Daily Archives: 24/06/2015

Police charge man after replica firearm produced – Cootamundra

Police from Cootamundra Local Area Command have charged a man after he allegedly produced a replica firearm when being stopped by police in Grenfell yesterday.

About 4pm (Tuesday 23 June 2015) a police officer, working as a single-unit, in a fully-marked police vehicle, noticed a white Holden Caprice being driven by a 20-year-old man on Forbes Street.

The followed the vehicle into Gooloogong Road where the driver performed a U-turn and hit the police car.

Police will allege the driver got out of the car and produced what appeared to be a rifle, pointing it at the officer.

Police deployed their Taser to bring the man under control.

He was arrested and taken to Grenfell Police Station where he was charged with take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, drive while disqualified, dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, destroy or damage property, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, have custody of a knife in a public place and intimidate police in the execution of their duty.

He was given bail and will appear in Grenfell Local Court on 20 August 2015.

Fatal crash – Newcastle

Police are investigating following a fatal single vehicle crash last night.

About 6pm (Tuesday 23 June 2015), a blue Honda Jazz was travelling along Wharf Road near Wickham Road, and has left the roadway crashing into a fence.

Emergency services were called and commenced treating the driver, a 61year-old woman, who was later taken to John Hunter Hospital, but had died on arrival.

No one else was injured during the incident.

Officers attached to Newcastle Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

As investigations continue, anyone who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken to police is urged to come forward and contact police via Crime Stoppers.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.