Man charged over alleged abduction
POLICE on the State’s Far South Coast have charged a man over the alleged abduction of a woman from Batemans Bay on Friday afternoon.
Police issued a missing person appeal on Saturday morning after a 41-year-old woman failed to collect her daughter from child care as arranged the previous afternoon.
Police discovered the woman’s car abandoned at Caseys Beach, south of Batemans Bay, on Saturday morning, and a short time later the woman herself was found.
She was taken to Batemans Bay District Hospital where she was checked before released.
An investigation was initiated into the alleged abduction of the woman.
Shortly before 11am on Sunday a 43-year-old man was arrested on the Kings Highway at Nelligen by officers from the State Protection Support Unit.
A replica handgun was seized during a search of the man’s 1994-model Holden Jackaroo 4WD.
The man was taken to Batemans Bay Police Station where he was charged with:
• Take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage (kidnapping);
• Possess unauthorised pistol;
• Possession of knife (three counts);
• Goods in custody suspected of being stolen; and,
• Drive while disqualified.
He was also charged with three outstanding warrants.
The man was refused bail overnight.
A vehicle travelling north along Wallaga Lake Road, Beauty Point was stopped for a random breath test around 7pm on Friday. The 60-year-old Bermagui woman returned a positive result.
The woman was arrested and taken to Bermagui Police Station where a reading of .104 was recorded. Her licence was suspended on the spot.
THE family of a boy killed in a farm accident is angry after items including coins were stolen from her son’s grave yard site at the Narooma Cemetery last weekend.
Patrick Fletcher and his young mate died on June 18, 2006 when heavy cattle fencing fell on them at a farm near Cobargo.
His mother said a bottle with coins worth around $5 and letters from family and friends that had been there for years went missing sometime over the weekend, as well as a bottle of Jim Beam mixer.
“These things had been there for years. His family and friends are appalled. It’s disgusting,” she said. “Good luck with that energy now.”
POLICE are asking that people be extremely cautious when purchasing goods or services over the internet.
Two cases have been reported to Narooma police in the past week where people have paid for items over the internet with their credit card but have not received the promised goods.
One of the incidents involved a puppy that never existed. Police say that the criminal activity often originates from overseas.