Police charged driver following serious crash
24 May 2016
About 2.50pm (Monday 23 May 2016), a white Volkswagen Polo hatchback collided with a Hino Tabletop truck on the Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale.
The 20-year-old female driver of the Volkswagen was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital suffering serious head, leg and internal injuries, and remains in a critical condition.
The 20-year-old male driver of the truck was taken to Bowral Hospital for a mandatory blood and urine test. He is uninjured.
Following inquiries at the scene, police conveyed the man to Bowral Police Station where he was interviewed and charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.
He was given conditional bail and will appear in Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday 21 June 2016.
Police from the Lake Illawarra Crash Investigation Unit will conduct inquiries into the incident and would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken to police.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Eight injured in bus crash
23 May 2016
Police are investigating a mini-bus crash north of Coonabarabran in which eight people were injured.
About 7am (Monday 23 May 2016), the Hyundai Imax was travelling south on the Newell Highway, 5km north of Coonabarabran, when it left the road and struck a tree.
One passenger, a 31-year-old female, was airlifted from the scene with serious spinal injuries.
A 24-year-old female was taken by road to Narrabri Hospital with spinal injuries.
The six remaining occupants, including four males and two females, were taken by road to Coonabarabran hospital.
Two of those, including a 10-year-old boy and a 60-year-old female, were subsequently airlifted to Orange Hospital with serious internal injuries.
The Newell Highway was closed until 2pm while investigations took place.
Crash Investigation Unit officers are conducting inquiries into the incident and are urging any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Man charged following joint operation
The Hume, Shoalhaven
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:55:04 AM
A man will face Goulburn Local Court today (Tuesday 24 May 2016) after numerous alleged vehicle thefts and break-ins throughout southern NSW.
A joint operation, involving police from The Hume and Shoalhaven local area commands, begun after a male forced his way into a house on Bellevue Avenue, Moss Vale, shortly before 11.30pm on Saturday 21 May 2016.
While inside the home he was allegedly confronted by a female occupant before he grabbed a set of keys and allegedly stole a vehicle that was parked in the driveway.
Police on route to the scene saw the vehicle nearby and attempted to pull it over however the driver dumped the car in Monterey Avenue, Moss Vale, and ran from the scene.
This incident, together with numerous break-in offences at businesses and residential homes in the Milton Ulladulla area during May 2016, saw significant resources in the Southern Region work together to investigate the offences.
In addition two officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were deployed to the area on trail bikes to search dirt tracks in the vicinity of Ulladulla, Kings Point and Burrill Lake.
As a result of enquiries, a man who police believe may be able to assist with inquiries was identified and a Warrant was issued for his arrest.
About 6pm Sunday 22 May, 2016, a 36-year-old man was arrested in a house in Monterey Avenue, Moss Vale.
He was arrested by the virtue of an outstanding warrant and was taken to Bowral Police Station where he was later charged with break, enter & steal (x5), police pursuit (Skyes Law), stolen motor vehicle and goods in custody relating to alleged offences committed in the Milton Ulladulla area.
He was refused bail and will appear in Goulburn Local Court today (Tuesday 24 May 2016).
Inquiries are continuing and officers would like to speak with anyone who may have further information that could assist the operation, to contact them at Bowral or Ulladulla Police Stations.
Police appeal for witnesses following fatal crash
Mid-North Coast, Telegraph Point, Kempsey, Clybucca
23 May 2016
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash on the state’s mid-north coast yesterday.
About 6.20pm (Sunday 22 May 2016), police and emergency services were called to a roadworks zone on the Pacific Highway at Telegraph Point, south of Kempsey following reports of a head-on crash.
Initial investigations suggest a red Nissan Pulsar travelling south was stuck head-on by a red Ford Fairmont travelling north in the southbound lane.
Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles for some time before being released by Fire & Rescue NSW and Rural Fire Service crews.
The driver of the Nissan – a 48-year-old man from Laurieton – was conveyed to Port Macquarie Hospital but later died of his injuries.
The driver of the Ford – a 62-year-old man from Clybucca – was transferred to John Hunter Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
The Pacific Highway was blocked for over five hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.
Specialist investigators from the Mid-North Coast Crash Investigation Unit were in attendance and are appealing for any witnesses to events leading up to the incident to contact Kempsey Police Station on (02) 6561 6199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police appeal for information following aggravated armed robbery
23 May 2016
Police are appealing for information following an aggravated armed robbery in Orange on the weekend.
About 6.30pm on Saturday 21 May 2016, a 43-year-old woman was in a home on Lords Place when she answered the front door to two men and a woman.
The trio spoke to the woman before leaving the scene.
Police have been told a short time later, the group returned and approached the woman in the backyard of the premises.
One of the men produced a firearm and threatened the woman before striking her on the head a number of times, causing the woman to fall.
The group entered the woman’s house and threatened her 13-year-old son, before taking a mobile phone, electronic tablet, handbag and cash.
Emergency services were contacted and the woman was taken to Orange Health Services for treatment. Her son was uninjured.
Officers from Canobolas Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.
As investigations continue, police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.
It’s believed a green sedan may have left the area at the time of the incident.
Police investigate serious crash on Pacific Highway
22 May 2016
Police are investigating a serious single-vehicle crash on the Mid North Coast today in which a vehicle carrying two children left the road and crashed into metal railing.
About 5.50am (Sunday 22 May 2016), officers from Mid North Coast Local Area Command responded to reports of a crash on the Pacific Highway, Kundabung south of Kempsey.
The driver, a 33 year-old-woman, was transferred to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle along with an 11 year-old boy in a serious but stable condition. A five-year-old girl was not injured and was later placed into the care of a family member.
The driver submitted a blood sample for mandatory testing.
Investigations continue and police are appealing to anyone with information to contact police or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police are urging motorists to plan their trips and to take regular rest breaks, particularly in the extensive road work areas on the Pacific Hwy through the Mid North Coast area.
Police investigate collision
22 May 2016
Police are investigating after a collision between a motorcycle and a car in the Blue Mountains this afternoon.
About 4.20pm (Sunday 22 May 2016), a motorcycle was travelling east on the Great Western Highway at Mount Victoria when it collided with a Kia Carnival travelling west near the Convict Bridge.
The male rider was trapped under the vehicle, but released by crews from Fire & Rescue NSW and Lithgow VRA.
He was taken by Air Ambulance to Westmead Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The female driver of the Kia was taken to Katoomba Hospital for treatment of shock.
Officers from Chifley Local Area Command will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Lithgow Police Station on (02) 6352 8399 or Crime Stoppers.
Two charged following alleged robberies
Blue Mountains, Falcon Bridge, Winmalee
23 May 2016
Police have charged two men following two alleged robberies in the Blue Mountains yesterday.
About 12.20pm (Sunday 22 May 2016), a man entered a liquor store on the Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge, and allegedly threatened the attendant.
The man allegedly fled the scene with cash and cigarettes in a blue vehicle.
The second incident occurred just before 1.30pm, when a man entered a supermarket on White Cross Road, Winmalee.
He allegedly threatened an employee before fleeing with cash and cigarettes.
Officers from Blue Mountains Local Area Command attended and crime scenes were established at both locations.
A blue Daihatsu Charade believed to be connected with the incidents was located in Springwood but no-one was inside.
Following further inquiries, police attended a home in Burns Road, Springwood yesterday afternoon.
One man was arrested in the home and another a short distance away when he allegedly tried to flee from police.
Both men were taken to Springwood Police Station and charged.
A 33-year-old man was charged with robbery (x2) and breach of bail. He was refused bail to appear before Penrith Local Court today (Monday 23 May 2016).
A 32-year-old man was charged with receiving stolen property and was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Penrith Local Court on Tuesday 14 June 2016.