Aussie Police News Wrap for Wednesday, 21/06/2017 – Night Shift Reports

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Bringing you up to date with the news released by all Australian Police agencies on Wednesday, 21/06/2017.

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

Firearms offences – Padstow

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 10:00 AEST

A man charged in relation to six firearms and ammunition seized from a house in Sydney’s south last week will appear in court today.

On Friday 16 June 2017, officers from St George Local Area Command were assisted by the Bass Hill Region Enforcement Squad to execute a search warrant on a home at Davies Road, Padstow.

Upon entering the premises, officers were attacked by two dogs which retreated to the rear yard after police deployed OC spray.

Inside the home, officers located six firearms, including three rifles, two pistols and a homemade shotgun, as well as a quantity of ammunition. Items consistent with the manufacture of illicit drugs and a number of items suspected of being stolen, including a car, were also found.

All items were seized for forensic examination. No one was home at the time of the search warrant.

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CCTV footage: Break and enter, Logan area

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 09:43 AEST

Police investigating four linked break and enter offences at hardware stores in the Logan area, have released images of a man who may have be able to assist them with their investigations.

Around 2am on June 5, a man broke into a hardware store on Glasson Drive, Bethania and stole shop fittings.

On June 13 at around 11pm, a man broke into a hardware store on Commerce Drive, Browns Plains and stole a large quantity of solar pond pumps, lighting and other hydroponic accessories.

A Compton Road, Underwood hardware store was broken into around 1.40am on June 16 with a large number of power tools stolen. Earlier that morning the man broke into another hardware store in Springfield, but fled empty handed.

The man is described as Caucasian, aged in his 20s, approximately 180cms tall with a proportionate build.

He was wearing a dark grey hooded jacket with a grey t-shirt underneath, black Nike track pants with a white motif on his right calve, white sports shoes with shocks at the back.

The man was last seen driving a dark blue Toyota Starlet, Queensland Registration 760 KNN.

Investigations are continuing.

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Source: Queensland Police Service (193 words)

Driver charged over fatal Shepparton mini bus collision

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 09:24 AEST

A male taxi driver has been charged with one count of Dangerous Driving Causing Death following a fatal collision with a mini-bus near Shepparton yesterday.

The collision happened about 3.30pm at the intersection of Pyke Rd and Turnball Rd, Ardmona.

The mini bus was carrying 12 adult passengers while the taxi was carrying two passengers.

It’s believed that 12 people have been injured in the incident, some with life threatening injuries.

An 80-year-old female passenger from the bus has died at the scene.

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Man charged after armed robbery – Hunter Region

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 09:14 AEST

A man has been arrested and charged after an armed robbery in the Hunter region on Monday.

About 10.30pm (Monday 19 June 2017), a stolen vehicle stopped on Armidale Street, Abermain, and two men got out.

The men, armed with a shortened firearm and sledge hammer, forced their way into a bowling club and approached a female employee.

One of the men tied the woman’s hands and feet with duct tape.

The men ransacked the club and later fled in the vehicle taking cash.

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Update 2: Missing father and son, Mount Gravatt

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 09:13 AEST

A man and boy reported missing from Mount Gravatt earlier this month have been located safe and well.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.

The original media release (below) has been edited to remove identifying features:

Police are continuing to appeal for public assistance to help locate a missing man and boy 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 van.

Police and family hold concerns for their welfare due to the absence of contact being out of character.

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

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

Any members of the public who may have information in relation to the whereabouts of the man and the boy are asked to contact police.

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Source: Queensland Police Service (181 words)

Armed robbery, Toowoomba

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 08:35 AEST

Detectives are investigating following an armed robbery at a Toowoomba convenience store this morning.

Initial investigations indicate shortly before 5am a man entered the Ruthven Street store armed with a syringe and demanded money from a staff member.

The man fled the store a short time later with a sum of cash and drove away in a red Mitsubishi lancer.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

The man was last seen wearing a white hooded jumper with black stripes, a black baseball cap. He has short scruffy brown hair and a beard.

Detectives are appealing for any information that might help locate the man responsible.

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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Woman arrested for aggravated assault

South Australia Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 07:19 AEST

A Woodville Gardens woman has been arrested after she allegedly failed to pay for a meal at a city restaurant and then bit a waiter.

Just before 7pm on Monday 20 June, police were called to a seafood restaurant on Gouger Street after a woman had allegedly failed to pay for a meal.

On arrival the patrol spoke to a waiter from the restaurant, who stated the woman left without paying for a meal and when stopped she allegedly tried to strangle the waiter and then bit the waiter on the arm causing a nasty cut.

The waiter had to be a treated in hospital with the cut requiring stitches.

The 48-year-old woman from Woodville Gardens was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and fail to pay for meals.

She was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 26 July.

Source: South Australia Police (142 words)

Spirited away

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 05:16 AEST

Officers have been told a man attended the store on Dandenong Road about 5.30pm on Sunday 28 May.

Once inside the store the man selected six bottles of spirits and took them to the front counter.

The attendant rang up the items and bagged them.

The man then asked the attendant for a packet of cigarettes.

When the attendant went to get the cigarettes the man grabbed the bags of alcohol and ran from the store.

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P-plater charged following crash – Strathfield

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 05:00 AEST

A P-plater has been charged with drink driving following a crash at Strathfield overnight.

Just before 11pm (Tuesday 20 June 2017), emergency services were called to Chalmers Road, following reports of a crash.

Police have been told a BMW M3 sedan allegedly struck a Holden Barina, a boat and trailer, and a Holden Commodore, all parked on Chalmers Street before coming to rest on the footpath.

Officers from Flemington Local Area Command attended and stopped two men walking nearby.

A 29-year-old man, who is alleged to have been driving the vehicle, returned a positive roadside breath test and was arrested.

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Pedestrian dies after hit by car – Hunter Valley

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 04:29 AEST

A woman has died after being struck by a car in the Hunter Valley last night.

Just after 6pm (Tuesday 20 June 2017), emergency services were called to Dalton Avenue at Singleton, following reports a woman had been struck by a car.

Police have been told the 61-year-old woman was struck by a Toyota Corolla and died at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, a 22-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Singleton Hospital for mandatory tests before being taken to Muswellbrook Police Station. She has since been released.

Officers from Hunter Valley Local Area Command established a crime scene and are continuing with their inquiries into the incident.

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Serious traffic incident, Logan Central

Queensland Police Service on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 03:42 AEST

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating a serious traffic incident that occurred at Logan Central overnight.

Preliminary inquiries indicate that around midnight, a pedestrian was struck by a sedan on Mayes Avenue.

The pedestrian, a 28-year-old man, was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.

The driver of the sedan, a 29-year-old man, was not injured in the crash.

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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Police investigate taxi fire at Tullamarine

Victoria Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 03:14 AEST

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire involving six cars and a factory at Tullamarine during the night.

Emergency services were called to Derby Street about 12.30am after neighbours noticed a taxi on fire.

The taxi was one of six taxis parallel parked on the street, close to a factory wall.

The fire spread to the other five cars, destroying all six taxis and damaging the factory façade, before being brought under control.

No one was injured in the fire.

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Child dies after drowning – West Hoxton

New South Wales Police on Wednesday, 21/06/2017 02:00 AEST

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after a young girl’s death at West Hoxton last night.

Just after 6.15pm (Tuesday 20 June 2017), emergency services were called to a home on Bellerive Close after a 4-year-old girl was found unresponsive in the bath.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and performed CPR.

The girl was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition, however died a short time after arriving.

A crime scene was established and officers from Green Valley Local Area Command will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Update: Missing man, Bli Bli

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 23:29 AEST

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Attempted armed robbery in Preston

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 23:08 AEST

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an attempted armed robbery which occurred in Preston this evening.

Investigators have been told an 18-year-old woman from Preston and a 19-year-old woman from Preston were walking along St Georges Road about 8.10pm.

They were approached by two females and a male wearing a mask.

The group demanded that the woman hand over money.

The male slashed the women with a knife when they responded that they didn’t have any.

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Update: Missing boy, Caboolture

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 23:08 AEST

A 12-year-old boy missing from Caboolture since June 14 has been located safe and well.

Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

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Missing boy, Munruben

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 19:52 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 13-year-old boy, missing from Munruben.

The boy was last seen on Saturday, June 17 around 7.30pm at a Blenheim Court address and reported missing to police today.

The boy is described as Caucasian in appearance, 155cm tall, with a proportionate build and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a maroon and yellow v neck jumper.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare because of his age and the length of time since he has contacted family.

Anyone who sees the boy is urged to contact police.

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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Theft from pokies patron in Castlemaine

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 19:06 AEST

Castlemaine Police are investigating a theft from a patron at a Castlemaine hotel.

Investigators have been told that the victim was playing the poker machines and left his backpack nearby on a ledge in the hotel but briefly left it unattended.

When he returned shortly after at about 8.40pm on 15 March, his backpack was gone.

It appears that a man who was playing a poker machine to the left of the victim noticed that the bag was left unattended and moved it to the floor while he continued to play his machine.

The man who left the hotel with the bag is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s, with dark hair and tattoos on his right forearm.

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Motor vehicle crash – Narromine

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 18:44 AEST

About 8.30am (Tuesday 20 June 2017) emergency services were called to the Mitchell Highway at Narromine, 40 kilometres west of Dubbo.

On arrival, police found two vehicles had collided at high speed.

The 27-year-old female driver of a Ford Fiesta, had allegedly turned left onto the Mitchell Highway from High Park Road.

At the time a Toyota Landcruiser being driven by a 63-year-old woman was travelling east on the Mitchell Highway.

The vehicles collided, with the front of the Toyota impacting heavily with the driver’s side of the Ford.

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Southbank swoop

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 17:47 AEST

Melbourne West police have arrested 10 youths following an alleged robbery and assault in Southbank yesterday.

It is believed a 21-year-old Epping man was walking along Southbank Promenade with a friend about 3.45am when he was assaulted by a group.

The man’s mobile phone, wallet, bank cards and cash were allegedly stolen during the incident.

His friend, a 24-year-old Point Cook man, was not injured.

Shortly after, police arrested a group of people in relation to the robbery and several other outstanding incidents.

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Fatal mini bus collission near Shepparton

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 16:48 AEST

Police are at the scene of a fatal collision between a mini-bus and a taxi near Shepparton.

The collision happened about 3.30pm at the intersection of Pyke Rd and Turnball Rd, Ardmona.

It’s believed the taxi T-boned the bus and the exact circumstances have yet to be determined.

The mini bus was carrying 12 adult passengers while the taxi was carrying two passengers

It’s believed that 12 people have been injured in the incident.

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Man Charged With Devonport Dangerous Driving

Tasmania Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 16:09 AEST

The 31-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences, including Dangerous Driving.

He will appear in an out-of-hours court this evening.

Police would like to thank the members of the Wynyard community who assisted in locating the vehicle.

The post Man Charged With Devonport Dangerous Driving appeared first on Tasmania Police.

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Search for missing teen Niram Al-Zeebaree

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 16:07 AEST

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Coolaroo teen Niram Al-Zeebaree.

The 15-year-old was last seen at his home address in Wimba Court about 4pm on Monday.

Police and family have concerns for Niram as he has only been in Australia for two months, is unfamiliar with Melbourne and does not speak English.

Police have released an image of Niram in the hope someone may recognise him and may be able to supply information on his whereabouts.

He is described as 165cm tall with a slim build, brown eyes and brown hair.

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Update: CCTV footage Robbery, Meadowbrook

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 15:53 AEST

Police have released CCTV footage of a man that may be able to assist police with information about a robbery that occurred in Meadowbrook on June 17.

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

The man then walked the attendant into the back room where he took the keys to her vehicle and then stole a sum of cash 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.

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Police investigate sexual assault in Shepparton

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 14:56 AEST

Shepparton Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives are appealing for public assistance following a sexual assault recently reported by the victim.

The incident happened in late February or early March in 2016, when a 21-year-old woman was walking north along Maude Street in Shepparton, about 1pm.

The woman was sexually assaulted by a man after being grabbed from behind as she walked passed Union Lane near a book shop.

An elderly woman went to her aid by slapping and kicking the offender who fled in a purple vehicle that stopped briefly at traffic lights at the intersection of High Street and Maude Street, Shepparton.

The victim was too distraught and in shock to report the incident to police at that time.

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Police investigate Ringwood assault

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 14:47 AEST

Police have released images of men they wish to speak to following an assault that took place in Ringwood last month.

Investigators have been told a 19-year-old man was assaulted by two males while walking along Maroondah Highway with three female friends about 2am on 14 May.

The victim was distracted by one man before being attacked by both men, sustaining bruising and grazes to his head and body.

The first man is described as being aged between 18 and 30 years old, about 160cm tall with a medium build and a thin moustache.

He was wearing a green and brown hoodie and dark coloured gloves at the time of the incident.

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Teenagers assaulted – Port Macquarie

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 14:29 AEST

Police are investigating after a teenager was assaulted, and another was threatened with a firearm yesterday on the Mid North Coast.

About 10pm on Monday 19 June 2017, a 17-year-old girl was riding her bike along Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie.

The teenage girl rode up behind a man who was walking in the same direction. She has told police that as she approached the man, he turned, grabbed her and said “stop following me”. The man then punched her in the eye.

At this time a 17-year-old boy was walking towards the man and after a short conversation the man produced a black pistol which he pointed at the teenager.

The man then walked away in an easterly direction on Hastings River Drive.

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Warrant Issued for Jayden Reddin-Jowett

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

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Jayden Reddin-Jowett.

Warrants have been issued for the 20-year-old’s failure to appear at court.

He is known to frequent the Bendigo and Melton Areas.

Reddin-Jowett is described as being about 165cm tall, has a thin build and brown hair.

Investigators have released an image of Reddin-Jowett in the hope someone may have information on his current whereabouts.

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Man arrested over the alleged murder of Sharon Edwards – Strike Force Burrow

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

Detectives investigating the 2015 disappearance and suspected murder of Grafton teacher, Sharon Edwards, have arrested a man in Queensland.

Sharon Edwards – a 55-year-old mother, grandmother and dedicated teacher at a local school – was reported missing on Tuesday 17 March 2015.

Mrs Edwards was last seen about 10.30pm on Saturday 14 March 2015, when she arrived at her home on Riverdale Court, Grafton, following dinner at a local pub with friends.

Mrs Edwards was due to teach classes the following Monday (16 March 2015), but failed to attend.

Strike Force Burrow was established by the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command to investigate her disappearance.

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Theft and deceptions at Hawthorn

Victoria Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 13:55 AEST

Boroondara Police are investigating a theft and subsequent deceptions in Hawthorn on 2 May.

Investigators have been told that a credit card and an amount of cash was stolen from a customer by two offenders at a Glenferrie Road business at about 2.30pm.

A short time later the stolen credit cards were used at multiple retail outlets in the Hawthorn area.

The male offender is described wearing a red top, black pants and black runners with white trim sole during the theft. He then was also wearing a grey beanie, black jacket and glasses during one of the subsequent deceptions.

The female offender has long dark hair and was wearing a black top, black pants and black shoes

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Armed robbery appeal – Central Hunter

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 12:44 AEST

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery in the Central Hunter overnight.

About 10.30pm (Monday 19 June 2017), a Nissan Pulsar stopped on Armidale Street, Abermain, and two men got out.

The men armed with a shortened firearm and sledge hammer forced their way into a bowling club and approached a female employee.

One of the men tied the woman’s hands and feet with duct tape.

The men ransacked the club and later fled in the vehicle taking cash.

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Update: Serious traffic incident, Inala

Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 12:11 AEST

Police investigating a serious traffic incident that occurred in Inala last night have identified the injured man is a 77-year-old from Inala.

Around 7pm, the man was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Frangipani Street and Laburnum Street.

He was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with life-threatening head injuries.

He was identified through the serial number on his hearing aid.

Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

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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Vehicle stolen during test drive

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:50 AEST

Holden Hill Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle taken for a test drive last night (19 June).

About 10.15pm two men attended a Hope Valley address to look at a vehicle which was being offered for sale.

One man took the vehicle for a test drive and did not return, while the other man left in a white sedan with number plates that police suspect were false.

The stolen vehicle is a 2004 silver Jeep Grand Cherokee (SA registration XFJ814).

Anyone who sees this vehicle is urged to call police immediately on 131 444.

Private sellers can protect themselves by taking the following steps:

  1. Always check the driver’s licence of any potential buyer to make sure they are who they say they are.
  2. Take a copy or photo of the potential buyer’s driver’s licence to record the details.

  3. Have a friend or family member with you when the vehicle is being inspected, and to accompany you on a test drive.

  4. Do not leave the vehicle unattended at any time.

  5. If at any stage of the inspection or test drive you feel uncomfortable, immediately end the meeting.

It is also recommended that you arrange a test drive in daylight hours; don’t include your address in the advertisement and if confronted remember your personal safety is paramount.

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Woman arrested for manslaughter

South Australia Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:50 AEST

The lengthy investigation by Major Crime detectives into the declared major crime deaths in October 2011 and December 2012 have resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old woman from Petwood.

The woman has been refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court later today.

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Fans urged to behave responsibly at State of Origin II

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:44 AEST

Police are urging footy fans to behave responsibly at the second game of State of Origin 2017 in Sydney tomorrow.

More than 80,000 fans are expected to converge on ANZ Stadium at Olympic Park to cheer on the New South Wales Blues as they take on the Queensland Maroons.

A high-visibility police operation will be in place to ensure everyone can enjoy the game in a safe, secure, and family-friendly environment.

The operation will include officers from South West Metropolitan Region, the Public Order and Riot Squad, Operation Support Group, Mounted Unit, Police Transport Command, Licensing Police and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.

South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli, said anyone who causes trouble will be targeted by officers.

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Firearms stolen – Narrandera.

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:17 AEST

Police are appealing for information after firearms were stolen from a home near Griffith last week.

Between 10pm on Thursday (15 June 2017) and 5am on Friday (16 June 2017) a premises on Arthur St, Narrandera, was broken into.

Four rifles and a motorcycle were stolen from the location.

Officers from Griffith Local Area Command were notified and have commenced investigations.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Griffith Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Police officer charged – Central Metropolitan Region

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:17 AEST

An off-duty police officer has been charged allegedly speeding and mid-range drink-driving.

About 11.15am yesterday (Sunday 18 June 2017), officers attached to The Hume Traffic & Highway Patrol Command stopped a vehicle on the Hume Highway, just south of Goulburn, for allegedly travelling at 138km/h in a sign-posted 110km/h zone.

The driver, an off-duty male senior constable, was submitted to a roadside breath test and allegedly returned a positive reading.

He was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.102.

The officer, attached to the Central Metropolitan Region, was issued with a field court attendance notice for the offences of mid-range PCA and exceed speed limit over 20km/h, and his driver’s licence was also suspended.

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Man charged over Hunter murder mystery

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:16 AEST

Hunter Valley detectives have charged a Central Coast man with the murder of mother-of-two, Carly McBride.

The remains of the 31-year-old Belmont woman were discovered in bushland near a road at Owens Gap on the outskirts of Scone in August last year.

Police from the Hunter Valley Local Area Command formed Strike Force Karabi when Ms McBride was reported missing in September 2014 during a visit to Muswellbrook.

Around 8am today (Monday 19 June), detectives travelled to a home at San Remo and arrested a 39-year-old man.

He was taken to the Wyong Police Station where he was formally charged with murder.

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Fatal crash – Gilmore

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:16 AEST

A report will be prepared for the coroner after a fatal crash in the state’s south.

About 8.45am on Wednesday 14 June 2017, emergency services were called to the Snowy Mountains Highway at Gilmore, about 5 km from Tumut, following reports a car and truck had collided.

Police from Cootamundra Local Area Command attended, and found a Toyota Echo hatchback driven by a 93-year-old woman, had attempted to enter the Snowy Mountains Highway from Batlow Road.

It appears that the Toyota then collided with an Isuzu Pantech truck being driven west on the Snowy Mountains Highway by a 56-year-old man.

The truck collided heavily with the Toyota causing it to strike a guard rail.

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Police investigate fatal crash – Rous

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:16 AEST

Police are currently at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision in the state’s north.

About 3.50pm today (Monday 19 June 2017) emergency services were called to Ellis Road, Rous, about 15km from Ballina.

On arrival, police found that two vehicles had collided head-on.

The 34-year-old male driver, and sole occupant, of the first vehicle was deceased at the scene.

A woman and child from the second vehicle have been conveyed to Lismore Hospital for precautionary checks.

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Pedestrian hit by car – Regents Park

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:15 AEST

An 8-year-old boy has been hit by a car on Amy Street, Regents Park tonight.

About 8pm (Monday 19 June 2017), emergency services were called to the location following reports a child had been hit by a car while crossing the road.

On arrival officers located the boy suffering head injuries.

He was taken to The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, where he is in a stable condition.

The male driver of the vehicle was taken to Auburn Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

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Man charged with armed robbery – Plumpton

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:15 AEST

A man has been charged following investigations into an armed robbery, and an attempted armed robbery at two fast food restaurants in Plumpton earlier this year.

Police will allege on Saturday 29 April 2017, a man entered a fast food outlet on Jersey Road and approached the counter where he allegedly produced a knife and demanded cash.

The attendant failed to comply and the man ran from the store empty handed.

About 1.20am that same day, police will allege the man entered another fast food outlet on Jersey Road where he again produced a knife and demanded cash.

The employee handed over a bag of cash and the man ran from the store.

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Woman to be charged following pursuit – Hinchinbrook

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:15 AEST

A man and a woman were arrested following a pursuit with police in Hinchinbrook overnight.

Shortly before 8.30pm (Monday 19 June 2017), police from Green Valley Local Area Command were patrolling the streets of Hinchinbrook when they noticed a white Mercedes Hatchback allegedly driving erratically on Lord Howe Drive.

Officers activated warning devices and attempted to pull the Mercedes over.

The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. Officers followed the vehicle for some time through the local streets of Hinchinbrook before the pursuit was taken over by Liverpool Highway Patrol.

Road spikes were deployed on Falcon Street where the Mercedes was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle as it allegedly attempted to avoid the block. A police officer that was approaching the car was required to take evasive action as the vehicle sped away.

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UPDATE – CORRECTION TO AGE – Regents Park pedestrian crash

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:15 AEST

Police continue their inquiries after a boy was hit by a car in Regents Park yesterday.

About 8pm (Monday 19 June 2017), emergency services were called to the location following reports a child had been hit by a car while crossing the road.

On arrival officers located the six-year-old boy suffering serious head and facial injuries.

He was taken to The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The male driver of the vehicle was taken to Auburn Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

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Police investigate bag snatches in Sydney’s Inner West

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:14 AEST

Police are investigating two separate bag snatches across Sydney’s inner west last night.

The first incident occurred about 8.35pm on Russell Street, Strathfield, as a 23-year-old woman was walking home from the train station.

A man ran up behind her and snatched her handbag before getting into a back SUV being driven by another man.

The second incident occurred about 8.50pm on Loftus Crescent, Homebush, when a 23-year-old woman was walking along the footpath.

A man ran up behind her and snatched her handbag before getting into a black SUV and driving away.

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UPDATE – Woman charged following pursuit – Hinchinbrook

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:14 AEST

A woman has now been charged following a pursuit with police in Hinchinbrook yesterday.

Shortly before 8.30pm (Monday 19 June 2017), police from Green Valley Local Area Command were patrolling the streets of Hinchinbrook when they noticed a white Mercedes Hatchback allegedly driving erratically on Lord Howe Drive.

Officers activated warning devices and attempted to pull the Mercedes over but it allegedly failed to stop.

A pursuit was initiated and officers pursued the vehicle for sometime before eventually arresting a 29-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man in Pipon Close, Green Valley.

They were both taken to Green valley Police Station where she was charged with a conviction warrant, Skye’s Law (Police Pursuit), use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, goods in custody, drive while disqualified, and failing to exchange particulars.

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Man charged following attempted carjacking – Ashfield

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:14 AEST

Police have charged a man following investigations into an attempted carjacking and stealing in Ashfield yesterday.

About 2.45pm 9Monday 19 June 2017), a 47-year-old woman was in her car stopped at a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Norton Street and Holden Street.

Police will allege a man approached the driver’s side of her car and opened her door. He pulled on her arm and told her to get out of the car.

As she got out he jumped into the driver’s seat and attempted to drive the car, however, he was unable to drive a manual.

The man reached over and grabbed the woman’s purse that was sitting in the foot-well of the car and ran from the scene.

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Cannabis worth $2 million seized in the Illawarra

New South Wales Police on Tuesday, 20/06/2017 11:14 AEST

Police are investigating after a hydroponic set up was located in the Illawarra yesterday.

About 2pm (Monday 19 June 2017), officers from Wollongong Local Area Command executed a search warrant at a home in Wonson Avenue, Coniston.

During the search police located, and seized 418 indoor enhanced-hydroponic cannabis plants.

It is estimated the potential street value of the cannabis plants is in the vicinity of $2 million.

Police will allege that the entire property had been converted for the sole purpose of growing cannabis plants.

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