Aussie Police News Wrap for Saturday, 18/02/2017 – Day Shift Reports

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on Saturday, 18/02/2017.

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

Ten-year-old girl grabbed in Springvale

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 18:32 AEST

Police are appealing for information after a 10-year-old girl was grabbed in Springvale earlier this month.

Dandenong Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives are investigating the incident which took place near the intersection of Springvale Road and Windsor Avenue on Wednesday 1 February about 3.30pm.

The 10-year-old girl was waiting with a friend when she was approached by an unknown man.

He asked the victim to come with him and told her that he would buy her anything she wanted.

After the young girl said no, the man grabbed her ponytail and pulled her towards him.

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Man charged following Clarinda crash

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 18:12 AEST

Police have charged a man following a fatal single vehicle crash in Clarinda last night.

It’s believed a Ford sedan was travelling west along Davanzo Avenue when it left the road and struck a pole on the north side of the road about 10.45pm.

The passenger of the car, a 40-year-old Clarinda man, died at the scene.

A 37-year-old Springvale man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death.

He has been bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 21 February.

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Police investigate shooting at Tatura

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 17:24 AEST

Armed Crime Squad detectives are currently investigating the circumstances after a man was shot at a property in Tatura this afternoon.

It is believed a dispute occurred between two men at a property on Ferguson Road about 1pm.

A 43-year-old Shepparton man received a gunshot wound to the upper body and has been airlifted to Melbourne with life-threatening injuries.

A 54-year-old Tatura man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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Motorcyclist killed at Lake Lonsdale

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 17:05 AEST

Police are investigating a crash at Lake Lonsdale near Stawell that has claimed the life of a motorcyclist this afternoon.

Police have been told the motorcycle was travelling along Greenhole Road near Pickering Road just after 3pm.

It is believed the rider lost control and veered off the road before crashing into a tree.

The male rider who is yet to be formally identified died at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au .

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Update – Emergency declaration, Hopevale

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 17:04 AEST

Police have revoked an emergency situation declared in Hopevale earlier today.

The declaration was made around 11am after police received information that a woman was deceased at a property on Cameron Creek Road and another woman was armed.

The declaration was revoked at 4.36pm after the woman surrendered to specialist police

A 46-year-old woman is assisting police with inquiries.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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Man arrested for western suburbs sexual assault

South Australia Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 16:34 AEST

Detective’s from Special Crimes Investigation Branch have arrested a man in Renmark following a sexual assault in the western suburbs.

It will be alleged the man sexually assaulted the victim in the yard of her home in the early hours of the morning on Friday 10 February.

The 30-year-old man from Ceduna has been charged with unlawfully on premises, assault and rape. He has been refused police bail and will appear in the Berri Magistrates Court on Monday.

Source: South Australia Police (78 words)

Emergency declaration, Hopevale

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 16:13 AEST

Police have declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act following an incident in Hopevale.

Around 11am, police received information that a woman was deceased at a property on Cameron Creek Road.

Another woman is believed to be armed at the address.

Police have established a cordon and specialist officers are on scene.

There is no further information available at this time.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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Police arrest man following string of armed robberies

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 15:55 AEST

Police have arrested a man today following a string of armed robberies at service stations in Melbourne’s southern suburbs.

It is alleged a man armed with a knife demanded cash from shop attendants at a number of service stations, including incidents on:

  • Mornington-Tyabb Road, near Racecourse Road, Mornington about 10.15pm on 15 February
  • McMahons Road, Frankston about 2.05am on 16 February and again about 8.15pm on 17 February

  • High Street, Berwick about 10.30pm on 17 February

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LOCATED: Missing boy, South Brisbane

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 15:52 AEST

Police have located a boy missing from South Brisbane safe and well.

The boy was found in Tarragindi a short time ago.

He’s being taken home by police to be reunited with his parents.

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

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Woman charged following Padstow stabbing

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 15:44 AEST

A woman has been charged following the stabbing death of a man in Padstow this morning.

Emergency services were called to a home on Watson Road, Padstow, about 12.15am (Saturday 18 February 2017), after reports of a fight involving a number of people.

They found a 29-year-old man – who is an Irish national – critically injured with a stab wound to his neck.

Despite efforts by police and NSW Ambulance paramedics, the man died at the scene.

Police from Bankstown Local Area Command established a crime scene and arrested a 25-year-old woman, who is known to the dead man.

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Update: Fatal traffic crash, Chapel Hill

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 14:50 AEST

A 50-year-old man involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at Chapel Hill yesterday at around 5.14am has passed away today.

Initial investigations suggest a car and cyclist collided on Moggill Road near Chapel Hill Road.

The 21-year-old driver of the car was not injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing.

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Missing boy, South Brisbane

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 14:50 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a boy missing in South Brisbane.

The boy, 7, was last seen at Southbank walking towards the Goodwill Bridge.

He could now be on the Brisbane City side, perhaps around the Botanical Gardens.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, around 135 centimetres tall and was wearing a grey shirt with a crocodile on it, white and blue shorts and sandals.

Police and family are concerned for his welfare due to his age, the fact that he has a medical condition and because this is out of character.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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Emu chicks killed in National Park – three arrested

South Australia Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 14:44 AEST

Port Lincoln Police have arrested a man and two teenage boys following a joint investigation with National Parks and Wildlife, into the shocking deliberate killing of eight emu chicks in the Port Lincoln National Park.

Police will allege the trio entered the park on Sunday 12 February and ran over the chicks before doing a number of burnouts and leaving.

Investigators also uncovered over 30 cannabis plants being grown in two separate locations within the park, which police will allege were being cultivated by the trio.

On Friday 17 February, police arrested a 16 and 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man, all from Port Lincoln and charged them with aggravated ill treatment of an animal, cultivate commercial quantity of cannabis, introduce cannabis to a National Park and misuse of a motor vehicle.

The two teenagers have been bailed to appear in the Port Lincoln Youth Court on 7 March while the 18-year-old has been bailed to appear in the Port Lincoln Magistrates Court on 30 March.

Police wish to remind the public that any instances of animal cruelty will not be tolerated.

Anyone witnessing these type of incidents should contact the Police Assistance Line on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: South Australia Police (203 words)

Think again

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 14:23 AEST

A P1 driver has had his vehicle impounded this morning after being caught travelling at more than 70km/h over the speed limit in Traralgon.

Police from Wellington Highway Patrol first spotted the Chrysler travelling at 136km/h along the Princes Highway about 12.15am.

They then intercepted the vehicle on Bank Street after it travelled at 131km/h in the 60km/h zone.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a 20-year-old Traralgon man, told police he “didn’t think I was going that fast”.

His vehicle was immediately impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1291.

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Ourimbah fatal update

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 13:44 AEST

The crash happened shortly before 4.30am (Saturday 18 February 2017), after a gold Daewoo Matiz was seen travelling north in the southbound lanes.

A short time later it was involved in a collision with a Hyundai Accent, which was heading south.

Emergency services attended and treated the driver of the Daewoo Matiz, a 29-year-old woman, who died at the scene.

The driver of the other Hyundai, 43-year-old man was trapped for 45 minutes, before he was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. He is reported to have multiple fractures.

His passenger, a 22-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Gosford Hospital.

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Woman caught drink driving in school zone – Albion Park

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 13:14 AEST

A woman will face court next month after she was allegedly detected drink driving in a school zone in the Lake Illawarra region yesterday.

Just after 3pm (Friday 17 February 2017), police observed a woman driving on Ashburton Road, Albion Park.

The woman stopped her vehicle outside a school and police will allege she attempted to drive away with her child in the car.

She was stopped and subjected to a roadside breath test and returned a positive reading.

The 49-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where she returned a breath analysis of 0.262.

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Man charged over Tumut stabbing

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 13:00 AEST

A man has been charged over an alleged stabbing at Tumut in the State’s Riverina this morning.

Police were patrolling the township at 2.15am (Saturday 18 February 2017), when they were flagged down by a resident who told them a man suffering multiple stab wounds had arrived at his home in Quandong Avenue.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated the 22-year-old man at the scene before taking him to Tumut Hospital; he has since been airlifted to Canberra Hospital where he is reported to be in a serious condition.

Police from Cootamundra Local Area Command established a crime scene.

A 35-year-old man was arrested a short time later was taken to Tumut Police Station. He has now been charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and common assault.

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Inquiries continue into Padstow stabbing

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 12:14 AEST

Inquiries are continuing into the death of a man at Padstow this morning.

Emergency services were called to a home on Watson Road, Padstow, about 12.15am (Saturday 18 February 2017), after reports of a fight involving a number of people.

They found a 29-year-old man – who is an Irish national – critically injured with a stab wound to his neck.

Despite efforts by NSW Ambulance paramedics, the man died at the scene.

Police from Bankstown Local Area Command established a crime scene and arrested a 25-year-old woman, who lives at the home; she is also from Ireland.

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Teacher charged after allegedly grooming a student – Tamworth

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 11:29 AEST

A teacher has been charged over allegedly grooming a student in the north-eastern NSW.

On Wednesday (15 February 2017), detectives from Oxley Local Area Command commenced an investigation following a report a teacher had made an inappropriate approach to a former student.

Following inquiries, a 26-year-old woman was arrested in Gunnedah about 12pm yesterday (Thursday 16 February 2017).

She was charged with use carriage service to procure person under 16years for sexual activity, and use carriage service to groom under 16 years for sex.

Police will allege in court the woman groomed a male student at a school in the Tamworth area between 2016 and 2017.

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Update: Missing man and woman located, South East Queensland

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 11:07 AEST

Police have located a man and a woman who were reported missing yesterday, found safe and well.

They were travelling in their Four Wheel Drive (4WD) and caravan around South East Queensland when reported missing by family members. Fears were held for their welfare because they couldn’t be contacted.

When they heard they were reported missing they presented to Mackay police.

Police would like to thank the community for their assistance.

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Inquiries into cause of bushfires continue – Queanbeyan

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 11:00 AEST

Police are working with Rural Fire Service to establish the circumstances of how a bushfire started which has affected properties in the Queanbeyan area.

Just before midday yesterday (Friday 17 February 2017), emergency services were alerted to a fire in Carwoola, 12km south east of Queanbeyan, which spread to the Widgiewa area.

As a result of the fire, a number of homes and structures on various properties have been destroyed, with police and State Emergency Services (SES) assisting in assessing the damage to each structure.

An evacuation centre has been established at ‘The Q’ on Crawford Street, with several road closures still in place.

Officers attached to Monaro Local Area Command will continue to investigate the circumstances and prepare a brief of information for the Coroner.

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Investigations continue into circumstances surrounding death of man found near Oberon – SCC Homicide Squad

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 10:29 AEST

Detectives are appealing for information as inquiries continue into the death of a man whose body was found in a vehicle in the state’s Central Tablelands earlier this week.

About 7.45pm on Tuesday (14 February 2017), police and emergency services responded to reports of an unresponsive man in a white BMW on Duckmaloi Road, Duckmaloi, 15km from Oberon.

On arrival, NSW Ambulance paramedics confirmed the man had died.

Police from Chifley Local Area Command attended the scene and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

The man has been formally identified as 35-year-old Queensland man, Ricky Ciano.

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Armed robbery of a taxi driver, Banyo

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 10:26 AEST

Police are investigating after a taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint this morning in Banyo this morning.

Around 6.50am, a male taxi driver picked up a passenger on the corner of Edward and Albert streets in the city.

He asked to be dropped off in Earnshaw Road at Banyo.

When they arrived at the destination, the passenger pulled out a knife and demanded cash and the driver’s wallet.

The driver complied and the passenger got out of the taxi and ran off east along Earnshaw Road.

The driver was not physically injured as a result of the incident.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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Woman charged with drink driving, drive manner dangerous – Coonabarabran

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 09:44 AEST

A woman will face court today after she allegedly drove her vehicle towards police when they tried to stop her for a random breath test in Coonabarabran overnight.

About 7.30pm yesterday (Friday 17 February 2017), police attached to Mudgee Local Area Command attempted to stop a white Hyundai on Dalgarno Street, for the purpose of a random breath test.

The driver allegedly failed to stop as directed.

The driver of the Hyundai was observed to turn down a dead end road, and police will allege that when they approached the vehicle the driver revved the vehicle and then drove at police.

Police used their baton to smash the windscreen of the vehicle, which then came to a stop.

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Update 2: armed robbery, Toowoomba

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 09:27 AEST

Police investigating the armed robbery of a pharmacy in Toowoomba on February 15 have located a man deceased at an address in Newtown.

Officers attended the address and located items at the scene which are directly linked to the armed robbery.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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

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Woman indecently assaulted – Auburn

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 09:14 AEST

Police are appealing for information after a woman was indecently assaulted in Sydney’s west last night.

Just before 11pm (Friday 17 February 2017), a 32-year-old woman was walking on Harrow Road, Auburn, when an unknown man walked past and indecently assaulted her.

The man continued walking towards Queen Street, when he was stopped by three male bystanders who spoke to him briefly.

The woman was not physically injured.

Officers from Flemington Local Area Command were notified; however, the man left prior to them attending.

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Police investigate Springvale crash

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 08:40 AEST

Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are investigating following a single-vehicle crash in Springvale this morning.

Investigators have been told a car travelling north bound on Springvale Road left the road and crashed into a pole about 5.15am.

A passenger in the rear seat of the car, a 20-year-old man, received life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old man, is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Investigators will be closing Springvale Road between Westall and Paterson roads as part of their investigation and are urging motorists to avoid the area if possible.

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Indecent assault on train, man charged by PTC – Tahmoor

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 08:14 AEST

A man has been charged after an alleged indecent assault on a train between Bowral and Tahmoor railway stations yesterday.

About 5.30pm (Friday 17 February 2017), a 19-year-old woman boarded a train at Bowral Railway Station.

A short time later, a man allegedly sat next to her and indecently assaulted her.

The woman moved away but it’s alleged the man followed her and indecently assaulted her a second time.

Other commuters assisted the woman and the man was detained at Tahmoor Railway Station until police arrived.

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Man arrested after stabbing – Tumut

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 07:44 AEST

A man has been arrested following an alleged stabbing at Tumut in the State’s Riverina this morning.

Police were patrolling the township at 2.15am (Saturday 18 February 2017), when they were flagged down by a resident who reported a man suffering multiple stab wounds had arrived at his home in Quandong Avenue.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated the 22-year-old man at the scene before taking him to Tumut Hospital; he has since been airlifted to Canberra Hospital where he is reported to be in a serious condition.

Police from Cootamundra Local Area Command established a crime scene.

A 35-year-old man was arrested a short time later and has been taken to Tumut Police Station where he is assisting detectives with their inquiries.

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Fatal crash closes M1 southbound at Ourimbah

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 06:00 AEST

A woman has died following a two-vehicle crash which has blocked southbound lanes of the M1 near Ourimbah this morning.

The crash happened shortly before 4.30am (Saturday 18 February 2017), after a car was seen travelling north in the southbound lanes.

A short time later it was involved in a collision with another vehicle, which was heading south.

A woman driving the northbound vehicle died at the scene; a man driving the southbound vehicle was trapped for more than an hour before he was released and airlifted to john Hunter Hospital. His condition is not known.

Southbound lanes of the M1 remain closed, with southbound traffic being diverted via the Pacific Highway.

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Fatal crash closes Hume Motorway north of Mittagong

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 04:44 AEST

One person has died and a second person is trapped following a multi-vehicle crash which has blocked the Hume Motorway near Mittagong this morning.

The crash happened shortly before 4.30am (Saturday 18 February 2017), when a car and a petrol tanker – both travelling south – collided at Colo Vale; a third vehicle was then hit.

The first car rolled several times before coming to rest in the median strip. The driver of that vehicle has died at the scene.

All southbound lanes are blocked as a consequence.

Emergency services are working to free a passenger in the second car who is trapped; the sex, ages and injuries of those involved are unknown at this time.

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Serious traffic crash, Springwood

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 04:12 AEST

Police are investigating a serious traffic crash that occurred last night in Springwood.

Preliminary investigations suggest that around 10.55pm, a station wagon and motorcycle have collided at the intersection of Fitzgerald Avenue and Logan Road.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man, was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with critical injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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Football fans urged to keep rivalry on the field ahead of A-League Sydney Derby – Sydney Olympic Park

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 04:00 AEST

Saturday, 18 February 2017 04:51:17 AM

Police are urging footy fans to keep the rivalry on the field this evening as A-League fever hits Sydney Olympic Park for the Sydney Derby.

Gates open from 6pm tonight (Saturday 18 February 2017), when tens of thousands of fans will descend on ANZ Stadium before the Western Sydney Wanderers kick off against Sydney FC at 7.50pm.

General Duties police from South West Metropolitan Region will be assisted by specialist officers to maintain a high-visibility presence and ensure the safety and security of all officials, players and spectators before, during and after the much-anticipated match.

South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Dave Eardley, urged fans to keep the rivalry family-friendly.

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Two charged with 174 shoplifting and stolen goods offences – Sydney CBD

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 03:00 AEST

A man and a woman have been charged following an investigation into a large scale retail theft in Sydney.

Following inquiries by detectives from Sydney City Proactive Crime Team, a 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested on Liverpool Street, Sydney, yesterday (Friday 17 February 2017).

They were taken to Day Street Police Station where the man was charged with 41 counts of shoplifting and 41 counts of dispose of stolen property.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday 24 February 2017.

The woman was charged with 41 counts of shoplifting and 50 counts of dispose of stolen property.

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Drugs and cash seized, man charged near Byron Bay

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 02:14 AEST

A man will face court today on drug charges following a search warrant in the state’s north yesterday.

Just after 6pm (Friday 17 February 2017), officers from Tweed/Byron Target Action Group executed a search warrant at a home on Beach Avenue, South Golden Beach.

During the search, police allegedly located a hydroponic setup at the property and seized 117 cannabis seeds, nearly 8kg of cannabis, 56 cannabis plants, $7000 cash and a number of documents.

A 53-year-old man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with eight offences, including:

  • Supply prohibited plant

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Man dies following altercation, two arrested – Padstow

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 02:00 AEST

A man has died and two people have been arrested following an altercation in Sydney’s west early this morning.

About 12.20am (Saturday 18 February 2017), emergency serves were called to a home on Watson Road, Padstow, following reports a man was injured.

On arrival, a 30-year-old man was found outside the home with a stab wound to his neck.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, he died at the scene.

Police have been told three women and a man were at the home when a second man, known to the women, attended the property and an altercation broke out.

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Missing man and woman, South East Queensland

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 01:58 AEST

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a man and a woman who have been reported missing.

John and Shirley Lay, aged 72 and 68, have been travelling around South East Queensland in their Four Wheel Drive (4WD) and caravan.

They had been checking in with family every two days, but have not been in contact with family or friends since February 10.

Police hold concerns for their welfare due to their age, recent harsh weather, and as it is out of character for them not to contact family.

John is described as approximately 188cm tall with a lean build, greying hair, brown eyes, and tanned skin.

Shirley is described as approximately 168cm tall with a petite build, grey/blonde hair, green eyes, and fair skin.

They are travelling in a silver 2012 Toyota Landcruiser bearing Queensland registration 309SON, and towing a 7m white Majestic caravan with grey striping.

Anyone who has seen John, Shirley, or the above-mentioned vehicles is urged to call police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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Fatal crash – Mandalong

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 01:29 AEST

It’s believed a 38-year-old man was driving a Toyota Hilux along Mandalong Road, Mandalong, when it left the road, rolled and he was ejected from the vehicle.

The vehicle was located by a passing motorist just before 6pm (Friday 17 February 2017), and emergency services were called.

Officers from Police Transport Command attended; however, the driver had died at the scene.

A brief will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Armed robbery, Moorooka

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 18/02/2017 01:28 AEST

Police are investigating after a licensed premises was robbed in Moorooka late last night, February 17.

Police were called to the hotel on the corner of Beaudesert Road and Hansen Street around 11.20pm following reports that two men had robbed the business.

Initial information suggests that the men were armed with knives and made demands for cash.

An employee has complied, and the two men then fled the scene with a sum of cash. They were last seen on Beaudesert Road heading in a northerly direction.

No one was physically injured as a result of the robbery.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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Man dies in Cobram crash

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 01:19 AEST

Police are currently on scene at a fatal, single vehicle, crash in Cobram.

It’s believed a Toyota utility was travelling south along Campbell Road when it left the road to the right and rolled over on the west side of the road, just south of the Murray valley Highway, about 8.30pm last night.

The driver and only occupant of the car, a 55-year-old Muckatah man, died at the scene.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

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

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Detectives investigate Clarinda crash

Victoria Police on Saturday, 18/02/2017 01:00 AEST

It’s believed a Ford sedan was travelling west along Davanzo Avenue when it left the road and struck a pole on the north side of the road about 10.45pm.

The passenger of the car, who is yet to be formally identified, died at the scene.

The driver, a 37-year-old Springvale South man, has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the cause of the crash.

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

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Fatal traffic crash, Forest Glen

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 17/02/2017 23:54 AEST

Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in Forest Glen earlier this evening.

Preliminary information suggests that around 6.45pm, a vehicle was travelling on the Bruce Highway when it has lost control, mounted an embankment and rolled, landing on its roof.

A man aged in his twenties died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 51-year-old man, and a second passenger, a 50-year-old man, were transported to the Nambour Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway were closed for approximately three hours, but have since re-opened

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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Saerch for missing Vermont teenager Uatahausi Taualli

Victoria Police on Friday, 17/02/2017 22:34 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing man Uatahausi Taualli.

The 18-year-old was last seen leaving his Bellbird Crescent home in Vermont on Tuesday at 8pm.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare.

Uatahausi has no money with him and no working mobile phone.

He is described at 160cm tall, approximately 55kg and has a large-afro hair style.

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Update: Missing Woman, Mitchelton

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 17/02/2017 20:51 AEST

A 25-year-old woman missing from Mitchelton has been located safe and well this afternoon.

Police thank the media and public for their assistance.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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Search for missing Horsham woman

Victoria Police on Friday, 17/02/2017 19:59 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing person Nadelle Eastwell.

The 21-year-old was last seen at the Ballarat Base Hospital yesterday at 11am.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare.

Nadelle is described as 170cm tall, with a slim build and brown hair and could be in the Ballarat, Warrnambool or Horsham areas.

Police have released an image of Nadelle in the hope that someone knows her current whereabouts.

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Charges – Suspicious fires, Dalby

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 17/02/2017 19:48 AEST

Officers from Dalby Criminal Investigations Branch have charged a boy after investigations into two suspicious fires in January.

A 15-year-old Cunnamulla boy has been charged with three counts each of stealing, two counts each of wilful damage, and one count each of possession of suspected stolen property, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving and possession of a knife in a public place.

Previous Release, January 18

Police are investigating two suspicious fires at sporting grounds in Dalby over the past 24 hours.

Preliminary information suggests around 3am yesterday unknown people attended the soccer club located on Bligh Street and lit a fire within the building before fleeing the scene.

The premises became fully engulfed and sustained significant damage as a result.

At approximately 11.30pm last night unknown people also started a fire in the grand stand of Bunya Park Race Course on Owen Street.

The structure was well alight when emergency crews arrived and extinguished the blaze.

Investigators are appealing for anyone in the area who may have seen anything suspicious at the time of the fires to contact Dalby police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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