Aussie Police News Wrap for Thursday, 08/06/2017 – Day Shift Reports

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on Thursday, 08/06/2017.

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

Police investigate attempted kidnapping – Burwood

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 20:00 AEST

Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping after a woman was dragged into a car at Burwood on the weekend.

About 10.15am on Sunday 4 June 2017, a 27-year-old woman was walking on the footpath in Burwood Crescent towards the railway station.

As she reached the Park Road intersection she was approached by a man who spoke to her.

The woman attempted to walk around the man and he immediately grabbed her and dragged her towards a car on the opposite side of the road.

The man punched the woman in the face and threw her into the rear of the car.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (199 words)

Have you seen missing man Raymond Dalgleish?

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 19:11 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Pakenham man Raymond Dalgleish.

The 70-year-old was last seen leaving his residential address on Salvia Avenue about 6.55am yesterday.

Police and family are concerned for his welfare as he has a medical condition that requires regular medication.

Investigators have released an image of Raymond in the hope someone knows his whereabouts.

Raymond, who is currently using crutches, has a medium build, grey hair and a grey beard.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (95 words)

Man charged following near-miss on M5 between bus and truck – Hammondville

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 17:00 AEST

A man has been issued with a court attendance notice after a near miss between a bus carrying school children and a truck on the M5 at Hammondville last week.

About 7.50am on Thursday 1 June 2017, a bus carrying approximately 20 school children, allegedly pulled out in front of a semi trailer on the M5 causing the driver of the truck to brake heavily and jack-knife in order to avoid a collision.

Officers from Liverpool Local Area Command spoke with the bus driver, a 59-year-old man, and commenced investigations.

Today (Thursday 8 June 2017), police issued the man with a court attendance notice for drive manner dangerous and negligent driving.

He is due to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 19 July, 2017.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (125 words)

Baddagginnie fatal crash

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 16:39 AEST

Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal crash south west of Baddaginnie.

It is believed a car left the Hume Freeway and struck a tree shortly after 3pm today.

The single male occupant of the vehicle, who is yet to be formally identified, 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 (79 words)

Pair charged after man’s body found in Preston bin

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

Homicide Squad detectives have today charged two people after the body of a man was located in a wheelie bin in Preston on Saturday 27 May.

A garbage man was emptying the bin at the intersection of Young and Butler streets shortly after 8am when the body of a 44-year-old man was discovered.

A 35-year-old Preston man has been charged with one count of murder and a 26-year-old Preston woman has been charged with accessory to murder.

They will both appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (87 words)

Police appeal for information after stabbing – Tamworth

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 16:29 AEST

Police are appealing for assistance following a stabbing near Tamworth this morning.

About 4.30am today (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 is receiving treatment in hospital. His injuries are non-life threatening.

Detectives from Oxley Local Area Command are investigating the incident and wish to speak with a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (157 words)

Methamphetamine Seized – Darwin

Northern Territory Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 16:02 AEST

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A man will appear in Darwin Local Court today following a seizure of methamphetamine in Darwin.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Stringer said on Tuesday 6 June, members from Joint Taskforce Nemesis seized two parcel packages containing a total of 300grams of methamphetamine.

“Yesterday, a search warrant was conducted at a residence in Ludmilla. A further 19 grams of MDMA was located along with a quantity of steroids and a small quantity of cocaine,” Detective Senior Sergeant Stringer said.

A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged with supply a commercial quantity of a Schedule One drug (x2) and possess a Schedule Two drug.

The drugs have a potential street value of up to $300,000.

This is the second significant seizure of methamphetamine in Darwin in five days.

“The effects of this horrible drug are well-known and its importation and manufacture in the Territory is a high priority for law enforcement agencies. We will continue to work together to target and prosecute those who traffick methamphetamine into our community,” Detective Senior Sergeant Stringer said.

If you have any information on the sale or distribution of illicit substances in the Territory, contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: Northern Territory Police (203 words)

Search for missing teen Brandon Lawry

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 15:30 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 15-year-old Brandon Lawry.

Brandon was last seen at a shopping centre in Epping at 7.30pm on 8 June.

Police and his family have concerns because his disappearance is out of character.

Brandon is 180cms tall, with a solid build, short strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes.

He was wearing a black hoodie with a bright blue picture of a monster on the front, black tracksuit pants, and runners and was carrying a black backpack.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (134 words)

Wendouree man charged over police collision

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 15:19 AEST

Police have charged a 39-year-old Wendouree man following an incident involving a car that allegedly struck a police vehicle in Ballarat on 6 June.

The charges include evading police, conduct endangering life and various traffic offences including dangerous driving.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (39 words)

Ballarat Police car ramming arrest

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 13:15 AEST

Police have arrested a man who was wanted on a warrant over an incident where a police car was struck by another vehicle in Ballarat on 6 June.

Adam Sandlant, 39, is assisting police with their enquiries.

Police arrested Sandlant in Wendouree this morning.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (44 words)

Child approach deemed to be a misunderstanding – Darling Harbour

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 13:14 AEST

Detectives investigating a report of a child being approached at a park in Darling Harbour earlier in the week have determined the incident was a misunderstanding.

Last night (Wednesday 7 June 2017) a man presented himself to Bankstown Police Station after police issued a media release and photograph as part of their investigations.

It had been reported that a man approached a 19-month-old boy at Tumbalong Park and attempted to pick him up.

Sydney City Crime Manager, Detective Acting Inspector David Gates, said the man attended the station to clarify the situation.

“With the help of an interpreter, the man explained the child looked unsteady on his feet, and he was simply trying to help him.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (230 words)

Fatal House Fire, Railton

Tasmania Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 13:02 AEST

TFS brought the fire under control but the house was completely destroyed.

Detectives, fire scene examiners and forensic examiners are currently conducting a full examination of the house.

TFS fire scene investigators are currently treating the fire as non-suspicious.

“Unfortunately I confirm that a body was located inside the house,” said Detective Inspector Kim Steven.

“We believe it to be the lone elderly female occupant of the house but this will not be confirmed until further forensic testing is complete.”

Read the rest at Tasmania Police (108 words)

Assault Police – Alice Springs and Darwin

Northern Territory Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 12:55 AEST

Two Northern Territory police officers were assaulted in separate incidents in Alice Springs and Darwin overnight.

A 26-year-old male was arrested following an altercation in Eastside, Alice Springs. The male allegedly assaulted an officer with a plastic bag containing several glass bottles. The officer suffered bruising and a laceration to the head.

A 32-year-old male was arrested in the Darwin CBD following a call for police assistance. When officers attended, the offender allegedly struck a police officer to the face causing minor injuries.

Commissioner of Police, Reece Kershaw said any assault on police, or anyone, is completely unacceptable.

“Violence should not be inflicted upon anyone in their workplace, least of all those who are there to protect and keep Territorians safe,” Mr Kershaw said.

“NT Police will ensure these serious crimes are investigated and prosecuted as appropriate.

“Policing is a challenging and sometimes dangerous profession and we are extremely proud of our officers who put themselves in between violence and the general public in the name of safety every day.”

The alleged offenders were both charged with assaulting police and disorderly behaviour and will appear in the Darwin and Alice Springs local courts respectively this afternoon.

Source: Northern Territory Police (196 words)

Charges – Robbery – Millner

Northern Territory Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 12:55 AEST

Northern Territory Police have charged a 14-year-old male for his role in the robbery of a taxi driver in Millner.

The male and three co-offenders allegedly robbed a taxi driver of a sum of cash on the corner of McMillans Service Road and Ryland Road on 15 May.

He was arrested in Casuarina yesterday and charged with aggravated robbery. He was remanded to appear in the Darwin Youth Justice Court today.

Source: Northern Territory Police (71 words)

Crime Continues to Fall Across NSW

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 11:44 AEST

All major crime categories have remained stable or continue to fall in the latest crime data released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

NSW Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller APM said none of the 17 crime categories had increased in the 24 months to March 2017.

“This result goes to show how targeted and proactive policing is helping to drive down crime across the state.”

The offences trending down were:

• Robbery with a weapon not a firearm (down 10.9%)

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (292 words)

Update: Man assaulted during hijack – Strathfield

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 10:29 AEST

Police are appealing for public information after an aggravated robbery in Strathfield yesterday.

About 7.45pm (Wednesday 7 June 2017), a 23-year-old man was driving a Subaru Impreza registration number: DNE-55G (nsw plates) on Long Street, Strathfield, when he was flagged down by an unknown man.

The driver stopped the vehicle and the unknown man got into the car and threatened the 23-year-old man with a firearm, demanding money and his mobile phone.

Another unknown man entered the vehicle and produced a knife.

During the altercation, the 23-year-old man was assaulted and stabbed to his left forearm.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (217 words)

Policeman charged by Professional Standards Command

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 10:20 AEST

A policeman has been charged following a Professional Standards Command investigation.

The senior constable, from the Western Region, has been charged on summons with attempt to pervert the course of justice and misconduct in public office relating to two incidents that allegedly occurred in 2014.

He was charged on summons and will appear in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 16 June.

The policeman is currently suspended from duty.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (68 words)

Police release images after robbery – Sydney

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 09:44 AEST

Police have released images and are appealing for information following a robbery in Sydney’s CBD last month.

About 1.45am on Sunday 21 May 2017 a 24-year-old man was on Druitt Street, Sydney, when he was approached by another man who demanded he hand over his mobile phone.

After initially refusing, the 24-year-old man handed over the phone after being assaulted.

The man left with the phone and met up with another man, before the pair walked away.

As inquiries continue, detectives from Sydney City Local Area Command would like to speak with two men shown in CCTV images who may be able to assist with their investigation.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (178 words)

Man assaulted during hijack – Strathfield

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 09:14 AEST

Police are appealing for public information after an aggravated robbery in Strathfield yesterday.

About 7.45pm (Wednesday 7 June 2017), a 23-year-old man was driving a Subaru Impreza on Long Street, Strathfield, when he was flagged down by an unknown man.

The driver stopped the vehicle and the unknown man got into the car and threatened the 23-year-old man with a firearm, demanding money and his mobile phone.

Another unknown man entered the vehicle and produced a knife.

During the altercation, the 23-year-old man was assaulted and stabbed to his left forearm.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (212 words)

Don’t let your trip become a tragedy – Operation Stay Alert

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 09:00 AEST

Police are urging motorists to stay alert in order to avoid their trip from becoming the next tragedy this Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

More police will be out on the roads and double demerits will be enforced during the annual Operation Stay Alert road safety campaign, which begins at midnight tonight (12.01am Friday 9 June 201) and runs until 11.59pm on Monday (12 June 2017).

Since the start of the year, 161 people have already lost their lives in this state alone.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy from the States Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said that a combination of tiredness and drivers using unfamiliar roads is a deadly combination.

“Many people this weekend will be embarking on long car trips on roads that are unfamiliar to them. When you drive tired and on a road you don’t know, the combination can be disastrous.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (600 words)

Man arrested following act of indecency – Police Transport Command

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 09:00 AEST

A man will face court today after he allegedly committed an act of indecency on a train last month.

About 2pm on Thursday 18 May 2017, a man was observed committing an act of indecency on a train that was travelling between Redfern and Strathfield.

The matter was reported to police who commenced investigations into the incident, including a review of CCTV footage.

About 1.40pm today (Wednesday 7 June 2017), officers attached to the Police Transport Command were conducting patrols of Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, when they stopped and spoke to a man.

He was subsequently arrested and taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged with commit act of indecency, not possess ticket and behave in an offensive manner.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (140 words)

Two charged after armed robbery and assault – Newtown

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 09:00 AEST

Police have charged a man and a girl over an alleged armed robbery and assault in Newtown earlier this week.

About 9pm on Tuesday 6 June 2017, a 37-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl drove to Illawarra Road, Marrickville, where they met with another man, aged 24, and a woman, aged 18.

They drove to an address in Newtown where an altercation took place.

Police have been told the 37-year-old man and the 14-year-old girl, armed with a weapon, possibly a taser, assaulted the 24-year-old man, before allegedly taking his watch and other jewellery.

They fled the area and the 24-year-old man reported the incident to police.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (239 words)

MORE VISIBLE POLICE PRESENCE IN CBD

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 08:50 AEST

Additional police will be deployed across Melbourne’s CBD ahead of a packed schedule of major sporting events in the coming days.

The ramped up police presence will be visible across Melbourne, including transport centres and central locations such as Federation Square, Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central.

This boosted around the clock presence will mean anyone entering or leaving the city is likely to notice the increased police deployment.

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said the increased deployment was for the purposes of reassurance and there was no specific threat to the community.

“People should go about their daily business and enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer,” he said.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (396 words)

Motorcyclist dies after Carlingford crash

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

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a truck at Carlingford this morning (Thursday 8 June 2017).

The crash occurred on Pennant Hills Road, near the intersection of Beddington Road, about 7am.

Despite the efforts of those at the scene, the motorcyclist was unable to be revived.

The truck driver is being assessed on site by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and will undergo mandatory testing.

Traffic diversions are in place around the crash site. For the latest on road conditions, motorists are advised to check www.livetraffic.com .

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (87 words)

Critical incident investigation launched following serious crash – Caringbah

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 07:29 AEST

A critical incident investigation has been launched after a serious crash in Caringbah.

About 5:20pm (Wednesday 7 June 2017), officers attached to Miranda Local Area Command were patrolling Taren Point Road when they attempted to stop a Holden Commodore.

Police activated their lights and sirens and indicated for the driver to stop. It will be alleged the Commodore drove away and hit a nearby pole.

The male driver, aged 17, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being conveyed to St George Hospital in a critical condition.

A female passenger was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (164 words)

Police investigate single-vehicle crash – Lidcombe

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 07:00 AEST

Police are investigating following a single vehicle crash that left six people injured in Lidcombe early this morning.

About 2.15am (Thursday 8 June 2017), emergency services were called to Railway Street, Lidcombe, after reports a Toyota Camry left the road and hit a power pole.

The driver, a man aged in his 20’s, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment to a leg injury. His passenger was taken to the same hospital after sustaining a serious foot injury

Two occupants of the Camry were taken to Westmead Hospital with facial injuries One passenger was taken to Royal Price Alfred Hospital with possible internal injuries.

Another occupant was treated at the scene for minor leg injuries.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (160 words)

Police investigate taxi robbery – Ultimo

New South Wales Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 03:29 AEST

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery of a taxi driver in Ultimo.

About 10pm (Wednesday 7 June 2017), a taxi driver, aged 37, stopped at the intersection of Wattle Street and Kelly Street, Ultimo, and picked up a man.

The man requested to be driven to Mountain Street, Ultimo.

Upon arriving, the unknown man, produced a knife and allegedly threatened the driver demanding money.

The taxi driver complied and the man fled on foot with a sum of cash.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (145 words)

Search for missing man Anthony Gillespe

Victoria Police on Thursday, 08/06/2017 00:50 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Anthony Gillespe.

The 39-year-old was last seen in the CBD on Saturday.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare due to the length of time he has been missing.

Anthony was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, white and purple runners and a white cap.

Police have released an image of Anthony in the hope someone recognises him.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (90 words)

Search for missing man Robert Fameli

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 07/06/2017 23:57 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Avondale Heights man Robert Fameli.

The 47-year-old was last seen on East Esplanade, St Albans about 7.40pm this evening.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare as his disappearance is out of character and Robert has difficulties communicating.

Investigators have released an image of Robert in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Avondale Heights Police Station 9337 6777.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (82 words)

Man charged after shooting – Greenacre

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 07/06/2017 23:14 AEST

A man will face court tomorrow after another man was shot in Sydney’s west last year.

About 9.20am (Friday 9 September 2016), emergency services were called to Pandora Street, Greenacre, following reports of shots fired.

Officers from Bankstown Local Area Command attended and located a man, aged 38, with a gunshot wound to his calf.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to hospital and has since been released.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist officers.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (140 words)

Police investigate Heatherton crash

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 07/06/2017 21:35 AEST

Officers have been told a Toyota sedan was headed west along Warrigal Road about 6.30pm.

A car travelling in the opposite direction has executed a right hand turn and collided with the Toyota.

The offending car then drove off.

The driver of the Toyota, a 44-year-old man from Donvale, was taken to hospital suffering non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still trying to identify the other vehicle involved and are urging anyone who witnessed the collision or with further information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Read the rest at Victoria Police (90 words)

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