Mega theft from store
BETWEEN 1 and 2am on Wednesday, January 23, unknown persons gained entry to South Coast Outdoor Products in Glasshouse Rocks Road, Narooma. The thieves got in via a hole they made in an external wall.
There were numerous goods to the value of $17,000 stolen and include Husqvarna trimmer models 327LS, 535LS, 323L, Husqvarna brushcutters models 122HD45 and 122HD60, Husqvarna blower 125BVX, Husqvarna chainsaw models 5262XP, 236E, 455R and 445E, McCulloch chainsaw models M3414 and M3816, Husqvarna concrete cutter K760, Yamaha generators EF2000IS, a mutigrip tool and various files.
Police investigations are continuing.
Theft from vehicle
BETWEEN 6pm on Saturday, January 19 and 7am the following day someone broke into a 1990 Toyota Landcruiser parked in a driveway in Bay Street, Narooma. A mobile phone and wallet belonging to the resident were stolen from the vehicle. Police later located assorted cards from the wallet which have been returned to the owner. The wallet and phone are still missing.
Car thieves caught
CAR thieves kept police and residents alike busy late on Thursday night with their tomfoolery. It started in Fisherman’s Crescent, Narooma when youngsters attempting to break into a Toyota Prado were seen by a resident who quickly contacted police.
On their approach police saw a Nissan X-Trail coming toward them out of Fisherman’s Crescent and had reason to stop the vehicle.
The 21-year-old local male driver got out of the car then quickly jumped back in when he noticed the car was rolling down the hill.
Police established that the vehicle was stolen and that the driver did not hold a driver’s licence. He appeared to be intoxicated and was given a breath test which he failed resulting in a charge of special range PCA.
A 15-year-old boy approached police at the scene, made admissions of involvement in the car theft and was arrested along with the older man.
They were taken to Narooma Police Station.
Meanwhile a 19-year-old boy arrived at the police station also admitting his involvement with the car theft.
The 15-year-old boy is still under investigation while the older lads face various charges.
Panel van on the green
LATE on Thursday night a silver ford panel van was stolen from Montague Street, Narooma. It was located on the seventh green at Narooma Golf Course at 1.50am on Friday morning.
Attempts had been made to set fire to the vehicle however the fire extinguished itself.
Police investigations are continuing.
SOMEONE broke into a house in Noble Parade, Dalmeny on Thursday or Friday and defecated on the downstairs floor. The offender left without stealing anything. The residents were home at the time.
More wheels stolen
A SCOOTER and a BMX bike were stolen from a Narooma Caravan Park. The property had been stored on a veranda and was stolen between 10pm on January 12 and 7am the following morning.
AT 8pm on Friday and 1pm on Saturday unknown persons entered the laundry of a home in Riverside Drive, Narooma. The intruder appears to have stolen nothing but has cut the power cord to the washing machine.
Cash and boardies stolen
A COUPLE from Bay Street, Narooma were returning home on foot around 9.15pm on Thursday when they saw a man coming out of their property away from their car.
The male resident quickly checked his gold Ford Falcon station wagon and noticed his wallet and a pair of board shorts were missing.
He rushed out and caught up to the intruder who denied anything despite wearing the man’s boardies.
The victim searched for his wallet and found it, minus the cash, nearby in a bin at Apex Park.
By chance the 18-year-old accused happened to be arrested by police that same evening for unrelated matters. He will be charged with stealing and car theft.
A GATHERING of people at a unit in Tilba Street, Narooma on Saturday night has left a local fellow without some of his personal belongings.
The man left his Quicksilver backpack containing a Nintendo, mobile phone and other personal items inside the unit while he went out onto the balcony. When he returned to his bag he found his property had been stolen. Police are investigating the matter.
TWO local men came to fisticuffs at a supermarket in Bermagui on the afternoon of January 22. A heated argument began between the 42 and 48-year-old men when, it was alleged, that the younger man bumped into the other man. The older man tried to walk away but the younger man got in his face and subsequently was pushed away.
The younger man proceeded to bite the older man’s nose and then punches were thrown.
The older man managed to get away with blood coming from his nose.
Police attended and placed the younger man under arrested and charged him with assault.
High-end high range PCA
THE attention of police was drawn to a car driving travelling along the Princes Highway just south of Narooma at 1.15am last Wednesday.
Police witnessed the car’s warning lights were flashing while it travelled at varying speeds around 60km per hour.
Police pulled the driver over when the car started veering across the road.
They recognised the local 28-year-old driver from previous incidents and performed a roadside breath test which proved positive.
He was conveyed to the police station where a breath analysis test produced a reading of .260.