Aussie Police News Wrap for Friday, 09/12/2016 – Day Shift Reports

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on Friday, 09/12/2016.

The following are media releases from the past 24 hours by their respective agencies, beginning with the most recent article.

Man dies after Burnley collision

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 19:59 AEST

A man has died in hospital after a collision in Burnley this afternoon.

It is believed a car and motorcycle collided at the intersection of Swan Street and Madden Grove about 3.30pm.

The male rider, who is yet to be formally identified, was taken to The Alfred hospital where he later died.

The driver of the car, an 18-year-old Glen Waverley man, stopped at the scene and assisted police.

Police are investigating the cause of the collision and appeal for any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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Warrnambool death investigation continues

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 18:37 AEST

Homicide Squad detectives have released two people who were arrested following a fatal assault in Warrnambool believed to have occurred on Wednesday night.

Emergency services were called to a Suzanne Court property just after 1.30pm yesterday.

A 57-year-old man was located injured and was transported to hospital where he died on Thursday night.

Police arrested a 44-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman who were believed to be known to the victim.

Both were interviewed and released pending further enquiries.

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Three charged in relation to service station robberies in the Hunter – SCC Robbery & Serious Crime Squad

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 18:00 AEST

Friday, 09 December 2016 05:47:33 PM

Three people have been charged as part of ongoing investigations into a number of armed robberies at service stations in the Hunter Region earlier this year.

The State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad established Strike Force Benni to investigate armed robberies at service stations in Muswellbrook, Maitland, Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae and Islington in June and July this year.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Mallee Street, Gateshead, about 9.15am on Wednesday (7 December 2016).

Police located and seized a knife and numerous items of clothing.

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Missing teen – West Kempsey

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 17:29 AEST

Editors note: An image of the missing person has been posted to the NSW Police Facebook page.

Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a teenager from the Mid North Coast.

Georgia Devir, aged 15, was last seen leaving a West Kempsey address about 2.45pm on Sunday 4 December 2016.

She has not been seen since.

Georgia is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 163cm tall and with a thin build. She is further described as having blonde hair, blue eyes. Georgia has a nose piercing and may be wearing black jeans and a singlet top.

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Woman charged over fraud – Cootamundra

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 17:14 AEST

A woman has been charged over an alleged fraud which exceeded over $300,000 in the state’s south.

In May 2016 Detectives from Cootamundra Local Area Command commenced Strike Force Aside to investigate missing funds from a local company.

Following inquiries, about 9am today (Friday 9 December 2016), a 33-year-old woman was arrested at Cootamundra Police Station.

She was charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception (x30 counts), and destroy financial documents.

Police allege the woman transferred in excess of over $300,000 from the business account into her bank accounts from August 2014 through to April 2016.

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Search for missing man

ACT Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 16:58 AEST

Mr Gordon was last seen at 3.00am today at Calvary Hospital where he was receiving medical treatment and was in police custody.

Mr Gordon is described as being about 189cm (6’2”) tall, with a heavy build and short brown hair.

He may be wearing blue knee length shorts and one white sock.

Police hold concerns for his welfare.

Australian Federal Police’s Search and Rescue team, assisted by State Emergency Services (SES) have been conducting a search throughout the day.

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Teenager charged following pursuit – Lake Illawarra

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 16:44 AEST

Police have charged a 16-year-old a boy with driving offences following a pursuit involving an alleged stolen vehicle in Lake Illawarra.

About 2pm yesterday (Thursday 8 December 2016), police attended Corona Avenue following reports of a stolen Hyundai I30.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however a pursuit was initiated.

Police will allege the vehicle failed to stop, before colliding with an Audi Q5.

A passenger of the alleged stolen vehicle, a 16 year-old boy was taken to Wollongong Hospital with a broken jaw.

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The Woodridge/Kingston Police Beat has officially relocated

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 09/12/2016 16:08 AEST

Today, the Woodridge/Kingston Police Beat was formally relocated to Station Road, Logan Central and will now be known as the Woodridge Police Beat.

Logan District Officer, Chief Superintendent Martin Mickelson said the move was planned in consultation with members of the public, the business community as well as government agencies and was designed to better meet the needs of a growing community.

“The Queensland Police Service regularly reviews its resources with a view to improving service delivery to the community. Logan City has seen a lot of growth in recent years, the majority of which centres around the Station Road area in Logan Central.”

“Although the police beat is physically changing location local residents can be assured they will experience no disruption to the policing services in their area. Indeed the move will place police resources in the best position to provide an enhanced community response,” Chief Superintendent Mickelson said.

The Woodridge Police Beat is now located at 39 Station Road, Logan Central and police will be operating from that location seven days a week between 8am and 10pm.

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Police Link deck the halls of WCH

South Australia Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 15:18 AEST

There were smiles all ‘round on the Play Deck of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital today, as Father Christmas and his special friends in the Blue Light ‘Police Link’ program stopped by for a visit!

The annual Christmas Party is the biggest and brightest event on the Police Link calendar, boasting the Band of SA Police, Santa Claus, Camp Quality puppets, Starlight Captains, Clown Doctors and Christmas gifts for every child donated by Police Link.

Police Link sees SAPOL officers visit the WCH and Flinders Medical Centre several times throughout the year to positively engage with children, spreading crime prevention messages and building kids’ trust and confidence in SAPOL.

Their visits are always well received, bring a smile to the children and provide an uplifting distraction from their hospital admission.

Source: South Australia Police (130 words)

Police arrest 18 shoplifters in operation – Brisbane Water LAC

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 15:00 AEST

Police have caught 18 people shoplifting during an operation on the Central Coast.

Yesterday (Thursday 8 December 2016), police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command, in conjunction with Loss Prevention Officers, conducted “Operation Fortitude” a retail theft operation, within the local area.

During the operation, 18 shoplifting offenders were detected and dealt with by way of Field Court Attendance Notice and Criminal Infringement Notice.

Two juvenile shoplifting offences were also detected and were dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

A 24-year-old man was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with assault police, assault aiding officer and resist arrest and steal from retail store.

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Unlawful Entries – Darwin CBD

Northern Territory Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 14:38 AEST

Senior Sergeant Kirk Pennuto said up to four premises were unlawfully entered in the Darwin CBD, along with a tavern in Leanyer.

“It is believed the primary target of these unlawful enteries was alcohol, with a quantity of spirits and wine stolen from each.

“Just before 1:30am police responded to an unlawful entry at a Smith Street bar. Three males were located nearby consuming alcohol allegedly taken from the premises, they are currently in custody. They are yet to be charged.

“All incidents are currently under investigation. It is unknown if any of the unlawful entries were linked.

“We encourage anyone with any information to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

Source: Northern Territory Police (117 words)

Call for information – Assault – Tennant Creek

Northern Territory Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 14:38 AEST

Northern Territory Police are currently investigating an alleged assault that occurred in Tennant Creek early this morning.

Police can confirm around 3:20am an unknown man unlawfully entered a residence near Tennant Creek Hospital and assaulted a female occupant.

The man is described as being of Indigenous appearance, skinny build and approximately 175cm tall. At the time of the incident he was wearing brown coloured shorts, a light coloured t-shirt, with a large pattern on the front that was pulled up covering his face. He was also wearing dark coloured shoes with light soles and light coloured laces.

We ask anyone with any information to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The victim is in a stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

Source: Northern Territory Police (126 words)

Call for Information – Missing Person Richard Roe – Update

Northern Territory Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 14:38 AEST

Northern Territory Police continue to call for information in relation to the disappearance of 40-year-old Richard Roe.

Detective Senior Sergeant Lee Morgan said police hold grave fears that Richard may now be deceased.

“All enquiries to date have failed to locate any trace of Richard, who was last seen on 2 November 2016.

“The investigation has been allocated to the Major Crime Squad who are now working to establish if Richard has met with foul play or if he has died as a result of misadventure.

“We continue to encourage any person that had contact with Richard in late October or early November or any person who saw anything unusual in the Chinner Rd, Lake Bennett area around November 2 to contact police”.

If you have any information that may assist please contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, you can remain anonymous.

Source: Northern Territory Police (148 words)

Have you seen this car?

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 14:23 AEST

North West Metro Regional Crime Squad detectives are appealing for public assistance to try and identify a vehicle linked to a series of offences across Melbourne over the past month.

Police believe the car, described as a white Holden Commodore, has been involved in a number of commercial burglaries targeting tobacco and mobile phone stores.

The vehicle is also wanted in relation to residential burglaries where firearms, jewellery and other cars were stolen.

These incidents have occurred across multiple suburbs including Keilor, Tullamarine, Croydon, Point Cook, Doncaster and Dallas.

The vehicle was last seen sporting stolen plates with registration WNX237.

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Accommodation website scam

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 09/12/2016 14:11 AEST

With the festive season fast approaching, police are warning people about a new scam targeting consumers who access accommodation provider websites.

The scam occurs when consumers submit email inquiries in relation to securing accommodation over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period.

Scammers ask the consumer to pay a deposit directly into a bank account to secure the accommodation, and if the victim then tries to contact the scammer, there is no answer to calls or emails.

Acting Detective Superintendent Terry Lawrence of the State Crime Command’s Fraud and Cyber Crime Squad says the scammers will often go to great lengths to “sell” the accommodation.

“The scammer will go above and beyond to secure a sale, emailing back and forth with the consumer, but once a deposit has been transferred all communication ceases.

“We urge all consumers to be cautious before acting on any emails received. Triple check that the URL, website and email address is correct and be aware that links may redirect you to a fake address.

“Ask to speak to someone on the telephone if possible, and be wary of any email asking you to directly transfer money into a bank account. Never click on links in these emails and do not reply to them,” Acting Detective Superintendent Lawrence said.

“The majority of complaints received so far have involved consumers specifically seeking accommodation on the Gold Coast over the Christmas period.”

Police are urging consumers to be vigilant when conducting any transaction online, and recommend the following:

• Only use a reputable accommodation provider website

• Look for reviews of the accommodation provider as well as the accommodation you are interested in booking prior to making a transaction

• Do not pay directly into a bank account – use PayPal

• Always check website and email addresses. Scammers often use near-identical email addresses with only the ‘.au’ missing

• Contact the accommodation provider by telephone if possible

For more information about online scams or to report a scam, visit www.scamwatch.gov.au

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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Service station robbery – Broadmeadow

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 13:44 AEST

Police want to speak to a man following the robbery of a service station in Broadmeadow overnight.

About 11.25pm yesterday (Thursday 8 December 2016), a man armed with a firearm, entered a service station on Brunker Road.

A 50-year-old female employee was forced to hand over cash and cigarettes before the man fled the location.

He was last seen running along Brunker Street towards Adamstown.

Police were called to the location where they established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the incident.

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Footscray education facility burglary

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 13:21 AEST

Maribyrnong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating following a burglary at an educational facility in Footscray on Wednesday.

A man has attended the facility on Ballarat Road about 5.15pm and gone inside one of the buildings which was unlocked while cleaning took place.

The offender has then gone into multiple rooms and stolen cash, computers, credit cards and headphones.

After stealing a large number of items, the man fled the building about 8.45pm.

Investigators have released an image of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

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Two men charged as part of investigations into online child exploitation – Strike Force Trawler

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 13:00 AEST

Two men will face court next month after being charged by detectives from State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad as part on covert online investigations into child exploitation.

Strike Force Trawler is an ongoing Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) investigation into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet and related telecommunications devices.

In the first investigation, Strike Force officers began engaging online with a man from Sydney’s west in October.

Police will allege in court the man believed he was speaking to another man and made sexually explicit comments about children, and sent child abuse material.

About 11.15am on Wednesday (7 December 2016), detectives arrested the 44-year-old man at Quakers Hill Railway Station.

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Fatal Crash – Stuart Highway

Northern Territory Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 12:54 AEST

Northern Territory Police are at the scene of a fatal crash on the Stuart Highway, 50km north of Pine Creek.

A male was the only occupant of the vehicle, which is believed to have rolled down an embankment shortly after 9am.

Crash investigators from Darwin and Katherine are on the scene.

The road toll is now 42, compared with 43 at the same time last year.

Source: Northern Territory Police (66 words)

Three charged following pursuit through northern suburbs

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 12:50 AEST

Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged three teenagers following a pursuit in Melbourne’s north on Monday night.

Police first observed a dark coloured vehicle speeding on Barry Road, Campbellfield, about 3.05am.

An attempt was made to intercept the allegedly stolen Toyota Camry on High Street, Reservoir near the intersection of Hughes Parade.

A pursuit was initiated but was terminated a short time later.

The vehicle was later dumped in Alimia Rise, Lalor and three offenders were arrested nearby as they attempted to flee on foot.

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Search continues for missing man Ben Coggins

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 12:41 AEST

Police continue to search for missing 35-year-old man Ben Coggins.

Ben was last seen at his Sydney Road address about 5pm on Wednesday 30 November.

It is believed Ben could be heading to Tasmania.

Police and Ben’s family have concerns for his welfare as he has a number of medical conditions.

Ben has a brown beard and moustache, brown hair and blue eyes.

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Robbery with violence, Greenbank

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 09/12/2016 12:17 AEST

Police have released CCTV footage of an incident where a car was stolen from a service station at Greenbank yesterday.

Initial investigations suggest around 4:20pm an man entered a residential property on Stoney Camp Road, Park Ridge and stole a Nissan utility parked in the car port. The man then crashed the vehicle into a nearby ditch at which time the 40-year-old male owner of the vehicle confronted the offender.

A physical altercation ensued resulting in the 40-year-old owner receiving cuts to his arms and chest from what is believed to be a knife. The man has then fled Stoney Camp Road on foot.

The 40-year-old man was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A short time later the same man attended a service station on Teviot Road, Greenbank where he entered a blue Toyota Land cruiser bearing Queensland registration 057 LQA (pictured).

As the man drove away, the owner of the vehicle tried to stop him however has fallen to the ground.

The owner of the Toyota received a lactation to his right hand which required stitches. Two dogs where in the vehicle which is yet to be located.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall with black hair, a proportionate build and aged in his early 20s.

Police are urging anyone that may recognise the man or has any information which could assist with their investigations to contact Crime Stoppers.

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Appeal for unidentified male deceased – Coogee

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 12:14 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man who later died in Eastern Beaches yesterday.

Shortly before 1pm (Thursday 8 December 2016) emergency services were called to Beach Street, Coogee, following reports of a concern for welfare.

Police have been told that the man was last seen walking in a north along Beach Street, Coogee, where he fell onto the footpath.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Prince of Wales Hospital, where he later died.

Police are attempting to identify the man and are appealing for public assistance.

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NSW Police Force welcomes 130 new recruits

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 12:00 AEST

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, AO, APM, will today welcome 130 new probationary constables into the NSW Police Force.

The students of ‘Class 329’ of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice will attest at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn today (Friday 9 December 2016).

The Commissioner will be joined by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), to inspect the new recruits on the parade ground.

The students will attest with the rank of probationary constable and report to their new stations for work on Monday (12 December 2016).

They will then complete 12 months on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University before they officially graduate with an Associate Degree in Policing Practice. The officers will then be confirmed to the rank of constable.

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Firearms and drugs seized during Carrajung Lower warrants

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 11:49 AEST

Police have charged two men with drug and firearms offences after warrants were executed in Carrajung Lower yesterday.

Detectives from Wellington Crime Investigation Unit and Yarram police executed the warrants at two rural properties on Carrajung Lower Road from just after 9am.

A 41-year-old Carrajung Lower man was arrested at the first property and cannabis plants and a firearm were also located at the house.

He has been charged with a range of drug and firearms offences.

A warrant was then executed at a neighbouring property and police uncovered a hydroponic cannabis crop with 60 plants in a garage at that address.

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Woman charged after child dies in Bilpin crash

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 11:44 AEST

A woman has been charged with driving and drug offences, after a child died in a single-vehicle crash in Bilpin two weeks ago

About 3.45am (Sunday 27 November 2016), emergency services were called to Bells Line of Road at Bilpin, after an eastbound Commodore sedan left Bells Line of Road and struck a tree, trapping the three occupants.

Police from Hawkesbury Local Area Command called SES and RFS volunteers to the scene to assist in releasing the injured; before they were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

An 11-year-old boy was taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with multiple injuries, where he later died.

The driver, a 45-year-old woman, and her front-seat passenger, a 31-year-old man, were taken to Westmead Hospital, with multiple injuries. They have since been released.

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Man dies in Williamstown

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 11:29 AEST

Police attended an address on Nelson Place about 9.50am where a man was located with fatal injuries.

He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

A woman presented herself to a nearby police station and she is currently assisting investigators with their enquiries.

It is believed the parties are known to each other.

Homicides Squad detectives are en route to the scene.

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Woodvale Serious Assault

Western Australia Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 11:24 AEST

Police are seeking information to assist with their investigation into a serious assault that occurred in Woodvale in the early hours of this morning, Friday 9 December 2016.

About 1:20am, two men who are known to each other attended a service station located on Whitfords Avenue in Woodvale. The men became involved in a verbal argument resulting in a 31 year old man being assaulted. He fell to the ground, striking his head and was conveyed to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital with serious head injuries.

A 32 year old man is assisting police with their inquiries.

Police would like to speak with anyone who was in the vicinity of Trailwood Drive, Woodvale between 1.00am and 1.30am this morning who may have seen the incident or the men.

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Man to face court on act of indecency charges

ACT Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 11:17 AEST

Further reports received by police, indicated that there were other victims on bus routes between Gungahlin and Belconnen town centres during November and December.

Whilst the male has been apprehended and some victims have come forward, police believe there may be other people who have information, and urge them to come forward and speak to police. Please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via https://act.crimestoppers.com.au and quote reference number 6034381. Information can be provided anonymously.

The 24-year-old male has been charged with four counts of act of indecency without consent and one count of act of indecency on person under 16 years and will face the ACT Magistrates court today (Friday, 9 December 2016).

Police will oppose bail.

ACT Policing would like to thank Transport Canberra and ACTION staff for their quick and thorough cooperation and members of the public that provided assistance. This cooperation greatly assists in the identification and apprehension of offenders.

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Sunshine Coast police kick off Christmas Road Safety Campaign 2016/2017

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 09/12/2016 10:46 AEST

Sunshine Coast motorists can expect extra police on the roads from today as the Christmas Road Safety Campaign moves into gear across the State in the lead up to the festive season.

Sunshine Coast District Officer Superintendent Darryl Johnson and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson have urged residents and visitors to the Coast to stay safe, be patient and show respect to everyone in the community in the Christmas and New Year period.

Mayor Jamieson said Christmas is a very special time of year and also one of our busiest on the Sunshine Coast as holidaymakers come to experience everything that our region has to offer.

“We want everyone to enjoy their Christmas break, have a great time with their family and friends and to support our local businesses which are at the heart of our economy,” Mayor Jamieson said.

Superintendent Johnson said with the holiday period approaching, local police will be rolling out a series of targeted operations.

“We live in one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and that means a large influx of visitors from right across the country will descend on the Coast to celebrate Christmas and New Year here,” Superintendent Johnson said.

“We want to ensure everyone has a happy and safe festive season and not one tarnished by road trauma.

“Over the Christmas and school holiday period, police will be out in force targeting drivers putting themselves and other road users at risk by breaking the law.

“Officers will be conducting random alcohol and drug testing for drivers, undertaking both covert and overt speed enforcement strategies in high-risk zones while maintaining a highly visible presence throughout the campaign.”

Mayor Mark Jamieson asked motorists to be patient if the roads are a little busier than usual and don’t take the risk by drinking and driving.

“As we’ve seen this week, we are in the middle of storm season so you need to always remember to be very careful on the roads, don’t take unnecessary risks and take shelter if you’re outdoors,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Tragically, 33 people died and more than 2,000 people were injured on Queensland roads during the last year’s Christmas Road Safety Campaign.

“We urge everyone to consider the Fatal Five contributing factors to road fatalities when getting behind the wheel of their vehicle.

“These include speeding, drink and drug driving, failing to wear a seatbelt, driving tired and being distracted such as using a mobile phone while driving.”

The 2016/17 Christmas Road Safety Campaign is being conducted between December 9 to January 27 and incorporates the lead up to Christmas, over the New Year’s break, Australia Day weekend and back to school week.

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Dandenong police go digital with Eyewatch launch

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 10:40 AEST

Police in Dandenong are going digital with the latest Eyewatch page set to be launched by Victoria Police today.

The Dandenong Eyewatch page is the 24th page to be launched and police are encouraging the community to get involved and “like” the page.

Eyewatch is a platform that allows police to share updates about crime and other community safety initiatives via Facebook.

It allows local communities to connect with local police and share crime and safety information.

Currently there are about 200,000 followers across 23 Eyewatch pages.

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Man charged following Reservoir armed robbery

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 10:10 AEST

Police have charged a man following an alleged armed robbery at a Reservoir supermarket yesterday.

A 20-year-old Reservoir man has been charged with armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, assault with a weapon, threat to inflict serious injury, assault, assault police and possess controlled weapon.

He faced Melbourne Magistrate’s Court yesterday and was remanded to appear again on 3 March, 2017.

The incident occurred at the Edwardes Street store about 11.10am.

After the man entered the store, he allegedly threatened staff with a knife and made demands for cash, however workers were able to detain him until police arrive.

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Man arrested for impeding investigation

South Australia Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 08:52 AEST

Detectives from Major Fraud Investigation Section arrested a 68-year-old man from West Croydon yesterday and charged him with impede an investigation.

His arrest follows on from a 67-year-old Bellevue Heights man who was arrested and charged on Saturday 3 December with fraud offences after an investigation into allegations that he had inappropriately used his power of attorney in relation to two vulnerable and elderly victims.

It will be alleged the man assisted the principal offender in providing false information to police concerning the creation of a false will intended to acquire the estate of an elderly victim.

He has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.

Source: South Australia Police (112 words)

Man arrested after pursuit at Salisbury

South Australia Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 08:31 AEST

A man has been arrested after he allegedly crashed into a police motorcycle at Salisbury last night.

Police will allege that at about 10.40pm, a police motorcycle officer attempted to stop a Ford sedan after it was seen driving without its lights on.

The patrol attempted to stop the car by activating its emergency lights, but the sedan sped off and then braked suddenly while the officer was riding behind the car.

He was forced to take evasive action and rode past the car, which then swerved left and collided with the motorcycle before speeding off again onto Waterloo Corner Road. The officer was not injured, and the police motorcycle sustained minor damage.

Another patrol saw the car on Commercial Road, and pursued it briefly until the police helicopter PolAir was able to safely monitor the Ford sedan.

PolAir tracked the car to Donna Court, where the driver got out of the Ford and into another car, and drove away.

He was tracked to the Salisbury North golf course, where he was arrested.

A 24-year-old Para Hills West man was charged with driving while disqualified, driving dangerously to escape a pursuit, aggravated endanger life and state false personal details.

He was refused bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court today.

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Driver’s extreme risk – more than six times the legal limit!

South Australia Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 08:31 AEST

Police from the Road Policing Section South have detected a woman drink driving while more than six times the legal limit at Woodforde yesterday.

Just after 1pm on Thursday 9 December, patrols were conducting laser duties on Morialta Road when they detected a woman driving a Ford sedan at 76km/h in a 50km/h zone.

The driver was stopped and breath tested and returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.308.

The 28-year-old from Paradise was reported for exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol, driving under the influence, speeding and also had her car defected.

She was also issued with an immediate 12 month loss of licence and her car was impounded for 28 days.

Inspector Dave Kyriacou, Officer in Charge, Road Policing Section said, “it is of concern that someone would get behind the wheel of a car when they are so significantly impaired by alcohol. Police will continue to target those drivers who make extremely poor choices by drink or drug driving and put themselves and other road users at serious risk”.

The driver will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Source: South Australia Police (186 words)

Historical sexual assault charges, Rockhampton

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 09/12/2016 07:53 AEST

Rockhampton detectives investigating allegations of sexual assault at two medical facilities have charged a 53-year-old Rockhampton man with six counts of indecent assault.

It will be alleged five women, ranging in age from 37 to 57, were assaulted between 2009 and 2013 at medical facilities in Ward and Archer streets.

Following a protracted investigation by officers from the Rockhampton Criminal Investigation Branch, police arrested the man on November 30. He is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on December 21.

The man stopped working in Rockhampton in 2014 travelling overseas.

Rockhampton detectives investigating the alleged sexual assaults are appealing for anyone who may have experienced or witnessed similar behaviour to contact Rockhampton Criminal Investigation Branch on 4932 3550 or 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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David Abiel wanted on Warrants

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 07:32 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate David Abiel.

The 23-year-old is wanted on a number of warrants after failing to appear at court.

Abiel is perceived to be of African appearance, about 188cm tall, with a thin build and short black hair.

He is known to frequent the south-eastern suburbs and Frankston.

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

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Michael Rapinett wanted on warrants

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 07:32 AEST

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

The 32-year-old is wanted on a number of warrants after failing to appear at court.

Rapinett is described as being about 170cm, with a solid build, tanned appearance and short brown hair.

He is known to frequent the south-eastern suburbs and Emerald.

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

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Man assaulted during break-in at Seaton

South Australia Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 07:28 AEST

Police are investigating a break-in at Seaton last night where a man was assaulted and money was stolen.

Just after 11.30pm, police and ambulance crews were called to a house in Caruso Avenue after reports that a man armed with scissors had forced his way into the victim’s house and demanded cash.

He assaulted the victim before stealing cash and running away from the house.

The victim suffered injuries to his hands and head, and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, about 160cm tall, medium muscular build, and was wearing a grey balaclava and jeans.

Police suspect this was not a random incident.

Source: South Australia Police (119 words)

Arrest of two 16 year old boys

Western Australia Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 07:07 AEST

Kensington Detectives have charged two 16 year old boys as a result of their inquiries into several incidents.

It will be alleged between 7:30pm on Wednesday 7 December and 12:15am on Thursday 8 December 2016, the youths stole car keys from a home in Neergabby before stealing a 2014 Holden Caprice, ramming through the gates of the property.

It will be further alleged around 6am on Thursday 8 December 2016, the youths went to a service station located on Edwards Drive, Merriwa. They put fuel in the stolen vehicle before staff terminated the pumps. The driver began driving away prior to the passenger getting inside the vehicle. The passenger was crushed against a bollard, injuring his arm.

It is also alleged at about 9:45am on Thursday 8 December the youths were occupants of the stolen Holden Caprice and it was being driven in a reckless manner along Marchamley Street in Carlisle. The vehicle crashed into a brick letterbox wall and he youths fled on foot before being apprehended by police a short time later.

The two 16 year old boys from Kewdale are due to appear in the Perth Children’s Court today (9 December 2016) on the below charges.

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Armed robbery with violence, Southport

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 09/12/2016 03:48 AEST

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was stabbed and robbed in Southport last night.

Initial investigations indicate around 10.10pm, a 23-year-old man was sitting with a 21-year-old woman in parklands off Marine Parade when they were approached by an unknown man.

The man demanded money from the 23-year-old and when he refused he was assaulted.

The 23-year-old then complied and handed the man his wallet. The man then fled the scene in a southerly direction towards the Sundale Bridge.

The 23-year-old sustained a stab wound to the back and chest.

Police and emergency crews attended and he was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

The unknown man is believed to be in his late teens or early twenties, approximately 170 -175cm tall with a slim build. He was wearing yellow shorts and a black zip-up hooded jacket.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or any suspicious activity in the area around the time of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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Four arrested after home invasion – Tregear

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 03:29 AEST

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a home invasion in Tregear overnight.

About 12:40am (Friday 9 December 2016), emergency services were called to a house on Ellsworth Drive, Tregear following reports of a home invasion.

Police have been told that four men and a woman forced their way into the house before assaulting a male resident with a steel pole.

The group fled the location, leaving the scene in a white Mazda.

The victim was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for facial injuries before being taken to Nepean Hospital for further treatment.

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Update homicide investigation, Deeragun

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 09/12/2016 02:27 AEST

Detectives have charged a man with murder following the death of a woman in Deeragun early yesterday morning.

Police were called to a residence on Innes Street following reports of an assault, and a 59-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 19-year-old Deeragun man has been charged with one count of murder and entering a dwelling with intent. He is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court today, December 9.

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 dies in Warrnambool

Victoria Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 01:55 AEST

Emergency services were called to a Suzanne Court property just after 1.30pm today.

A 57-year-old man was located with injuries and was transported to hospital where he died this evening.

Police have arrested a 44-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman believed to be known to the victim, both are currently being interviewed.

The exact circumstances are yet to be established and Homicide Squad detectives will investigate.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au .

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Woman pushed to ground and robbed – Summer Hill

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 01:00 AEST

Police are appealing to the public for information following a robbery in Summer Hill overnight.

About 10:20pm (Thursday 8 December 2016), a 50-year-old woman was walking along Hardie Street, Summer Hill when she was approached by a man.

Police have been told that the man assaulted the woman by pushing her to the ground, before stealing her property.

The man was last seen running down Hardie Street towards Smith Street.

The woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for minor injuries.

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Public place shooting- Yagoona

New South Wales Police on Friday, 09/12/2016 00:14 AEST

Police are investigating after several shots were fired into a house in Sydney’s South West overnight.

About 10.30pm (Thursday 8 December 2016), police were called to a house on Boardman Street, Yagoona after reports a number of shots had been fired into a house.

Officers from Bankstown Local Area Command attended and located a house with a number of bullet holes.

Police established a crime scene which will be later examined by Forensic Officers.

Police have been told that one person was inside the house and they were not injured during the incident.

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Police search for missing woman Trina Elderling

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/12/2016 22:17 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 48-year-old woman Trina Elderling.

Trina was last seen leaving work at Chadstone about 3pm yesterday and has not been seen since.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare as it is out of character for her not to make contact with anyone.

Trina may be driving her 2004 Ford Territory station wagon.

Police have released an image of Trina in the hope someone recognises her and can provide information regarding her current whereabouts.

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Police investigate firearm incident at Fulham

South Australia Police on Thursday, 08/12/2016 22:03 AEST

Sturt CIB detectives are investigating an incident where a gun was discharged at Fulham last month.

The incident was not reported to police at the time, and investigators are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

An altercation occurred between the occupants of two vehicles, a blue Kia Rio sedan and a silver Toyota Corolla station wagon, at the BP service station on Tapleys Hill Road, Fulham about 8.45pm on Tuesday 8 November.

During the disturbance, a machete was involved and a firearm discharged, leaving a bullet hole in the dash of the Kia sedan.

The victim sustained an injury to his hand and was admitted to hospital, but did not report the incident to police until Monday 28 November.

The altercation was not captured on CCTV at the service station, however the involved Kia Rio was.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Overmeyer said, “It is of great concern to police that a firearm may be in our community and in the hands of someone who may use it so recklessly. It is very fortunate that the victim did not sustain more serious injuries. I appeal to anyone with information to contact police.”

Source: South Australia Police (193 words)

Fatal traffic crash, Calcium (Townsville)

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 08/12/2016 21:41 AEST

Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash at Calcium this afternoon.

Initial investigations suggest at around 2.30pm a car travelling west bound has collided with a truck travelling in the opposite direction on Flinders Highway.

The driver of the car, an 88–year-old man from Townsville, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a 60-year-old man from Killarney, was transported to Townsville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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.

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Man charged over child approach – Old Bar, near Taree

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/12/2016 20:14 AEST

A man has been charged after an alleged child approach on the north coast.

About 8.30am on Monday (5 December 2016), a 12-year-old boy was waiting for a bus on Molong Road, Old Bar, when a man in a vehicle asked him to get into the car.

The boy refused, but the man again allegedly insisted before he was challenged by a man nearby and left the scene.

Police from Manning/Great Lakes Local Area Command began an investigation.

About 11am today (Thursday 8 December 2016), police arrested a 75-year-old man at Old Bar.

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