

He is expected to be charged on summons with speeding offences and driving whilst suspended.

Senior Constable Adam West

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