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Police nab rail walkers at Bulli

POLICE Transport Command (PTC) officers have issued more than 370 infringements and detected individuals for graffiti, warrant and other offences as part of operations during the past week.
Police have maintained a highly-visible presence on trains and buses, including during the travel of patrons to and from the Bledisloe Cup, and as part of Operation Compliance, which targets rail, and bus.
Wollongong PTC arrested a teenager for graffiti offences last Friday.
Police were patrolling Bulli Railway Station when they observed two people walk out of a rail corridor near the Park Road overbridge about 9.30pm.
A man and woman allegedly ran from police through the corridor and were arrested after a short foot pursuit.
A 19-year-old man was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with damage property by graffiti, possess graffiti implements, and enter running lines.
He was granted conditional bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court on September 10.
The woman was issued an infringement for entering running lines.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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