Aussie Police News Wrap for Sunday, 18/06/2017 – Day Shift Reports

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on Sunday, 18/06/2017.

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

Man charged over train graffiti at Dapto – Police Transport Command

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 19:29 AEST

A man has been charged after allegedly spraying graffiti on trains at Dapto today.

About 12.30am (Sunday 18 June 2017), police from Wollongong Police Transport Command, Lake Illawarra Local Area Command and the dog unit responded to reports of men inside the rail corridor north of Dapto Railway Station.

Three men were allegedly seen spray painting train carriages. One man was arrested while two men fled the scene.

A search of the man located 19 spray cans in his possession.

The 23-year-old man was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where he was charged with destroy / damage property (x2), enter running lines and possess implements.

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Man dies in fatal truck roll-over – Dunedoo

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

A man has died following a truck roll-over in Dunedoo this afternoon.

About 3.30pm (Sunday 18 June 2017), a fuel tanker was travelling on the Golden Highway, Dunedoo, when it left the road and struck a tree.

Emergency services attended and located the truck, engulfed in flames.

The male driver and sole occupant died at the scene.

Police will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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Robbery, Meadowbrook

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 18/06/2017 16:53 AEST

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in Meadowbrook overnight.

Initial information suggests that at around 9.35pm, a man entered a sandwich store on Edenlea Drive before making demands for cash from the female attendant.

The man then took her into the back room where he took the keys to her vehicle and then stole a sum of cash from the till before fleeing the store and stealing the car.

No one was injured as a result of the robbery.

The man is described as being around 176cms tall with a slim build and appeared to be Pacific Islander in appearance.

He was last seen in a cream coloured Nissan Micra with Queensland registration 526 LSW.

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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Source: Queensland Police Service (176 words)

Police investigate child approach – Barham

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 16:29 AEST

Police are investigating a child approach incident in Barham last week.

Between 4pm and 4.30pm on Thursday 15 June 2017, a 13-year-old boy was walking on Mellool Street, Barham, when he was approached by an unknown female.

The female and the boy had a conversation before the woman offered him a lift.

The child declined and walked away.

Officers attached to Deniliquin Local Area Command commenced an investigation and would like to speak to a woman who may be able to assist.

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Operation Darebin gets drugs and weapons off the street

Victoria Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 15:34 AEST

Four people from the northern suburbs of Melbourne have been arrested as part of an operation by the Darebin Tasking Team.

High and low visibility patrols resulted in arrests for drugs, weapons offences and theft.

Other offences detected included traffic related offences such as allegedly driving whilst suspended, alleged driving of unregistered motor vehicles and the use of false number plates.

In addition, police also detected two offenders with a combined total of four outstanding warrants of apprehension, two drink drivers and an offender who was wanted in relation to a criminal damage matter.

The operation has achieved its desired result in reducing crime by getting drugs and weapons off the street as well as preventing intoxicated drivers from putting the community at risk of serious injury or even death.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (178 words)

Update: Missing father and son, Mount Gravatt

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 18/06/2017 14:01 AEST

Police are continuing to appeal for public assistance to help locate a missing father and son from Mount Gravatt.

They were sighted in Lismore on June 13 however it is unknown if they remain in the Northern NSW area or have returned to Brisbane.

They are believed to be travelling and sleeping in the man’s white 2011 ford Transit van with Queensland registration 065RTG.

Family last saw the pair at the Mount Gravatt Lookout at 4.30pm on Friday June 9

however he and the boy have not spoken to them since June 10.

The 56-year-old man, Ken Dixon, is described as Caucasian in appearance, 163 centimetres tall, slim build and grey hair.

The 8-year-old boy is described as Caucasian in appearance, 100 centimetres tall, heavy build and brown hair.

Police hold concerns for their welfare and anyone who may have information in relation to the whereabouts of Mr Dixon and the boy are asked to contact police.

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Source: Queensland Police Service (165 words)

Boy in hospital after pedestrian incident – Mt Annan

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 14:00 AEST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian incident in Sydney’s south-west this morning.

About 1.30am (Sunday 18 June 2017), a 17-year-old girl was driving a Suzuki Swift in a car park of a shopping centre in Mt Annan, when the driver began speaking to a group of males in the car park.

One of the males, a 17-year-old, jumped on the bonnet of the vehicle.

The vehicle then drive forward a short distance before braking, causing the boy to fall to the ground.

The boy received serious head injuries, and was taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (149 words)

Update: LOCATED Missing woman, Raceview

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 18/06/2017 13:41 AEST

A woman aged in her 40s believed to be missing from the Raceview area has been located safe and well today.

She is currently assisting police with their investigations.

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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Source: Queensland Police Service (86 words)

Search for missing teenager Grace Dagg

Victoria Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 13:32 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Grace Dagg.

The 15-year-old was last seen in Corio on 16 June.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to her age and a medical condition.

Grace is described as 160cm tall, medium build with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Police have released an image of Grace in the hope someone recognises her.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (84 words)

Trafalgar South fatal crash

Victoria Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 11:50 AEST

Investigators believe a Toyota ute was travelling south along the Mirboo North-Trafalgar Road about 10am this morning.

The car left the road and crashed into a tree.

A man, believed to be in his 60s, died at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Read the rest at Victoria Police (66 words)

Man arrested following assault – Orange

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 10:44 AEST

A man has been arrested over an assault in the state’s Central West which has left another man in a critical condition in hospital.

Police were told that yesterday morning (Saturday 17 June 2017), a fist fight had occurred between two neighbours at Orchard Grove Drive, Orange, following an ongoing dispute.

About 1.30pm, one of the men, aged 62, was driving out of his driveway when a man allegedly began to hit his car with a wooden post.

As the man got out of his vehicle it’s alleged he was hit in the head with the wooden post.

He was taken to Orange Health Service before being airlifted to Westmead Hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition.

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Operation Persist reviews deaths of two babies

South Australia Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 10:30 AEST

SA Police are hopeful that million dollar rewards announced today by the State Government in connection with the tragic deaths of two babies may bring forth new information which could lead to their killers being held accountable.

The unrelated deaths, of Lily Jean Schettini at Smithfield Plains in 2010 and Dylan Robert James Lindsay at Port Lincoln in 2004, are being reviewed by investigators from the Major Crime Investigation Branch as part of Operation Persist.

The long-running cold case operation uses a range of strategies, including rewards, targeting prison inmates for information, detailed reviews of the evidence, new technology and seeking public assistance to resolve outstanding murder and missing persons cases.

New rewards were today announced by the Government in connection with 10 such unsolved cases – including the investigations into the deaths of 18-month-old Lily and 11-month-old Dylan.

Dylan Lindsay was found dead at a property in Ellen Street, Port Lincoln on Sunday 28 March 2004. Investigators say he was found with visible abdominal injuries after a serious assault.

Someone attempted to disguise his injuries by using a texta to cover the bruising and marks.

Photograph: Dylan Lindsay and his family (published with permission of his sister)

“This is a heinous crime and somebody should be held responsible for taking the life of this child in a severe assault,” Detective Brevet Sergeant Mathew Bengel, from Major Crime, said.

“We did a lot of work with the texta pens we found in the house – fingerprints and DNA testing and so forth.

“We certainly believe we have identified the texta used, but we’re unable to determine who drew on him.

“It certainly appeared that it was designed to hide the bruising on the lower and upper abdomen.”

Along with his older sister, Dylan had been left in the care of friends at the Ellen Street property by their mother who was struggling with drug and alcohol issues.

There were three other children at the house that night and varying reports of the movements of adults and children, with at least one report of loud yelling by a man in the area of the property early on Sunday.

“About 8am one of the adults approached the other and said ‘there’s something wrong with Dylan’ – they then run to neighbours because they don’t have a phone, and seek assistance.” Detective Brevet Sergeant Bengel said.

Two people were arrested in May 2004 in connection with Dylan’s death, but the case was later dropped as there was no reasonable prospect of conviction based on the evidence as it existed at that time.

The second Operation Persist case being reviewed, and featuring in the Sunday Mail newspaper today, is the death of Lily Schettini who was found unresponsive in a bedroom at a Smithfield Plains home in 2010.

She died as a result of blunt head trauma which is consistent with her having been shaken, assaulted or having fallen.

Investigators believe she died as a result of an injury inflicted by one of four adults who spent the night at the home.

Photograph: Lily Schettini

“Lily lived at the home with her sister, her mother and her mother’s defacto partner, but that night there were also two visitors – a man and a woman – at the address,” Detective Senior Sergeant Mark McEachern, from Major Crime, said.

“We believe she was assaulted by one of those people, but we have insufficient evidence to charge anyone at this time.

“This family was not known to the authorities, however police have concerns about the care of the children in the lead up to this death.

“With a $1,000,000 reward now available we would appeal for anyone with information – particularly those who were at the house that night – to talk to us about what happened.

“In my opinion they are the only ones who know exactly what happened to this little girl.”

Detective Superintendent Des Bray, the officer in charge of Major Crime, welcomed the provision of the new rewards.

“We know that a range of factors can influence someone’s decision to speak out about an unsolved crime and the passage of time does not diminish the grief of families connected with these cases,” he said.

“We have had success with this operation which is revisiting some of the state’s toughest cold cases and we hope that the offer of these rewards may be another reason for someone to examine their conscience and consider coming forward with vital information.”

Source: South Australia Police (744 words)

Officer charged – Southern Region

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 10:14 AEST

The officer, a senior constable attached to Southern Region, was charged with two counts of common assault.

The charges relate to an alleged domestic incident in Goulburn on Friday 16 June 2017.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Goulburn Local Court on Monday 19 June 2017.

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Serious traffic crash, Clermont

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 18/06/2017 10:05 AEST

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating a serious traffic crash near Clermont overnight.

Preliminary investigations indicate at an unknown time a vehicle has left Drummond Street near Capricorn Street and collided with a tree.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a 22-year-old man from Clermont, was seriously injured as a result. The crash was discovered by a passing motorist around 3am.

The man was transported to Clermont Hospital in a critical condition and will be flown to Brisbane for further treatment.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact Policelink on 131 444 or 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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Source: Queensland Police Service (162 words)

Fraud charges after man deported from Thailand

South Australia Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 09:27 AEST

Detectives from SAPOL’s Anti-Corruption Branch have arrested a Victorian man who was wanted over offences allegedly committed in South Australia in 2012, after he was deported from Thailand to Melbourne on Thursday 15 June.

Police will allege he improperly obtained money from the Victims of Crime Compensation Fund in South Australia in 2012, when several other suspects were arrested in connection with the matter.

The man was extradited to South Australia from Victoria on Friday 16 June where he was taken in to custody.

The 32-year-old man, previously of Port Lincoln, was charged with six counts of aid and abet abuse of public office and six counts of dishonest dealing with documents. His bail has been refused and he will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday 19 June.

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Source: South Australia Police (131 words)

Serious traffic crash, Mount Marrow

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 18/06/2017 08:17 AEST

Police are investigating following a serious traffic crash at Mount Marrow this morning.

Preliminary information suggests two vehicles travelling in opposite directions along Mount Marrow Quarry Road collided head-on around 2am.

The 25-year-old male driver of one car was transported to Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries.

The 37-year-old male driver of the second vehicle also sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital. A 29-year-old female passenger from the same car was taken to Ipswich Hospital with minor 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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Source: Queensland Police Service (145 words)

Wanted man arrested – Condoblin

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 08:14 AEST

A man wanted by police has been arrested after allegedly threatening to harm a number of people with improvised explosive devices in the state’s Central West.

Police from Lachlan Local Area Command have been searching for a 25-year-old man for the past two weeks in relation to an outstanding warrant. They also wanted to speak with him in relation to a number of break and enters, an assault and numerous other offences.

Yesterday morning (Saturday 17 June 2017), police were told the man attended a family function at Condoblin where he allegedly became involved in an argument before making threats to harm patrons with improvised explosive devices.

Yesterday afternoon, police attended an address in Condoblin and located the man under a mattress.

He was arrested and taken to Condoblin Police Station where he was charged with the outstanding warrant, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, take and drive conveyance, threaten to destroy or damage another’s property, destroy or damage property, stalk/intimidate, break enter and steal, enter inclosed land, break and enter with intent, affray and demand property with menaces with intent to steal.

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Police seek witnesses to fire in Farrer

ACT Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 08:10 AEST

ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire which had caused significant damage.

Following an analysis of the scene, police and fire investigators believe the fire was deliberately lit and deemed it suspicious.

The circumstances surrounding the fire will now be investigated by Criminal Investigations detectives.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have information about the fire, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website on act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

Please quote reference number 6118136.

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Witnesses sought following crash

South Australia Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 07:24 AEST

Just before 5am, Sunday 18 June, police were called to the intersection of John Rice Avenue and Main North Road after a car collided with a light pole. Witnesses report the female driver ran from the scene with a small dog.

Patrols attended and searched the area with the assistance of police dog PD Argus but so far have been unable to locate the woman. The woman is described as Caucasian, with brown hair worn in a bun, carrying a small brown dog.

Checks on the crashed car revealed it was bearing altered number plates and had been stolen during a break-in at Morphett Vale in May.

Source: South Australia Police (107 words)

B-double driver off the road after drink driving near Seymour

Victoria Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 07:05 AEST

Seymour police intercepted a b-double truck driver for allegedly drink driving on the Hume Freeway near Seymour last night.

It’s believed police received reports of erratic driving by the b-double driver on the northbound lanes of the freeway about 6.50pm.

Police attempted to intercept the driver and after about five kilometres, the driver stopped.

The driver was breath tested and returned an evidentiary breath test reading of 0.139%.

The 64-year-old from New South Wales is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving offences.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (121 words)

Keysborough fatal

Victoria Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 06:34 AEST

It is believed a silver 1998 Toyota Camry sedan was travelling south on Perry Road when it has taken a right-hand bend and lost control about 7.50am.

The male driver was taken to hospital with life threating injuries and died in hospital on 17 June.

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

Read the rest at Victoria Police (63 words)

Frankston drink driver

Victoria Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 05:54 AEST

A man has been taken off the road after allegedly being caught drink driving in Frankston this morning.

Somerville Highway Patrol detected the driver travelling with three passengers in the car at 111 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Frankston-Dandenong Road just before 3am.

The 25-year-old Corio man returned an evidentiary breath test reading of 0.151% BAC.

The man’s licence was immediately suspended for 12 months and he had his car impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1005.

He is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving offences.

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Fatal crash – Helensburgh, north of Wollongong

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 04:29 AEST

Investigations are underway following a fatal crash in Helensburgh this morning.

About 2am (Sunday 18 June 2017), emergency services were called to Walker Street, Helensburgh following reports two vehicles had crashed.

Whilst investigations continue, it appears a car has crashed into a parked and unattended Tipper truck.

As a result a person has died at the scene.

A man, age not known, sustained multiple injuries and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital.

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Missing woman, Raceview

Queensland Police Service on Sunday, 18/06/2017 00:48 AEST

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a woman believed to be missing from the Raceview area.

The woman was last seen on Mahogany Street around 6.50pm and it is believed she was getting into to a silver coloured SUV.

The woman was accompanied by three men who were all last seen travelling east on Mahogany Street in a silver SUV.

She is descried as Asian in appearance and is in her 40s.

Police are appealing to anyone that may have seen the woman or has any information that may be able to assist to contact them.

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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Inquiries continue following robbery – Punchbowl

New South Wales Police on Sunday, 18/06/2017 00:29 AEST

Police are appealing for assistance following a robbery at Punchbowl yesterday.

About 4.45pm (Saturday 17 June 2017), a 47-year-old man had arranged to meet a 40-year-old woman on the corner of South Terrace and Punchbowl Road, Punchbowl.

Whilst the man was seated in his vehicle, an unknown man has approached the driver’s side window where they had a short conversation about the 40-year-old woman. The unknown man has then opened the rear driver’s side door and sat behind him.

A short time later, two more men approached the vehicle, opening the car doors, with one man sitting in the front passenger seat, whilst the other man sat in the rear.

All three men began punching the 47-year-old man multiple times to the face and torso. The altercation continued out onto the roadway. The injured man managed to break free and run to a nearby licensed premises for assistance.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (353 words)

Fatal traffic crash, Alexandra Hills

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 17/06/2017 23:59 AEST

Police are investigating a fatal traffic that occurred this evening at Alexandra Hills.

Initial information suggests that shortly before 6.40pm, a motorcycle travelling along Finnucanne Road collided with a car that was travelling on Windermere Road.

A 26-year-old Capalaba man riding the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The woman driving the car was treated for shock and was taken to hospital for observation.

The Forensic Crash Unit are appealing to anyone that may have witnessed the crash or was travelling in the area at the time and may have dash camera footage to contact them.

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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Two arrested for assaults in Frankston

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 23:26 AEST

Frankston police were quickly on the scene after reports of assaults and a theft in Frankston this evening.

Investigators have been told a man was sitting at the Frankston Railway station with a female companion about 5.45pm when he was allegedly struck by a teenager.

The teen and his friend ran from the scene and were allegedly involved in the theft of a mobile phone and further assaults near Young Street.

The pair then fled the area.

Police arrived a short time later and arrested a 17-year-old boy from Noble Park and a 20-year-old man from Hallam.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (169 words)

Armed robbery – Lalor Park

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 23:14 AEST

About 1.30pm (Saturday 17 June 2017), two men with their faces covered and armed with axes entered a supermarket on Freeman Street.

They approached a female shop assistant at a register and demanded cash to which she complied.

A customer standing nearby was also approached for cash to which he complied with the demand.

Both men then ran from the scene.

Police from Blacktown Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

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Man charged following pursuit – The Hills

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 20:14 AEST

A man has been charged with several offences following a police pursuit at Northmead today.

Just after 1.30am (Saturday 17 June 2017), police from The Hills Traffic & Highway Patrol Command were undertaking stationary speed enforcement on Windsor Road.

The officers allegedly detected a grey Nissan Pulsar travelling at 130km/h in the sign posted 60km/h speed zone.

A pursuit was commenced when the driver failed to stop for police.

The pursuit ended when the driver of the Nissan hit a kerb and an oncoming vehicle in Bourke Street, North Parramatta.

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