Police Rounds

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Hang glider crash

POLICE have responded to a serious injury incident after a hang glider crashed at Stanwell Park earlier this week. Police believe that a 52-year-old man was intending to hang glide from Bald Hill to Stanwell Park Beach at 5pm on Monday. Emergency services were called to area after the crash and officers from Wollongong Police … Continue reading

Tarrawanna blaze

EMERGENCY services were called to a home on Kendall Street, Tarrawanna after reports of a fire about 6pm on Wednesday. Fire & Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze. No one was at home at the time. Wollongong police established a crime scene and forensic examinations are being conducted. Investigations into the fire, including whether … Continue reading

Bushwalkers found safe

SIX bushwalkers were located safely by emergency services after losing their way on a coastal walking track near Helensburgh. About 6.30pm on Friday the group entered the track near Otford. Upon their journey, the group became lost. A 21-year-old woman called police for assistance. A multi-agency response was activated to search for the bushwalkers with … Continue reading

Bulli Pass Armed robbery

TWO armed men have forced entry to a home on Bulli Pass shortly after 5.30am on Tuesday. The men were believed to have been armed with handguns when they entered the home and made demands of the residents, a 45-year-old man, 47-year-old woman and 10-year-old boy. Police have appealed for information from the community after … Continue reading

Safe Arrival gets underway

POLICE patrolling Lysaght Street Fairy Meadow have stopped a Honda Odyssey for a random breath test, finding the driver was disqualified until 2029. The 40-year-old man was issued a court attendance notice to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday February 6. Operation Safe Arrival, the State’s Christmas and New Year road safety campaign, got … Continue reading

Thirroul gun theft charges

THREE men have been charged and a fourth is being sought over the alleged theft and distribution of five handguns from Thirroul. Police have been investigating the theft of the guns from a property in Surfers Parade about 11.45pm on last Friday November 24. Strike Fore Lynrob was formed to further investigate the distribution of … Continue reading

Gun pulled on group in Woonona

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after a man threatened several people with a firearm at Woonona on Thursday. The man is believed to have confronted a group of people in Campbell Street, Woonona, while armed with a firearm just after 9pm on Thursday. Prior to that police were told the same person pulled up … Continue reading

Balgownie assault

POLICE are seeking public assistance following a crash at Balgownie today. Just before 8am police and emergency services responded to reports of a two-car crash at Hunter and Napier Streets. Officers were told a man driving a reported stolen Ford utility allegedly assaulted a 55-year-old woman driving the other vehicle after the crash. The woman … Continue reading

Wanted man could be in area

Police have released an image of a man wanted on warrants who is known to frequent the Bellambi and Woonona areas. Laken Norton, 24, is wanted by virtue of arrest warrants relating to firearm offences. He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a medium build and having a shaven head. Besides Woonona … Continue reading

Fair Meadow man Cataract crash

A FAIRY Meadow man has been charged with high-range drink driving after crashing his car and returning a breath analysis reading of 0.304 on Picton Road on Thursday. Police were called to Picton Road, Cataract, about 11am following reports of a single vehicle crash. It appears a Toyota Hilux utility vehicle was being driven west … Continue reading

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