Daily Archives: 27/07/2015

Man charged over alleged firearms offences – Hunter Region

A man will face court today after allegedly being found in possession of unauthorised firearms in the Hunter Region yesterday.

About 2.30pm (Sunday 26 July 2015), police were called to a home on Third Street, Weston, following reports of an armed man in the yard.

Police from Central Hunter Local Area Command attended and attempted to speak with the man, who allegedly refused to cooperate.

About 3.20pm, the 32-year-old Weston man exited the garage and was arrested without incident.

No one was injured during the operation.

Following a search of the property, police located and seized two air rifles and various types of ammunition.

The man was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with unauthorised possession of firearms, not keep firearms safe, and possess ammunition without holding a licence or permit.

He has been refused bail and is due to appear at Maitland Local Court today (Monday 27 July 2015).

Police appeal after teen assaulted – Newcastle

Police have appealed for information from the community after a teenage boy was assaulted in Newcastle following a minor motor vehicle crash last week.

About 11pm on Friday 24 July 2015 a 17-year-old boy reversed his vehicle from a parking spot at Strezlecki Lookout, The Hill.

Police have been told that the teenager struck a Toyota Hilux that caused minor damage to his own vehicle only.

The male driver of the Toyota Hilux then struck the teenager several times through the open window of his car.

Immediately the boy drove to Newcastle Police Station and reported the incident.

Unfortunately the boy was unable to obtain the registration details for the other vehicle.

Police from Newcastle City Local Area Command have commenced an investigation into the incident have appealed for anyone with information about the vehicle or its driver to come forward.

The vehicle is described only as a white Toyota Hilux utility.

The driver has been described to police as being of Caucasian appearance, 35-years-old and190cm tall with a solid build.

At the time of the incident he was wearing an orange high visibility work-shirt.

Police have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Teens arrested after pursuit – Lake Macquarie

Police have arrested three teenage boys after the pursuit of a stolen vehicle at Lake Macquarie overnight.

During the evening of Sunday 26 July 2015 a green Holden Commodore sedan was stolen from Newcastle Road at Wallsend.

The vehicle was sighted several times throughout the evening travelling at excessive speed in the Newcastle area.

The vehicle and its occupants were also reported to be involved in two robberies.

Shortly before 2am today the vehicle was again sighted by a patrolling police vehicle and a pursuit commenced from Mary Street at Cardiff.

The pursuit continued to Barnsley and through Teralba to Speers Point where road spikes were deployed.

The Holden then struck a parked and unattended vehicle in Berkeley Street. No one was injured.

The three male occupants of the Holden, two aged 15 and a 16-year-old, were arrested without incident.

They have been charged with robbery in company, aggravated robbery (with an offensive weapon) and being carried in conveyance.

They were refused bail and will appear at a Children’s Court today.

Man dies following crash near Lake Macquarie

A man has died after the car he was driving crashed into a bridge near Lake Macquarie overnight.

Shortly before 7pm (Sunday 26 July 2015), emergency services were called to Racecourse Road in Teralba after a car crashed into a railway bridge.

The sole occupant of the vehicle – a man aged 46 – was trapped inside the vehice, however emergency services personnel were able to remove him from the wreck.

Despite the efforts of emergency services workers to revive the man, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A report will now be prepared for the Coroner.