Aussie Police News Wrap for Saturday, 03/09/2016 – Nightly

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016.

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

Woman charged after fatal crash – North Gosford

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 16:00 AEST

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested and charged following a fatal crash at North Gosford this morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Dwyer Street about 6am (Saturday 3 September 2016), after a Holden Commodore and a Mitsubishi Mirage collided.

A Toyota Camry also suffered minor damage as a result of the incident.

The driver of the Mirage, a 62-year-old woman, suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Gosford Hospital before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital. She later died.

The male driver of the Camry was not injured.

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Missing man – Maroubra

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 15:14 AEST

Editors note: An image of Karl Melo-Richards has been posted to the NSW Police Force Facebook page.

Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a man from Maroubra.

Karl Melo-Richards, aged 25, was last seen about 1.30pm yesterday (Friday 2 September 2016), after leaving his home on Broome Street.

When he did not return as planned, he was reported missing.

Mr Melo-Richards is described as being Caucasian appearance, 175 – 180cm tall, with a medium build. He is further described as having short brown hair and brown eyes. When he was last seen he was wearing grey and black shirt, dark blue jeans and closed-in shoes.

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Mid-range PCA driver chooses poorly at Cooranbong

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 15:00 AEST

A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly tail-gating the wrong driver on the M1 at Cooranbong yesterday.

A 43-year-old man was driving north about 2.50pm (Friday 2 September 2016), when he was stopped by Northern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Jeff Loy.

It will be alleged it was raining heavily when the man tail-gated the Assistant Commissioner before passing him at speed.

The Commander stopped the driver near Marshall Street with a subsequent roadside breath test returning a positive result.

The man was arrested and taken to Morisset Police Station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.110.

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Image released – burglary and property offences, Brisbane

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 03/09/2016 14:17 AEST

Detectives investigating a string of property offences across Brisbane have released an image of a woman who may be able to assist them with their investigations.

Police believe the woman may be able to assist with investigations into 17 burglary and property offences, which have occurred in the Mount Gravatt, Yerronga, Fairfield, South Brisbane and Ipswich areas since June of this year, as well as an evade police incident from overnight.

Around 11.10pm last night (September 2) police attempted to intercept a stolen vehicle parked in The Portside Wharf shopping area at Hamilton.Vehicle,Portside Wharf, Hamilton

As officers approached the vehicle it drove off with the car colliding with the front end of a marked police vehicle causing minor damage.

Police followed the stolen car and attempted to intercept it however the female driver and sole occupant of the vehicle failed to stop.WP Hamilton

The woman is described as of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, aged in her 30s, approximately 160cms, with collar length brown hair, brown eyes and a proportionate build.

The woman was driving a grey 2013 Honda Accord sedan with Queensland registration 970 TSI (these number plates are also stolen). The vehicle had been stolen from Red Hill and August 28.

Anyone who may have any information in relation to the woman, the movements of the vehicle last night at Hamilton or the current whereabouts of the vehicle are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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

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

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

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Comfit released – Sexual assaults, Redcliffe

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 03/09/2016 14:05 AEST

Police have released a computer generated image of a man that may be able to assist with their investigations into two sexual assaults in the Redcliffe area.

On August 8 a 56-year-old woman was walking along Thompson Crescent in Clontarf around 3.45pm when she was approached by a man who engaged her in conversation before pushing her to the ground.

When the woman attempted to get up the offender pushed her to the ground again.

He fled the scene after being challenged by another woman who was walking past at the time.

The man is described as being aged in his 20s, Caucasian in appearance, around 178cm tall with light hair, medium build, and large holes in his ear lobes where spacers have been.

He was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, red t-shirt, blue football shorts and white running shoes.

Police believe this incident may be linked to a similar offence the next day on August 9 where a 49-year-old woman was walking near Apex Park on Hornibrook Esplanade at Woody Point around 6.50pm when a man appeared from behind a tree.

He had a conversation with the woman before exposing himself.

The offender meets a similar description and was wearing a blue hooded jumper with dark tracksuit pants.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or recognises the man in the image is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Sexual assaults, Redcliffe

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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Suspicious house fire – Pemulwuy

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 13:00 AEST

Police and emergency services were called to Naying Drive, Pemulwuy just before 11.30am (Saturday 3 September 2016), where they found a home well alight.

Officers from Fire & Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze; however, the home sustained significant damage.

Two men suffered burns and were assessed by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to hospital in a serious condition.

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

The cause of the fire is believed to be suspicious.

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Police continue to investigate man’s death at Nambucca Heads

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 11:14 AEST

Police are continuing with their investigations following the discovery of a man’s body on the state’s Mid North Coast.

About 2.50pm yesterday (Friday 2 September 2016), emergency services were called to a home on Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads.

A man, aged in his 20’s, was found deceased in the home.

A crime scene was established and investigations are continuing.

The circumstances surrounding the death are currently under investigation.

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Fatal hit and run, Mossman

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 03/09/2016 10:29 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance following a fatal traffic crash in Mossman early this morning.

At around 4:45am a member of the public located a male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle on Junction Road in Mossman.

Emergency services attended and the 24-year-old Trinity Beach man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police are looking for a black coloured car with damage to one of its headlights which they believe may have been involved in the incident.

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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Pacific Highway closed after crash north of Coffs Harbour

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 10:29 AEST

The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions north of Coffs Harbour following a fatal crash involving two trucks.

The crash happened about 6.50am (Saturday 3 September 2016), at Halfway Creek 44km north of Coffs Harbour, when a semi trailer and a four-tonne truck collided.

The semi trailer then ran down an embankment; the driver was found deceased in his cab at the scene. It’s believed the semi was unladen.

The driver of the truck, believed to be a 42-year-old man, has been taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus with serious pelvic and leg injuries. The truck was carrying tools.

Northbound traffic is being diverted via Bucca Road (Moonee Beach), Orara Way, Armidale Road to rejoin the Pacific Highway at South Grafton while southbound traffic is being diverted via Armidale Road, Orara Way, Bucca Road (Moonee Beach).

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Woman injured and vehicle stolen in Westminster

Western Australia Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 09:53 AEST

Mirrabooka Detectives are seeking information relating to an incident in Westminster on Friday 2 September 2016 which resulted in a woman being injured and her vehicle being stolen.

At approximately 2:30pm, a 33 year old woman drove her white Toyota Hilux (registration 1CAC389) into her driveway and left the car door open as she went to open the garage door.

A light coloured 4WD vehicle stopped outside her home and a man exited the vehicle and climbed into her Hilux.

The woman struggled with the man and he reversed the vehicle fast, running over her leg before he drove off in her Hilux. The 4WD the man had been a passenger in, also drove off.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment to a leg injury.

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Man charged with murder – Lismore

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 09:29 AEST

A man will appear in court today over the alleged murder of another man in Lismore yesterday.

Just before 5pm (Friday 2 September 2016), emergency services were called to College Street following reports of an altercation between two men outside a unit block.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics assisted a 55-year-old unconscious man to Lismore Base Hospital; however, he died a short time later.

A 60-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Lismore Police Station.

He was charged with murder and refused bail, to appear at Lismore Bail Court today (Saturday 3 September 2016).

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Woman hospitalised after Strathfield crash

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 09:14 AEST

A woman remains in hospital after the car she was driving and a taxi collided at Strathfield this morning.

The crash happened about 2.50am (Saturday 3 September 2016), when an eastbound Mazda3 and a westbound taxi collided at the intersection of Parramatta Road and the M4.

A woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, driving the hatchback suffered suspected pelvic injuries and was taken to Westmead Hospital. It’s expected she will also undergo mandatory blood and urine testing.

The driver of the taxi escaped injury.

The investigation is underway by Burwood Local Area Command.

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Woman charged following alleged domestic-related assault – Wentworthville

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 08:15 AEST

A woman has been charged after a man was allegedly stabbed in Wentworthville last night.

About 6.10pm (Friday 2 September 2016), emergency services were called to a unit on Lane Street following reports of an altercation between a man and a woman.

A 42-year-old man was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics for a small cut to his head and taken to Westmead Hospital.

A 29-year-old woman was arrested nearby by police and taken to Merrylands Police Station, where she was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault (DV-related).

She was granted conditional bail, to appear at Fairfield Local Court on 9 September 2016.

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Police investigate fire – Ermington

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 08:14 AEST

An investigation is underway after a number of units were destroyed following a fire in Ermington last night.

About 7pm (Friday 2 September 2016), emergency services were called to a unit on Bartlett Street following reports of an explosion.

Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended, and about 9.30pm extinguished the blaze which had spread to a number of neighbouring units in the same complex.

Two people were taken to hospital; a 51-year-old man from the unit the fire originated suffering serious burns; and one man from a different unit suffering smoke-inhalation.

About 43 people were escorted from the building during the incident; police have received no further reports of injury.

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Police appeal for information after man robbed – Wakeley

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 08:14 AEST

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Wakeley last night.

About 9.20pm (Friday 2 September 2016), a 20-year-old man was walking towards his car parked on Mallacoota Street when he bumped into an unknown man.

Police have been told the unknown man produced a knife, before a second man also armed with a knife appeared.

The pair demanded money, before one of the men pushed the 20-year-old, taking his bum bag containing cash.

The armed pair walked away from the scene and the man contacted police.

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House destroyed by fire at Hazelbrook

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 08:14 AEST

Investigations are underway after a house was destroyed by fire at Hazelbrook this morning.

Emergency services were called to Mount View Avenue, Hazelbrook, shortly after 4am (Saturday 3 September 2016), and found the single-storey brick home well alight.

A man who lived in the home was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to hospital for further treatment for the effects of smoke inhalation.

A crime scene has been established and detectives from the Blue Mountains Local Area Command are investigating.

A canvass of the other residents in the street is now underway.

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Three taken to hospital after crash – North Gosford

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 08:14 AEST

Three people have been taken to hospital following a crash at North Gosford this morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Dwyer Street about 6.05am (Saturday 3 September 2016), after a Commodore and a small sedan collided.

A woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, was trapped for more than 15 minutes while officers from Fire & Rescue NSW worked to free her.

She has been treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Gosford Hospital with suspected multiple injuries.

Two women travelling in the Commodore have also been taken to Gosford Hospital as a precaution.

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Wounding charge, Rockhampton

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 03/09/2016 07:58 AEST

A woman has been charged following an alleged stabbing incident in Rockhampton overnight.

It will be alleged just after midnight a 29-year-old woman has attended a residence in Kent Street and has been involved in a verbal altercation with another woman at the address.

The altercation is then alleged to have escalated with the 29-year-old producing a knife and cutting the other woman.

A 41-year-old woman received a deep laceration to the arm and a number of smaller lacerations to the neck.

A man at the residence has intervened and the 29-year-old has then left the scene.

The 41-year-old woman was treated at the scene and taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital for treatment to her injuries.

Police attended a short time later and located the woman in a nearby street. She was arrested and later charged with one count of wounding.

A 29-year-old Kawana woman is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on September 5.

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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Vehicle Impoundment – Millars Well

Western Australia Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 07:32 AEST

About 9:55pm last night (2 September 2016), Pilbara Traffic officers were on patrol when they saw a Holden Commodore SS travelling at speed on Dampier Road in Millars Well.

It will be alleged the vehicle was travelling at 127km/h in a 70km/h zone.

The 26 year old male driver of Millars Well, has been charged with Reckless Driving and is due to appear before the Karratha Magistrates Court on 11 October 2016.

The vehicle was impounded for 28 days.

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Kelmscott Fatal Crash – Information Sought

Western Australia Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 07:08 AEST

Major Crash investigators are asking for the public’s assistance for information regarding a fatal crash in Kelmscott yesterday, Friday 2 September 2016.

At approximately 3:45pm, a white Hino truck was travelling west on the Brookton Highway and a white Dodge utility towing a caravan with a third trailer attached that was loaded with quad bikes, was travelling east.

As the Dodge passed the Stony Brook Bridge on Brookton Highway, the third trailer with the quad bikes has become unhitched from the caravan. The unhitched trailer crossed onto the incorrect side of the road and collided heavily with the right side of the Hino truck.

The 55 year old male driver of the Hino truck received critical injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to Armadale Hospital where he later died. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the crash, or the Dodge utility with caravan and trailer or the Hino truck prior to the crash.

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Missing man from Belmont located safe and well

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 00:14 AEST

A man missing from his Belmont home since Tuesday has been located safe and well.

The 35-year-old man was reported missing when he failed to return to his Belmont home after leaving on Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command were notified and commenced searching for him.

About 6.30pm last night (Friday 2 September 2016), police spoke to the man after he returned to his home, safe and well.

Police thank the public and media for their assistance.

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Investigations underway following fatal crash north of Glen Innes

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 03/09/2016 00:14 AEST

Investigations are underway following a fatal crash near Glen Innes yesterday.

Just after 5am (Friday 2 September 2016), a 37-year-old man was driving a Ford Falcon station wagon along the New England Highway, about 36km north of Glen Innes, with a 76-year-old female front passenger.

Initial inquiries have led police to believe, at a left-hand bend, the vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

Emergency services were called and the woman was assisted by Ambulance Paramedics; however she died at the scene.

The driver was taken to Glen Innes Hospital to be treated for a head injury and mandatory testing.

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Fatal traffic crash, Taigum

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 02/09/2016 22:11 AEST

Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash which occurred in Taigum tonight.

Initial investigations suggest around 8pm a car travelling south bound along Lemke Road struck a woman crossing the road.

The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the car is assisting police with their investigations.

Lemke Road (Handford Road) between Telegraph Road and Roghan Road remains closed to traffic with diversions in place.

The Forensic Crash Unit are 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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