Narooma Police report - Feb. 19, 2014

Theft from vehicles

A GREEN Citroen parked at the Corunna Lake boat ramp was broken into on February 11 between 1.30 and 2.30pm. The front driver’s window was smashed. A camera, mobile phone, torch, handbag, wallet and cash totalling $2600 were stolen.

Then, between 5am and 7am on Sunday a black Ford Ranger Ute was broken into while it was parked in a driveway in Bermagui.

A wallet, a set of house keys and two squid jigs totalling $130 were stolen.

Mail theft

ITEMS were stolen from a letterbox on Sunset Boulevard in Kianga between 12.30pm and 1pm on Thursday, February 13.

Low ranger

AT 7.15pm on Friday police stopped a Hilux driver near the corner of Lamont and Wattle Streets in Bermagui. The 28-year-old male driver failed a roadside random breath test and was conveyed to the police station. He underwent a breath analysis test and was consequently charged with low range PCA.

Reckless driver

ON Sunday, February 9, a 21-year-old local man was witnessed by a number of people driving dangerously in a white Commodore on the Princes Highway in the Tilba area. A number of statements were taken by police regarding the traffic offences.

The driver allegedly overtook another vehicle using the right hand turn lane at the Corkhill Drive intersection well in excess of the speed limit before proceeding to the Wallaga Lake Road turnoff where he was seen doing numerous aggravated burnouts narrowly missing a power pole and another vehicle. It has been reported that the man then picked up his three-year-old son and drove with him in the front passenger seat.

The next offence happened when he picked up another passenger and drove off while her leg was still out the door.

Police were advised shortly after and as they were responding to the call the vehicle was seen driving toward police and failed to indicate as it turned off the highway. Police followed however they were unable to locate the car.

On Friday, February 14, following police investigations the offender was arrested at his home and has been charged with six driving offences.

He has been bailed and it is a condition of his bail that he is not to drive. The man is due to appear in court in March.

Fuel theft

ON February 4, a 16-year-old male driving a stolen Subaru Outback put $50 of fuel into the car at a Cobargo Servo and drove off without paying.

As a result of other enquiries into the stolen vehicle the offender has been arrested and charged.

Mobile talkers

TWO drivers have been stopped recently by police after they had been observed driving while talking on their mobile phones.

One truck was pulled over in Cobargo and a 4WD was stopped near Mystery Bay.

Both drivers were issued with fines for $304.

Police investigate fatal crash

ONE man died and another was seriously injured in a car crash in Batemans Bay on Saturday.

Just before midday a Holden sedan which was travelling north and a Ford utility which was travelling south collided on the Princes Highway, Batemans Bay.

The 62-year-old driver of the Holden was taken to Batemans Bay Hospital, but he later died.

A 53-year-old man who was travelling in the utility suffered internal injuries and he was also taken to hospital for treatment.

Police attached to Far South Coast Local Area Command continue to investigate and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Mogo fatality

ANOTHER fatal car accident occurred in the wet conditions on Saturday in the Mogo area.

The Princes Highway remained closed in both directions at Mogo following the single vehicle accident near Tomakin Road.

Motorists were diverted onto the coastal route via Beach Road, George Bass Drive and Tomakin Road.

Police and other emergency services investigated the accident and worked to clear the site and reopen the highway.

Bermi graffiti

JUST after midnight on Saturday night police sighted two young persons near the Bermagui sports stadium.

As police approached one of the youths took off on a bike. The other youth was stopped and found to be holding a silver spray paint can. He was also in possession of a homemade bong.

After being questioned by police the fellow admitted to some of the graffiti on the wall but would not identify the other potential offender.

Police enquiries are continuing.

Police are considering a possible caution under the Young Offenders Act.

Anyone with any information on these matters should contact Narooma police on 4476 2044 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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