Aussie Police News Wrap for Sunday, 18/06/2017 – Night 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 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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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Search for missing teen Jaydn Austin

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 18:35 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 14-year-old boy Jaydn Austin.

Jaydn was last seen at 1pm today at a shopping centre on Gilles St, Wendouree.

Police hold concerns for Jaydn due to his age.

He is approximately 143cm tall with a fair complexion and brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a black/green hooded jacket, blue track pants and white runners.

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Search for missing teen Thompson Wongsricha

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 18:35 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 15-year-old St Albans teen Thompson Wongsrisha.

Thompson was last seen at an address in Gunyah Mews, St Albans approximately 2 weeks ago.

Police and his family have concerns because of his age and the time he has been missing.

Thompson is 165cms tall, with a slim build and black hair.

Thompson is known to frequent the North Melbourne, Sunshine and Deer Park areas.

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OMCG arrest in traffic operation, Gold Coast

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 17/06/2017 18:25 AEST

Gold Coast Rapid Action and Patrols (RAP) conducted a successful traffic operation today in the Numinbah Valley area targeting drug and other traffic offences.

The police operation was held on the Nerang Murwillumbah Road and involved the interception of 169 vehicles.

During the operation, four people were charged with a total of fourteen charges including two positive random drug tests, three counts of possess dangerous drug, three counts of possess restricted item, four counts of possess utensil and one count of possess category M weapon.

Included in these figures was an alleged 37-year-old Mongol OMCG member from Gaven who was charged with a total of seven charges.

The man is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on July 26.

The Gold Coast RAP continue to deliver on the Queensland Police Service commitment to detect and disrupt criminal behaviour in the Gold Coast area.

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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Woman stabbed, teenager charged – Whalan

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 18:00 AEST

A teenager will face court next month after allegedly stabbing a woman in Whalan today.

About 2.15am (Saturday 17 June 2017), a 16-year-old girl approached a group of females outside a home on Toricelli Avenue, Whalan.

Police have been told an altercation ensued, during which a 16-year-old girl allegedly stabbed an 18-year-old woman in the chest with a piece of glass.

Officers from Mt Druitt Local Area Command were notified. Upon arrival, police found an 18-year-old woman with two stab wounds to her chest.

She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Blacktown Hospital in a stable condition.

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Man charged following road rage incident – Greystanes

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 17:29 AEST

A man has been charged following an alleged road rage incident on the M4 Motorway at Greystanes yesterday.

About 2pm (Friday 16 June 2017), a man was driving his Honda Jazz sedan west along the M4 near Blacktown when he became aware of a truck and trailer allegedly travelling very close behind him.

The truck continued to travel behind the sedan allegedly sounding the horn.

Police have been told the truck changed lanes driving parallel to the sedan. The driver allegedly leaned out of the window and threw an object at the windscreen causing it to fracture. The truck changed lanes in front of the car and the dog trailer collided with the sedan.

The car was forced into the centre concrete dividing barrier where it came to a stop and the truck continued west on the M4.

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Prickly situation resolved in Halifax

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 17/06/2017 16:35 AEST

A prickly situation was declared in Halifax yesterday after Senior Constable Shelley Mills received a call from a local resident worried that her dog might hurt an echidna that was under her house.

Even though she was off duty, Senior Constable Mills rushed over to help and set about coordinating a very pointed search and rescue mission.

The echidna was found safe and well, and released nearby in a safe area – away from humans, vehicles and curious doggos.

Just another day in Halifax helping to keep the whole community – even the prickly ones – safe!

E-chid-(y)na, not! It’s the truth!

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Missing Emerald Man – Nathan Dompietro

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 16:30 AEST

A police search is currently underway in the Bunyip State Forest for missing Gembrook man Nathan Dompietro.

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

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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Search for missing man Thomas Maginn

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 16:30 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Footscray man Thomas Maginn.

The 35-year-old was last seen at his Errol Street residence about 12pm today.

Police and family have concerns for him as he suffers from a medical condition that requires regular medication.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black jacket and faded ripped jeans.

Police have released an image of Thomas in the hope someone can provide information on his whereabouts.

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Man charged following Epping siege

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 16:20 AEST

A man has appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today following an alleged siege in Wedge Street, Epping yesterday.

A 26-year-old Thomastown man has been charged with possess imitation firearm and other firearms and bail-related offences.

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Fatal aircraft crash near Bathurst

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

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after the death of a man in a light aircraft crash near Bathurst.

The plane left an airfield at Upper Turon, north of Bathurst, about 2pm yesterday (Friday 16 June 2017) and did not return as scheduled.

Emergency services were notified about 3.15pm.

Despite an extensive ground and air search yesterday, the plane could not be located. The search resumed at first light today (Saturday 17 June 2017) with the aircraft located about 8.30am in bushland in the Upper Turon area.

The body of the 44-year-old male pilot was located inside the aircraft.

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Man charged after assault – Newtown

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

Police have charged a man after an assault in Newtown overnight.

About 11.55pm (Friday 16 June 2017), police were called to King Street following reports of an assault.

Officers from Newtown Local Area Command attended and found a 55-year-old who had been allegedly assaulted at the location.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics attended and treated the man who was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for lacerations to his face and head.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

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Australian police withdraw from Cyprus peacekeeping mission after 53 years

Australian Federal Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 15:30 AEST

Australian police have marked their withdrawal from the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) after more than 53 years of service.

UNFICYP is the world’s longest-running peacekeeping mission, and is focused on building and maintaining stability between the north and south of Cyprus.

Australia has contributed to UNFICYP since May 1964. A total of 111 contingents involving more than 1600 officers from all states and territories have served with UNFICYP.

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said Australian police have a proud history in Cyprus.

“We have made a positive contribution to support order and stability in Cyprus, and provide humanitarian assistance to people in need,” Commissioner Colvin said.

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Pistol located during vehicle stop – Port Stephens

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 14:29 AEST

A man has been charged after an unregistered pistol was allegedly located during a vehicle stop at Port Stephens today.

Just after 2.30am (Saturday 17 June 2017), police from Port Stephens Local Area Command were patrolling Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, when they stopped the driver of a Mazda station wagon for a random breath test.

The driver returned a negative result and was then subjected to a search.

Officers allegedly located a metal air pistol on the man which was secured for forensic analysis.

A 22-year-old man was arrested and conveyed to Nelson Bay Police Station where he was charged with possession of an unregistered pistol.

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Serious crash Mawson Lakes

South Australia Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 14:05 AEST

Mawson Lakes Boulevard is currently closed in both directions between Main Street and Park Way.

Major Crash Investigators are heading to the scene.

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Man charged following crash – Sydney CBD

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 14:00 AEST

A man has been charged in relation to a crash which led to major traffic delays in the Sydney CBD yesterday afternoon.

About 1.10pm (Friday 16 June 2017), a Lexus RCF was turning from George Street into Bathurst Street when it allegedly struck a parked concrete pumping truck at high speed.

The impact caused the 26-tonne truck to slide into the concrete kerb and crack it, and also broke the truck’s rear axle. A worker standing on top of the truck was uninjured.

The 43-year-old driver of the car suffered a broken wrist and was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment.

Traffic was significantly impacted until the truck, which was not driveable after the crash, could be moved.

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Two charged after police pursuit – Nowra

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 13:44 AEST

Police have charged two men after a police pursuit in Nowra overnight.

Just after 11pm (Friday 16 June 2017), officers attached to Shoalhaven Local Area Command were patrolling Clipper Road, East Nowra, when they observed a stolen Volvo station wagon.

When the vehicle failed to stop for police, a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued through the Worrigee area, before the vehicle stopped on Bowerbird Avenue, Twin Waters.

Two men ran from the vehicle, with police pursuing on foot.

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Missing teenager Isabella Birney

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 13:24 AEST

Investigators have been told the 14-year-old was last seen at a Cunningham Road residence at 4.30pm on 15 June and hasn’t been seen since.

Police and family members hold concerns for her welfare due to her age.

Isabella was last seen wearing a black “Mt Duneed Pony Club” hoddie and black jeans. She is described as 160cm tall, thin build, fair complexion with long brown hair.

Investigators have released an image of Isabella in the hope someone recognises her and can provide information on her current whereabouts.

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Police put brakes on luxury cruise in St Albans

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 13:14 AEST

Sunshine police arrested two people overnight after stumbling across an allegedly stolen car in St Albans.

Patrolling officers noticed the white Porsche parked on Lahy Street about 3.20am and didn’t take much time to realise it was previously listed stolen.

Upon searching the vehicle, police also discovered an allegedly homemade firearm and taser inside and arrested two people at the scene.

A 43-year-old Roxburgh Park man will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today over charges including theft of motor vehicle, handle stolen goods and possess handgun.

A 39-year-old Taylors Lakes woman was released pending summons.

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Newcomb liquor store armed robbery

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 12:56 AEST

Geelong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for information to help identify two men believed to be involved in an armed robbery at Newcomb last night.

Two men carrying firearms entered the Watsons Road liquor store just after 10.30pm.

Both men who had their faces covered were armed with firearms, confronted two male and staff stole a quantity of cash and cigarettes before fleeing the store.

The first offender is described as Caucasian, around 175 cm tall, stocky build and wearing a black long-sleeve hoody top with a blue top underneath, a black vest with a hood, black peaked cap and dark tracksuit pants with two white stripes.

He wore black gloves with a white print on the back of the hands.

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Four teenagers arrested ramming police cars

Victoria Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 12:45 AEST

Police have arrested four teenagers after a divisional van and a police car were allegedly rammed in Sale by a teenage girl driving a stolen car this morning.

The incident began around 9.00am when police spotted the stolen car on Princes Street, Traralgon.

Police used a mobile phone in the vehicle to track where it was going over a distance of 50 kilometres.

The car was driven to Rosedale where a local police car attempted to intercept it on the Princes Highway in Kilmany but the car evaded police and headed towards Sale.

The vehicle was followed by police in a divisional van and a police car into an industrial estate in Sale, where both vehicles were rammed by the stolen car before fleeing.

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Appeal after unit fire – Newcastle area

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 12:44 AEST

Police are appealing for information after a unit fire that left a man with smoke inhalation in Newcastle today.

About 6am (Saturday 17 June 2017), emergency services were called to a unit block on Fowler Street, Hamilton South, after reports of a fire.

Fire & Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze.

A 46-year-old male resident was taken to John Hunter Hospital with minor smoke inhalation.

A crime scene was established. Police are treating the fire as suspicious.

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Car crashes into police vehicles – Granville

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 12:14 AEST

A man has been taken to hospital after the car he was driving crashed into two police vehicles parked outside Granville Police Station this morning.

Just after 8.30am (Saturday 17 June 2017), a 44-year-old man was driving a Toyota sedan in Carlton Street when he hit a parked police sedan.

This impact caused the police vehicle to hit another police sedan parked in front.

An officer was seated in the driver’s seat of the second car; however, was not injured.

The police vehicles sustained minor damage.

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Man arrested for drug supply – Ballina

New South Wales Police on Saturday, 17/06/2017 12:14 AEST

Police have arrested and charged a man with drug offences in the state’s north.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Friday 16 June 2017), officers from the Tweed/Byron Target Action Group stopped and searched a 41-year-old man in the car park of the Ballina-Byron Airport at Ballina.

Officers seized 110g of methylamphetamine and a small amount of ketamine, arresting the man and taking him to Ballina Police Station.

A search warrant was conducted at the man’s home in Byron Bay where a number of items were seized for further examination.

The man has now been charged with supply prohibited drug (greater than indictable quantity) and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

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Hit and run traffic crash, Noosa Heads

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 17/06/2017 12:12 AEST

Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run traffic crash at Noosa Heads last night.

Preliminary investigations suggest around 2am, a 16-year-old Tewantin boy was struck by what is believed to have been either a white, silver or grey Toyota Prado while he was crossing David Lowe Way between Cooyar Street and Bicentennial Drive.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and police located vehicle parts nearby.

The boy was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle police are looking for is missing a Toyota badge from the front.

Police would like the driver to come forward to help crash investigators understand the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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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Armed robbery, Brighton

Queensland Police Service on Saturday, 17/06/2017 11:32 AEST

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a newsagent in Brighton this morning.

At 6.30am, a man armed with a large knife entered the Beaconsfield Terrace shop and demanded cash and cigarettes from the 66-year-old female employee.

The man left the scene with a sum of money.

The staff member was not physically injured.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 178cm tall with a slim build and was wearing a grey hooded jumper, black track pants with a red stripe, red gloves, white joggers and had his face covered with a dark-coloured bandanna.

Police are appealing for anyone with further information to contact Policelink or Crime Stoppers.

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 (170 words)

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