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Second man dies after ‘Burgh crash

A SECOND man has died after a crash in Helensburgh last weekend. About 2am (Sunday 18 June 2017), emergency services were called to Walker Street, Helensburgh following reports two vehicles had crashed. Wollongong police found a Nissan Skyline had crashed into the rear of a tipper truck at the location. The passenger, an 18-year-old man, … Continue reading

Fatal crash in Helensburgh

INVESTIGATIONS are underway following a fatal crash in Helensburgh this morning. About 2am on Sunday, emergency services were called to Walker Street following reports two vehicles had crashed. Whilst investigations continue, it appears a car has crashed into a parked and unattended Tipper truck. As a result a person has died at the scene. A … Continue reading

Bellambi armed robbery

POLICE are seeking public assistance following an armed robbery at a service station at Bellambi yesterday.  About 1.35am on Tuesday, a man armed with a knife entered a service station on the corner of Pioneer Road and Rothery Road. The man threatened the attendant before demanding money. He  left the service station with an amount of … Continue reading

Balgownie shooting charge

A MAN has been charged over a public place shooting in Balgownie yesterday. Just after 7am on Sunday, a 29-year-old man went to a home on Meadow Street and threw a small incendiary device onto the driveway. He then retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and fired a shot in the air before driving from … Continue reading

Digger robbed in Corrimal

TWO men will face court next month charged with larceny after allegedly stealing cash from a veteran in Corrimal. Police have been told a 79-year-old man went to a bank to withdraw cash, before going to a supermarket on the Princess Highway, Corrimal, about 11am on Thursday April 27. He left a bag, which contained … Continue reading

Cold case appeal for witnesses

DETECTIVES at the centre of the Cheryl Grimmer 47-year-old cold case murder are trying to locate key witnesses believed to be living overseas. Late last month, officers attached to Strike Force Wessel charged a 63-year-old Melbourne man with the abduction and murder of three-year-old Cheryl at Fairy Meadow Beach in Wollongong. In line with ongoing … Continue reading

Grimmer murder charge

A MAN has been charged after a major breakthrough in one of the state’s longest mysteries – the abduction and murder of toddler, Cheryl Grimmer, at Fairy Meadow Beach in Wollongong, 47 years ago. Following continued investigations into the three-year-old’s disappearance by investigators attached to Strike Force Wessel and Wollongong Local Area Command, a 63-year-old … Continue reading

Cheryl Grimmer arrest

POLICE have made a major breakthrough in one of the state’s longest mysteries – the abduction and murder of toddler, Cheryl Grimmer, at Fairy Meadow Beach, 47 years ago. Strike Force Wessel investigators travelled to Frankston in Melbourne and yesterday arrested a 63-year-old man over the three-year-old’s abduction in January, 1970. The child was visiting … Continue reading

Towradgi smash causes blackouts

POLICE are investigating a crash in Towradgi which resulted in a local power outage. About 11am on Sunday, a 20-year-old man was driving a Nissan Patrol south on Pioneer Road when it left the road and struck a power pole on the opposite side of the road. The driver was trapped in the vehicle for … Continue reading

Balgownie war medals recovered

POLICE have charged two men after medals were stolen during a break-in at Balgownie earlier in the year. About 2am on Friday January 13, a home in Balgownie was broken into and several items were stolen, including Australian Defence Force medals. Wollongong Police were notified on Saturday January 14 and commenced an investigation. Following inquiries, … Continue reading

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