Aussie Police News Wrap for Wednesday Evening – 04/05/2016

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016.

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

Serious traffic crash, Nobby (south of Toowomba)

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 17:41 AEST

Police are currently at the scene of a crash involving a school bus and a utility at Nobby south of Toowoomba this afternoon.

Initial investigations indicate the crash occurred around 3pm at the intersection of the New England Highway and the Nobby Connection Road.

The male driver of the utility was trapped in his vehicle before being extracted by emergency services and transported to the Toowoomba Hospital in a critical condition.

The driver and passengers of the school bus were not injured.

The New England Highway remains closed at the scene with diversions in place.

North bound traffic is being diverted west onto Opportunity Dr towards Clifton, then north via Nobby and Greenmount back onto the highway.

Southbound traffic is being diverted west onto the Nobby Connection Road towards Nobby then south via Clifton and back onto the highway.

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.

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Update – Robbery charges, Hope Island

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 16:41 AEST

Police have charged two boys following two alleged incidents at Hope Island on Monday.

It will be alleged that two boys attempted to gain entry to a service station on Broadwater Avenue but were unsuccessful.

A short time later, the same two boys then allegedly gained entry to another service station on Broadwater Avenue and threatened a male employee with a knife whilst demanding money and cigarettes.

Two Hope Island boys aged 14 and 15 have been charged with one count each of wilful damage, attempted enter with intent, and armed robbery in company.

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

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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Assistance sought after break-in and lewd act – Mayfield

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 16:00 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify an offender who broke into a woman’s home and committed a lewd act in Newcastle.

About 5am on Tuesday 3 May 2016, a 52-year-old woman was in her home on Woodstock Street, Mayfield, when a male person entered her home.

The man entered the victim’s bedroom, at which time she woke up and sighted him..

The victim got up and followed the man to a veranda where he performed lewd acts towards her, before leaving the premises.

The man is described as being male, early 30’s, Caucasian, slim build with short brown hair.

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Police investigate crash – Roselands

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 15:44 AEST

Police are investigating after four pedestrians were injured following a crash at a shopping centre in Roselands this afternoon.

About 1.30pm (Wednesday 4 May 2016), emergency services were called to the carpark of a shopping centre on Roselands Avenue, following reports of a crash.

Initial investigations suggest a Ford Focus struck a parked Honda 4WD. Following the crash, the Ford struck a number of pedestrians and a number of parked cars.

Four pedestrians – three adults and a child – were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford, an 82-year-old woman, and the driver of the Honda, a 60-year-old woman, were not injured during the incident.

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Rockingham Incident – Information Sought

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 15:42 AEST

Police are seeking information from the public to assist with their investigation into an incident which occurred in Rockingham, Wednesday 20 April 2016.

Between 12:48am and 1:20am, entry was gained to a secure compound on Dixon Road. Several vehicles were damaged in the yard and entry was forced into a building onsite where a red Holden Clubsport was stolen.

A short time later the vehicle was sighed at a service station in Naval Base being refuelled. Later that same day the stolen Clubsport was found abandoned on Stephen Street, Queens Park.

Police believe the male pictured may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The male is described as being 30 to 40 years of age, dark skinned and of slim build. He was wearing a long sleeved light blue jumper, dark trousers and a dark coloured beanie.

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International co-operation leads to Karratha man charged with grooming and child exploitation offences

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 15:32 AEST

A Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) investigation has resulted in a 28-year-old Karratha man being charged with numerous child exploitation offences.

The investigation began earlier this year following a referral from a US based local law enforcement agency.

It will be alleged in court the man was engaging online with children and encouraging them to participate in online sexual activity.

The man was arrested as his place of work yesterday (Tuesday, 3 May, 2016) and searches at his home and in his vehicle were conducted.

The man was subsequently charged with numerous offences including:

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Concern for missing woman Dianne Forster

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 15:14 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 64-year-old Dianne Forster from Newport.

Dianne has been missing for two days and police have concerns due to the fact that this is out of character.

Police believe that Dianne communicated on a phone for work reasons on 2 May and has not been spoken to or seen since.

Investigators have released an image of Dianne in the hope that someone may recognise her.

Dianne is described as 162 cm’s tall, average build, Caucasian with burgundy coloured hair which she always wears in a pony-tail with a ribbon.

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Evade police, Carrara

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 14:52 AEST

A man and a woman are currently assisting police with their investigations into an evade incident in Carrara this morning.

Around 10.30am police signaled for a vehicle to stop on Nerang Broadbeach Road after sighting a man allegedly physically assaulting a female passenger.

The vehicle failed to comply with police direction and drove away.

Police located the vehicle in a nearby street where police arrested a 33-year-old male driver, a 30-year-old woman and a 55-year-old woman who had sustained minor injuries to her arms and face.

The 55-year-old woman was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The 33-year-old male driver and a 30-year-old woman are assisting police with their enquiries.

A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly resulted in the location of a large sum of cash and drug utensils.

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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Police to host information sessions with Aboriginal communities – Far South Coast LAC

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 14:14 AEST

Police from Far South Coast Local Area Command (LAC) 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 command between next Tuesday (10 May 2016) and Friday (13 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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Update – man charged re 2012 Eight Mile Plains homicide

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 14:12 AEST

A man has been charged following on-going investigations into the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man outside an Eight Mile Plains shopping centre on April 12, 2012.

The 25-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with murder and is expected to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

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 Sought for Inquiries

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 14:06 AEST

Armadale Detectives are seeking assistance from the public to locate 28 year old Errol Wayne Eades.

Police believe Mr Eades can assist with their investigation into a serious assault incident that occurred in Armadale.

Mr Eades is described as being dark skinned, approximately 165cms tall with a solid build, brown hair and brown eyes.

It is believed he may frequent the Armadale, Albany and Katanning areas.

Anyone with information regarding the current whereabouts of Mr Eades is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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Renewed appeal following shooting – Edgeworth

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 13:44 AEST

Editors note: Images of a car will be posted on the NSW Police Facebook site.

Police have released an image of a car in a renewed appeal for information after a man was shot near Lake Macquarie earlier this year.

About 6.40am on Monday 29 February 2016, police and emergency services were called to Stratton Street, Edgeworth, following reports of a shooting.

On arrival, officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command located a 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital. He has since been released.

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Obscene Act – Mundaring

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 13:30 AEST

Mundaring Police are seeking the public’s assistance for information regarding two incidents on Thursday, 21 April 2016.

A man exposed himself to two women in separate incidents as they walked along the Railway Reserves Historic Trail in Mundaring.

The first incident occurred about 5:30pm near Coppin Road and the second incident occurred about 5:50pm near Martin Road.

The man is described as being 18 to 20 years of age, approximately 168cms tall, fair skinned with acne on his face, a slim athletic build and medium length wavy sandy blonde hair.

He was wearing a white short sleeved sports Lycra shirt with two wide red stripes on the front torso, black loose fitting running shorts and running shoes.

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Three charged over alleged armed robbery offences in Sydney’s west

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 13:29 AEST

Three people have been charged over two alleged separate armed robberies in Sydney’s west earlier this year.

About 1.15am on 16 January 2016, an armed man wearing a mask and accompanied by a woman, entered the service station on Century Circuit, Bella Vista.

The pair allegedly threatened the console operator and demanded money.

The male employee opened the till and handed over cash. The pair allegedly fled the scene, and no one was injured.

The second alleged robbery occurred about 1.45am on 16 January 2016, when a male employee was working alone in a bakery on Hewitt Street, Colyton.

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Fatal crash – Terrey Hills

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 13:14 AEST

About 11.50am today (Wednesday 4 May 2016), emergency services were called to the intersection of Forest Way and Myoora Road, Terrey Hills, after a crash between a motorbike and a semi-trailer.

The male motorcyclist died at the scene. He is not identified at this time.

The driver of the semi-trailer has been taken to Manly Hospital for a mandatory blood and urine sample.

Diversions are in place. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

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

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Man charged after security guard injured – Broadway

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 13:00 AEST

Police have charged a man after an alleged assault at a Sydney shopping centre yesterday.

Just before 2pm (Tuesday 3 May 2016), emergency services were called to a shopping centre on Bay Street, Broadway.

A 23-year-old man had been detained by a 36-year-old security officer after allegedly stealing from a store in the centre.

While restraining the man, the security officer suffered a wound to his finger as a result of allegedly being stabbed with scissors.

Officers from Leichhardt Local Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

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Nomads OMCG president charged following fraud investigations – SF Maraar

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 12:44 AEST

Detectives have charged the national president of the Nomads Outlaw Motorcycle Gang following further investigations into alleged fraud offences.

Strike Force Maraar is a joint investigation by the State Crime Command’s Fraud and Cybercrime Squad and the Gang Squad’s Strike Force Raptor.

The strike force was established in June 2015 to investigate alleged vehicle and mortgage fraud committed by members and associates of the Nomads OMCG across Sydney.

It’s alleged multiple houses and vehicles had been purchased fraudulently, worth an estimated $2 million.

On Friday 18 March a 35-year-old man was charged with deal in property suspected of being proceeds of crime. He remains before the courts on that charge.

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Police officer stood down, Central Region

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 12:31 AEST

A 29-year-old male Constable from Central Region has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service.

The officer is subject of an investigation relating to off-duty behaviour. The officer has been charged with an offence pursuant to section 43 of the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994. The officer is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on May 5, 2016.

In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct. This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.

Information about the Queensland Police Service Integrity framework can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublications/other/Documents/QPS-ESC-Integrity-Framework.pdf

Information about compliments and complaints can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/online/ComplimentsandComplaints.htm

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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Police appeal for information to help locate woman missing from Orange

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 11:44 AEST

***Editors Note: An image of missing woman Cindy Bishop has been shared on the NSW Police Facebook page. ***

Police are appealing for information to help locate a woman who recently went missing in Orange.

Cindy Bishop, 35, was last seen at 1.20am on Monday (2 May 2016), on Leura Rd, Orange.

Ms Bishop has not made contact with her family or friends.

There are concerns for her welfare as she suffers a medical condition and it is not known if she has medication with her.

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Road Safety Week: pay attention

Tasmania Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 11:34 AEST

“Driving is a complex task, even though it can seem we can do it without much thinking. Talking on a mobile phone – even hands-free – or texting, takes valuable concentration away from driving and in in the few seconds it takes to take your eyes off the road and look at a text message a tragedy can happen.”

Police Commander Brett Smith said talking on a mobile or texting while driving was against the law.

“Not paying attention is a major crash factor and clearly using a mobile phone is still a big temptation to many people,” he said.

“If you need to answer a phone call or send a text, pull over and park in a safe spot off the road.”

Today’s Road Safety Week focus is on inattentive driving today and Police throughout the State would be paying attention to it, Commander Smith said.

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Traffic Stop/Search Warrant Arrest, Martin

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 11:24 AEST

A 32 year old man will appear in the Armadale Magistrates Court this morning (4 May 2016) after a vehicle he was in was stopped in Martin.

It will be alleged yesterday afternoon (3 May 2016), a black Ford utility travelled in an easterly direction along Rushton Road with false plates.

The vehicle was stopped, searched and a number of items were seized from the vehicle which included approximately 14 grams of Methylamphetamine and over $2,700 in cash.

It will be further alleged information led officers to his residence in Martin and executed a search where more items were seized, some which included approximately 10grams of Methylamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, 2grams of cocaine, 2.5grams of heroin, 1gram of cannabis, 9 ecstasy tablets, stolen jewellery, ammunition and a crossbow.

He has been charged with 19 charges, some of which are:

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Attempted murder charge, Innisfail

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 10:20 AEST

Police have charged a 36-year-old man with attempted murder after a woman was seriously injured in Carmoo, south of Innisfail on Monday night.

It will be alleged the 36-year-old woman was seriously assaulted at a residence around 9.30pm.

She sustained a large laceration to her forehead and was transported by paramedics to Tully Hospital for treatment.

A 36-year-old Carmoo man, known to the woman, was charged with one count of attempted murder and appeared in the Innisfail Magistrates Court yesterday.

He has been remanded in custody to reappear in the same court on July 7.

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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Email scam from a ‘known’ source

Tasmania Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 09:33 AEST

For businesses, it’s presented as an email to a financial officer at a company and appears to have come from the boss. It asks for the financial officer to prepare and make a payment for some business aspect and provides a BSB and account number. The financial officer appears to be identified from the company website.

For individuals, it appears as an email from a friend and states they have some issue and asks for money to be lent and provides a BSB and account number for the deposit.

In both situations, the person emailing will engage with the email process.

It is advised that businesses should be aware of this scam and put in place processes to ensure the veracity of such requests.

Any request for money by friend should be checked with a phone call to them before sending it.

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Police investigate crash near Wyong

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 09:00 AEST

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash near Wyong yesterday, which has left a woman in a critical condition.

About 2.30pm (Tuesday 3 May 2016), a 25-year-old woman was driving a blue Subaru Forester west along South Tacoma Road, South Tacoma, when the vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

Emergency services were called to the scene. The driver was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition.

The 22-year-old female passenger was uninjured; however she was treated at the scene for shock.

Officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

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Man charged over alleged car re-birthing fraud near Coffs Harbour

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 09:00 AEST

A man has been charged following a police operation targeting alleged vehicle re-birthing and fraud-related offences in the Coffs Harbour area.

In March 2016, Strike Force Neerim was established by police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command to investigate vehicle re-birthing and other alleged illegal activities.

As a consequence of those investigations, two search warrants were executed yesterday (Tuesday 3 May 2016), on premises at Bosworth Road, Woolgoolga; and Willis Road, Woolgoolga.

Police seized two dual-cab utilities, which officers will allege had undergone illegal modifications, along with documentation.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with two counts of dishonestly possess interfered-with unique identifier, and one count of dealing with the proceeds of crime.

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Operation North Impasse – drugs and weapons charges, Ayr

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 08:32 AEST

Detectives from the Ayr Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have charged 11 people with a range of drugs and weapons offences following the conclusion of Operation North Impasse.

Police officers executed nine search warrants in recent days in the Ayr and Home Hill areas.

The warrants resulted in 11 people being charged on 43 drug and weapons-related offences, including possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a utensil and possession of property suspected of being used in connection with a drug.

Police will allege that a variety of drugs were located during the searches including cannabis, methylamphetamine, ice and Viagra.

Police will also allege that during the searches two air rifles, two Tasers and a baton were located resulting in five Weapons Act charges also being laid.

Officer in Charge of the Ayr CIB, Detective Sergeant Gavin Neal said the operation was a great example of the police and community working together.

“We have managed to removed drugs and weapons off the streets which is a great result for the Burdekin community,” Detective Sergeant Neal said.

Those charged are expected to appear in the Ayr Magistrates Court in coming weeks.

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 re injured man in Kelmscott

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 06:31 AEST

Armadale Detectives have arrested a 26 year old man as a result of their investigation into an incident on Wednesday 13 April 2016, where a man received serious injuries.

It will be alleged sometime on the Wednesday, a 19 year old man was walking from Gosnells to Kelmscott. During his trip he lost consciousness. When he regained consciousness he was at the bottom of a 5m to 7m deep well at an abandoned church on Railway Avenue in Kelmscott, and had received serious injuries.

The victim was assisted out of the well by another man, who then walked with him to the Kelmscott Train Station.

A 26 year old man of no fixed address has been charged with Acts or Omissions causing Bodily Harm or Danger.

He is due to appear in the Armadale Magistrates Court today, 4 May 2016.

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Police appeal as inquiries continue into vehicle re-birthing – SCC Property Crime

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

Police are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into car re-birthing in Sydney’s south west.

Strike Force Jardine was formed by the Property Crime Squad’s Motor Unit and Bankstown Local Area Command to investigate the organised theft of vehicles across Sydney.

Earlier this year, strike force detectives charged four men with various offences. They all remain before the courts.

As a result of further inquiries, police believe a number of stolen vehicles have been dismantled at an industrial complex on Ashford Avenue, Milperra.

Strike Force Jardine investigators have released CCTV vision of a white Toyota Hiace van and a white Toyota Hilux leaving the complex about 3am on Sunday 20 September 2015.

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Witnesses sought after pedestrians injured at Pyrmont

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

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two men were seriously injured when hit by a car at Pyrmont yesterday.

It was shortly after 5pm (Tuesday 3 May 2016), emergency services were called to Murray Street, Pyrmont, when a Nissan Micra hatchback left the road and hit two pedestrians.

A 29-year-old man, from Gordon, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital suffering multiple fractures as well as head and internal injuries. Police have been told he remains in a critical condition after undergoing surgery.

A second man, also aged 29, was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he is being treated for serious leg injuries.

A 71-year-old woman, from Maroubra, who was driving the vehicle, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where she was being treated for a chest injury as well as undergoing mandatory testing.

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Man charged with murder – Sutherland

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

A man is due to appear in Sutherland Local Court today charged with murder.

After 2pm yesterday (Tuesday 3 May 2016), police were called to a home unit in Robertson Street, Sutherland, where they found the body of a man, believed to be aged 60.

A crime scene was established and Strike Force Carslake was formed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

The strike force comprises detectives from Sutherland Local Area Command.

A 50-year-old man was arrested about 3.15pm and was taken to Sutherland Police Station where he was charged with murder.

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Man charged with fraud, assault – Charlestown

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 04/05/2016 03:14 AEST

A man will appear in court later this month after a service station employee was allegedly hit by a car at Charlestown last month.

Police allege a man went into a service station in Charlestown on Friday 22 April 2016, and purchased fuel without paying for it.

As the vehicle was attempting to leave, a 28-year-old service station employee attempted to block the car’s path.

During the incident, the car came into contact with the employee before leaving the area; however, the employee was not seriously injured.

After an investigation by police from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command, a 42-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 3 May 2016). .

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Fatal crash at Hampton

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 03/05/2016 22:00 AEST

A man aged in his 40s has died following a car crash in Hampton this evening.

It is believed the car was travelling south on Beach Road when it has attempted to overtake another car and crashed into a parked car about 7.50pm.

The male driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

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

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Police investigate sexual assault of 15-year-old girl at Yass – Child Abuse Squad

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 03/05/2016 20:14 AEST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teen was sexually assaulted at Yass in February.

Officers attached Queanbeyan Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation following a report a 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by a man on a nature strip near Polding Street, Yass, in the early hours of Monday 8 February 2016.

Police were told the man was with a woman who was in possession of a dog.

The man and woman observed headlights approaching and the victim left the scene shortly thereafter. The vehicle did not stop and is believed to have continued along intersecting Pritchett Street.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses, particularly anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time, to come forward.

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Man charged following Cardross death

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 03/05/2016 18:50 AEST

Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 36-year-old man following the death of a woman in Cardross on Saturday night.

Emergency services were called to a residential address on Montana Avenue around 7.30pm and located the deceased 31-year-old woman.

The Cardross man has been charged with one count of murder and will face an out of session’s court hearing at the Mildura Police Station this evening.

Kelly Grindley

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Search for missing elderly man James Maslaris

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 03/05/2016 18:20 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 85-year-old Airport West man James Maslaris.

James went shopping with his wife at the Westfield Airport West shopping centre this morning but failed to meet up with his wife after they went to separate shops.

He was last seen walking towards the tram stop outside the shopping centre on Matthews Avenue about 9.50am.

It’s not known at this stage whether James did get onto the city-bound tram or not.

Police and James’s family hold concerns for his welfare due to his age.

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