Aussie Police News Wrap for Thursday, 14/07/2016 – Nightly

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016.

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

Armed robbery charge, Slacks Creek

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 14/07/2016 19:58 AEST

Police investigating the robbery of a Slacks Creek post office this morning have charged a man with armed robbery.

It will be alleged around 10.45am a man armed with a knife entered the Kingston Road business and demanded money from staff.

The man- who fled on foot after stealing cash- was followed by several members of the public. One, a 66-year-old Springwood man, confronted him and was allegedly threatened with the knife. The Springwood man was not physically injured.

The man ran off and was arrested a short time later after being tracked by a police dog and his handler.

A 22-year-old Brassall man has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with one count each of armed robbery and serious assault of a person over 60.

Police investigations into this robbery 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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Search for missing Greensborough teen Joshua King

Victoria Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 19:54 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Greensborough boy Joshua King.

The 15-year-old was last seen at his Louis Street house at 6pm on Tuesay, 12 July.

Police have concerns for his welfare due to his young age and the cold weather.

Joshua is known to frequent the Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs including Brunswick West.

Joshua is described as being 179cm tall with a very thin build and brown hair that’s shaved but long at the front.

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Search for missing man Ryan Trachternach

Victoria Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 18:22 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Ferntree Gully man Ryan Trachternach.

The 22-year-old was last seen getting into a blue Mitsubishi from his residential address in Nerissa Street, Ferntree Gully on Sunday.

Police and family have concerns for Ryan’s welfare as it is out of character for him not to make contact with his family.

Investigators have released an image of Ryan in the hope that someone may know his whereabouts.

He is described as short, skinny but muscly with short brown messy hair. Ryan normally wears a hat.

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Police investigate after man and woman stabbed – Lalor Park

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 18:00 AEST

Police are investigating after a man and woman were stabbed in Lalor Park this afternoon.

Shortly after 4.45pm (Thursday 14 July 2016), emergency services were called to Christine Crescent, following reports that a man and woman had been stabbed.

The man and woman, both aged in their 40’s, suffered stab wounds and were treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital.

A crime scene was established by officers from Blacktown Local Area Command and investigations are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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Police investigate two armed robberies – Dundas Valley

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 17:00 AEST

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding two armed robberies in Dundas this afternoon.

About 12.30pm (Thursday 14 July 2016), a man entered a post office on Station Street armed with a firearm.

He approached the counter and pointed the firearm at a 51-year-old employee who turned and ran from the counter to the rear of the store.

The armed man left the premises empty-handed.

The second incident occurred at a supermarket on Yates Road about 12.45pm.

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Man and woman charged and 2kg ‘ice’ seized – SCC Drug Squad

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 16:00 AEST

A man and woman have been charged and another man is under police guard in hospital following an investigation into large-scale ‘ice’ supply in Sydney’s south-west.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug Squad established Strike Force Golder in February 2016 to investigate the supply of ‘ice’ (methylamphetamine) in the Macarthur region.

Following extensive investigations, a 38-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were arrested by strike force detectives at a car park in Ambarvale about 10am today (Thursday 14 July 2016).

During a search of the pair, officers located and seized 2kg of ‘ice’.

The pair was taken to Campbelltown Police Station.

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Man charged after alleged vehicle theft and pursuit – Sydney

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 15:29 AEST

A man has been charged following investigations into an alleged vehicle theft and pursuit in Sydney early this morning.

Just after 1am (Thursday 14 July 2016), a green Mitsubishi Pajero was allegedly stolen from a home on Campbell Street, Surry Hills.

A short time later police observed the Pajero travelling on Martin Road, Moore Park, and attempted to stop it.

The driver allegedly failed to comply and a pursuit was initiated.

It ended when the vehicle hit a concrete bollard and a tree, before rolling on its side near the corner of Martin Road and Robertson Road.

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Missing woman located – Kogarah

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 13:44 AEST

The 31-year-old woman was reported missing after she had not been seen since Friday (8 July 2016).

About 12.40pm today (Thursday 14 July 2016), police attended a store on the Princes Highway, Carlton and located the woman. She was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and taken to St George Hospital for treatment and assessment.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

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

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Woman and child deceased in Docklands

Victoria Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 13:43 AEST

A 31-year-old woman and a 4-month-old child were located deceased at an apartment building in Docklands this morning.

Emergency services were called to the apartment building on the corner of Spencer and Bourke Streets about 10.30am.

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives will prepare a report for the coroner.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection to the two deaths.

Belinda Batty

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Sean Dertilis wanted on warrants

Victoria Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 13:22 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Sean Dertilis.

The 40-year-old is wanted by police in relation to failing to appear at court in relation to drug and traffic matters.

Investigators have released images of Dertilis in the hope someone may recognise him or have information on his current whereabouts.

He is known to frequent Melton West, Preston, Coburg, Geelong and Melbourne areas.

Anyone who sees Dertilis is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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Man and woman arrested as part of drug supply investigation – SCC Drug Squad

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 13:00 AEST

A man and woman have been arrested following an investigation into large-scale drug supply in Sydney’s south-west.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug Squad established Strike Force Golder in February 2016 to investigate the supply of ‘ice’ (methylamphetamine) in the Macarthur region.

Following extensive investigations, a 38-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were arrested by strike force detectives at a car park in Ambarvale about 10am today (Thursday 14 July 2016).

The pair was taken to Campbelltown Police Station, where they are expected to be charged with drug supply offences.

Shortly after the arrests, police executed three search warrants – two at homes in Ambarvale and one at a home in Rosemeadow.

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Update – Serious traffic incident, Hamilton Island

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 14/07/2016 12:56 AEST

The Queensland Police Service has finalised its investigation into a serious traffic incident involving a golf buggy that occurred on Hamilton Island on March 10.

The single vehicle crash left nine people injured.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit will allege the primary cause of the crash was braking system failure of the buggy on a steep descent on the road.

Police acknowledge the driver took action to avoid the crash during the steep descent with a failed braking system.

It will be further alleged the vehicle was carrying more passengers than permitted and the 22-year-old female driver has been issued an infringement notice for exceeding the carrying capacity of the vehicle.

The owner of the buggy has been issued with an infringement notice for permitting the use of a vehicle with unsafe equipment.

All injured persons have since been released from hospital.

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Update: Armed robbery, Murrumba Downs

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 14/07/2016 12:46 AEST

Police investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a tavern in Murrumba Downs on June 28 have released CCTV images of two men who may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

Around 9:45am, two men entered the Dohles Rocks Road business and made demands for cash. One of the men was armed with a knife and the other was armed with a baton.

A male attendant complied with their demands, and the men removed a sum of money from a safe before fleeing the premises in a white vehicle.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Investigations are continuing and police are appealing to anyone that might have been driving on Dohles Rocks Road on June 28 between 9am and 10am with dash camera footage to contact them.

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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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Assistant Commissioner Hartley appeals to Hawkesbury community to share road safety responsibility

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 12:14 AEST

Expect the unexpected. Tractors or animals might be just around the corner.

Don’t swerve for animals. Brake, flash lights and use the vehicle’s horn.

Remember, country road conditions change rapidly.

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Charmander breaches school gates, Mount Isa

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 14/07/2016 12:07 AEST

Officers from Mount Isa Bike Squad attended St Josephs Primary School in relation to Pokémon trespassers around 1.30pm on July 13.

Constable Bishop said rules are enforced very strictly to protect children from a range of different safety threats.

“We were nearby when we received the job details and were able to assist,” Constable Bishop said.

“Schools are not a place for Pokémon players. You must have specific permission to be on school property, or you can face charges.”

St Josephs Primary School principal Helen Wade said she agreed.

“Schools are private property so it is important that people, when they are out and about, do respect the law and not trespass,” Ms Wade said.

Charmander refused to answer any questions.

Mount Isa Police conduct 24-hour patrols of school grounds as part of our commitment to community safety. Schools and education facilities are strictly off limits without a lawful reason, and can attract a fine of up to $2,200.

No Pokémon here: Police help to relocate Charmander from the school grounds.

No Pokémon here. Police help to relocate Charmander from the school grounds.

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Police continue to focus on high-risk behaviour on state’s roads – Operation Compliance

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 11:14 AEST

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, working alongside Local Area Command Officers, targeted high-risk road users yesterday during Operation Compliance 2.

Throughout Wednesday, (13 July 2016 ), officers focused on drivers not wearing seat belts, using mobile phones, and those ‘not keeping left’.

Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, Commander of the state’s Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said it was high-risk behaviour that was costing lives on our roads.

“With the road toll currently at 216, 45 more deaths than this time last year, it is those not doing the right thing that is putting us all at risk.”

“With seat belts being compulsory since 1971, it is surprising that some drivers still haven’t got the message. Despite changes to road rules in 2012, where mobile phone can be used in an approved cradle, police continue to see drivers holding phones up to their ears, or looking down whilst texting, taking their eyes off the road.

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Robberies with violence, South Brisbane District

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 14/07/2016 10:45 AEST

Detectives are investigating after two female sex workers were robbed in separate incidents in South Brisbane District over the past two nights.

Around 8.30pm on Tuesday night a man who had arranged to meet a 30-year-old woman at a West End residence, threatened the woman with a knife.

Two other men also attended the unit and pushed the woman to the ground before rummaging through the apartment.

A sum of money and two mobile phones were stolen before all three men left the apartment.

In a separate incident, police believe the same man made an arrangement with a 27-year-old woman to meet at her South Brisbane apartment around 8.30pm last night.

During the meeting, the man stole a sum of cash before leaving the address and sending threatening messages to the woman.

The man is described as being aged in his early 40s, about 175cm tall with an olive complexion, a ‘European accent’ and dark short hair.

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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Fire damages business – Sydney’s west

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 08:14 AEST

Detectives will be examining the scene of a fire, which damaged a business at Werrington County in Sydney’s west this morning.

Emergency services arrived at a shopping centre on Dunheved Road, about 4.20am today (Thursday 14 July 2016), to find a pharmacy well-alight.

Fire & Rescue NSW fire-fighters contained the fire to the pharmacy with some adjoining businesses sustaining smoke damage.

The scene has now been rendered safe and handed to police.

It will be examined in an effort to determine the cause of the fire.

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Man arrested after vehicle theft and pursuit – Sydney

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 05:00 AEST

A man has been arrested after he allegedly stole a vehicle and failed to stop for police in Sydney early this morning.

Just after 1am (Thursday 14 July 2016), a green Mitsubishi Pajero was stolen from a home on Campbell Street, Surry Hills.

A short time later police observed the Pajero travelling on Martin Road, Moore Park, and attempted to stop it.

The driver allegedly failed to comply and a pursuit was initiated.

It ended when the vehicle hit a concrete bollard and a tree, before rolling on its side near the corner of Martin Road and Robertson Road.

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Garage damaged by fire – St Marys

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 04:29 AEST

Police are investigating after a garage fire at a home in Sydney’s west last night.

About 11.15pm (Wednesday 13 July 2016), emergency services were called to a home on Stanley Street, St Marys, following reports of a garage well alight.

Fire & Rescue NSW officers extinguished the blaze; however, the garage and laundry were damaged.

The two occupants, an 83 year-old man and 77-year-old woman, escaped uninjured.

A man and woman residing in a granny flat at the back of the property also evacuated and were not injured.

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Police appeal for information following armed robbery – Auburn

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 04:29 AEST

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a store in Auburn last night.

About 7.15pm (Wednesday 13 July 2016), two unknown men, one armed with a knife, entered a business on Water Street.

Police have been told one of the men pushed the store attendant, a 51-year-old man, in the chest, causing him to hit his nose on a door. He sustained a minor laceration.

The pair removed cigarettes and cash from behind the counter before leaving the store. They were last seen running south on Woodburn Road.

Officers from Flemington Local Area Command attended and conducted a search of the surrounding area.

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Fatal collision at Lemnos

Victoria Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 02:34 AEST

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision which occurred in Lemnos.

Officers have been told a Ford sedan was headed north along Lemnos North Road just before midnight.

The female driver crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with an south bound truck.

The driver of the car, believed to be a woman in 30’s, died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a man believed to be in his 50s, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

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Police investigate house fire – Roselands

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 02:29 AEST

Police are investigating a house fire in Sydney’s south west last night.

About 8.40pm (Wednesday 13 July 2016), emergency services were called to Mount Avenue, Roselands, where they found the home well-alight.

The blaze was extinguished by officers from Fire & Rescue NSW.

No one was inside the home and no one was injured.

Police from Campsie Local Area Command attended and a crime scene was established.

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Woman charged after allegedly assaulting police officer – Goulburn

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 02:00 AEST

A woman has been charged after she allegedly thrust a glass in the face of a police officer in Goulburn last night.

Just after 10.15pm (Wednesday 13 July 2016), officers from The Hume Local Area Command were conducting a patrol of a licensed premises on Auburn Street.

The officers spoke to a woman and directed her to leave.

Police will allege the 39-year-old woman became verbally abusive and when attempting to walk away from police, she thrust a glass in the face of a male Sergeant.

The Sergeant received a laceration to his right eyebrow. He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Goulburn Base Hospital where he required stitches.

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Armed robbery, Churchill

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 14/07/2016 01:39 AEST

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a service station in Churchill last night.

Around 9.15pm a man wearing a hooded jumper pulled down to cover his face, armed with a knife entered a Warwick Road service station and threatened a female attendant before making demands for cash.

The female attendant complied with the demands and the man removed a sum of money and a large quantity of cigarette packets which he placed into a large carry bag.

The man then fled the service station on foot.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Investigations are continuing and police are appealing to anyone that might have been driving on Warwick Road around the time of the incident and have dash camera footage to contact them.

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 pursuit – Leumeah

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 01:29 AEST

Police have charged a disqualified driver following a pursuit in Sydney’s south west yesterday.

Just before 7pm (Wednesday 13 July 2016), Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers attempted to stop a Holden sedan on Pembroke Road, Leumeah, after receiving information the vehicle was stolen.

A pursuit was initiated when the car allegedly failed to stop.

It was terminated a short time later when the Holden stopped on Rudd Road and the driver exited the vehicle.

Police commenced a short foot pursuit and after a struggle, a 26-year-old man was arrested.

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Warrant issued for Chris Medley

Victoria Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 01:04 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Chris Medley.

The 32-year-old is wanted by police in relation to failing to appear on bail to face assault and theft charges.

Investigators have released an image of Medley in the hope someone may have information on his current whereabouts.

He has been known to frequent the Shepparton as well as Griffith, NSW.

Anyone who sights Medley is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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Operation Furlong targets illegal emergency lane use

Victoria Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 00:01 AEST

Keilor Downs police have caught more than sixty drivers during Operation Furlong in St Albans today.

The operation targeted motorists driving in the emergency lane on Western Ring Road.

In a two hour period 61 drivers were detected driving in the emergency lane, two drivers were detected using mobile phones, two drivers were suspended, one vehicle was unregistered and one driver was unlicensed.

This operation follows previous targeting of the illegal us of the emergency lane on the Western Ring Road in May.

Infringement notices have been issued to the drivers and police will continue to target offending vehicles.

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Missing man located near Gosford

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 14/07/2016 00:00 AEST

A man who had been reported missing near Gosford today has been located safe.

The man, aged 83, was last seen at a shopping centre on Terrigal Drive, Erina, about 2.30pm (Wednesday 13 July 2016).

Officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command were notified after he couldn’t be located or contacted by family.

About 7.30pm, he was located safe and well after returning to the family’s holiday accommodation.

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

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Man charged with alleged drug, fraud and weapon offences – Redfern

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 13/07/2016 22:44 AEST

A man has been charged with alleged drug, fraud and weapon offences following a vehicle stop in Sydney today.

About 12.30pm (Wednesday 13 July 2016), officers from Redfern Local Area Command stopped a car on Redfern Street, Redfern.

Police spoke to the driver, a 52-year-old man, before searching him and the car.

During the search, police allegedly located and seized methylamphetamine, cocaine, cash, machete, knife and a number of fraudulent documents.

The 52-year-old man was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with ten offences including:

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Attempted armed robbery, Toowoomba

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 13/07/2016 22:27 AEST

A man has been charged following an attempted armed robbery at Toowoomba earlier today.

Police will allege at 11.35am the man entered the front yard of a residential address on Schloss Street and demanded the occupant who was standing near his vehicle to hand it over.

It will be further alleged the man then produced a knife.

The occupant declined and the man walked away from the address.

The occupant did not suffer any physical injury.

It will then be alleged the man walked in front of a vehicle travelling along Geddes Street. The woman driving the vehicle stopped and the man approached the driver’s side door still armed with the knife. The woman has immediately driven away.

The woman did not suffer any injuries.

Police located and arrested the man a short distance away.

A 38-year-old man from Rangeville was charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery and one count of possession of a knife in a public place. He is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow, July 14.

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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Lisa Johnson wanted on warrants

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 13/07/2016 21:57 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Lisa Johnson.

The 22-year-old is wanted by police in relation to failing to appear at court in relation to weapons matters.

Investigators have released an image of Johnson in the hope someone may recognise her or have information on her current whereabouts.

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She is known to frequent the Rosebud area.

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Michael Hendry wanted on warrants

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 13/07/2016 21:37 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Michael Hendry.

The 31-year-old is wanted by police in relation to failing to appear at court in relation to traffic matters.

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

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He is known to frequent the Rosebud area.

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