Daily Archives: 10/06/2015

Police appeal to locate missing man – Armidale

Police from New England Local Area Command are seeking public assistance to locate a man missing from Armidale since yesterday.

Keith Parry, aged 77, was last seen yesterday morning (Tuesday 9 June 2015), at his home on Blue Hole Road, Armidale.

When his wife returned home in the afternoon and Mr Parry could not be found, she contacted police.

Police from New England Local Area Command conducted investigations and extensive patrols of the area for Mr Parry, however he could not be located.

Police hold concerns for Keith as his disappearance is out of character.

Mr Parry is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180 to 185cm tall, with a medium build, and short grey hair. He was last seen wearing a flannelette shirt, blue jumper, blue trousers, and riding boots.

He may be driving a grey 1992 Subaru Liberty sedan with personalised registration plates, RP-232.

Police are urging anyone with information about Keith Parry’s whereabouts, or anyone who sees his car, to contact police via Crime Stoppers.

Two charged over malicious damage at railway station – Police Transport Command

Two men have been charged over alleged malicious damage at a railway station in the state’s Lake Macquarie region last month.

Just before 3.30am on Saturday 2 May 2015, a ticket vending machine was damaged at Dora Creek Railway Station.

It’s alleged two men had damaged the machine and attempted to steal money from it.

Police were alerted and officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended and spoke with three men at the scene.

After obtaining their details, the trio was allowed to leave.

Following further inquiries by officers from the Police Transport Command, two men were arrested at a Cooronbong home just after 8.30am yesterday (Tuesday 9 June 2015).

The men, aged 45 and 19, were taken to Toronto Police Station where they were charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, malicious damage and attempted stealing.

Both men were given conditional bail to appear at Toronto Local Court on 8 July 2015.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing.

Smash leaves man critical

A 26-year-old man from Woolloomooloo sustained serious head injuries after he lost control of his black Lexus sedan on the Hume Highway at Yass.

The incident occurred on Saturday at about 5.30pm

It is understood the man attempted a U-turn 400 metres north of the Wargeila Road overpass and when he began heading back towards the bridge he accelerated to speeds of up to 150km/h. The man lost control of the car and went off the road before hitting the pylon of the overpass.

He was trapped for over an hour before Yass Fire and Rescue and a number of local Rural Fire Service Brigades managed to free him.

He was airlifted to Canberra Hospital and at the time of writing, was in a critical condition. Yass Police are awaiting an update on his condition.

Painful broken leg

A 25-year-old man suffered a compound fracture to his leg after he jumped out of a moving car on Nanangroe Road at Childowla. The man was in the passenger seat when he jumped out of the car, which was travelling at around 20km/h. It is believed the rear tyre rolled over and broke his leg.

Valuable motors stolen

In the week leading up to Saturday June 6, six starter motors for CAT branded heavy machinery were stolen from a business on Nanima Road, Jeir. The items have a value of $30,000 in total and are extremely heavy. Anyone with information is urged to contact Yass Police.

Driver gets away

At midday on Friday June 5 a black Holden Commodore was seen driving south on the Barton Highway towards Yass. The vehicle was known to police and was wanted over a number of different speeding offences. Police activated warning signals but the driver didn’t pull over. When the chase became too dangerous, police abandoned the pursuit. The vehicle is yet to be located.

Drink driving

A 59-year-old Yass woman was caught drink driving at 12.15pm on June 8. The woman was driving a white Mazda on Glebe Street in Yass when she was pulled over by police. She registered a low-range result of 0.055.

A 48-year-old man was caught drink driving on Saturday June 6 at about 10.20pm. He was travelling in a silver Nissan X-Trail along Hughstonia Road in Binalong when he was pulled over. He registered a mid-range reading of 0.128.

Machinery damaged

An excavator was badly damaged sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. The incident occurred on the Barton Highway at the McIntosh Circuit turn-off. Yass Police are appealing to anyone who might have information.

Sheep killed at Murrumbateman

Three dorper sheep were mauled to death, and another was put down due to its injuries, sometime between 8am and 10.30am on Sunday June 7. The incident occurred on McIntosh Circuit in a paddock that had only five sheep in total. It is believed a dog killed the four sheep.

Letter box larceny

A letter box was stolen from a property on Weemilah Street in Yass sometime between 7pm on Friday June 5 and 7am Saturday June 6. Anyone with information is urged to contact Yass Police.

Attempted robbery

Sometime during the evening of June 3 unknown person/s have failed in an attempt to steal a compressor from behind a dental surgery on Comur Street.

Investigations continue following armed robbery of taxi driver – Albury

Police are appealing for information after a taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint today.

Just before 2am (Wednesday 10 June 2015), a 47-year-old female taxi driver was called to Baratta Street, North Albury.

On arrival, the driver got out of her taxi and two males approached her. One of the men pulled out a knife and threatened the driver.

A short scuffle took place and the woman got back into her taxi and attempted to close the window.

The man with the knife reached in and grabbed the ignition key, breaking it in the process.

Once the window was closed, the man hit the window several times with the knife before running away.

The two males were last seen running south along Wantigong Street. The woman received a minor laceration to her right hand in the scuffle.

Police from Albury Local Area Command were notified of the incident and patrolled the area for the two males but were unable to locate them.

Detectives are investigating the incident, and would like to speak with two men who may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

The first male is described as being of Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander in appearance, aged about 15 to 16, about 157-160cm tall, with a thin build and a narrow face. He was last seen wearing a white hooded jumper with dark print and a beanie underneath the hood.

The second man is described as being of Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander in appearance, about 160-163cm tall with a medium build and a chubby face. He was last seen wearing a red hooded jumper.

Police investigate indecent assault, robbery – Wagga Wagga

Police are investigating the indecent assault and robbery of a woman at Wagga Wagga overnight.

A 51-year-old woman was approached and grabbed by an unknown man on Kincaid Street about 11.30pm (Tuesday 9 June 2015).

The woman works at a medical centre and was outside the clinic when she was approached.

The man pushed the woman to the ground before indecently assaulting her.

He then forced her inside the clinic and stole money from her purse before fleeing.

Police were alerted and detectives from Wagga Wagga Local Area Command attended and commenced inquiries.

They’re appealing for public assistance in an attempt to identify and locate the man involved.

He’s described as being of Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander appearance and between 160cm to 165cm tall. He was wearing dark tracksuit pants and a dark hooded top and cap.

Body located during search for missing man – McLean’s Lookout

Police have located a body while searching for a missing man in the state’s Central Hunter region.

The 19-year-old was last seen about 9am on Monday (8 June 2015) when he left his campsite at McLean’s Lookout to go for a walk.

Emergency services were alerted when he failed to return and could not be located or contacted.

Officers from Central Hunter Local Area Command launched a full-scale search for the man, utilising the Special Casualty Access Team (SCAT), Volunteer Rescue Association, SES and Police Rescue.

About 9am today, a body was located in bushland near McLeans Lookout.

While the body is yet to be formally identified, it’s believed to be that of the missing man.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.