Car into lake
THE driver of a southbound black Holden Cruze failed to negotiate the sharp bend on the Wallaga Lake road just past Flower Circuit at Akolele at 10pm on Saturday.
The car slid down an embankment with its nose entering the water of Wallaga Lake but when police arrived no one was present.
Police identified the owner as a 36-year-old Narooma woman, who was located in Narooma a short time later after allegedly calling for taxi after the accident.
She was taken to the Moruya hospital for blood tests.
THERE was an indeed a third car in last Tuesday’s runaway incident in Midtown Narooma.
The article last week inferred a blue Honda was the vehicle that precipitated the event.
But Narooma police have confirmed it was a silver Holden Commodore parked in front of Casey’s Café that, unoccupied, rolled down the hill, taking out the Canty Street sign, before crossing the highway.
It eventually crashed into the front of the Honda pushing it back into a third vehicle parked behind it in front of the tobacconist.
The Commodore owner, a 60-year-old Narooma man, has been issued a fine for failing to secure his vehicle.
Bus stop arson
POLICE are looking for the person that piled up twigs on the bench of the new wooden bus stop on the Princes Highway near Gem Street, Narooma just before 12.30am on Saturday, and set them alight.
The fire damaged the seat but fortunately a passing security guard and truck driver stopped to put it out.
Police canvassed the area but are still looking for the person or persons responsible for the vandalism.
A RESIDENT at a house on Moorehead Street, Bermagui saw a person, not further described, in their garden at 8.20pm on Wednesday, who ran off when disturbed.
A LADDER was stolen from a Payne Street, Narooma, property sometime before 10.30pm on Friday.
A SMALL section of steel rail fence was stolen from a property on Dalmeny Drive sometime between August 5 and August 20.
New police for Far South
AN additional 437 probationary constables graduated from the Goulburn Police Academy and began service as police officers this week, and three of them are allocated to the Far South Coast Local Area Command.
The appointments were welcomed by the Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, who said these Officers would boost and compliment hardworking local officers.
“I welcome them to the region,” he said. “These men and women will be a great asset in protecting residents and upholding law and order in the community.”
He said the NSW Government was on track to delivering its election commitment of 16,356 officers by June 2014.
The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, said that since December 2011, the government had increased the strength of the NSW Police Force by 210 officers.
“Having varied knowledge and experience among our police is vital, and I’m very happy we’re seeing that in the background of the probationary constables graduating this week.”
Anyone with information about any of these incidents should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Narooma police 4476 2044.