Narooma area police report: Jan. 8

Motorbike pursuit

POLICE gave chase to a motorist riding an unregistered red motorbike in the Mystery Bay area around 8.40pm on New Year’s Eve.

Police activated their siren and lights as they pursued the bike through the streets of Mystery Bay. Police are continuing their investigations.

Barred patron

IN the early hours of New Year’s Day a 41-year-old Bodalla man entered a Narooma hotel. Staff recognised the man who had been barred for life from the establishment. They contacted police and asked the man to leave.

The man then kicked a glass door which shattered causing $1200 of damage.

The man has since been charged with malicious damage.

Youth sedated

AN underage Dalmeny boy was detained by police officers at 8.15pm on New Year’s Eve for being extremely intoxicated.

The 16-year-old boy was taken into custody because officers could not locate an adult to take responsibility for him.

The fellow became very abusive at the police station and officers became concerned for the boy’s welfare because of the level of intoxication. Officers called for assistance from paramedics who sedated the boy and took him to hospital in Moruya for observation.

Wallaga accident

ON Friday morning a 35-year-old local man was driving a ute north across Wallaga Lake Bridge when things went awry.

The driver claims he was travelling at 20km/h when he negotiated two men fishing from the bridge. The vehicle lost traction with the road and slid in wet conditions to the wrong side of the road. The driver appears to have then over-corrected the steering and crashed into the bank at the side of the road at the northern end of the bridge.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Campground carnage

POLICE have been called a number of times since Christmas to Mystery Bay Campground because of drunkenness and unpleasant language from some campers.

The anti-social behaviour has been occurring in the wee hours of the morning disrupting other visitors and requiring police intervention.

Cow collision

A DRIVER was lucky to escape without injury after he crashed into a cow while travelling at 100km/h. The accident occurred on the Princes Highway near Coila on Friday night. The cow was not so fortunate and did not survive.

Driver fined

A WOMAN from Narooma was issued with a traffic infringement notice for talking on a mobile phone while driving a vehicle. The 37-year old was also fined for not carrying her licence.

The offence took place in Dalmeny last Wednesday evening.

Licence suspended

A MALE driver was issued with a suspension advice notice by a police officer after it was revealed that the driver’s licence had already been suspended due to unpaid traffic fines.

The 36-year-old P-plate local resident had been pulled over at random on the Princes Highway in Narooma on New Year’s Day.

Purse found

ON New Year’s Day a purse was found on a footpath in Narooma and a wallet was found in a swamp in Bermagui.

Police have attempted to notify both owners and the items are awaiting collection at the respective stations.

Elder busted

AT 1.30am on New Year’s Day a vehicle was stopped for a random breath test on Thompson Parade in Dalmeny.

The test proved positive and the 74-year-old woman has been charged with low-range drink driving.

Kicked out

A YOUNG man from Bodalla was asked to leave a hotel in Narooma after he threw a table off a balcony at 1am on New Year’s Day. The 20-year-old man did not leave and was therefore escorted off the premises.

Police were called to the scene and the man was issued with an infringement notice for failing to leave.

Fishing gear stolen

BETWEEN 11am and 2pm on New Year’s Day someone stole a stack of fishing gear from the back of a ute parked in Montague Street, Bermagui.

The gear included a navy blue tackle bag, a backpack with plastic pouches especially designed for tackle, over $250 worth of fishing tackle as well as a filleting knife.

The gear totalling $420 had been a Christmas present.

Rego plate theft

THE front number plate was stolen from a silver Hyundai i-van parked at the Bermagui Surf Club between 10.30am on Wednesday and 3.30pm on Friday.

The registration number is BC 94 XK.

Unregistered car

AT 9pm on Monday, December 30, a 79-year-old woman from Bermagui was pulled over by police for driving an unregistered vehicle.

It was revealed that the woman’s driver’s licence was suspended and she was dealt with accordingly.

Anyone with any information can contact Narooma police on 4476 2044 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000

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