Aussie Police News Wrap for Friday, 16/06/2017 – Day Shift Reports

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on Friday, 16/06/2017.

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

Man charged over stabbing – Calala, near Tamworth

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 20:00 AEST

A man has been charged after a stabbing near Tamworth last week.

About 4.30am on Thursday 8 June 2017, two men and a woman were in a red-coloured four-wheel-drive on Campbell Road, Calala.

One of the men produced a knife before he stabbed a 33-year-old man and attempted to stab the woman, before running from the scene.

The stabbed man received treatment in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives from Oxley Local Area Command commenced an investigation into the incident.

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Man arrested after Epping siege

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 19:22 AEST

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man following a siege in Epping this afternoon.

Police attended a house on Wedge Street about 2pm to effect an arrest as part of an ongoing investigation by Darebin Crime Investigation Unit.

It’s alleged that police spoke to the man who initially exited the house but went back inside and refused to come out.

There were a number of other people in the house at the time who initially refused to leave and it is alleged that the man had a handgun.

Eventually all occupants left the premises and the 26-year-old was arrested just before 7pm.

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Fourth man charged following Brighton terrorism incident

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 19:13 AEST

Police from the Joint Counter Terrorism Team have charged a fourth man today following the alleged terrorist incident in Brighton on 5 June.

A 36 year-old Greenvale man has been charged with a range of offences after it was alleged he helped supply a firearm used in the incident last week.

He has been charged with:

• Two (2) counts of Non prohibited person possess/carry/use Category A firearm that is not registered, contrary to S.6 (a) of the Firearms Act 1996

• Two (2) counts of Unlicensed Dealer of a Category A Firearm, contrary to S.59 (1) of the Firearms Act 1996;

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Media Release: Fourth man charged following Brighton incident

Australian Federal Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 19:04 AEST

Police from the Victorian Joint Counter Terrorism Team have charged a fourth man today following the alleged terrorist incident in Brighton on 5 June.

A 36 year-old Greenvale man has been charged with a range of offences after it was alleged he helped supply a firearm used in the incident last week.

He has been charged with:

Two (2) counts of Non prohibited person possess/carry/use Category A firearm that is not registered, contrary to S.6 (a) of the Firearms Act 1996

Two (2) counts of Unlicensed Dealer of a Category A Firearm, contrary to S.59 (1) of the Firearms Act 1996;

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Missing boy, Caboolture

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 16/06/2017 18:06 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 12-year-old boy missing from Caboolture.

The boy (pictured) was last seen about 1.30pm June 14 in the Brisbane City.

He is described as Aboriginal in appearance, 150cm tall, slim build and black hair.

Police have concerns for his welfare due to his young age.

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Police incident in Epping

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 17:43 AEST

Police attended a residential premises on Wedge Street, Epping about 2pm this afternoon to effect an arrest as part of an ongoing investigation by Darebin Crime Investigation Unit.

It is expected police will be there for some time and the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related.

Once on scene, police spoke to a 26-year-old man who initially exited the house before returning inside.

Police are currently trying to negotiate with the man, who is believed to be armed with a firearm.

Investigators believe there are other people inside the house, however they are not being held against their will.

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Death – Kalkarindji – Charges

Northern Territory Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 17:18 AEST

Detective Senior Sergeant Lee Morgan said the charges followed the death of a 21-year-old female in the community yesterday.

The female has been remanded in custody to appear in the Darwin Local Court on Monday, 19 June 2017.

Source: Northern Territory Police (38 words)

Man dies after crash – Batemans Bay

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 17:14 AEST

A man has died following a single vehicle crash in Batemans Bay this morning.

About 7.15am (Friday 16 June 2017), emergency services were called to the Princess Highway, following reports of a crash.

Police have been told a Mitsubishi Triton utility left the roadway, crashing into mangroves.

The driver and sole occupant, a 50-year-old man, was removed from the vehicle. Despite CPR attempts, the man died.

Officers from the Far South Coast Local Area Command will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash, including whether the driver may have suffered a medical episode.

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Man charged and jailed after masturbating outside school – Cabramatta

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 17:14 AEST

A man has been charged after exposing himself and masturbating outside a primary school in Sydney’s South-West.

Shortly before 8am today (Friday 16 June 2017), police attended Gilmore Street, Cabramatta, following reports of a man masturbating within view of parents and children.

Police located a 44-year-old man a short distance away. He was arrested and taken to Cabramatta Police station.

He was charged with two counts of commit act of indecency with person under 16 years, two counts of commit act of indecency with person 16 years or over and wilful and obscene exposure near a school.

He was bail refused and appeared before Liverpool Local Court today (Friday 16 June 2017).

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Fatal Crash – Wickham Point – Darwin

Northern Territory Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 16:37 AEST

The Territory road toll has risen to 13 following the death of a man at Wickham Point this afternoon.

Police responded to reports of a two vehicle crash near the corner of Wickham Point and Channel Island Roads about 12.30pm.

Early investigations indicate a Toyota Camry being driven by a 26-year-old male has lost control and crossed into the path of an oncoming Nissan Navara ute.

The driver of the Camry died at the scene. The driver of the Navara was treated for minor injuries.

Major Crash detectives are investigating, and the road remains closed.

The road toll at the same time last year was 18.

Source: Northern Territory Police (106 words)

UPDATE: PSPA declared, Toogoolawah

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 16/06/2017 16:33 AEST

A man has been taken into custody following an emergent situation in Toogoolawah this morning.

At around 9.15am police attended an address in Bellambi Street, Toogoolawah to speak to a man in relation to an alleged robbery with violence in Ipswich earlier that day.

A declaration under the PSPA was issued a short time later and police established an exclusion zone 500 meters around the dwelling.

At approximately 4pm, police located and arrested the man in bushland who is now assisting police with their inquiries.

No one was injured during the incident.

Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience while the matter was being resolved.

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Officer charged – South West Metropolitan Region

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 16:29 AEST

A serving police officer stationed in the South West Metropolitan Region has been charged with indecent assault and performing an act of indecency.

The three offences allegedly occurred in November and December 2016 and February 2017.

The incidents involved a 42-year-old Senior Constable allegedly indecently assaulting a colleague. The 2016 incidents allegedly occurred while the two officers were off duty while the final incident allegedly happened while the two were on duty.

At 10am yesterday (Thursday 15 June 2017), he was arrested at Green Valley Police Station and charged with performing an act of indecency and two counts of indecent assault.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday 6 July 2017.

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Man reported over historic child sex offences

South Australia Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 16:24 AEST

Detectives from SAPOL’s Special Crimes Investigation Branch’s Royal Commission Response Team today interviewed and reported an 81-year-old man from the Fleurieu Peninsula in relation to historical child sex offences.

It will be alleged that the offences date back to the early 1970’s.

The man was reported for offences including indecent assault and persistent exploitation of a child.

He will be summonsed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court at a later date.

Members of the public who have any information regarding historical sexual offences are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: South Australia Police (94 words)

Missing Emerald Man – Nathan Dompietro

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 15:51 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Emerald man Nathan Dompietro.

The 26-year-old was last seen in Bunyip State Forest at 7.30am today.

Police and family members hold concerns for his welfare.

Nathan was last seen wearing a pale t-shirt, possibly light blue, a blue flannelette jacket, khaki green pants and cream coloured work boots. He is described as 178cms tall, medium build with brown hair and blue eyes

Investigators have released images of Nathan in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his current whereabouts.

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Womna arrested following warrant exectued at Meadow Heights

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 15:42 AEST

Police have arrested a woman in relation to alleged drugs, weapons and dishonesty offences following the execution of a search warrant at Meadow Heights this morning.

Fawkner Divisional Response Unit members executed the search warrant at a residence about 8.30am.

Investigators allegedly located suspected stolen property, a quantity of methamphetamine and a ‘taser’.

A 49-year-old Meadow Heights woman was arrested at the scene.

She has been bailed to appear at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 4 August charged with possess methylamphetamine, possess hashish, possess prescription drug, possess prohibited weapon (taser) and possess proceeds of crime.

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Two men charged after firearms and drugs seized – SCC Firearms Squad

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 15:14 AEST

Prohibited firearms, weapons, and drugs have been seized following an investigation into the supply of drugs in Sydney’s south-west.

In February 2017, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Firearms Squad established Strike Force Hare into the supply of prohibited drugs in the Wollondilly Shire.

Following extensive investigations, strike force investigators, assisted by South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, executed two search warrants at homes at Bargo from 7.20am yesterday (Thursday 16 June 2017).

During the searches, investigators seized a dismantled semi-automatic pistol, a sawn-off shotgun, a .22 calibre rifle, a homemade improvised pistol, a pen pistol, four electronic control devices, knuckle dusters, ammunition of various calibres, cocaine, cannabis, and mobile phones.

In addition, police located a firearms safe containing 10 rifles and shotguns, which were registered to other firearms license holders.

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Rockingham Attempted Robbery Arrest

Western Australia Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 15:07 AEST

Rockingham Detectives have charged a 36 year old man as a result of their investigation into an incident that occurred in Rockingham on Tuesday, 11 April 2017.

At about 4:30pm, a 65 year old man was walking to his vehicle which was parked in the Rockingham Shopping Centre car park. As he near his vehicle he noticed a man walking behind and towards him.

It is alleged the man grabbed a large gold chain the victim was wearing and attempted to pull it from his neck, choking him. The victim dropped his shopping and car keys and managed to get his hands between the chain and his throat. After a brief struggle and unable to break the chain, the man walked away. The victim received bruising to his neck but did not require medical treatment.

The 36 year old man from Byford has been charged with Attempted Aggravated Robbery and appeared in the Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

Rockingham Detectives would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information relating to this incident.

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Man charged following alleged sexual assault – Glen Huntly

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 15:00 AEST

Moorabbin Sexual Offence & Child abuse Investigation detectives have charged a man following an alleged sexual assault on the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

It is alleged the man sexually assaulted a female on Wattle Street just after midnight on 12 June.

A 21-year-old Glen Huntly man has been arrested and charged with abduction – intent to sexually penetrate, assault with intent to commit sexual offence, make threats to kill and sexual assaults.

He was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 8 September.

Police believe there were numerous witnesses that may have had contact with the male in Booran Reserve on Glen Huntly Road prior to the alleged offending and have requested anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au .

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Bus Operator inspected following near-miss on M5 – Operation Jack Knife

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 15:00 AEST

Officers from the Joint Traffic Task Force today inspected a number of buses at a location in Strathfield South following a near-miss on the M5 Motorway.

About 10am today (Friday 16 June 2017), officers conducted a safety audit of seven buses belonging to the company and identified a number of defects.

Two buses were grounded due to defective seatbelts and five were issued with minor defects for loose seats, seatbelts not retracting, seats with exposed metal and exposed wiring in a coach toilet.

The operation came in response to an incident on Thursday 1 June 2017 between a passenger bus and a semi-trailer which jack-knifed in an attempt to avoid a serious crash with the bus.

Police also issued a number of infringement notices to the company for failing to return registration plates for buses with expired registration.

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Warrants issued for Kiara Austin

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 14:20 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Kiara Austin.

Warrants have been issued for the 20-year-old’s arrest for a series of thefts, unlawful assault and criminal damage.

She is known to frequent the Bendigo, Maryborough and Hamilton areas.

Investigators have released images of Austin in the hope someone may have information on her current whereabouts.

She is described as Caucasian, 170cm tall, medium build, brown eyes and brown shoulder-length hair that is often tied back.

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Stolen vehicle involved in police ramming located

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 14:20 AEST

Police have located a stolen car believed to have been involved in the ramming of a police van in Melton early this morning.

The incident involving a stolen silver 2006 Nissan Tiida sedan happened in a unit carpark on Station Road around 2.30am.

Police were conducting a routine patrol in the area when they noticed a man standing beside the stolen vehicle with registration UTG 411.

While being approached the man went into the car and reversed into the police van several times before heading south on Station Road towards Melton.

The vehicle has since been located burnt-out on Clarke Road near Rockbank-Middle Road in Rockbank.

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Police release CCTV of property damage incident in Amaroo

ACT Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 14:09 AEST

The male is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his early to mid-20’s, with short light brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded jumper and denim jeans.

Officer in Charge of Gungahlin Station, Station Sergeant Rod Anderson said he is disappointed to see this type of crime.

“ACT Policing treats incidents of property damage very seriously. It doesn’t matter if the damage is to personal property or a business and their assets, acts of vandalism have consequences.”

“Police have followed a number of lines of enquiry and now are appealing for assistance from the public to identify the alleged offender,” Sergeant Anderson said.

Director Public Transport Operations, Ian McGlinn said, “Transport Canberra are dedicated to providing a safe service for their passengers and staff. Destructive behavior, such as this, is illegal and will not be tolerated by Transport Canberra.”

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Drugs located during search warrant – Port Macquarie

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 13:44 AEST

A man has been charged following the execution of a search warrant in Port Macquarie.

About 10am yesterday (Thursday 15 June 2017), police from Mid North Coast Local Area Command executed a search warrant on a home in Port Macquarie.

Police located a sophisticated hydroponic setup, housing 15 cannabis plants, as well as dry cannabis leaf.

Police also seized an amount of methlyamphetamine, as well as a small amount of cash, mobile phones and drug paraphernalia.

A 36-year-old man, who resisted police during the warrant, was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station.

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Attempted armed robbery – Revesby

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 13:44 AEST

A crime scene has been established after an attempted armed robbery outside a shopping centre in Revesby this morning.

A man armed with a firearm, approached a man outside a shopping centre on Selems Parade, Revesby just before 10.45am today (Friday 16 June 2017).

The man was threatened before he was approached by two further masked men.

The three men fled empty handed in a vehicle.

No one was injured in the incident and no shots were fired.

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Man Charged With Grievous Bodily Harm

Tasmania Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 13:18 AEST

Both men were flown to Royal Hobart Hospital, underwent emergency surgery, and survived their injuries.

The 21-year-old Burnie man will appear in court at a later date.

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PSPA declared, Toogoolawah

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 16/06/2017 13:02 AEST

Police have declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act in Toogoolawah.

At around 9.15am police attended an address in Bellambi Street, Toogoolawah to speak to a man.

A PSPA was declared a short time later and police have established an exclusion zone 500 meters around the dwelling and cordons at the following intersections: Gunyah Street and Drem Stree and at Bellambi Street and Drem Street.

Police negotiators are on scene.

Police urge local residents to avoid the area where possible or shelter in place and follow police instructions.

There is no further information available at this time.

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Tasmania to participate in National Firearms Amnesty

Tasmania Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 12:48 AEST

Tasmania Police Assistant Commissioner Richard Cowling said:

“Don’t risk firearms falling into the wrong hands.

“Now is the time to put your mind at ease and register or hand in your unregistered or unwanted firearm.

“Firearms are often surrendered by people who don’t have a firearms licence or who don’t have the correct category of firearms licence,” he said.

Anyone caught with an unregistered firearm risks a fine of up to $14,000 and, or up to 2 years in jail or both. They also risk and a criminal record.

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Footage released following chemist robbery – South Strathfield

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 12:44 AEST

Police continue their investigations into an armed robbery at a South Strathfield chemist earlier this week.

About 3.15pm (Wednesday 14 June 2017), a man walked into a pharmacy on Liverpool Road, South Strathfield and demanded drugs from a female shop assistant.

The man produced what appeared to be a large Samurai sword from his pants and threatened the shop assistant who complied with the demand.

The man stole a wallet containing cash, before leaving the store. He was last seen running west on the Hume Highway towards Homebush Road.

Officers from Flemington Local Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

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Woman charged with 258 counts of theft

South Australia Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 12:33 AEST

Detectives from Barossa CIB arrested a woman this morning for theft following an investigation.

Police will allege the woman stole almost $500,000 in cash from two separate employers in Roseworthy and Parafield Gardens between March 2016 and May this this year.

The 27-year-old from Gawler West has been charged with 258 counts of theft and has been bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 1 August.

Source: South Australia Police (68 words)

Media Release: Townsville man charged with firearm and drug possession and trafficking offences

Australian Federal Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 12:31 AEST

The AFP-led Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) conducted operational activity in Townsville yesterday (Thursday, 15 June 2017) in conjunction with its partner agencies the Queensland Police Service and the Australian Border Force.

As a result of this activity the QJOCTF arrested a 21-year-old man in relation to firearm, drug possession and drug trafficking offences. A second man was issued with a Notice to Appear in relation to the possession of Dangerous Drugs.

The man is expected to appear in Townsville Magistrates court today (16 June 2017).

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Further arrests made in connection to interstate drug trafficking – SCC Drug Squad

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 12:29 AEST

Another two NSW men have been charged over their alleged involvement in the supply of cannabis across three states.

As part of a joint investigation with South Australia Police and Queensland Police Service, NSW detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug Squad established an investigation into interstate trafficking of cannabis by post, and subsequent local supply.

On Thursday 25 May 2017, a major operation was conducted by investigators in Queensland, South Australia, and NSW, assisted by a number of Commonwealth agencies.

This involved the execution of 29 search warrants in Queensland and South Australia, with 21 people arrested and charged.

In NSW, investigators executed four search warrants, where they seized cannabis head, leaves, seeds, a plant, and oil; more than $50,000 cash, documentation and packaging materials.

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National Firearms Amnesty

Tasmania Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 12:28 AEST

Australia’s National Firearms Amnesty runs from 01 July to 30 September 2017. The aim of the amnesty is to improve public safety by reducing the number of unregistered firearms and firearm-related articles in our community. To find out more visit our Firearms Amnesty page.

This page — http://www.police.tas.gov.au/news/national-firearms-amnesty/ — was last published on June 16, 2017 by the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management .

Questions concerning its content can be sent by email to tasmania.police@police.tas.gov.au or by mail to GPO Box 308, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7001.

You are directed to the disclaimer and copyright notice and a Personal Information Protection statement governing the information provided.

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Helicopter crash, man deceased – Ballina.

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 12:14 AEST

Emergency services are responding to a helicopter crash in the state’s north this morning.

At 8.00am (Friday 16 June 2017) a two seater Cessna Skyhook took off from Heck Field Flying Club in Jacobs Well, Queensland, on route to Ballina Airport.

About 8.55am, local residents in Brooklet, Ballina, heard a loud noise and found the helicopter had crashed into bushland. There was heavy fog at the time and debris was scattered over a large area.

A 71-year-old-man was located deceased at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft.

Officers from Richmond Local Area Command have commenced investigations and urge any witnesses to contact Ballina Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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UIL charge – Brisbane North

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 16/06/2017 12:12 AEST

Police are continuing to highlight the dangers of drink driving after an incident earlier this month where a motorist came close to crashing on a major arterial road.

Officers from Sandgate Station were called to attend the Gateway Motorway at Nudgee on June 9 following reports of a woman driving dangerously.

Dashcam vision obtained from a member of the public (below) shows the vehicle allegedly swerving across the road, narrowly missing a tree and colliding a number of times with roadwork barriers.

Police managed to intercept the vehicle on Childs Road and confronted the 40-year-old female driver who allegedly appeared intoxicated and was disqualified from having a driver’s licence.

The Caboolture woman was transported to Pine Rivers Watch House where she returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .297, almost six times the legal limit.

She was charged with high range drink driving and driving without a driver’s licence and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 30. The vehicle involved was also impounded by police.

With school holidays approaching police are reminding the public that drink driving is not only a criminal offence, but one of the major contributors of road deaths and injury crashes.

Motorists are urged to re-think getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol and make sure everyone arrives home safe from their journey.

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Heavy vehicle detected travelling at 144km/h on Hume Highway- T&HWP

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 11:44 AEST

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A heavy vehicle travelling on the Hume Highway, Pheasants Nest has been detected doing 144km/h by Traffic and Highway Patrol officers conducting speed enforcement.

About 9.30am yesterday (Thursday 15 June 2017) officers detected the regulated heavy vehicle allegedly travelling at 144km/h in a 110km/h zone.

The Victorian-registered prime mover, which was hauling three excavators, is restricted to a maximum speed of 100km/h.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the state’s Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said the speed of that truck was among the fastest on record.

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Charges – Drugs and Stolen Property – Litchfield

Northern Territory Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 11:34 AEST

Northern Territory Police have charged a 33-year-old man following a search warrant at a property in Litchfield on Wednesday, 14 June.

Investigators from Strike Force Trident and the Organised Crime Division allegedly uncovered stolen property including:

Mobile telephone

Source: Northern Territory Police (38 words)

Burglary with violence, Ashmore

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 16/06/2017 11:33 AEST

Police are investigating an early morning burglary at an Ashmore residence in which two men forced their way into the home threatening the homeowner before stealing cash.

Around 4am a 48-year-old man answered a knock at the front door of the Cotlew Street home only to be confronted by two men who forced their way inside.

The homeowner was punched and kicked before being threatened with a knife. The men then searched the house, damaging property before fleeing with cash.

The men are described as Caucasian, with one being approximately 194cms tall with a skinny build, shaved head, tattoos on both arms and was wearing a grey hooded jumper.

The second man was described as 184cms tall with a stocky build and was wearing a green fluoro work shirt.

It is believed the men were driving a grey/silver Hilux possibly a dual cab, with a cage in the tray back (on the back against the cabin of the vehicle).

The homeowner sustained grazes and bruising to his face.

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Crime Stoppers now in Hervey Bay

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 16/06/2017 11:33 AEST

For 30 years Crime Stoppers has become a household name in crime reporting across Australia and now Hervey Bay has established its own Crime Stoppers Volunteer Area Committee. Making the announcement, Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford said establishing the committee will provide the city with one of the most effective tools in the fight to solve crime.

“Our Queensland program has some of the best results per capita in the world and I am confident residents in Hervey Bay will become even more vigilant in helping to solve crime in the area,” Detective Inspector Pettiford said.

“There has been a Crime Stoppers committee in Maryborough for many years I am elated that we have been able to have a committee established in Hervey Bay made up from local volunteers.

“Operating throughout Australia, Crime Stoppers has become an integral part of the community safety with the information gathered and supplied by the community essential to assisting our police agencies with crime solving and prevention.

“At the very core of our program is the provision of a telephone hotline, 1800 333 000, website and mobile app for members of the community to provide anonymous information about suspicious or criminal activity. This information is electronically sent to a central unit and then distributed to the police establishment nearest to where the crime or suspicious activity is occurring for investigation.

“The information gathered through the Crime Stoppers program is amazing:

Over 860,848 phone calls and 59,242 website reports (web only since March 2007);

Over 35,412 offenders arrested with some 94,444 charges preferred;

Solved 25 Murders and 21 Attempted Murders;

Seized over $648 million worth of drugs;

Recovered $11 million worth of stolen property; and

Seized over $5.2 million in proceeds of crime.

“I am confident the Crime Stoppers program in Hervey Bay will be a great success,” Detective Inspector Pettiford said.

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Armed robbery, Coalfalls

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 16/06/2017 11:14 AEST

Police have charged two people following investigations into an incident in Coalfalls last night.

Police will allege that around 10.20pm two men and a woman attended a home in Harlin Road where they had an argument with a 35-year-old male resident.

Police further allege one of the men produced a handgun, threatening the 35-year-old and demanding his car keys.

The trio fled the scene on foot.

A 22-year-old Gatton woman and a 44-year-old Inala man were located in a nearby yard a short time later.

The 22-year-old and 44-year-old were each charged with armed robbery in company and break and enter.

They are both due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court later today.

No one was injured and police investigations are continuing.

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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Death – Kalkarindji

Northern Territory Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 11:13 AEST

Major Crime detectives have flown to Kalkarindji overnight to investigate the death of a 21-year-old female.

Detective Senior Sergeant Lee Morgan said the female died after suffering a stab wound to the chest.

“A 28-year-old male also received an injury to his hand in the same incident late yesterday afternoon.

“A 23-year-old female has been arrested.”

Investigations are continuing.

Source: Northern Territory Police (59 words)

Media Release: Victorian man arrested for allegedly aranging overseas child abuse

Australian Federal Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 10:52 AEST

A 50-year-old Melbourne man was arrested at a Truganina residence yesterday (15 June 2017) and charged with serious child exploitation offences, following an investigation by the Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET).

The operation began when the AFP received a report related to online child exploitation from the US based National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in May 2017. The report contained information that an individual was allegedly making plans on social media to meet with multiple female children aged between 12-to-16, in the Philippines, in order to engage in sexual activity.

The matter was referred to the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team in Melbourne for further investigation.

The Victorian JACET, involving officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Victoria Police, executed search warrants at the man’s home in the suburb of Truganina yesterday morning.

Police will allege that child exploitation material contained in electronic devices as well as DVD and magazine material suspected to contain child exploitation material was discovered at the residence.

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Weapons and drugs seized – Goulburn.

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 10:00 AEST

A man and woman have been charged after a search warrant in the state’s Southern Tablelands yesterday.

About 8.30am (Thursday 15 June 2017) police from The Hume Local Area Command, with the assistance of PORS and Police Dog Unit, conducted a search warrant at a residence in Goulburn.

Police located and seized a number of items, including:

prohibited weapons

equipment for the self administration of prohibited drugs

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Man charged after being found hiding under bed – Oakhurst

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 09:44 AEST

Police located a man hiding under a bed and charged him over several break-ins across the North West Metropolitan Region.

Between Friday 2 June and Monday 5 June 2017, several offences were detected in the Hills, Macquarie Fields and Ryde Local Area Commands where homes were broken into and property and a motor vehicle stolen.

Investigators conducted an extensive investigation and about 3pm on Thursday 15 June determined that a man who could assist their investigation was at a home in Oakhurst.

Officers from Operation Countdown, the NWMR Operational Support Group and the dog unit attended the premises and police commenced a search of the home.

During a search of a bedroom a 31-year-old man was located hiding under a bed and was arrested.

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Stolen vehilce rams into police car

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 09:22 AEST

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to a police van being rammed several times in Melton on 16 June.

The incident involving a stolen silver 2006 Nissan Tiida sedan happened in a unit carpark on Station Road around 2.30am.

Police were conducting a routine patrol in the area when they noticed a man standing beside the stolen vehicle with registration UTG 411.

While being approached the man went into the car and reversed into the police van several times before heading south on Station Road towards Melton.

The vehicle has extensive damage to the front panels and is missing a rear bumper.

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Copperoos vs ex-socceroos in Tony Clarke memorial sheild

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 08:29 AEST

The Victoria Police Copperoos are gearing up to go head-to-head with ex-Socceroos stars at Lakeside Stadium this weekend as they battle it out for the annual Tony Clarke Memorial Shield.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation Tony Clarke Memorial Shield is a soccer match played in memory of Senior Constable Tony Clarke who was murdered whilst on duty in April 2005.

President of the Victoria Police Soccer Club Acting Superintendent Darren Cooper said the match was a fitting way to honor the memory of Tony Clarke, his family and all police members who have made the ultimate sacrifice performing their duty.

“Tony was a great man, a football enthusiast who loved the mighty Liverpool, a dedicated police member, a loving husband, father and a gentleman in every sense of the word.

“Commemorating his life each year through the Tony Clarke memorial game is also great chance for some quality social soccer – but it’s not going to be an easy game, given that the Socceroo team will be made up of household names such as Ned Zelic, Danny Tiato and Josip Skoko

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‘My Story’ – a video of hardship and determination in the Normanton community

Queensland Police Service on Friday, 16/06/2017 08:15 AEST

Sergeant Cath Purcell on Jun 16, 2017 @ 8:04am

‘My Story’ saw a group of five community members share their story of hardship and determination to overcome their personal difficulties, as well as share their messages to empower and inspire others.

The ‘My Story’ project is part of a broader strategy for Mount Isa Police District to address attitudes and beliefs about the drug ICE. The project was requested by community members from the Normanton community, who wanted to share their story and their lessons with others.

In November 2016, a team of officers, Constable Tom Ayling, Senior Constable Phil Newton, and me, Sergeant Cath Purcell, pitched-in to record the footage and create a draft production. The team were selected for the task due to their previous achievements in proactive community projects, and the desire to make a difference for the lives of others.

Why would someone share their story about drugs and alcohol with police?

Asking people to open up to police and talk about drugs and alcohol and having them agree was always going to be a challenge, however those featured in ‘My Story’ wanted police to know about their experiences and how it affected them. The officers were honoured to be a special guest in their lives, and asked questions to help them tell their story.

What happened?

Those featured in the video were asked to tell their story and how drugs and/or alcohol impacted their life. Each of them were able to recall a turning point that caused them to turn to drugs and alcohol. They told their story about why they chose to quit, and gave a powerful and unique message to others to stay away from drug and alcohol dependence.

How can I help?

You can help by sharing their video on social media and talking with your community about it. Mount Isa Police and Normanton community encourage other individuals and communities to get involved in sharing their story. Please contact Mount Isa Police or leave a message if you or your community would like to get involved in the ‘My Story’ project.

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Man found safe and well – Tumut

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 08:00 AEST

A man who went missing from the state’s south has been found safe and well.

The 30-year-old was last seen in Tumut about 10.45am on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Officers attached to the Cootamundra Local Area Command commenced a search for the man.

Yesterday (Thursday 15 June 2017), he was found safe and well.

Police thank the public and media for their assistance.

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Woman charged over Woodville Gardens assault

South Australia Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 07:12 AEST

A woman has been arrested following a stabbing incident at Woodville Gardens this morning.

ust before 5am Friday 16 June, police were called to a Seventh Avenue home following reports of a domestic disturbance.

When police arrived, they found a man with a stab wound to his arm. He was treated by Paramedics at the scene and his injuries are not considered life threatening.

This is not a random incident and both parties are known to each other.

A 21-year-old woman from Alice Springs has been charged with aggravated assault to cause harm and is expected to be refused bail.

Source: South Australia Police (100 words)

Shot fired into house – Claymore

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 07:00 AEST

Police have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a public place shooting at Claymore this morning.

Investigators have been told about 4.35am today (Friday 16 June 2017), a single shot was fired from the street into a home on Julian Way.

The two adult occupants and two children who reside in the home were not injured during the incident and police were contacted.

Officers from Macquarie Fields Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene at the location.

It is believed to be a targeted attack.

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Woman charged after aggravated robbery – Potts Point

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 05:44 AEST

A woman has been charged after an alleged aggravated robbery in Potts Point overnight.

Police have been told about 8.15pm (Thursday 15 June 2017), a 28-year-old man was at a licensed premises in Darlinghurst Road when he was approached by a woman.

The woman then alleged threatened him with scissors and a struggle ensued between the two before the woman left the premises on foot.

A short time later, officers from Kings Cross Local Area Command arrested a 35-year-old woman on Nimrod Road in Darlinghurst.

She was taken to Kings Cross Police Station where she has been charged with aggravated robbery, destroy/damage property and excluded person re-enter premises.

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Missing Persons Squad appealing for public assistance into the death of Karen Ristevski

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 05:17 AEST

Missing Persons Squad detectives have released CCTV footage as part of their continuing investigation into the death of Karen Ristevski.

Karen was reported missing on the Thursday 30 June, 2016 after having last been seen at her Avondale Heights home on the morning of 29 June, 2016 by her husband, Borce Ristevski.

Karen was located deceased in a bush location at Mount Macedon on Monday 20 February, 2017.

Detectives have identified a vehicle of interest, being a black Mercedes Benz SLK coupe, fitted with Mercedes Benz manufactured 5 spoke alloy wheels, which was seen in the Diggers Rest area on Wednesday 29 June.

Police have released CCTV footage of the Mercedes travelling north-west along the Old Calder Highway and crossing the Diggers Rest railway crossing, in the vicinity of the Diggers Rest Railway Station, about 11.12am that day.

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Police appeal for information after man assaulted during robbery – Newtown

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 05:00 AEST

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted during a robbery in Newtown early this morning.

Police have been told between 12am and 1.30am (Friday 16 June 2017), a 38-year-old man was assaulted in the vicinity of King Street, Newtown.

The man’s watch, wallet, and cash were stolen during the incident.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics treated the man and he was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he is being treated for facial injuries including a possible broken nose.

Officers from Newtown Local Area Command are investigating the incident and would like to speak to two men who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

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Theft from motor vehicle in Glen Waverley

Victoria Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 03:37 AEST

Monash Vehicle Crime Team officers are investigating a theft from motor vehicle incident in Glen Waverley on 25 May.

Investigators believe a car parked on Gauntlet Avenue was broken into by a male offender about 1.40am.

It is understood the man, described as in his 20s, spent a few minutes searching the vehicle before fleeing the scene with the victim’s backpack.

The man, who was wearing a light-coloured top, is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance with a solid build and short dark hair.

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

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Man falls from window – Illawarra

New South Wales Police on Friday, 16/06/2017 03:14 AEST

A man is in critical condition after falling from a window at a home in the Illawarra overnight.

About 10.15pm (Thursday 15 June 2017), emergency services were called to a home on Todd Street, Warrawong, following reports a man had fallen from a window.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command attended and found a 48-year-old man with multiple injuries.

It is believed the man fell from a window five metres off the ground.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics attended and treated the man who was taken via helicopter to St George Hospital. He remains there in a critical condition.

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Fatal traffic incident, Bangalee

Queensland Police Service on Thursday, 15/06/2017 22:01 AEST

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating after a man died in a traffic incident near Yeppoon late this afternoon.

Initial inquiries indicate about 5.15pm a vehicle was towing another vehicle on the beach near Hinz Avenue when the towing strap has given way and struck the man who was driving the lead vehicle.

The 26-year-old Yeppoon man died at the scene.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Investigations are continuing.

Source: Queensland Police Service (72 words)

Media Release: NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team Charge man with terrorism offence

Australian Federal Police on Thursday, 15/06/2017 21:25 AEST

Members of the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team have charged a 22-year-old Panania man following his arrest at Sydney International Airport today.

The man was arrested at around 10am at the International Terminal.

He was taken to Mascot Police Station where he was interviewed and charged with one count of Preparations for incursions into foreign countries for purpose of engaging in hostile activities, contrary to section 119.4(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995. The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.

He has been refused bail to appear at Central Local Court tomorrow (Friday 16 June 2017).

The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team – comprises the NSW Police Force, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, and the NSW Crime Commission.

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