Tag Archives: Tasmania

Woman Who Assaulted Police Avoids Jail

A Maydena mother of three who threatened and assaulted police during a late-night attack last summer that a magistrate has labelled “pretty disgraceful” has avoided jail.

Sammie-Jo Louise Unsworth pleaded guilty to a number of charges arising from the incident at her Upper Derwent Valley residence at 2.45am on January 16, in which she called one police officer a “f…ing maggot”, threatened to cut another officer’s throat, and punched one policeman to the face.

Read more in The Mercury.

Source: www.themercury.com.au

Tasmania Police Nab Outlaws Biker Gang Associate In Operation Northern Lockdown

A Launceston Outlaws Motorcycle Club associate was one of several alleged offenders nabbed in an unprecedented police crackdown in the North on Friday.

Operation Northern Lockdown was launched without warning at 1am in a bid to disrupt crime – particularly rural business burglaries – being carried out by crooks taking advantage of country police knock-off times.

Read more in the Examiner.

Source: www.examiner.com.au

Tasmania Police Tied Up On Family Violence Calls

Tasmania Police officers spend up to 60 per cent of their night-time callouts dealing with domestic violence issues, according to a support provider. It comes as the state government ramps up its efforts to target the social scourge which sees police respond to 50 family violence incidents a week. On Monday Premier Will Hodgman announced he was taking the lead on tackling domestic violence and confirmed additional funding in Thursday’s budget for the area.

Source: www.examiner.com.au

Female Tasmania Police Inspectors At the Top of Their Game

Inspectors Kathy Bennett and Jo Stolp are women at the top of their game.

The women, with almost 50 years of experience in Tasmania Police between them, are two of only three women inspectors in the state, having been promoted to the rank at the beginning of this year. A Tasmania Police spokeswoman said that women had made up an average of 30 per cent of the police workforce for some years and recruitment intakes fluctuated between 30 per cent and 50 per cent women.

Source: www.perthnow.com.au

Tassie Police Use Social Media To Track Down and Fine Dangerous Driver

Tasmania Police has used the power of social media to track down and fine a driver for dangerous behaviour. The video showed a vehicle travelling through a red light at the intersection of Main and Creek Roads, New Town, narrowly avoiding colliding with pedestrians.

The offence had been recorded on an in-car dash camera and posted to social media. Officers from Southern Road and Public Order Services were made aware of the video yesterday and investigated the incident…

Source: www.theadvocate.com.au

Meth Abuse Tasmania’s Top Crime Issue As Police Launch Week Long Anti-crime Campaign

Methamphetamine use is named the number one concern for Tasmanian authorities during this week’s Crime Stoppers awareness campaign.

Ice abuse, property damage and stolen goods are the top-three targets in a week-long intelligence gathering campaign conducted by Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with Tasmania Police.

Police commissioner Darren Hine said drug crimes often led to other criminal activity and warned people to watch out for suspicious behaviour in suburban areas.

Source: www.abc.net.au

Tasmanian Gun Owners Embrace Amnesty

About 60 – mostly unregistered – firearms as well as ammunition have been handed into police during the latest mobile gun amnesty.


Police headed to Kingston and Huonville over the weekend where a total of 59 firearms were passed in, with 42 of those guns unregistered.

Sergeant Peter May said the haul included 10 air rifles, 25 rifles, 21 shotguns and three handguns…

Source: www.themercury.com.au