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Coledale gun fire turns out to be fireworks… Man arrested after stand-off

A MAN has been arrested after a stand-off with police at a Coledale this morning. Wollongong police were called to a home on Buttenshaw Drive just after 9am after reports that several gunshots had been heard. Police attended and were assisted by specialist officers from the NSWPF Aviation Support Branch, Negotiation Unit and Tactical Operations … Continue reading

Woonona man charged after stabbing outside Wollongong Hospital

A WOONONA man has been charged after another man was stabbed outside Wollongong Hospital earlier this week. Just before 9.30am on Monday, a 40-year-old man was sitting at a bus stop outside the hospital on Crown Street. Police will allege that as a white Holden Commodore sedan drove past, and the 45-year-old male driver yelled … Continue reading

Computer seized from Thirroul home after child grooming charges

A MAN has been charged following an investigation by Strike Force Trawler detectives into online child exploitation. In November 2018, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) commenced an investigation following a referral from Queensland Police’s Task Force Argos. Strike Force Trawler detectives began engaging online with a … Continue reading

Murder accused dies after Woonona nursing home death

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a 90-year-old man at a Woonona nursing home, have been advised a man allegedly involved has died. Detectives had been investigating the death of a patient after he was allegedly assaulted by a 70-year-old man at the Illawarra Retirement Trust nursing home on Tuesday November 27 2018. A 90-year-old man … Continue reading

Drug arrest at Austinmer hotel

TWO men are before the courts after being charged with serious drug offences when arrested at Austinmer and Fairy Meadow on Wednesday. During November 2018 Wollongong police formed Strike Force Aperta to investigate the supply of illegal drugs in the Illawarra area. Investigators identified two men as part of the operation and about 5.20pm on … Continue reading

Man arrested at Bulli for car-jacking

A MAN has been arrested at Bulli and charged with multiple offences following an alleged carjacking at Keiraville earlier this month. A 21-year-old man parked his Volkswagen Golf on Robsons Road, Keiraville about 9.40am on Tuesday December 11, before he was approached by an unknown man from a nearby parked Toyota Aurion. The 21-year-old man … Continue reading

Coledale home intrusion

A MAN will appear in court next year after the aggravated break and enter of a Coledale home today. The man entered a home in Squires Crescent at Coledale through the rear door about 1.30am on Wednesday. The man removed several items from the home, and after taking a knife, entered the bedroom of the … Continue reading

Truck and bike crash

EMERGENCY services were called to Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park just before 3.30pm on Thursday last week, after a Yamaha motorcycle and a Kenworth Prime Mover crashed head on. The 16-year-old male rider was seriously injured. He was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition. The truck … Continue reading

Police release CCTV images

POLICE have released CCTV images following an incident on a train between Thirroul and Wolli Creek Railway Stations earlier this year. Just before 10am on Saturday October 20, two women boarded a train at Thirroul station, bound for Central. A man boarded the train, sat near the women before exposing himself and committing an act … Continue reading

Investigation into elderly man’s death

THE death of a patient in a Woonona nursing home is under investigation by Wollongong Police. Shortly before 7pm on Tuesday, police were called to a high-dependency dementia ward at the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT), Woonona following reports of an assault between two patients. On arrival police were notified that a 90-year-old man suffered serious … Continue reading

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