Aussie Police News Wrap for Friday, 12/08/2016 – Nightly

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Friday, 12/08/2016.

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

Fatal motorcycle crash near Newcastle

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 18:14 AEST

Police are investigating following a fatal crash near Newcastle this afternoon.

About 3.40pm (Friday 12 August 2016), emergency services were called to the Pacific Motorway at Beresfield, following reports of a collision between a motorcycle and a B-double in the north-bound lane.

The rider was assisted by Ambulance Paramedics; however died at the scene.

The driver of the truck was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Update 2: Armed robbery charges, Brisbane to Lockyer

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 18:09 AEST

A man has been charged following an alleged series of incidents across Birkdale, Brisbane before concluding at Cattos Road, Lockyer this morning.

Police this afternoon charged a 29-year-old Birkdale man with three counts of armed robbery, four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of disqualified driving, two counts of going armed so as to cause fear, and one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon Category A/B/M used to commit an indictable offence, discharging a weapon in a public place, wilful damage, attempted enter with intent, enter with intent to commit indictable offence, arson, stealing, possession of a knife in a public place, possess explosives, contravene a direction and driving under the influence.

He will appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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, Everton Park

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 17:40 AEST

Police are investigating the armed robbery of an Everton Park bottle shop which occurred earlier this afternoon.

Initial information indicates around 1pm a man wearing a balaclava entered the South Pine Road business, produced a black bag and demanded money from the attendant.

The man then produced a hammer and a syringe and continued to demand cash before removing a sum of money from the till.

He fled the scene on foot with the bag and was last seen entering the passenger side of a vehicle which drove off westbound along South Pine Road.

The man is described as Caucasian with a heavy build, wearing a faded blue and white long sleeved flannel shirt, dark coloured shorts, black socks, and black runners.

The vehicle is described as a small white hatchback style bearing the registration plates 500WPI and 486VNO.

No one was physically injured. Police 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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Greenwood Out of Control Gathering Charge

Western Australia Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 17:09 AEST

Wanneroo police have charged a 15 year old Bedford boy over an Out of Control Gathering in Greenwood.

It will be alleged that the boy organised a party at a vacant house in Crossandra Way in Greenwood on 23 July 2016, which was subsequently declared an Out of Control Gathering.

The party was allegedly advertised on Facebook and an entrance fee was charged.

During the incident, a fire was allegedly lit in a front bedroom causing damage of around $150,000. Arson Squad officers will continue their investigation into this matter.

The boy has been charged with Organise a Gathering that Became an Out of Control Gathering and Trespass and will appear before the Perth Children’s Court on 28 August 2016.

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Man injured following crash – Singleton

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 16:44 AEST

A man has been injured following a crash in the Hunter Valley region yesterday.

About 10.45pm yesterday (Thursday 11 August 2016), police from the Hunter Valley Highway Patrol were in John Street, Singleton when they observed a Holden sedan performing burnouts.

A pursuit was commenced when the driver of the Holden failed to stop for the HWP officers.

The Holden allegedly travelled at 120km/h in a 50km/h zone and overtook several other vehicles.

The officers terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns.

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Bus driver assaulted in Red Hill

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 16:39 AEST

Police are investigating after a bus driver was assaulted in Red Hill this afternoon.

Around 12.20pm, a man on Musgrave Road hailed a bus travelling outbound from the City.

Once on board, the man allegedly began talking to the driver before punching him to the head multiple times.

The man then attempted to steal coins from the cash tray, but was ultimately unsuccessful.

He fled the bus on foot but was located by police a short time later.

A 70-year-old New Farm man was treated by ambulance officers for the treatment of minor injuries.

A 37-year-old man has been charged with one count of robbery.

He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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 after allegedly trespassing – Woolloomooloo

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 15:44 AEST

Police have charged a man after he allegedly trespassed at Woolloomooloo today.

About 9.45am (Friday 12 August 2016), a 34-year-old man allegedly walked onto Commonwealth property at Garden Island.

The man was arrested and detained by officers from the Australian Federal Police.

Officers from Kings Cross Local Area Command attended and arrested the man.

He was taken to Kings Cross Police Station and charged with trespass on prohibited Commonwealth land.

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Substantial seizure of methylamphetamine from Hobart Airport

Tasmania Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 15:42 AEST

On 12 August 2016, as a result of a random search by a Tasmania Police drug detection dog, police arrested a 45 year old Hobart woman at the Hobart International Airport.

Police seized 2 ounces (56 grams) of methylamphetamine (ICE) which was concealed on the woman.

This significant seizure has an estimated street value of $56 000.

The woman has been charged with Trafficking in a Controlled substance and bailed to appear at the Hobart Magistrates Court at a later date.

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Automatic Number Plate Recognition rolled out to more QPS vehicles

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 15:38 AEST

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Police Minister Bill Byrne and Superintendent Dale Pointon today announced an increase in the number of Queensland Police Service (QPS) vehicles equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to enhance road safety and security on Queensland roads.

QPS began trialling ANPR technology in 2012 to boost road policing enforcement.

Since then, ANPR devices have monitored more than 23 million vehicle registration plates.

Mr Byrne said ANPR technology provides police with the ability to detect high volumes of vehicles simultaneously, making Queensland’s roads a safer place.

“It is pleasing to see QPS expand its program to 60 vehicles fitted with ANPR technology statewide,” Mr Byrne said.

“The ANPR technology boosts the ability of police to target the types of reckless and irresponsible drivers that put all road users at risk.

“ANPR sources accurate vehicle information and data that enhances and strengthens road policing enforcement.

“Detections have helped identify vehicles and drivers in connection with hooning-related offences, resulting in the impoundment of 760 vehicles under hoon legislation since 2012.”

ANPR detections have resulted in 780,715 alerts to police of potential offences, 5,877 Notices to Appear and 22,896 Traffic Infringement Notices as at April, 2016.

As of July 1, 60 vehicles have now been equipped with ANPR and assigned to work units including Road Policing Unit (RPU), Tactical Crime Squads (TCS) and Rapid Action Patrols (RAP) throughout the state.

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Currently, the QPS has just under 800 authorised ANPR operators across Queensland.

Superintendent Pointon from Road Policing Command (RPC) said the expansion of ANPR offered significant benefits for both QPS and Queensland drivers.

“ANPR technology provides an increased ability to monitor high volumes of vehicles safely, accurately, immediately and without human error or bias,” he said.

“The device detects vehicles of interest and acts as a screening tool, helping to identify if a vehicle warrants further investigation.”

To support the expansion of such technologies, QPS has installed sufficient numbers of Wireless Access Points (WAP) across the state to optimise connectivity with ANPR vehicles and their projected locations.

These additional WAPs ensure a timely transfer of data and current information to ANPR equipped vehicles and provide broad coverage of all major networks.

Locations of ANPR vehicles:

Far North Queensland 3

Mount Isa 2

Townsville 3

Mackay 3

Capricornia 4

Wide Bay Burnett 4

Sunshine Coast 4

North Brisbane 8

South Brisbane 4

Logan 2

Gold Coast 4

Moreton 2

Ipswich 3

Darling Downs 3

Road Policing Command & other Commands 11

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Two arrested following aggravated break and enter – Greystanes

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 15:00 AEST

Two men have been arrested following an aggravated break and enter in Sydney’s west today.

Just before 11am (Friday 12 August 2016), emergency services were called to Jersey Road, Greystanes, following reports of an injured man and robbery.

Police have been told two men, armed with a firearm and knife, forced entry to a home and threatened and assaulted a 60-year-old man inside.

The injured man suffered facial injuries and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital.

The intruders left in a Volkswagen Utility.

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Hydroponic cannabis crop located, Bundamba

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 12:50 AEST

Detectives are investigating after the discovery of a hydroponics set-up in a house at Bundamba yesterday.

Around 3.45pm police were conducting inquiries at an unsecured address on Tibbits Street, Bundamba.

Police entered the residence where they located five rooms being used primarily for hydroponic cannabis production and an indication of the stealing of power from the mains power supply.

Officers located 280 mature or developing cannabis plants worth an estimated $1.2M – $1.4M at the address.

Detectives would like to hear from any member of the pubic who may have seen anything suspicious around the vicinity of Tibbits Street to contact Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

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Police warn of fraud targeting Southern Highland residents

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 12:44 AEST

Police are warning Southern Highland residents over a phone scam targeting residents in the region.

Police have received numerous reports of an offender stealing identities, before calling the victims purporting to be a senior employee of their respective financial institutions, and requesting their PIN (Personal Identification Number).

A number of people have lost money as a result of the scam.

Police are warning members of the public to be wary of any contact over the phone, and to never provide a PIN over the phone.

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Update: Armed robberies, Brisbane to Helidon

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 12:16 AEST

Police have taken a 29-year-old man into custody following a series of incidents spanning from Birkdale, Brisbane and concluding at Cattos Road, Helidon this morning.

At around 2.30am a man attended a service station on Birkdale Road and stole a bread truck. He later dumped that vehicle in Warana Court, Boronia Heights before entering a house at the location threatening the occupant with a shot gun and then stealing a car.

Around 6.30am the man has then crashed the stolen car into a fence of a residence on Pine Mountain Road, Borallon where he threatened the occupant of that residence with a shotgun before stealing a utility.

Police were then called to reports of a Ford utility, believed to be the one stolen from Borollan, colliding with a coal train after being parked across the tracks of a level crossing on Cattos Road. It was further reported the vehicle was unoccupied at the time but the driver of the vehicle was at the scene and was armed with a firearm.

The man left the crash scene and fled to a nearby unoccupied house.

Police attended the area and established a cordon to contain the man. He was arrested and taken into custody as he attempted to leave the residence on a stolen motorcycle. A small fire that had been started in a farming shed at the residence was extinguished by emergency services.

A shotgun was located in the utility at the crash scene at Helidon.

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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Missing teenager located – Lakemba

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 12:14 AEST

The 14-year-old girl was reported missing after she had not been seen since Thursday 28 July 2016.

About 6.30pm yesterday (Thursday 11 August 2016), officers from Campsie Local Area Command attended a street in Lakemba after being contacted by a member of the public who recognised the teenager from the NSW Police Facebook page.

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

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Fatal crash, Bilyana

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 12:03 AEST

Police are investigating a fatal, single vehicle traffic crash that occurred at Bilyana this morning, 20 kilometres north of Cardwell.

Preliminary information suggests the vehicle was travelling north on the Bruce Highway when it veered off the road and into bushland before colliding with a pole.

The 55-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police are investigating whether a medical condition may have contributed to the crash.

The Forensic Crash Unit is appealing for any witnesses to the crash or for anyone who may have dash cam footage of the area, to contact Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

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Child hospitalised after being found unconscious in bath – North St Marys

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 11:29 AEST

Police are investigating after a baby was found unconscious in a bath at North St Marys.

Just after 10am today (Friday 12 August 2016), emergency services were called to a home on Birch Street, after an eight-month-old boy was found in the bath, unconscious.

The infant was taken by Ambulance Paramedics to Nepean Hospital where he is reportedly in a serious but stable condition.

Police attached to St Marys Local Area Command continue to make inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

There is no further information available at this time.

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Extradition from NSW

Western Australia Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 11:19 AEST

As a result of an extensive investigation into historical child sexual offences, Taskforce Tonalite detectives travelled to NSW on Wednesday 10 August 2016 to extradite a 76 year old man back to WA.

It will be alleged between 1967 and 1976, the man sexually abused three children who were between the ages of seven and 12 at the time of the incidents and who were known to him.

The man has been charged with 16 offences:-

• Nine counts of Indecent Dealing of a Girl under 13 years;

• Four counts of Indecent Treatment of a Child under 14 years and

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Police target heavy vehicle dangerous goods operator, issues defect notices – Operation Valour

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 11:00 AEST

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Heavy Vehicle Taskforce officers working alongside EPA officers inspected heavy vehicles operated by a Dangerous Goods Provider at several locations yesterday and issued a number of defect and infringement notices.

Operation Valour targeted the operator’s trucks in Port Botany, Blacktown, Dubbo, and Katoomba and conducted a compliance inspection to ensure all vehicles were roadworthy and safe.

Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, Commander of the state’s Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said that the safe movement of Dangerous Goods should be a priority for operators, in order to ensure the safety of other road users.

“The provision and movement of dangerous goods is essential for industry, throughout NSW and Australia, and must be done safely.”

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Man charged after threatening neighbour – Buttaba

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 10:44 AEST

A man has been charged after a road rage incident between two neighbours in the Lake Macquarie area.

About 10.30pm yesterday (Thursday 11 August 2016), two vehicles almost collided on Newark Street, Buttaba.

After the incident the two male drivers arrived at their homes nearby and became involved in an argument, during which one of the men, aged 41, allegedly threatened the other man, aged 26.

The older man then allegedly retrieved a slug gun from his home and fired it at the other man’s house.

Police from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended.

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Fatal traffic crash, Dimbulah

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 09:37 AEST

A 17-year-old woman critically injured in a traffic crash at Dimbulah on August 3 has passed away this morning in hospital.

Around 7.20pm, two vehicles collided head-on on the Burke Developmental Road.

The 17-year-old woman from Dimbulah was the sole occupant of one vehicle, and was transported to the Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 24-year-old woman, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Cairns Base Hospital for treatment. The passenger of this vehicle, a 20-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit 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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Deliberately lit car fire – Maroubra

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 08:44 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance after a suspicious vehicle fire in Maroubra.

About 2am today (Friday 12 August 2016), police and fire fighters were called to the driveway of a home on Astoria Circuit, Maroubra, after reports of a Suzuki Swift alight.

The vehicle was extinguished, and police from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command commenced inquiries.

A male described as wearing a dark hooded top was seen in the area at the time, and police are asking for anyone with further information to contact Maroubra Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Initial investigations suggest the incident is targeted.

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Man killed in fail to stop crash – Corrimal

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 08:14 AEST

A man has been killed after he was struck by a vehicle in a fail to stop crash at Corrimal overnight.

Shortly after 2am today (Friday 12 August 2016) emergency services received several triple zero calls (000) regarding an injured male near the southbound lanes of Memorial Drive between Railway Street and Towradgi Road.

Police attended a short time later and located a 48-year-old man with critical injuries that are believed to have been caused by the impact of a motor vehicle.

The man was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics and conveyed to Wollongong Hospital but sadly he later died.

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

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Queenslanders asked to speak up for road safety

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 07:56 AEST

Queenslanders are being invited to speak up for road safety this August as part of Road Safety Week.

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It is Australia’s only statewide initiative to encourage the community to be directly involved in making our roads safer.

Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the focus of the week, being held 22 – 28 August, was ‘speaking up for road safety’ and built on the success of the inaugural event last year.

“Unfortunately there aren’t many people who are not affected by road trauma, whether it is family or friends – one in two Queenslanders have either been involved in a road crash, or know somebody who has been,” Mr Bailey said.

“Road crashes are preventable, so this week is an ideal opportunity to reflect on raising the community’s commitment to making our roads safer for everyone.

“Schools, workplaces, community groups, individuals and families are encouraged to host a morning tea, have a conversation about staying safe, share a personal story, suggest a safety tip or make a pledge to improve their driving behaviour.

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“Events will be held throughout the state, including public road safety expos in Townsville and Logan, an afternoon tea for ‘Grey Nomads’ at the Rockhampton Caravan and Camping Show and the CARRS-Q Community Engagement Workshop in Brisbane.”

Mr Bailey said school students were encouraged to participate by taking part in an artwork competition showcasing ‘road safety in my town’.

“By sharing their ideas on what road safety looks like in their communities, students can win an iPad for themselves and their school,” he said.

“Road Safety Week is not just about participation and discussion, it is also about encouraging the community to challenge the road toll status quo. Let’s stop accepting death and serious injury as part and parcel of using our roads.”

Police Minister Bill Byrne said Road Safety Week was a unique event aimed at reducing road crashes and associated trauma through engagement, enforcement and education to promote safer roads, safer environments and safer road users.

“Unfortunately too many Queenslanders know the pain of losing a family member or friend to road trauma, so I am delighted to see the Queensland Police Service join the community to help promote road safety,” Mr Byrne said.

“I would encourage all Queenslanders to speak up, be heard and let’s all make Queensland’s 2016 Road Safety Week an important event in your community’s calendar.”

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Queensland Road Safety Week is a Queensland Government initiative, delivered in partnership by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland Police Service.

The RACQ, the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC), and the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) are proud supporters of the event.

For more information on Road Safety Week and how to get involved, visit Join The Drive.

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Cruelty to Animals Charge

Western Australia Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 07:38 AEST

About 4pm on Wednesday 10 August 2016, officers conducting inquiries into an unrelated matter, went to a residence in Heathridge.

It will be alleged officers located a dog in the back yard that was bleeding from several lacerations.

Officers conveyed the dog to a veterinarian for treatment.

Later in the day, RSPCA officers attended and removed several other animals from the residence.

A 31 year old man of Heathridge has been charged with:-

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Armed robbery, Boronia Heights

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 07:35 AEST

Logan police are investigating a series of incidents that started in Birkdale and ended in Boronia Heights early this morning.

Preliminary investigations suggest that around 2.30am a man attended a service station on Birkdale Road in Birkdale, and attempted to steal a bread truck. The man pushed the 32-year-old male driver out of the driver’s seat before driving away in the truck.

The male driver sustained an arm injury and was transported to Redlands Hospital.

It is alleged the man dumped the vehicle in Warana Court, Boronia Heights where he approached a house armed with a shot gun. A dog at the residence scared the man away and he ran to the neighbouring house where he smashed a door, threatened the residents with a gun and stole a silver sedan. The man fled in the 2012 silver Honda City with Queensland registration 806TCK.

The residents were not physically injured during the incident.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 40s, approximately 178cm tall with a moderate build and a clean shaven head and face.

If a member of the public sees the vehicle or the man they are asked not to approach but to contact police immediately.

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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Balcatta Evade Police

Western Australia Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 07:06 AEST

About 1.00am this morning, Friday 12 August 2016, officers located a Kia Cerato on Ledger Street in Balcatta displaying stolen number plates that didn’t match the vehicle.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however it will be alleged the driver failed to stop for police and accelerated away. The vehicle was followed through several streets before the driver travelled North on the Sound bound lanes of the Mitchell Freeway.

Officers were able to set up a cordon and monitored the vehicle until it came to a stop near the Cedric Street exit ramp, where the driver ran from the vehicle.

Police Dog Slam was deployed to the area and tracked a scent through bushland and over a number of fences. The driver was located hiding in the dark and after failing to comply with the handers instructions he was detained on the foot by PD Slam.

It will be alleged during a search of the vehicle officers located and seized stolen property and a quantity of illicit drugs.

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ATM Stolen in Greenwood

Western Australia Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 06:32 AEST

Detectives are seeking information regarding the stealing of an ATM in Greenwood last night, 11 August 2016.

It is believed around midnight, four people in two vehicles, one vehicle was towing an enclosed trailer, attended a shopping centre located on Calectasia Street.

One vehicle, was driven through the front entrance of the shopping centre causing extensive damage to the building.

Using the vehicle, the offenders have dragged an ATM from its footing and into the carpark before loading it into the trailer and fleeing the area.

A Nissan Navara possibly involved in this incident was located set alight a short distance away.

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Motorists and residents reminded of changed traffic conditions ahead of City2Surf

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 04:44 AEST

Police are reminding motorists and residents of changed traffic conditions in Sydney’s CBD and Eastern Suburbs ahead of this weekend’s City2Surf.

More than 80,000 people have registered to take part in one of the world’s largest runs that winds its way from the city to Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach on Sunday (14 August 2016).

Operation Tarourga, a high-visibility policing strategy, will be in place to ensure the safety and security of participants, event staff and spectators, while working to minimising the impact of the event on local residents and the wider community.

The police operation will encompass the start and finish-line areas as well as the race route, and involves officers from across the Central Metropolitan Region, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Dog Unit, Mounted Unit, and Police Transport Command.

Operation Tarourga Commander, Detective Superintendent Jason Box, said police and other Government agencies have been working closely with event organisers to ensure a safe and successful event for everyone involved.

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Police seize 147 cannabis plants – Berala

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 03:29 AEST

A man has been charged after police uncovered a hydroponic cannabis house in Berala yesterday.

About 9.30am (Thursday 11 August 2016), officers from Flemington Local Area Command attended a home on Fifth Avenue, Berala and executed a search warrant.

Inside, police allegedly located cannabis plants and a large hydroponic setup inside the house.

A total of 147 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment was seized by police. All items will undergo forensic examination.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Flemington Police Station.

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Armed robbery, Mount Gravatt

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 12/08/2016 02:56 AEST

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Mount Gravatt service station last night.

Around 10.36pm two youths, armed with a broken glass bottle and a knife, entered the Logan Road business and approached the counter.

The pair then threatened the 32-year-old male attendant before demanding cash and cigarettes.

One of the youths held a glass sliding door open while the other grabbed a quantity of cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot.

The first armed youth is described as being aged between 15 and 16, dark complexion wearing a green tshirt, orange jacket and grey shorts. The second armed youth is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged between 15 and 16, wearing a check shirt, white hoodie, dark shorts, blue cap and black face mask.

No one was physically injured and police 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 to appear at court in relation to 1998 child sex offence – Darlinghurst

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 01:14 AEST

A man who failed to appear in court on a child sex charge 18 years ago has been arrested in Wagga Wagga.

Kings Cross detectives have been conducting recent inquiries into the man’s whereabouts following a review of outstanding cases.

The man had initially been arrested by police on 30 January 1998 for the offence of sexual assault upon a child, allegedly relating to a 14-year-old girl, in Darlinghurst.

A conviction warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear in court.

Last month, police in Victoria arrested the 39-year-old man after information was provided by Kings Cross detectives.

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Police investigate bag snatch – Newcastle

New South Wales Police on Friday, 12/08/2016 01:00 AEST

Shortly before 5pm yesterday (Thursday 11 August 2016), a 57-year-old woman was walking home on Shepherds Place, Newcastle west when she was approached from behind by a man.

A man grabbed the handbag from the 57-year-old woman and tried to pull it away from her. As a result the woman fell to the ground, hitting her head.

The man was last seen on foot heading towards Newcastle foreshore.

Police from Newcastle City Local Area Command attended the location and conducted a search of the area; however the man was not located.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses and, in particular would like to speak with a man who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

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Barricade situation – Seven Hills

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 11/08/2016 23:29 AEST

A man is currently being assessed at hospital following a barricade situation at Seven Hills today.

Shortly after 10.20am (Thursday 11 August 2016), officers from Department of Housing attended a home on Chopin Street, Seven Hills to conduct repairs.

Upon arrival, the 47-year-old man became aggressive and police were called.

Officers from Quakers Hill Local Area Command attended and spoke with the man. The man allegedly made threats towards officers and barricaded himself inside the home.

A perimeter was established.

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Missing Brighton-Le-Sands man located

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 11/08/2016 22:00 AEST

The 34-year-old man was reported missing after leaving Bankstown Hospital on Saturday 6 August 2016 but was located today in Katoomba.

No further police action is required.

Police thank the media and the public for their assistance.

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Public assistance sought following traffic crash, Boondall

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 11/08/2016 21:14 AEST

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a driver that was driving erratically this evening on the Gateway Motorway at Boondall.

Around 7.30pm, a white or silver Holden Colorado ute was observed driving on the Gateway Motorway in the north bound lanes.

The driver of this vehicle was driving erratically and as a result of their actions, a car that was also travelling along the motorway has had to take evasive action and, as a result, their car overturned and crashed.

The male of the driver of the car was uninjured and treated for shock at the scene.

The ute is a silver or white coloured Holden Colorado tray back ute with no sides and was last seen travelling north on the Gateway Motorway.

Police are seeking anyone that may have seen the ute, witnessed the crash or may have a been in the area and has a dash camera to contact them via 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.

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Serious traffic crash, Narangba

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 11/08/2016 21:14 AEST

Police are investigating after a man suffered serious injuries in a traffic crash in Narangba this afternoon.

Shortly before 2pm, a four wheel drive and a cyclist collided while travelling on New Settlement Road.

The rider of the bike, a 58-year-old man, was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with severe leg, back and head injuries and is in a critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old woman, was transported to Caboolture Hospital for treatment for shock.

The Forensic Crash Unit in 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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Eleven charged over alleged ‘ice’ supply – Operation Boyla

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 11/08/2016 20:14 AEST

Police have charged 11 people following a number of search warrants in Sydney’s inner-west today as part of Operation Boyla.

Operation Boyla, comprising officers from Leichhardt Local Area Command, was established in February to target the alleged supply of ‘ice’.

About 7am today (Thursday 11 August 2016), local police – with assistance from specialist units including Operational Support Group (OSG), Redfern and Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squads and the Dog Unit, executed six search warrants in Camperdown, Leichhardt and Rosebery.

While searching the properties, police allegedly located amounts of ‘ice’, cannabis and heroin, ammunition, cash and property suspected of being stolen, all of which has been seized and will undergo further forensic examination.

A total of 11 people were arrested during the operation, and all have since been charged. The charges include:

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