Aussie Police News Wrap for Wednesday, 14/06/2017 – Night Shift Reports

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on Wednesday, 14/06/2017.

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

Matthew Wheeler wanted on warrants

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 14/06/2017 10:53 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Matthew Wheeler.

Warrants have been issued for the 39-year-old’s arrest in relation to bail, burglary and assault-related offences.

Wheeler is described as Caucasian, 185cm tall with a solid build.

He is known to frequent the Brimbank area and is also known to have family in NSW.

If anyone sights Wheeler they are urged not to approach him and to contact triple zero (000).

Read the rest at Victoria Police (96 words)

He better hope his boots are made for walking

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 14/06/2017 10:42 AEST

A 35-year-old man has a 12-month long lesson ahead of him after he was pulled over by police for drink driving in Nar Nar Goon early this morning.

Pakenham police intercepted the man’s Mitsubishi Triton ute on Main Street about 1am.

The man was breath tested and allegedly returned a reading of .121 per cent.

His licence was immediately suspended for 12 months and his car was impounded for a month and will cost him $972 to get it back.

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

Read the rest at Victoria Police (91 words)

Man arrested following CBD crashes

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 14/06/2017 07:39 AEST

Police have arrested a 34-year-old Burwood East man following a series of crashes in the Melbourne CBD last night.

It is believed a male driver was reported driving erratically along Swanston Street, crashing into three businesses just after 11pm.

The driver then drove to the basement level car park of a gaming venue in Southbank and crashed into the foyer.

The driver fled onto the gaming floor where he was located by police.

The man has been taken to hospital for assessment.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (105 words)

Attempted Murder Charge

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 14/06/2017 07:32 AEST

Midland Detectives have charged a 29 year old Queens Park man as a result of their investigation into an incident that occurred in Bassendean on Friday 9 June 2017.

It is alleged sometime between 7pm and 9:30pm, a physical altercation took place between two men who are known to each other at a restaurant located on Cumberland Way Bassendean.

The 39 year old victim of Queens Park received several puncture wounds resulting in life threatening injuries and he is currently in Royal Perth Hospital.

Late yesterday afternoon (13 June 2017), Midland Detectives arrested the 29 year old man and charged him with Attempted Murder.

He is due to appear before the Midland Magistrates Court today, 14 June 2017.

Read the rest at Western Australia Police (118 words)

Serious crash in Manning between a motorcycle and bus

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 14/06/2017 06:59 AEST

June 13, 2017

Major Crash officers are investigating a serious crash that occurred in Manning at approximately 5:25pm yesterday, Tuesday 13 June 2017.

A black Honda motorcycle was travelling east on Manning Road when it collided with a Transperth bus that was turning into Canavan Crescent.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 27 year old man from Narrogin received serious injuries and was conveyed by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital.

The 54 year old male driver of the bus and his passengers (appx 15) were not injured in the crash.

Read the rest at Western Australia Police (116 words)

Coburg drink driver

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 14/06/2017 06:38 AEST

The driver hit a stationary vehicle on the corner of Bell Street and Sydney Road at 11.45pm and drove off, turning into Ohea Street which was closed for works to the railway track.

The second driver attempted to intercept the driver but she drove off, into a worksite, narrowly missing a number of workers.

The driver underwent an evidentiary breath test and returned a reading of 0.175%

The woman had her licence immediately suspended and is expected to be served with an impound notice.

There were no injuries as a result of the collision.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (94 words)

Bassendean Serious Crash – Motorcycle and Pedestrian

Western Australia Police on Wednesday, 14/06/2017 06:36 AEST

June 13, 2017

Major Crash officers are investigating a serious crash that occurred in Bassendean at approximately 4:35pm yesterday, Tuesday 13 June 2017.

A black and silver Kawasaki motorcycle was travelling east on Guildford Road and near the intersection of Thompson Road saw a man crossing the road. The rider of the motorcycle braked heavily but hit the pedestrian, with both of them falling onto the road.

The 79 year old pedestrian from Bassendean received serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 24 year old man also from Bassendean received minor injuries.

Read the rest at Western Australia Police (126 words)

Police investigate CBD indecent assault

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 14/06/2017 05:28 AEST

Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following the indecent assault of a girl in Melbourne’s CBD earlier this month.

An 11-year-old girl was walking with her mother and brother towards a theatre on Collins Street about 2.50pm on Sunday, 4 June.

The girl was walking closest to the road when an unknown man walking in the opposite direction has put his hand under her skirt and grabbed her on the buttock.

The man then crossed the road and the victim told her mother what happened.

Her mother confronted the man and took a number of pictures of him before later reporting the matter to police.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (220 words)

Search for missing man Joseph Puhalj

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 23:00 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Templestowe man Joseph Puhalj.

The 48-year-old was last seen about 8.45am this morning leaving a Glenmanor Close residence to go for a walk.

Police and family hold concerns for Joseph’s welfare as he has an intellectual disability and health conditions that require medication.

It is believed Joseph may have been wearing a denim jacket, purple jumper, jeans and sneakers.

Investigators have released an image of Joseph in the hope someone will recognise him and be able to provide information on his whereabouts.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (111 words)

Police search for missing woman Lisa Weaver

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 20:46 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing woman Lisa Weaver.

The 42-year-old was last seen at a hospital on Commercial Road, Melbourne on 17 May.

She is known to frequent the St Kilda area, although it is believed she may be in the Brunswick/Fitzroy areas.

Police hold concerns for Lisa’s welfare due to the amount of time she has been missing.

She is described as about 170cm tall with a thin build, light-coloured eyes and brown/grey curly hair, which is usually tied up.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (123 words)

Missing elderly woman Valerie Magee

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 20:16 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing elderly woman Valerie Magee.

The 79-year-old was last seen about 3pm today at a private hospital on Warrigal Road, Glen Iris.

She was wearing a grey striped top with a dark grey cardigan on top, along with glasses and a gold necklace.

Police hold grave concerns for Valerie’s welfare as she has a medical condition that requires treatment and does not know the area well.

Valerie does not have any money, a phone or other belongings with her.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (112 words)

Third man charged following Brighton incident

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 18:03 AEST

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

A 47-year-old Westmeadows 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:

• Prohibited Person Possess Firearm, contrary to S.5 (1) of the Firearms Act 1996;

• Possess Cartridge Ammunition without Licence or Permit, contrary to S.124 (1) of the Firearms Act 1996;

Read the rest at Victoria Police (155 words)

South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team arrest 52-year-old man

Australian Federal Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 17:39 AEST

Members of the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (Special Crimes Investigation Branch) arrested a 52 year old man in the northern suburbs for one counts of rape, one count of persistent sexual exploitation of a child, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, two counts of indecent assault, one count of indecent behaviour, two counts of producing child exploitation material and two counts of possessing child exploitation material.

It will be alleged that some of the children depicted in the child exploitation material were under 14 years of age.

The male has been refused Police bail and is due to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 14th June 2017.

Read the rest at Australian Federal Police (109 words)

Call for information Darwin CBD Update

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 16:45 AEST

Northern Territory Police are calling for further information in relation to an incident outside a Darwin nightclub on Sunday morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant Lee Morgan said the incident occurred around 1:45am outside Throb Nightclub on Smith Street.

“Initial investigations into the incident have determined the 56-year-old male victim was pushed prior to falling to the ground where he sustained serious head injuries.

“Detectives have established the identities of the people involved however there are several more people we wish to talk to about the incident.

“In particular, three females who were in line to enter the nightclub, two pedi-cab drivers parked at the front of the premises and two females who were standing outside, about 15 metres from the entrance at the time.

“We believe these people may have information that can assist the investigation.

“We ask that they call 131 444 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

Source: Northern Territory Police (150 words)

Woman rescued after car falls into creek – Northern NSW

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

Police and family have praised the quick-thinking actions of the public after an elderly woman reversed into a creek in the state’s north this morning.

At 9am on Tuesday 13 June 2017, a 73-year-old woman was reversing her car, a late model white Toyota Prado, on a property on Warwick Park Road, Wooyung, 35km north of Byron Bay.

The car slid into the creek after recent heavy rains caused the creek edge and road to become slippery.

The woman was trapped in the partially submerged car with her head just above water level, allowing her to breath.

Her husband, family friend and two nearby residents came to her aid and contacted emergency services.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (168 words)

Methamphetamine Seizure – Darwin

Northern Territory Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 16:34 AEST

Tuesday 13-Jun-2017 11:30

Organised Crime Division detectives have seized 100 grams of methamphetamine and arrested a 39-year-old male at Darwin Airport.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Stringer said the male was arrested on Saturday after methamphetamine was allegedly discovered in his underwear.

“The male has been charged with possess and supply a commercial quantity of a schedule one drug and using a false ID to purchase an air ticket.

“He was remanded in custody to appear in the Darwin Local Court today.”

Detective Senior Sergeant Stringer said the NT Organised Crime Division had now seized more than 570 grams of methamphetamine in June alone.

“We are very happy to have seized a significant amount of methamphetamine in the past two weeks. This drug has taken a terrible toll on NT families and the community and the less out there the better.

“We urge anyone with any information to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you suspect anyone of using or dealing methamphetamine.”

Source: Northern Territory Police (168 words)

Edithvale residential burglary

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 16:14 AEST

Kingston Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an attempted burglary which occurred at residential house in Edithvale in May.

Investigators have been told a man attempted to jemmy a window open on a house in Station Street at about 3pm on 24 May.

The resident was home at the time and confronted the man, chasing him down the street.

The man was last seen heading on foot along Edithvale Road.

The man is believed to be Caucasian in appearance, with a skinny build and short wispy hair.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (143 words)

Three charged after police injured – Illawarra area

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 15:14 AEST

Two men and a woman have been charged after allegedly assaulting two police officers during an arrest in Albion Park yesterday.

About 7.50pm (Monday 12 June 2017), officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command attended a home in Hillside Drive, Albion Park, following inquiries into an alleged aggravated break and enter.

Officers attended and attempted to arrest a 30-year-old man. Police will allege a physical struggle ensued and police employed the use of a Taser to subdue the man.

A 44-year-old man and 44-year-old woman at the home were also arrested after they tried to intervene.

Two officers sustained minor injuries that did not require treatment.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (214 words)

Police release images following attempted armed robbery – Marrickville

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 14:44 AEST

Police have released CCTV images as they continue to investigate an attempted armed robbery in Marrickville last month.

About 6.15pm on Sunday 28 May 2017, a man entered a supermarket on Illawarra Road and threatened an employee with a knife.

The man left the store and was last seen riding a red mountain bike south on Illawarra Road.

Police from Marrickville Local Area Command are investigating the incident and have released CCTV images of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being in his late 40s or 50s and Caucasian in appearance. He is between 170-175cm and has a thin build. He may have a tattoo on the back of his left hand. In the CCTV images the man is seen wearing a black hooded jacket with a small white symbol on the back, dark grey pants, white runners, black sunglasses and an orange and black helmet.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (155 words)

Six-year-old boy dies after serious crash – Griffith.

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 14:44 AEST

A boy has died after being seriously injured in a crash in Griffith last week.

About 2.30pm on Sunday 4 June 2017, a six-year-old boy was riding his blue Yamaha Peewee 50 motor cycle on the grounds of a farm on Bishop Road.

Once out onto the roadway, the young boy turned right directly into the path of a Ford Utility travelling north easterly along Bishop Road, Yoogali.

The boy was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Griffith Base Hospital.

He was then airlifted to Sydney Children’s Hospital in a critical condition, but died as a result of his injuries on Sunday 11 June 2017.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (147 words)

Not so regal results

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 14:22 AEST

Police detected more than 8,300 traffic offences and more than 800 crime offences during the four days of Operation Regal over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Disappointingly 3160 motorists were caught speeding and 418 motorists fined for using their mobile phones, an increase of 23 and 28 per cent respectively on last year.

One in every 15 drivers tested furnished a positive result for drugs while 245 drink drivers were caught after more than 147,200 drivers were tested.

Road Policing Command Acting Assistant Commissioner Debra Robertson said the number of people found to be speeding as well as using their phones was a risk to the community so easily avoided.

“I’m not sure what it will take for motorists to heed the warnings,” A/AC Robertson said.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (247 words)

Police investigate Moliagul ramming incident

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 14:03 AEST

Goldfields police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was involved in a ramming incident in Moliagul on Saturday.

Police have been told the victim, a 54-year-old White Hills woman, was driving her vehicle west on the Wimmera Highway at about 10.20am.

Between Murphy’s Creek and Moliagul she has passed a dark blue sedan parked on the side of the road also facing west.

This vehicle then proceeded to follow the victim for about 5kms before ramming the victim’s vehicle from behind.

The victim started to pull over and has again been rammed twice from behind causing her to lose control of her vehicle swerving across the road into a shallow culvert and rolling.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (157 words)

Cash and drugs seized following Stawell search

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 13:52 AEST

Police have charged a man after a search netted a significant quantity of drugs and cash in Stawell last week.

The Southern Grampians Divisional Tasking Team executed a search warrant at a residential property on Fisher Street at about 7.30am on Friday, 9 June.

With the assistance of the Dog Squad, investigators seized 2kg cannabis, 104g methyl amphetamine, 8.25g heroin and $22,440 as well as drug paraphernalia.

The 69-year-old Stawell man was charged with possessing trafficable amounts of cannabis, heroin and methyl amphetamine, and possessing a commercial quantity of methyl amphetamine.

The man was remanded to appear at Horsham Magistrates’ Court today via video link.

Read the rest at Victoria Police (105 words)

Armed Robbery – 9/11 Bottleshop Lutana – image released

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 13:21 AEST

Anyone with information relating to the incident or the garment is asked to contact police on 131 444, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

The post Armed Robbery – 9/11 Bottleshop Lutana – image released. appeared first on Tasmania Police.

Read the rest at Tasmania Police (44 words)

Man in custody after stabbing – Bankstown

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 13:00 AEST

A man has been arrested after a stabbing at Bankstown.

About 10.35am today (Tuesday 13 June 2017), police were called to a cafe in Bankstown City Plaza after reports of a stabbing.

Officers located a 50-year-old man with a stab wound to the chest.

He has been taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.

A crime scene has been established which will be examined by forensic specialist.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (97 words)

Four dead is four too many, as Operation Stay Alert concludes

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 12:44 AEST

Police are dismayed at the loss of four lives during Operation Stay Alert, a four day road policing operation for the Queen’s Birthday long-weekend.

Operation Stay Alert commenced at midnight on Friday 9 June 2017 and concluded last night at 11.59pm (Monday 12 June 2017).

During the operation four people tragically lost their lives.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said four lives lost on NSW roads in one long weekend is a tragedy.

“Four lives lost over the course of one long-weekend is four too many.

Read the rest at New South Wales Police (500 words)

Five juveniles charged after attempted robbery – Kelso.

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 12:44 AEST

Police have charged five juveniles following an alleged attempted robbery in the state’s Central Tablelands yesterday.

About 6.55pm (Monday 12 June 2017) a 20-year-old woman was driving along Boyd Street, Kelso, when five juveniles wearing balaclavas stood on the roadway and blocked her vehicles path.

The juveniles allegedly attempted to gain entry to her vehicle and one male jumped on her bonnet.

The woman called triple zero “000” and a nearby police vehicle responded. As police approached they saw the same group attempting to stop another vehicle.

The five juveniles were arrested and conveyed to Bathurst Police Station.

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

Armed Robbery – Brooker Highway Bottleshop, Lutana

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 13/06/2017 11:27 AEST

The offender is described as about 170 cm tall of medium to solid build. He was dressed in black, wearing a black balaclava, hoody and pants (possibly of Adidas brand). His shoes were black with large white soles.

The offender left on foot, crossing the Brooker Highway in front of oncoming cars causing motorists to take evasive action to avoid hitting him.

Police are asking anyone who may have information relating to this incident to contact them on 131 444. If you were driving on the Brooker Highway at the Derwent Park intersection, last night around 8:00pm and you saw the offender or had to take evasive action to avoid hitting him, Police would like to speak to you.

The offender in this matter had a particularly aggressive nature and Police are actively following up any information provided. If you know who the offender is but do not wish to speak with police directly, Police urge you to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestoppers.tas.com.au.

Crime Stoppers do not need to know your name, just your information.

Read the rest at Tasmania Police (195 words)

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