POLICE last Wednesday assisted in a Fisheries operation at Fullers Beach about 10kms south of Narooma where persons were observed illegally gathering abalone.
Two suspects fled into the forest when approached by officers leaving behind a vehicle concealed in the bush.
The vehicle registration was tracked back to a Bodalla address and police investigations continue.
Fisheries officers meanwhile located a large quantity of shucked abalone back at Fullers Beach, which is in a marine sanctuary in the Batemans Marine Park where no harvesting of ocean life is allowed, although line fishing from shore is allowed under the current amnesty.
Anyone with any information about this case or witnessing any other suspicious behaviour on the shoreline should call the Fishers Watch Phoneline on 1800 043 536 immediately.
POLICE are investigating the shooting of a pet cat that it owner found on the back steps of their home on Guboo Place, Bermagui with a badly wounded back leg.
A small-caliber bullet was found in another wound in its front leg having passed through the rear limb. The cat is expected to make a full recovery.
The shooting is believed have happened sometime prior to Friday and anyone with information about firearms in the area is encouraged to come forward.
Trapped driver rescued from smashed vehicle
EMERGENCY services were kept busy on Thursday with two separate serious accidents on the Princes Highway south of Narooma.
Just before 4pm, a 59-year-old local man was trapped in his four-wheel-drive after it left the roadway for 60 metres just south of the Corunna Lake turn-off, rolling several times before plunging down a steep embankment into the bush.
A trail of debris flung from the vehicle littered the grass verge but fortunately the vehicle landed on its wheels.
Emergency crews including police, paramedics, VRA rescue squad members and Fire & Rescue NSW firefighters responded.
The VRA used the Jaws of Life to cut off the roof to allow for the removal of the injured man, who was stretchered up the steep embankment with a possible broken arm and shoulder and lacerated ear.
His small dog in the care was not injured.
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue helicopter was sent to the Narooma headland to pick up and transport the man to The Canberra Hospital.
Police investigations continue but it appears the northbound four-wheel-drive drifted off onto the wrong side of the highway before rolling over several times.
This was the second single-vehicle, single-occupant accident that crews responded to on Thursday.
Around mid-morning a vehicle being driven by an 18-year-old Cobargo woman also left the Princes Highway at Dignams Creek just to the south.
In drizzly conditions, her car slammed into an embankment about 500 metres south of the Dignams Creek Road before being shunted back into the centre of the highway.
The woman was able to walk away from the accident but was transported to Bega Hospital by ambulance as a precaution.
See more photos and video footage of the Corunna accident here:
Gas and dash
A SILVER Subaru station wagon with false plates filled up with $69 worth of fuel at a Bermagui service station before driving off at 5pm last Monday.
A GOLD and diamond bracelet worth $2000 was lost on the Princes Highway in Narooma between 10.30am and 1.30pm last Wednesday.
Anyone with any information on these matters should contact Narooma police at 4476 2044 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.