Daily Archives: 09/06/2015

P-plate hoons take to Hume racetrack

PROBATIONARY drivers have raised the ire of Albury police with four of them caught flouting their licence conditions over the long weekend.

Three were caught driving at least 40 km/h over the speed limit — one clocking 174 km/h on the Hume Highway — and the fourth drink- driving.

The flagrant breach involved a Sydney man, 33, driving a twin-turbo Audi V8.

Police who were conducting Operation Stay Alert caught him driving at 74km/h over the limit on the Hume Highway near Holbrook on Saturday about 5.30pm.

He had 100km/h limit condition on his licence.

Sergeant Andrew Pike said a crash at that detected speed would have almost certainly been fatal.

“He is inexperienced and was driving a high-performance car,” Sgt Pike said.

“His chances of surviving a crash are extremely limited.”

The other speedsters were another Sydney man, 32, travelling at 56km/h over the limit on the Hume at Woomargama early on Saturday and a youth, 17, at 40km/h over the limit at Table Top early on Friday.

An Albury woman 26, was caught driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.240 in Logan Road, Albury about 2.30am Sunday. She also refused to provide a secondary sample at Albury police station. As a P-plater she was required to drive alcohol-free.

In Wodonga, police said drug-drivers were again a real concern over the weekend.

While figures were not available yesterday, Sgt Cameron Roberts said the number of drug-drivers caught was “into double figures”.

“Drug-driving is something that will continue as an issue,” he said.

“We’re testing for it more and more and so we’re going to get more positives.

“People shouldn’t have these sorts of substances in them at any time and it’s made worse by driving a vehicle.

“Drug testing in Victoria is expanding and the chances of getting caught are going to significantly increase.”

Sgt Roberts said the number of positive drug tests on drivers in Wod-onga was surprising.

“There’s an element of disappointment,” he said. “The positive side is that we’re aware of it and picking it up.

“It’s being targeted and targeted quite successfully.”

Police on both sides of the border were mostly happy with drivers’ behaviour at the weekend and that there were no deaths of serious injuries in the region.

Missing woman’s parents join police in renewed appeal for information – Hunter region, Strike Force Karabi

The parents of a woman missing from the Hunter region will today join police in a renewed appeal for information about her suspicious disappearance.

Carly Dawn McBride, 31, was last seen on Calgaroo Avenue at Muswellbrook about 2pm on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Police were alerted when she failed to return to her Belmont home, and couldn’t be located or contacted. Carly, who is a mother of two children, has not been heard from since.

Detectives from Hunter Valley Local Area Command have been investigating Carly’s disappearance under Strike Force Karabi.

The parents of a woman missing from the Hunter region have joined police in a renewed appeal for information about her suspicious disappearance.

Carly Dawn McBride, 31, was last seen on Calgaroo Avenue at Muswellbrook about 2pm on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Officers from Hunter Valley Local Area Command were alerted when she failed to return to her Belmont home, and couldn’t be located or contacted.

Carly, who is a mother of two children, has not been heard from since.

Detectives formed Strike Force Karabi to investigate Carly’s disappearance. This has included extensive searches of bushland and waterways around Muswellbrook.

Police inquires to date suggest Carly met with foul play.

“We’re treating this as a homicide investigation,” Hunter Valley Local Area Command Crime manager, Detective Inspector Tim Seymour, said.

“While we have made significant headway, we still have more lines of inquiry to pursue,” he said.

“Many people have already come forward to give us statements about Carly’s disappearance, but we strongly believe the community holds more information that has not yet been given to police.

“If you know something, say something; even the smallest piece of information could make a big difference to our investigation,” Det Insp Seymour said.

Carly’s parents, Steve McBride and Lorraine Williams, have today (Tuesday 9 June 2015) joined police in this renewed appeal for information.

“It’s devastating not knowing what happened to Carly,” Steve said.

“We’re hoping that after today, someone remembers something, and gets in touch with police,” he said.

“Carly was a wonderful person – a free spirit with a bubbly personality, and a terrific mother to her two children,” Lorraine said.

“I miss talking to her; I miss her voice and her big belly laugh.

“We need to know what happened to Carly, so please, if you know something, contact the police,” Lorraine said.

Carly McBride is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 165cm to 175cm tall, with a thin build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Search resumes for missing camper – Central Hunter

Police will resume their search today (Tuesday 9 June 2015) for a 19-year-old man who went missing while on a camping trip with friends at McLean’s Lookout, in the Central Hunter Region yesterday.

The man was last seen by friends about 9am (Monday 8 June 2015) when he left the camp for a brief walk. He was last seen heading towards a track at the northern end of the lookout fence.

His group became concerned after he failed to return and they conducted a search of the area without success.

Police were contacted about 10am and a full scale search was conducted utilising the Special Casualty Access Team (SCAT), Volunteer Rescue Association, SES and Police Rescue teams.

The search was concluded last night due to darkness, and will resume about 8am today.

The search will involve the same search and rescue teams as yesterday, and will concentrate on an area around the McLean’s Lookout.

Man arrested at Teralba, Lake Macquarie

A man has been arrested after allegedly driving a bulldozer through a house at Teralba, Lake Macquarie, this morning.

About 7.10am (Monday 8 June 2015), officers attached to Lake Macquarie Local Area Command were called to a home on The Weir Road after reports a bulldozer had crushed three parked vehicles at the house.

Investigators have been told a 48-year-old man allegedly drove a bulldozer over the top of three vehicles parked in front of the house, and another that was parked at the side of the property.

The man then allegedly drove the vehicle toward a 29-year-old man who’d been sleeping in a detached garage on the property.

He stopped pursuing the man a short time later and turned the bulldozer toward the house, before continuing over the building until it was allegedly demolished.

A neighbour ran to the property and assisted a 56-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged 15 and 20, from the home before it was destroyed.

No one was injured during the incident.

Local police, with assistance from the Dog Unit, utilised OC spray to facilitate the man’s arrest and stop the bulldozer.

He’s since been taken to Charlestown Police Station, where he continues to assist police with their inquiries.

A crime scene has been established at the home and will be examined by forensic specialists.

The 48-year-old man is known to the family and the bulldozer had allegedly been stolen from a plant on Railway Crescent, Teralba, during a separate incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

He was charged with:

– Breach AVO;

– Enter inclosed land premises without lawful excuse;

– Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner;

– Destroy or damage property >$ 5,000 <$15,000 (five counts);

– Destroy or damage property >$15,000;

– Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical (four counts);

– Affray;

– Custody of knife in public place;

– Intimidate police officer in execution of duty; and,

– Destroy/damage property with intent to endanger life.

Two charged over alleged aggravated break-in north of Morisset

Police have charged two men over an alleged aggravated break-in at a property at Dora Creek, north of Morisset overnight.

About 2.45am (Monday 8 June 2015), a cleaner was inside a licensed premises on Minnie Street when he heard people cutting through the metal roof sheeting.

The cleaner called Triple Zero (000) and officers attached to Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended a short time later.

Upon arrival, police witnessed two men running along the roof of the premises.

The pair ran a short distance into backyards of nearby houses; before being located by police in the yard of a home on Coorumbung Road.

The men, aged 28 and 35, were arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station, where the younger man was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent in company, and face disguised with intent to commit indictable offence.

The older man was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent in company, face disguised with intent to commit indictable offence, and carry cutting weapon upon apprehension.

Both men were refused bail and are due to appear before Toronto Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 9 June 2015).

Mahler’s Fourth – Omega Ensemble

City Recital Hall Angel Place – Mahler’s Fourth

With Special Guest Jane Sheldon (Soprano)

Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 is one of the closest to chamber music of all of Mahler’s immense output. This unique arrangement by Klaus Simon from 2007 retains Mahler’s unmistakable orchestral sound within an intimate and innovative chamber setting. This exceptional work draws new life from Mahler’s Symphony.

The Ensemble is joined by New York-based Australian soprano Jane Sheldon for the Symphony’s final movement presenting a child’s view of heaven as a place of serene delight.

Accompanying this German epic are two Australian works including a World Premiere of a Chamber Symphony for ensemble and soprano. This Symphony is composed by Mark Isaacs and was commissioned especially for Omega Ensemble.


Stanhope Songs of the Shadowland
Isaacs Chamber Symphony World Premiere *
Mahler Symphony No.4 (Arrangement for Chamber Ensemble)
Pre-Concert talk from 6:45pm-7:15pm


Jane Sheldon – Soprano

Lisa Osmialowski – flute
David Papp – oboe
David Rowden – clarinet
Ben Hoadley – bassoon
Michael Dixon – horn
Mark Robinson – percussion
Alison Pratt – percussion
Heidi Jones – harmonium
Maria Raspopova – piano
Huy-Nguyen Bui – violin
Anna McMichael – violin
Amanda Verner – viola
Teije Hylkema – cello
Alex Henery – double bass


The door opens June 16th: Diynamic Outdoor, the Ibiza summer residency of the Hamburg-based imprint is about to return for its second season. Diynamic is bringing back all its artists to the White Island, to perform on 15 Tuesdays at Beachouse in Playa d’en Bossa. The date for the big opening event is Tuesday, 16th of June. A free daytime and evening event dedicated to bringing back the true spirit of Ibiza: Sunshine, the picturesque beaches of Ibiza and top of the notch electronic underground music.

Diynamic Outdoor started in 2014, when Diynamic introduced its own label night at different locations all across Ibiza. The idea was to bring the essence of Ibiza back to the White Island: Daytime open air parties in the most beautiful settings Ibiza has to offer. This year, Diynamic Outdoor is set in the epicentre of Ibiza: Beachouse on Playa d’en Bossa is the venue for the summer season, a true Ibiza-style beach location, combining a naturalesque appearance with a state of the art sound system.

As the opening approaches, Diynamic reveals the line-ups for June:

June 16th : Adriatique, Karmon and Magdalena (Season Opening)

June 23rd: H.O.S.H., NTFO and Thyladomid

June 30th: H.O.S.H., Stimming (live), and Magdalena

Dancing on the beach with the feet in the sand, with the sun setting over the Mediterranean Sea and a warm breeze rolling through, enriched by top of the range electronic underground music. Everyone at Diynamic is super excited. Enjoying the view of the sea of Ibiza, watching the sunset and dancing in the moonlight together with friends and family. Party with taste and respect to the environment that surrounds it. Summer may come!