Aussie Police News Wrap for Sunday, 04/09/2016 – Nightly

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by Australian Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016.

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

Appeal for witnesses: Fatal traffic crash, Taigum

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 04/09/2016 19:59 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance as part of an investigation into a fatal traffic crash which occurred in Taigum on September 2.

Initial investigations indicate around 7.40pm a car travelling south bound along Lemke Road struck a woman crossing the road.

The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred outside a football club on Lemke Road.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the woman just prior to the crash or who may have dash cam footage of the area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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Missing girl, Logan Central

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 04/09/2016 17:18 AEST

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Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 12-year-old girl who was last seen in Logan Central on August 31.

The girl (pictured) was last seen on Wembley Road, Woodridge.

Police hold concerns for her welfare due to her age.

She is known to utilise public transport and maybe commuting between Logan and the Southbank area.

It is possible the girl could be in company with other teenagers.

She is described as Torres Strait islander in appearance, olive complexion, brown eyes, proportionate build, approximately 160cm tall with shoulder length dark brown curly hair.

She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a small white motif on the right side of the chest and same motif on the back, black baseball shorts and black shoes.

Anyone who has seen this girl or has any information in relation to her whereabouts is 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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Police investigate deaths of man and woman – Smithfield

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 17:00 AEST

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after two bodies were discovered in Sydney’s west today.

Police were called to a home on The Horsley Drive, Smithfield, about 12.35pm (Sunday 4 September 2016) after the bodies of a man and woman were located by a relative.

A four-year-old girl located asleep in the home was unharmed.

Investigations by Fairfield Local Area Command with assistance from the Homicide Squad are in their infancy and detectives are continuing to make inquiries to determine what has occurred.

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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Images released: Eastern Heights attempted armed robberies

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 04/09/2016 16:38 AEST

Ipswich detectives investigating a number of incidents on Friday September 2, including two attempted armed robberies, have released images of two men who maybe able to assist them with their investigations, with police urging anyone who may know the current whereabouts of the men to contact Crime Stoppers.

It will be alleged that around 4.15pm a motorist pulled into a Grange Road petrol station to fill up his car. The 56-year-old man was approached by two men, armed with a baseball bat and a knife, who demanded his vehicle.

The pair fled on foot when the man refused to hand over the vehicle.

It will be further alleged that the pair ran into nearby Edgar Street where they attempted to steal another vehicle.

A 23-year-old woman, who had just pulled into a driveway, was pushed up against her car and threatened.

The men however again fled on foot when attempts to start the woman’s car failed.

One of the men is described as Caucasian, 170cms tall with a slim build, short blonde hair and blue eyes.

The other man is described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, 160cms tall with a slim build, short black hair and brown eyes.

Police investigations are continuing and no one was physically injured during the incidents.

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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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Armed robbery charge, Harristown

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 04/09/2016 15:26 AEST

Toowoomba detectives have charged a man following the alleged armed robbery of a convenience store in Harristown early this morning.

Police will allege at around 2:15am a man armed with a knife entered the business on James Street and approached the store attendant demanding money and car keys.

The attendant complied with the man’s demands, handing over his car keys before the man fled the scene in the vehicle.

The 31-year-old male attendant was not physically injured during the incident.

Police sighted the vehicle on the Warrego Highway at Helidon, deploying tyre deflation devices.

The vehicle was successfully intercepted at College View a short time later and the male driver and sole occupant taken into custody.

To date, police have charged a 27-year-old Bray Park with armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The man was denied police bail and has been remanded in custody to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday, 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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Police re-appeal for information regarding missing man – Maroubra

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 15:00 AEST

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

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

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

Police from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command have conducted searches of the area without success.

Mr Melo-Richards is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175 – 180cm tall, with a medium build. He is further described as having short brown hair and brown eyes.

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Missing man found deceased – northern NSW

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 14:00 AEST

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner after the body of a man, missing from northern NSW, was located on Saturday.

The 23-year-old man was last seen on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 August 2016 at Tomewin, north-west of Murwillumbah.

Police searching dense bushland off Tomewin Road, Tomewin, located the man’s body about 8am yesterday (Saturday 3 September 2016).

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

Police thank the public and the media for their assistance.

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Appeal for assistance – missing man Jason Taylor, Bundaberg

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 04/09/2016 13:46 AEST

Bundaberg police are appealing for public assistance to help locate 38-year-old Jason Taylor missing from Bundaberg since September 1.

Jason was last seen in Bourbong Street on Thursday afternoon (September 1).

Serious concerns are held for Jason’s wellbeing as he has a medical condition and has failed to contact family which is out of character.

He is described as Caucasian, 180cms tall, with a solid build, brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing dark trousers with a white chequered jacket.

Jason is believed to be travelling on foot and may attempt to hitch hike.

Anyone who may have seen Jason or has any information in relation to his current whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

MP Jason Taylor, Bundaberg

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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Teen charged over Box Hill stabbing

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 13:44 AEST

A teenage boy has been charged following the alleged stabbing of another teen at a party in Sydney’s north-west this morning.

Police have been told it was shortly after midnight (Sunday 4 September 2016), that a fight broke out at a party in a hall in Nelson Road, Box Hill.

A 17-year-old youth was allegedly stabbed during the scuffle and was taken to Blacktown Hospital before being transferred to Westmead Hospital. He is reported to be in a serious but stable condition after undergoing surgery for a stab wound to his abdomen.

Police from The Hills Local Area Command arrived to find more than 100 people at the property.

They were assisted by police from Quakers Hill and Mt Druitt Local Area Commands and the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS).

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Picton Vehicle Fire

Western Australia Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 12:33 AEST

South West Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with information to assist with their investigation into a truck fire in Picton last night, Saturday 3 September 2016.

About 10:00pm, Police and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to a report of a vehicle fire at a commercial property located on South West Highway near Giorgi Road.

Several agricultural vehicles were parked next to each other on the property and it is believed unknown persons have deliberately set fire to one of the vehicles which then spread to other vehicles.

An Ag Spreader, Prime Mover and a flatbed truck were damaged in the fire and the damage is estimated to be in excess of $200,000.

Detectives would like to speak to the male driver of a car that stopped at the scene. He was travelling with three children and he may have information to assist in the investigation.

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Police appeal after alleged assault – Liverpool

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 08:29 AEST

Police are appealing for assistance from the public after a woman was assaulted by a man at Liverpool yesterday.

Police have been told at about 1.30pm (Saturday 3 September 2016), a woman was walking through a shopping centre in Liverpool when an unknown man approached her and allegedly assaulted her.

Officers from Liverpool Local Area Command are investigating the incident.

Police want to speak to a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance and 45-50-years old. He was last seen wearing a grey jumper, a white shirt and a ‘Jim Beam’ brand hat.

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Teen charged over alleged assault on train near Windsor

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 06:44 AEST

A teenage boy is due to appear in court today charged over the alleged assault of a woman on a train in Sydney’s north-west overnight.

Police from Hawkesbury Local Area Command were called to Clarendon Railway Station about 10pm (Saturday 3 September 2016), after a 30-year-old woman reported she’d been attacked on a train from Richmond.

The woman was shaken by the incident but did not require medical attention.

As a result of a broadcast description, and after viewing CCTV supplied by Sydney Trains, officers arrested a 15-year-old boy at a home in Hobartville only a short time after the incident.

He was taken to Windsor Police Station where he was charged with assault with an act of indecency, and possess a prohibited drug.

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Police investigate alleged assault and home invasion – South-West Sydney

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 05:29 AEST

Police are investigating following an alleged home invasion at a home in Sydney’s south-west last night.

About 7.45pm (Saturday 3 September 2016), police were called to a home on Gould Road, Claymore, following reports of an assault.

Police have been told a 34-year-old man threatened a 33-year-old man in Gould Road. As a result, the man returned to his home in Gould Road.

The 34-year-old man has then allegedly forced entry into the home, in the company of two men and a woman.

The 34-year-old man allegedly had an alternation with a 41-year-old occupant of the home.

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Teenager stabbed at party – Box Hill

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 05:29 AEST

Police are investigating a stabbing at a party in Box Hill overnight.

Just after midnight (Sunday 4 September 2016), police were called to a hall on Nelson Road, Box Hill, after an altercation took place at a party.

As a result of the altercation, a male teenager suffered a stab wound to his stomach.

The teenager was taken to Blacktown Hospital by his friends. He is currently is a stable condition awaiting surgery for his injuries.

Police from The Hills Local Area Command, Quakers Hill Local Area Command, Mount Druitt Local Area Command and the Public Order Riot Squad attended the location and found about 100 people at the party.

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Police investigate house fire – Chatswood

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 01:29 AEST

Police will conduct inquiries into a house fire at Chatswood, in Sydney’s north, overnight.

About 6.50pm (Saturday 3 September 2016), police were called to Fullers Road, Chatswood, following reports of a fire.

NSW Fire & Rescue also attended the scene, extinguishing the blaze.

Extensive damage has been caused to the home, but it is not believed anyone was home at the time.

Police established a crime scene at the location and inquiries are ongoing.

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Fatal Crash – Southern Highlands

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 04/09/2016 00:14 AEST

About 9pm (Saturday 3 September 2016), police were called to Wilson Drive, Hill Top, following reports of a crash.

Police from The Hume Local Area Command attended and found a Mitsubishi Magna, and a Mitsubishi Challenger, had crashed.

Other emergency services assisted; however the driver of the Magna, a 32-year-old man, died at the scene.

The driver of the Challenger, a 52-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and has been taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.

Police established a crime scene at the location.

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Serious traffic crash, Diddillibah

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 03/09/2016 20:15 AEST

Police are investigating a serious traffic crash which occurred in Diddillibah this afternoon.

Initial investigations suggest at about 5pm a car turning right from the northbound lanes of David Low Way and a bicycle travelling south along the same road have collided.

The cyclist was transported to Nambour Hospital with serious injuries.

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

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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