Balgownie

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Second man charged after an alleged Balgownie armed robbery

A SECOND man has been charged following an alleged armed robbery in Balgownie earlier this year. A man armed with a firearm entered licensed premises on Balgownie Road and allegedly threatened two employees about 11pm on Monday August 17, 2020. The man demanded cash before leaving the scene on a motorcycle and riding north on … Continue reading

Man charged with Balgownie armed robbery

A MAN has been charged following an alleged armed robbery in Balgownie earlier this year. About 11pm on Monday August 17, a man, armed with a firearm, allegedly has demanded cash and threatened two employees at a licensed premises on Balgownie Road before escaping on a motorcycle and riding north on Church Street. No one … Continue reading

Five new ‘on-call’ firefighters for northern stations

AMONG the 264 who graduated from the Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy today, five will be making their way to stations at Helensburgh, Scarborough, Thirroul and Balgownie as retained or on-call firefighters. FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter congratulated the new recruits at today’s ceremony. “Becoming a firefighter is no easy feat. We attract 6-8,000 … Continue reading

Man arrested after allegedly stealing jewellery and car from Balgownie home

A MAN will face court today charged with allegedly breaking into a Balgownie home and stealing jewellery and bedding, before making-off with a car parked at the property. During a patrol of the Lake Illawarra area on Wednesday (April 29), police allegedly witnessed a blue Toyota Corolla accelerate to high speeds to avoid police. The … Continue reading

Two men charged over alleged cocaine supply in the Wollongong area

TWO men have been charged with drug offences after police allegedly discovered cocaine, an unregistered firearm, ammunition and a poker machine at a Balgownie home today (Tuesday March 30). The 51-year-old man, arrested in Market Street Wollongong, and a 47-year-old man, arrested at Fairy Meadow, have been charged following investigations into an alleged drug supply … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: James Cram, ‘The Father of Balgownie’

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Mt Pleasant Colliery, where James Cram worked as under manager. By MICK ROBERTS © James Cram: The Father of Balgownie Coal dust was said to be in James Cram’s blood. The larger than life pioneer was more than qualified to hold the title of Father of Balgownie – a village…

Council endorses a change in ward one boundaries

WOLLONGONG City Council is proposing to adjust  the boundary between Ward 1 and 2 in preparation for the local government elections to be held in September 2020. Council says the change is assure there’s a balanced number of people living within each of the city’s three wards. The changes to the boundary between Wards 1 … Continue reading

Balgownie man charged with allegedly starting a bushfire on Wednesday

POLICE responding to a paraglider trapped in a tree at Balgownie yesterday, have arrested a man who allegedly started a fire in nearby bushland. The man was arrested after police and the Police Rescue Squad went to the assistance of a 61-year-old man who had crashed into a tree in Tucker Avenue, Balgownie, about 2pm … 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

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

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