Aussie Police News Wrap for Wednesday, 21/12/2016 – Night Shift Reports

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on Wednesday, 21/12/2016.

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

Woman critical following North Melbourne armed robbery

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 10:51 AEST

Detective from Melbourne Embona Taskforce are investigating after a woman was viciously stabbed following an armed robbery in North Melbourne early this morning.

The woman, believed to be in her 30s, was riding a bike along Harker Street about 2.30am when she was approached by two males and a female.

One of the males has produced a knife and made demands for her bike and personal belongings.

The victim was then slashed on her face, upper arms, torso, and neck before the offenders ran off on foot.

The woman managed to ride her bike about 50 meters then walked to Flemington Road where she flagged down a passer-by who called police.

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Karen Swalwell wanted on warrants

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 10:31 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate Karen Swalwell.

The 41-year-old is wanted for failing to appear at court for a range of charges including drug and traffic offences.

Swalwell is described as about 165cm tall with a medium/solid build, blonde hair and a fair complexion.

She is known to frequent the eastern suburbs.

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

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Numerous charged after search warrants – Central Hunter LAC

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 10:29 AEST

Editor’s note: Images of some items seized in the raids have been placed on the NSWPF Facebook page

Seven people have been charged after numerous search warrants in the Central Hunter region yesterday.

In October 2016, police from Central Hunter Local Area Command initiated Strike Force Oleria to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Abermain area.

At 8.15am yesterday (Tuesday 20 December 2016), police executed six simultaneous search warrants in Abermain, Weston and Chisholm:

  • At a home on Charles Street, Abermain, police allegedly located a handgun, two 12 gauge shotguns, an air rifle, a sawn off .22 rifle, a shortened .22 calibre rifle, assorted ammunition, an extendable baton, an amount of methylamphetamine, and cannabis leaf.

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Man arrested over pursuit earlier this month

South Australia Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 10:20 AEST

A man was arrested at Smithfield Plains last night for driving offences, a warrant and outstanding matters relating to a police pursuit earlier this month.

Elizabeth Police attended a Smithfield Plains address about 8.30pm on Tuesday 20 December, however, the wanted suspect drove off at speed. He stopped his vehicle on Southan Street and ran off. After a short foot chase, the 25-year-old Smithfield Plains man was arrested.

He was charged with numerous traffic offences, including driving unlicensed, having never held a licence, and a parole board warrant.

He was further charged with drive dangerously to escape police pursuit relating to an incident on 8 December at Salisbury.

Police will allege that at about 10.40pm on 8 December, a police motorcycle officer attempted to stop vehicle at Salisbury, but the sedan sped off and then braked suddenly. The officer was forced to take evasive action and was then rammed by the car. 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 two men got out of the Ford and into another car, and drove away, before dumping that car in Jane Crescent, Salisbury. One man, a 24-year-old from Para Hills West, was tracked to the Salisbury North golf course where he was arrested. The second suspect got away, but was apprehended last night.

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

Source: South Australia Police (262 words)

OMCG member charged with drug supply – SCC Gangs Squad

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 10:00 AEST

Police have charged a high-ranking member of the Finks OMCG as part of an investigation into drug supply in the state’s south.

Strike Force Hun was established by detectives from State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Riverina area.

Following extensive inquiries, police from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a black Ford Falcon ute on the Sturt Highway, Forest Hill, about 1am yesterday (Tuesday 20 December 2016).

After speaking with the 44-year-old male driver, officers commenced a search of the vehicle.

During the search, police located half a kilo of methylamphetamine, an ounce of cocaine and cash, which were all seized for forensic examination.

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Woman charged following stabbing – South Coogee

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 10:00 AEST

Police have charged a woman following a stabbing in Coogee yesterday.

About 6.30pm (Tuesday 20 December 2016), officers from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command were called to a unit on Malabar Road, South Coogee.

Police will allege a dispute occurred between three women known to each other at the home. A scuffle occurred where a knife was produced by one of the women.

An 18-year-old woman suffered cuts to her neck, chin and hand. She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, before she was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a serious, but stable condition.

A second woman, 22, received a cut to her hand and was treated at the scene. She did not require further treatment.

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Police search for Nicola Di Guglielmo

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 09:31 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 91-year-old Reservoir man Nicola Di Guglielmo.

Nicola was last seen leaving a house on Barton St, Reservoir about 11am on Tuesday 20 November.

Police and Nicola’s family have concerns for his welfare due to his age and he has a medical condition.

Investigators have released an image of Nicola in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information regarding his current whereabouts.

Police believe Nicola may be driving a Green 1997 Mazda 626, registration OND 321, and may have driven to a nearby community centre on Asquith Street, Reservoir which was closed.

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Police resume search for Kayaker

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 09:21 AEST

Police have resumed the search for a man missing after his kayak capsized at Lake Eildon yesterday afternoon.

The 36-year-old was paddling 200-300 metres off shore before his kayak overturned about 2pm.

The Mitcham man had been camping at Lake Eildon with three other friends who witnessed the incident from the shore and raised the alarm.

Water Police, Air Wing and Search and Rescue teams, along with SES and CFA

re-commenced searching this morning.

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Police appeal for information after counterfeit cash discovered – Woolgoolga

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 09:14 AEST

**CCTV Images of the man police would like to speak to will be posted on the NSW Police Facebook page***

Police are appealing to the community for information after counterfeit currency was discovered at a service station near Coffs Harbour on Monday.

About 6.30pm (Monday 19 December 2016), a $50 note was presented to a cashier at the Woolgoolga service station to purchase a packet of cigarettes.

The cashier realised the note was suspicious and police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were alerted.

Police believe that a man may be able to assist them with their inquiries into the counterfeit currency.

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Boy’s family identified

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 08:39 AEST

Passers-by located the 5-year-old on Lygon Street just before 4am.

The boy has been reunited with his family and wish to thank the public for their assistance.

Leading Senior Constable Kendra Jackson

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Two vehicle accident Huon Highway and Sandfly Road, Longley

Tasmania Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 08:36 AEST

The occupants of the Mitsubishi received no injuries.

The occupants of the Subaru where taken by ambulance to Department of Emergency Management where they received treatment and are in a stable condition.

Kingston police are conducting further investigations and would like to speak to any witness’s that have not already come forward.

The post Two vehicle accident Huon Highway and Sandfly Road, Longley appeared first on Tasmania Police.

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Thieves unload at loading bay

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 08:28 AEST

Police are investigating after thieves unloaded a driver’s personal belongings from a delivery truck in Doncaster.

The pair, travelling in a car baring stolen plates, drove into the rear loading dock of a Doncaster shopping centre sometime between 7pm and 8pm on 3 December.

The offenders entered a delivery truck and removed valuables belonging to the driver including electronics, clothes and a watch.

The man and woman then entered the shopping centre, which was closed at the time, and stole electronic items from a store.

Manningham Crime Investigation Unit detectives have released images of two people they believe may be able to assist with their investigation.

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Shots fired at Carlton building

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 07:26 AEST

Police are investigating after a number of shots were fired at a building in Carlton this morning.

The front door of an office was shattered in the Swanston Street building just after 3am.

No one was injured during the incident and Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating.

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

Leading Senior Constable Kendra Jackson

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Drink driver crashes doing burnouts

South Australia Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 07:17 AEST

A man has been reported after crashing his ute and fleeing the scene at Bellevue Heights overnight.

Witnesses reported a ute doing burnouts on Shepherds Hill Road, just after 11.30pm on Tuesday 20 December, before it lost control and crashed into a gutter.

The driver, who was not injured, was seen running from the scene.

Police attended and located the alleged driver a short time later.

The 23-year-old Blackwood man was reported for misuse of a motor vehicle, leave the scene of an accident and drink driving, after he recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.108. He lost his licence on the spot for six months and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Source: South Australia Police (118 words)

Possible discharge of a firearm in Darlington

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 07:09 AEST

Midland Detectives are seeking information in relation to the possible discharge of a firearm at the Lower Helena Pump Station on Victor Road in Darlington.

Around 5:30pm on Tuesday 13 December 2016, two people walking in the vicinity of the dam reported possible gun shots.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of the dam between 5pm and 6pm on the above date who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

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Burglary, stealing and traffic charges, Brisbane and Gold Coast

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 06:30 AEST

Don’t you love it when technology works?

An app used to track a stolen ipad allowed police to track the whereabouts of a stolen 4WD with police arresting five teenagers at Oxenford early this morning.

Police will allege the ipad and vehicle were stolen during a break-in of a Gowan Road, Sunnybank Hills home sometime between the evening of December 19 and the morning of December 20.

Thieves stole personal property as well as two vehicles, the 4WD and a sedan.

The stolen ipad lead police to the Brisbane airport vicinity around 1.30 this morning, and to the stolen 4WD. Officers were able to successfully deploy a tyre deflation device on South Cross Way with the vehicle driving over it and damaging two tyres.

The 4WD continued driving on damaged wheels with police continuing to monitor the vehicle and safely follow it, whilst keeping traffic away from the 4WD.

Around 2.15am the vehicle stopped at Oxenford and police arrested five teens – three girls aged 15, 15 and 16 and two boys aged 14 and 16.

All five teens are currently assisting with police inquiries into this incident as well as an alleged stealing incident at Calamvale and one from Wishart, and a burglary at Boronia Heights. With all three incidents allegedly occurring yesterday (December 20).

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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Operation Satellite in Hampton Park

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 05:34 AEST

Police conducted Operation Satellite overnight in Hampton Park as part of Operation Roadwise.

An RBT bus was set up on Pound Road between Rimington Court and Verona Drive from 6.30pm until 12.30am.

The RBT bus detected five offending drivers but a stationary police vehicle placed in a dead end court just before the booze bus picked up many more.

Fourteen drivers, none of which resided in the court, were picked up on numerous offences.

During the operation a total of 40 vehicles were intercepted with 24 offences detected including:

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Located missing man from Kangaroo Point

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 05:29 AEST

An 86-year-old man reported missing from Kangaroo Point yesterday (December 20) was this morning located safe and well.

Police have taken the man home and wish to thank the public and the media for their assistance.

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

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

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

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Fire – Brighton Le Sands

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 05:29 AEST

A man continues to assist police with inquiries following a fire in a unit in Brighton Le Sands last night.

About 10.40pm (Tuesday 20 December 2016), emergency services were called to a unit block on Duke Street following reports of a window breaking and fire alarms sounding one of the units.

Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended and extinguished a small fire. Minimal damage was caused to the premises.

A 43-year-old man was taken to St George Hospital suffering minor burns. He remains there in a stable condition.

Officers from St George Local Area Command attended and arrested a 52-year-old man.

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Armed robbery charges, Brisbane’s northside

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 05:19 AEST

Detectives investigating a series of armed robberies on Brisbane’s northside over the past month yesterday arrested a 34-year-old man at a Hendra address.

He was taken into custody and charged in relation to two alleged robbery offences that occurred at Wavell Heights on December 17.

Police will allege a man attempted to rob a Shaw Road bakery around 5.30am. The man, brandishing a large knife, threatened two male employees and demanded money. He fled empty handed after they refused to hand over any cash and grabbed a rolling pin to protect themselves.

Around 5.55am police will allege the same man entered a Rode Road bakery and threatened staff with a large knife before stealing cash and fleeing.

No one was physically injured during the robberies.

A 34-year-old Hendra man is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today where he faces one count each of attempted robbery threatening violence and armed robbery.

Detectives continue to investigate a number of serious incidents, including armed robbery, stealing and unlawful use of motor vehicle offences, with additional charges possible.

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 dies in hospital after assaulted in Guildford West

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 05:00 AEST

A girl has died in hospital after she was allegedly assaulted by a man in Sydney’s west on Monday.

Just before 3.30pm (Monday 19 December 2016), emergency services were called to McCredie Road, Guildford West, following a concern for welfare report.

Police have been told a two-year-old girl was found unresponsive inside in a vehicle parked at the location.

Officers from Holroyd Local Area Command attended and commenced performing CPR.

The girl was taken to hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics in a critical condition.

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Police trying to locate family of little boy in Carlton

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 04:52 AEST

Police are trying to reunite a lost young boy with his family after he was located by passers-by on Lygon Street just before 4am

Police believe the boy is about 5-years-old but he is unable to communicate as he has Down syndrome.

He is described as Caucasian, brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing blue and red striped pyjama pants, a blue t-shirt with a green combi van on the front and no shoes.

Anyone with information about the unidentified boy is urged to contact Fitzroy Police Station on 9934 6400.

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Two-vehicle crash in Sydney’s west

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 04:14 AEST

Investigations are underway following a two-vehicle crash in Sydney’s west last night.

Just after 9.30pm (Tuesday 20 December 2016), emergency services were called to the corner of Campbelltown Road and Soldiers Parade, Edmondson Park, following reports of a two-vehicle crash.

Initial inquiries have led police to believe a silver Kia Magentis was travelling south along Campbelltown Road, and a blue Holden Commodore sedan was entering the same road when the two collided.

The driver of the Kia, a 66-year-old woman, and the front-seat passenger, a 67-year-old man, were trapped for in the vehicle and assisted out by Fire & Rescue NSW officers.

The pair was taken to Liverpool Hospital in stable conditions suffering fractures and bruising.

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Northern Beaches Police ‘Dare the Boss’ to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Institute

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 04:00 AEST

Northern Beaches Local Area Command officers have taken on a ‘Dare the Boss’ challenge to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Institute.

As part of the ‘Dare the Boss’ campaign, Northern Beaches Local Area Command officer Senior Constable Sarah Batchelor challenged her Duty Officer, Inspector Susan Preston, to complete a 90m abseil in the Blue Mountains.

Both officers took the plunge at 5pm yesterday (Tuesday 20 December 2016), with the support of Scenic World Katoomba; rappelling from the cableway gondola to the valley floor below and raising more than $6,000 for charity.

Snr Cst Batchelor’s daughter Isla, now six years old, was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago and has only recently completed treatment.

Insp Preston’s daughter Georgia was also diagnosed with childhood cancer in 1999 at 18 months old, and is now a proud 18-year-old cancer survivor. She also took part in the abseil challenge yesterday.

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Twins remain in critical condition – Kellyville Ridge

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 04:00 AEST

Inquiries continue after two children were found unconscious in a backyard pool in Kellyville Ridge yesterday.

About 7pm (Tuesday 20 December 2016), emergency services were called to Charbel Place following reports two children were unconscious after being pulled out from a backyard swimming pool.

The girl and boy, twins who are 23-months-old, were treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics at the scene before being taken to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead by road with a police escort.

The children remain in hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Blacktown Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Moonee Ponds bottle shop burg

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 03:12 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify a man and a woman caught on CCTV footage following a burglary in Moonee Ponds last month.

Investigators believe a woman gained entry to the rear of the Puckle Street shop about 5.20pm on Tuesday 22 November.

The woman entered an office and storage area where she located a wallet containing a large sum of cash.

She took the wallet and fled.

Investigators have released CCTV footage and images of the pair that they believe may be able to assist their investigation.

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Laptop theft in CBD

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 01:38 AEST

Police from the Melbourne Tasking Unit are searching for an opportunistic thief who stole a laptop while walking along Little Bourke Street on Wednesday 23 November.

The male, perceived to be in his late teens or early 20s, allegedly grabbed the laptop which had been left sitting on a chair unattended outside a shopping centre about 10.35am.

The offender is described as having a slim build with light brown hair and a fair complexion.

He was believed to be wearing a white and dark blue hooded jumper with dark pants and dark shoes.

Police have released images of a man they believe may be able to assist in their investigation.

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Taxi driver charged after indecently assaulting passenger – Sydney

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 01:14 AEST

A taxi driver will appear in court next month after he allegedly indecently assaulted a woman during a journey between the Sydney CBD and Leichhardt on Friday.

About 11.45pm (Friday 16 December 2016), a 25-year-old woman left a licensed premises on George Street in the Sydney CBD and got into a taxi, instructing the driver to take her to Leichhardt.

Police will allege during the journey the driver, a 45-year-old man, indecently assaulted the woman a number of times.

The man took the woman to Norton Street, Leichhardt, when he got out of the vehicle and attempted to stop the woman, however, he drove from the scene a short time later.

The woman reported the incident to police and officers from Leichhardt Local Area Command commenced investigations.

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Inquiries continue following stabbing – Coogee

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/12/2016 00:44 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance following a stabbing in Coogee yesterday.

About 6.30pm (Tuesday 20 December 2016), officers from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command were called to a unit on Malabar Road, South Coogee.

Initial inquiries have led police to believe a dispute occurred between three women known to each other at the home, which resulted in a scuffle where a knife was produced by one of the women.

An 18-year-old woman suffered cuts to her neck, chin and hand. She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, before she was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where she remains in a serious, but stable condition.

A second woman, 22, received a cut to her hand and was treated at the scene. She did not require further treatment.

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Missing man, Kangaroo Point

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 22:25 AEST

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate an 86-year-old man missing from Kangaroo Point today (December 20).

Cyril Best (pictured) was last seen around 1.15pm leaving an address at Holman Street and has not made contact with family since.

Police hold concerns for his welfare as he suffers from a medical condition.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, 180cms tall, grey hair, blue eyes and average build.

He was last seen wearing a long sleeved grey checked shirt with patches on the elbows, dark pants and a light coloured wide brim hat.

Anyone who may be able to assist is being urged to contact police.

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

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

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

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Search for missing man Kudret Karakus

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 20:03 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 36-year-old man Kudret Karakus.

Kudret was last seen at his home address in Dallas about 11am this morning.

He is described as 158cm tall, of medium build, with short dark hair.

When he was last seen, Kudret was wearing black track pants with two blue stripes and a green t-shirt.

Police hold concerns for Kudret’s welfare as he is easily disoriented and has a medical condition.

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Search for Kayaker

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 19:42 AEST

The man, aged in his 30s, was paddling 200-300 metres off shore before his kayak overturned about 2pm.

The man had been camping at Lake Eildon with three other friends who witnessed the incident from the shore and raised the alarm.

Water Police and Search and Rescue teams are co-ordinating the search.

A search is also being conducted by Air Wing and local volunteer services.

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That didn’t last long

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 19:01 AEST

That ‘new car feeling’ has quickly disappeared for a 28-year-old man who was detected travelling 53km/h above the speed limit in Dandenong today.

The Dandenong man bought his car four days ago and took it for a drive along Cheltenham Road about 4.20pm.

But the car has now been impounded after police detected it travelling 113km/h in a 60km/h zone.

The driver is expected to be charged on summons with exceeding the speed limit and other driving offences.

Operation Roadwise is a state-wide operation which will focus on reducing road trauma and raising awareness around road user behaviour. The operation will run throughout the high-risk summer period from 16 December to 8 January.

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Missing man, Warwick

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 18:24 AEST

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a 39-year-old man missing from Warwick.

Michael Grist (pictured) was last seen on Tuesday December 13 on Albert Street, Warwick and has not made contact with family or friends since.

Police hold concerns for his welfare as he suffers from a medical condition and this behaviour is out of character.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, 187cms tall, black hair, green eyes and very large build.

It is possible that he may be driving a red 2002 Holden Vectra sedan with Queensland registration 113VDJ.

Anyone who may be able to assist is being urged to contact police.

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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Body identified – Buronga

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 18:00 AEST

The body of a woman who was found on the banks of the Murray River has been formally identified.

About 3.30pm on Tuesday 13 December 2016, emergency services were called to the Murray River, Buronga, east of Dareton, following reports a body had been located.

A crime scene was established and officers attached to Barrier Local Area Command commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, the 59-year-old woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious; however investigations surrounding the circumstances leading to her death will continue.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Police investigate OMCG brawl – Newcastle

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 17:44 AEST

Police are investigating a fight between two groups of OMCG members at a service station in Wallsend.

Police were called to a service station on Thomas Street, Wallsend following reports that two groups of people were fighting at 8pm on Friday 9 December 2016.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Local Area Command attended and found that the two groups of people had left the location.

Police have been told that several people involved in the incident were members of a rival OMCG groups.

Officers have commenced an investigation into the matter and are appealing for anyone with information to contact either Newcastle Police Station (02 4929 0999) or Crime Stoppers.

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Media statement from Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn regarding the ‘Operation Prospect’ report

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 17:29 AEST

I make this statement in response to the publication by the Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan (the Ombudsman), of a report on the conclusion of the long-running investigation known as ‘Operation Prospect’.

Under section 17 of the Ombudsman Act, the inquiry has been conducted in private. Witnesses and affected parties have been subjected to strict non-disclosure obligations, to the point that it has not even been possible, before today, for me to confirm publicly that I had been called to give evidence. The decision of the Ombudsman to finalise his investigation with a single report issued under the special power to report to Parliament, has meant that I have only received notice of the Ombudsman’s comments and recommendations about my conduct at the time of publication of his report widely today.

It remains unclear to me whether the secrecy provisions applying to New South Wales Crime Commission investigations and the non-disclosure orders made by the Ombudsman in the course of Operation Prospect continue to place limits on what I can say publicly. Further, I have not had an opportunity to review the report in detail so a comprehensive response is neither possible nor appropriate at this time. However, in all of the circumstances of this matter I feel that it is necessary that I make a few things completely clear.

At the outset, it must be accepted that the secrecy of the Ombudsman’s inquiry was compromised both by the unauthorised disclosure of underlying documents to the media and through the conduct of the Select Committee into the Conduct and Progress of Operation Prospect by the New South Wales Legislative Council (Select Committee) which reported its conclusions in February 2015.

As a consequence, over many years I have been the subject of flagrant and unsubstantiated accusations of dishonest and corrupt conduct in connection with my role as team leader of the Mascot investigations. Secrecy constraints placed me in the invidious position of being completely unable to correct the record and protect my reputation from continual and malicious attacks as part of a campaign to damage my reputation. I am pleased that the Ombudsman’s report has exonerated me in respect of these serious allegations. They were always agenda-driven and entirely without foundation. I have never sanctioned, authorised or pursued illegal tapping of police officers.

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Police appeal for information after shops broken into – Picton

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 17:14 AEST

Police have appealed to the community for information after five shops were targeted by offenders at Picton over the weekend.

Between Sunday 18 December and Monday 19 December 2016 unknown person/s have forced entry to four shops and attempted but failed to gain entry to a fifth in Argyle Street.

Police from Camden Local Area Command have commenced inquiries into the incidents where cash and property were taken from four shops.

Those premises targeted included a travel agency, hairdresser, coffee shop, fashion store and candle shop.

Investigators have urged anyone with information about suspicious activity in the area to come forward and contact police at Camden on 02 46324499 or Crime Stoppers on 1 800 333 000.

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Traffic Delays – Midland Highway, Perth (21 Dec)

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 16:12 AEST

At times the Highway will be reduced to only one lane.

Motorists are asked to obey all speed signs and directions of police.

The post Traffic Delays – Midland Highway, Perth (21 Dec) appeared first on Tasmania Police.

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Thomas Hendry wanted on warrants

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 16:10 AEST

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

The 40-year-old is wanted on a number of warrants regarding traffic and other offences.

Hendry is described as 180cm tall with a medium build and currently has black hair.

He is known to frequent the Brunswick and Moonee Valley areas.

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

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Police officer stood down Road Policing Command

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 16:06 AEST

A 46-year-old male sergeant from the Road Policing Command has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service and will be tasked to perform non-operational duties.

The officer is the subject of an investigation that whilst off duty he conducted unauthorised searches on the Queensland Police Service QPRIME system that were not connected with the official duties of the officer, drove a motor vehicle whilst affected by alcohol, obstructed police and attempted to interfere with a police investigation.

In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct. This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.

Information about the Queensland Police Service Integrity framework can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublications/other/Documents/QPS-ESC-Integrity-Framework.pdf

Information about compliments and complaints can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/online/ComplimentsandComplaints.htm

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Police officer stood down South Eastern Region

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 16:06 AEST

A 40-year-old male sergeant from the South Eastern Region has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service and will be tasked to perform non-operational duties.

The officer is the subject of an investigation that he conducted unauthorised searches on the Queensland Police Service QPRIME computer system that were not connected with the official duties. As a result he has been issued with a notice to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court on 21 January 2017 in relation to one charge of Computer Hacking, section 408E of the Criminal Code Act 1899.

In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct. This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.

Information about the Queensland Police Service Integrity framework can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublications/other/Documents/QPS-ESC-Integrity-Framework.pdf

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Three men charged with supplying drugs – Wagga Wagga

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 15:29 AEST

Police have arrested and charged three men, following the execution of a search warrant in the state’s Riverina region.

Strike Force Tandine was established by officers attached to Wagga Wagga Local Area Command to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Mount Austin area.

Following inquires, police executed a search warrant at a house on Fernleigh Road, Ashmont, on Wednesday 7 December 2016, where a number of items were located and seized during the search.

A 38-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station where he was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, deal with property proceeds of crime, two counts of possess prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug indictable quantity, possess unregistered firearm, and not keep firearm safely.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

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Correction – Missing teenage girl – Grafton

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 15:29 AEST

Editors Note: An image of Emma Powell will be posted on the NSWPF Facebook page .

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a teenager missing from Grafton.

Emma Powell, aged 16, is believed to have left her home between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Monday 19 December 2016.

It is thought that Emma may be travelling in the family vehicle a white Land Rover Defender with NSW registration of CYE 34A.

Emma is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175cm tall with shoulder length blonde/brownish hair.

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Witnesses sought to attempted aggravated robbery in Calwell

ACT Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 15:17 AEST

The first female was forced to the ground and the male offender has attempted to take the second female hostage. Security then approached the offender at which time he ran from the venue.

Security and a patron at the club then chased after the offender. The patron caught the offender in nearby parkland and a scuffle ensued. During that scuffle the patron has received a number of knife wounds, which resulted in serious injuries.

ACT Ambulance Service attended and the victim was taken to the Canberra Hospital.

ACT Policing’s investigations are ongoing, the male offender is described as 180cm (5’10”) tall and of medium build. He was wearing a balaclava, dark coloured hoodie and light blue jeans.

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Police investigate suspicious fire in Fyshwick

ACT Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 15:17 AEST

ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire. At this stage the cost of the damage to the building is unknown.

It is believed the fire was deliberately lit.

AFP Forensic Services are conducting an examination of the scene and investigations are ongoing.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area or have any information on the cause of the fire to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au and provide reference number 6048751.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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Police appeal for information after charity boxes stolen – Cabramatta

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 15:14 AEST

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Police are appealing for the assistance of the public after two charity boxes were stolen from a Temple.

Officers were called to a Temple on Curtain Street, Cabramatta (Monday 12 December 2016) following reports of a break and enter.

Police have been told that two men broke into the temple between 10am on Saturday 3 December 2016 to 11am on Sunday 4 December 2016, and stole two money collection tins which were made of wood and metal.

Officers attached to Cabramatta Local Area Command commenced an investigation and would like to speak with two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

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Missing 14 year old Mirrabooka girl

Western Australia Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 15:06 AEST

Police are seeking the whereabouts of a 14 year old Mirrabooka girl who has not made contact with her family since being dropped off at the Warwick train station at around 7pm on Wednesday 14 December 2016.

Isabella ‘Bella’ FARANO is described as being 165cm tall, with a slim build, brown eyes, fair skin and long dark brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a khaki green mid-drift top, black jeans with ripped knees and black Adidas sneakers.

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Update: Serious assault, Petrie

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 14:46 AEST

Investigations are continuing in relation to the serious assault of a 24-year-old Polish woman at Petrie last month.

As part of the public appeal police will be stationed at the roundabout intersection of Dayboro Road and Beeville Road, Petrie today.

The 24-year-old was located with serious facial and head injuries on Boona Street at 9pm on Friday, November 25.

As part of the public appeal detectives have also released images of a number of people seen in the area around the time of the incident who may be able to assist them with their investigations.

An image of a belt buckle (similar to the one pictured) located at the scene has also been released that could assist the investigation.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Richard Hoffman of the Petrie Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) said the investigation was continuing.

“Investigators would like to hear from anyone running, walking or driving in the vicinity of Dayboro Road, Boona Street or Beeville Road between 7pm and 9pm on Friday, November 25.

“Officers stationed at the roundabout and in the street will be stopping residents, pedestrians and vehicles to speak with occupants in an appeal for information that could assist the investigation.

“We have received some information from members of the public in the area and we greatly appreciate the ongoing assistance of the media and public with this investigation.”

When: Between 4pm and 7pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Where: roundabout at the intersection of Beeville Dayboro Road, Petrie

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 Tuesday, 20/12/2016 14:14 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 15-year-old girl who was last seen in Logan Central on December 12.

The girl (pictured) was last seen around 9am leaving an address on Golden Street.

This matter was reported to police yesterday and subsequent enquiries have failed to locate her.

She last made contact with family on December 13 and police hold concerns for her welfare due to her age.

She is known to visit the Beenleigh area and also utilise public transport to travel between Caboolture and the Gold Coast.

She is described as Caucasian in appearance, proportionate build, approximately 170cm tall, with light brown shoulder length hair.

Anyone who may have seen the girl or has 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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Missing teenage girl – Grafton

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

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a teenager missing from Grafton.

Emma Powell, aged 16, is believed to have left her home between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Monday 19 December 2016.

It is thought that Emma may be travelling in the family vehicle a white Toyota Landcruiser with NSW registration of CYE 34A.

Emma is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175cm tall with shoulder length blonde/brownish hair.

She has blue/green eyes with a thin-medium build and is known to wear silver jewellery.

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High range drink driver, Torbanlea

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 13:34 AEST

Police have charged a man with high range drink driving after allegedly being caught almost seven times the legal alcohol limit at Torbanlea yesterday.

Around 3.40pm police intercepted a vehicle on the Bruce Highway after receiving information from a concerned member of the public.

Police conducted a breath test where the driver allegedly provided a positive result and was transported to Maryborough Police Station for further testing.

At Maryborough Police Station, it is alleged the man provided a breath alcohol concentration of 0.332%.

The 45-year-old Pacific Haven man has been charged with driving under the influence of liquor and will appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on January 11.

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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Everything but the kitchen sink

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 13:28 AEST

Yarra Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating following a burglary where a man attempted to walk out with everything but the kitchen sink in Collingwood in October.

Investigators have been told an unknown man attended a gym on Wellington Street on Sunday 30 October about 7.10pm and entered by following members through swipe access doors.

The man then walked around the gym using the exercise equipment and stole items such as a clock, hairdryer, clothing, magazines, yoga mat and glass scales.

It is believed he left the gym about 11pm singlehandedly carrying the vast array of stolen items.

Investigators have released CCTV and images of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

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Man charged over production of drugs Burleigh Heads

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 13:23 AEST

Police from the Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrols (RAP) have charged a man following the discovery of an alleged hydroponics cannabis set up at Burleigh Heads yesterday afternoon.

Around 3.40pm police executed a search warrant at an Ern Harley Drive industrial premises where it is alleged 29 cannabis plants and a sophisticated hydroponics set-up were located.

A 53-year-old man from Burleigh Waters has been charged with one count each of produce dangerous drugs, possession of a dangerous drug, supply of a dangerous drug, possess things used in commission of offence and possess utensil.

He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on January 2, 2017.

Officer in Charge of Gold Coast RAP Senior Sergeant Mat Kelly said the seizure was a result of information provided to police.

“The seizure is a great example of the community working with police to remove a significant amount of cannabis ready for sale from the streets of the Gold Coast.

“We encourage members of the community to contact Crime Stoppers to assist police in the targeting of those who involve themselves in drug production and the supply of dangerous drugs,” Senior Sergeant Kelly said.

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.

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Woman dies – St Leonards

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 13:14 AEST

About 11.45am (Tuesday 20 December 2016), emergency services were called to the intersection of Marshall Lane and Canberra Avenue, St Leonards, following reports that a woman was hit by a car.

Officers attached to North Shore Local Area Command attended and found an 86-year-old woman trapped between a car and a fence.

Police have been told that a silver Subaru was attempting to turn when it hit a bollard, then crashed into a fence, trapping the woman.

The driver was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for mandatory blood and urine test.

A crime scene has been established and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

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82 people charged in four-month drug operation – Tweed/Byron LAC

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 13:14 AEST

More than 80 people have been charged with 155 offences following a four-month police operation, code-named Operation Sweeper, targeting illicit drug distribution in the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command.

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Brendon Cullen, said the operation ran between July and November this year.

“The team achieved some outstanding results and addressed an identified crime issue within the command,” Det Insp Cullen said.

“During the operation, our four-person team executed 16 search warrants.

“This resulted in 155 person searches and 59 vehicle searches which culminated in 84 drug detections, 33 supply matters, and 12 goods in custody detections.

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Note to Journalists – Media Stand Up

ACT Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 12:44 AEST

WHO: Detective Senior Constable, Alexandra Uren – Tuggeranong Crime

WHAT: Witnesses sought to attempted aggravated robbery in Calwell

WHEN: 2.20pm TODAY (Tuesday, 20 December)

WHERE: Winchester Police Centre

Media enquiries

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Robbery, wilful damage and assault police charges, Bundaberg

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 12:43 AEST

A man has been charged after allegedly robbing a service station and takeaway outlet before threatening police in Bundaberg overnight.

It will be alleged around 12.50am a man drove into a service station on Burbong Street and filled his car with fuel before entering the store.

The man collected a number of items before approaching the counter and allegedly making verbal threats towards a male employee.

The man then allegedly picked up a confectionary shelf, spilling its contents before throwing bottles of water and a flavoured milk at the staff member and making further threats.

The man allegedly fled the store and drove away without paying for any of the items.

A short time later the man returned to the service station in his car and walked to the front doors which had been locked by the staff member.

The man allegedly then pulled on a handle until it broke off and the doors became dislodged before again leaving the scene.

It will be further alleged around 1am the same man entered a takeaway store on Bourbong Street, ordered food from an employee and refused to pay.

The man then allegedly pushed a cash register off the counter and began making threats towards the staff member before damaging further property in the store.

It is then alleged the man took a piece of chicken from the store’s bain maree and began eating it when police arrived at the premises to speak with him.

The man allegedly confronted police, making further threats and threw the piece of chicken at an officer before being taken into custody.

A 52-year-old Avenell Heights man was charged with two counts each of robbery and wilful damage and one count each of assault police and obstruct police.

He was due to appear in Bundaberg Magistrates Court this morning.

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

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

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

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Search for missing woman Monique Johnson

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 12:38 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 35-year-old woman Monique Johnson.

Monique was last seen at her workplace in Malvern on 7 December and stopped contacting her family yesterday.

Police and Monique’s family have concerns for her welfare as she may be suffering from a medical condition.

The below image of Monique has been released in the hope someone recognises her and can provide information regarding her current whereabouts.

Anyone who sights Monique or has information regarding her whereabouts is urged to contact Malvern Police Station on 8823 5600.

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Charges – Unlawful Entry – Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 12:35 AEST

Northern Territory Police have charged three youths in relation to an unlawful entry at a business premises in Alice Springs.

Detective Superintendent Michael White said five offenders allegedly entered about 2.30am Monday 19 December.

“Two offenders fled when the alarm was activated,” he said.

“They are yet to be apprehended.

“Three females aged 11, 12 and 14 were arrested.”

The 11 and 12-year-olds were eligible for youth diversion.

The 14-year-old was in breach of a suspension and was charged with unlawful entry.

She was remanded in custody to appear in Alice Springs Youth Court today.

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Bentley Armed Robbery

Western Australia Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 12:06 AEST

Regional Investigations Unit detectives are seeking information regarding an armed robbery in Bentley on Wednesday, 16 November 2016.

Around 6:15am, a man armed with a firearm walked up to the drive through window of the store located in a shopping centre on Albany Highway.

The man threatened the staff member and demanded cash. The man fled on foot through the car park after being given a sum of cash.

He is described as being fair skinned, approximately 187cms tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a dark coloured t-shirt and grey tracksuit pants.

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Concern for Welfare – Borroloola

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 12:04 AEST

Superintendent Craig Barrett from the Arnhem and Western Division said Ronald left his Borroloola residence on foot around 3:00pm yesterday. He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Police hold extreme concerns for Ronald’s welfare as he suffers from dementia.

“A search for Ronald has continued today with police, emergency service personnel and members of the community searching the neighbourhood and nearby scrub.”

Ronald is described as Caucasian, solid build with white hair and a white beard.

We ask anyone who sights Ronald or anyone with any information to contact police on 131 444.

Source: Northern Territory Police (95 words)

Investigations continue after man robbed – Coffs Harbour

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 12:00 AEST

Police are investigating after a food delivery driver was allegedly robbed on the state’s North Coast.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended Shepherds Lane, Coffs Harbour, just after 9pm yesterday (Monday 19 December 2016), following reports of a robbery.

Police have been told two men allegedly approached a delivery driver, threatening him before taking the man’s money and mobile phone and fleeing the scene.

The two men were last seen running south along Shepherds Lane.

Police have commenced an investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to contact police via Crime Stoppers.

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Man dies following Long Gully fire

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 11:38 AEST

A man has died following a fire in Long Gully on Sunday night.

Emergency services were called to a property on Derwent Drive about 11.40pm on 18 December after it was reported a man had suffered serious burns.

The 45-year-old Sailors Gully man was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with life threatening injuries, however he passed away overnight.

A woman and two children, who were also at the property at the time, were uninjured.

The exact circumstances regarding the fire are currently being investigated, however it is being treated as suspicious.

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Equality is not the same

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 11:16 AEST

Victoria Police has released the Equality is not the same… Year Three Report and committed to a further three years of action to enhance relationships with communities in Victoria.

The Equality is not the same… Report was published in December 2013 following extensive community consultation prompted by complaints alleging racial profiling by police.

At the time, Victoria Police made a number of commitments to strengthen community trust and confidence.

Over the past three years, we have delivered an ambitious program of work. Key achievements include:

• A new policy framework to reinforce human rights in our decision making and practices such as Victoria’s first stand-alone Human Rights Equity and Diversity Standards policy, Interactions with the Public policy, and updated Field Contacts policy.

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Men arrested following car-jacking, crashes – Central Coast

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 11:14 AEST

Two men have been arrested following an alleged car-jacking on the Central Coast overnight.

About 10.15pm (Monday 19 December 2016), a woman was sitting in her parked Holden Commodore sedan at a shopping centre car park in Ourimbah.

Two men, aged 30 and 24, approached the car and began banging on the driver’s window, allegedly demanding she handover the car.

The older man allegedly kicked and smashed the driver’s window and dragged the 51-year-old woman from the car, before both men got in and drove from the scene.

The woman received minor injuries during the incident but did not require hospital treatment.

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Reminder for safe boating activities this summer

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 20/12/2016 11:12 AEST

“It’s very important to ensure you maintain all your safety equipment for your vessel. Make sure it is all fully serviced as per manufacturer’s instructions and that all persons on your boat know exactly where it is stored if it is needed,” Inspector Lee Renshaw, from Tasmania Police Marine Division said.

“Two stroke petrol will deteriorate over a 3 month period – when was the last time you used or replaced the petrol in the tanks of your boat?

“Make sure you check weather conditions prior to planning a day on the water, always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return, and remember that alcohol and boating don’t mix. Like driving in your car on the road, a 0.05% blood alcohol limit applies to boat drivers on Tasmania’s waterways.”

The increase in popularity of lightweight paddle craft has made them attractive as Christmas presents. With the launch the Boat Safe and Paddle Safe Partner campaign, it’s been identified that those craft are classed as high risk whilst on the water.

“If you are new to paddling activities and want to get out on the water, please make contact with an identified Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) Safe Paddle Partner. These retailers have undertaken training by MAST and can provide you all the key knowledge and equipment required to ensure you are safe whilst out on the water,” Inspector Renshaw said.

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