Daily Archives: 05/06/2015

Man charged, ‘Ice’ pipe and drugs seized – Speers Point

A man found slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle in a Speers Point car park overnight, has now been charged with drug offences.

Police from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command were called to Speers Point Park about 10.15pm yesterday (Thursday 4 June 2015), after concerns for the welfare of the man.

When police spoke with the man, they allege an ‘Ice’ pipe was seen on the passenger’s seat. This was seized along with pills and a bag police will allege contained methamphetamine (Ice) as well as cannabis.

The 39-year-old man was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station where he was charged with two counts of supply a prohibited drug, and three counts of possess a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail and will appear in Newcastle Local Court today (Friday 5 June 2015).

Laser ‘shone in eyes’ of truck drivers

WARRANTS have been issued for a Melbourne man who failed to appear in Albury Court yesterday on charges of possessing a laser pointer and extendable steel baton.

The details of the Melbourne man’s arrest were outlined in police papers presented to the court.

They also allege Tyron David Robinson was shining the laser pointer at truck drivers on the Hume Highway.

Magistrate Tony Murray was told police were patrolling the highway just before 1am on April 20.

They received information about truckies being flashed in the eyes with a laser by a man walking south of Holbrook.

The officers found Robinson, who was walking on the highway shoulder with a dog and carrying a full container of fuel.

He was asked whether he had a laser pointer and immediately produced one from the right pocket of his hoodie.

Police tested the pointer and it emitted a bright green beam.

They asked Robinson, 30, of Mont Albert, why he was shining the light into the eyes of truck drivers.

He denied doing so and said: “I was waving it out in front of me so they knew I was here.”

Robinson explained his car ran out of petrol near the intersection of the Hume Highway and Olympic Way about 40 kilometres south from his present location.

A truck driver gave him a lift to Holbrook so he could get fuel and he was just starting his long walk back.

The officers asked whether he had any other prohibited items and he indicated that he did not.

But a search of his backpack uncovered a steel expandable baton which was 40cm long when extended.

He was asked about it and said: “Oh, sorry. I forgot that was there. It shouldn’t have left the house. Somebody left it at my place after a party.”

Both the laser and baton were seized by police, who gave Robinson a lift back to his car.

Police gave him field court attendance notices.

Mr Murray has ordered the seized items be forfeited.

Man charged after drugs, knife seized from car – Windale

A man is due in Newcastle Local Court today charged with drug and weapon offences.

Officers attached to the Lake Macquarie Special Operations Group stopped a Jeep on Lake Street, Windale, about 2pm yesterday (Thursday 4 June 2015), for a random breath test.

Police allege when the vehicle was searched, they found a flick knife, methamphetamine (Ice), liquid amphetamine and cannabis.

A 32-year-old man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested and taken to Charlestown Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug (two counts), and custody of knife in public place.

The man was bail refused by police and will appear in the Newcastle Local Court later today (Friday 5 June 2015).

Truck driver charged with drug offences – Goulburn

A truck driver has been charged with drug offences after being stopped by police in Goulburn overnight.

About 10.20pm (Thursday 4 June 2015) a 45-year-old man was driving a B-double truck on the Hume Highway, Goulburn after he was allegedly detected travelling at 120km/h, while restricted to a maximum speed of 100km/h, being a Class C vehicle.

He was given a roadside drug test, which returned a positive reading, and a search of the vehicle allegedly located 9.6grams of amphetamine.

The Queensland man was taken to Goulburn Police Station where he was charged with deemed supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug and self administer prohibited drug.

He was bail refused to appear before Goulburn Local Court today (Friday 5 June 2015)

Inquiries are continuing.

Man charged with stealing five motorbikes – Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas

A man has been charged after allegedly stealing five motor bikes from Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas.

About 3.45pm yesterday (Thursday 4 June 2015), a 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with five counts of steal motor vehicle after an extensive investigation by Newcastle City Special Operation Group.

Police will allege the 23-year-old stole motorcycles from the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas during April and May 2015, when test- riding bikes for sale.

The bikes were allegedly stolen on 29 April 2015 from a Warners Bay address, 30 April 2015 from a Charlestown address, 3 May 2015 from a Bonnells Bay address, 10 May 2015 from a New Lambton address; and 12 May 2015 from a New Lambton address.

The 23-year-old was charged with five counts of steal motor vehicle and drive whilst disqualified.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Friday 5 June 2015).

Police appeal to locate wanted man – Newcastle

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted in Newcastle.

A revocation of parole warrant has been issued for 37-year-old Shaun Thomas Mitchell.

Mitchell was on parole for an aggravated break and enter charge; however, allegedly failed to comply with the conditions.

Officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command are appealing for public assistance as they attempt to locate him.

Mitchell is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 180cm and 185cm tall with a thin build and brown hair.

It’s believed he frequents the Newcastle area and surrounding suburbs.

Anyone who sees him or believes they know his whereabouts is urged to contact Triple Zero ‘000’ immediately.