Narooma area police report: April 2

Caught twice

POLICE stopped a red Mitsubishi van at 11.30am last Tuesday in Cobargo issuing the Victorian driver with a ticket for an unregistered trailer and driving unlicensed.

He was then stopped a short time later in Narooma and was charged with driving unlicensed and issued with a court notice to attend Narooma court.

Wandella accident

ANOTHER accident occurred on Wandella Road west of Cobargo this time involving a single vehicle whose driver told police he swerved for a wallaby after coming around a bend at 6.45am last Tuesday.

His Holden utility slid 15m on the wet gravel surface before hitting a tree head-on causing major damage, deploying the airbags.

The 20 year old received seatbelt injuries and a possible broken nose but chose not to go to hospital.

Roll-over accident

A FORD Falcon rolled on the Princes Highway near C-Ridge Road north of Narooma at 2.40pm Wednesday after the driver lost control in wet weather. He was not seriously injured but was taken to hospital for observation.

Police blamed the conditions and remind drivers to slow down in the rain.

Highway closed

THE Princes Highway at Dignam’s Creek was closed for an hour on Wednesday after a 30m gum tree fell blocking both lanes at 4.30pm.

A Forestry Corporation worker came to the rescue and chopped the tree into pieces.

Low ranger

A 28-year-old man stopped on Dalmeny Drive, Kianga at 12.35am Friday for a random breath test was charged with low-range drink driving.

Stove fire

A LOCAL fire brigade and police were called to a kitchen fire at a residence on Tatiara Street, Dalmeny at 9.50pm Thursday after neighbours heard the smoke alarm and smelled burning.

A saucepan left on the stove was the culprit but there were no reports of damage and the firefighters assisted in opening all the windows the clear the air. 

Fence damaged

SOMEONE broke off the tops of a wooden picket fence on the Princes Highway, Narooma between 8pm last Sunday and 6am the next day.

Tyre slashed

ONE of the tyres on a Commodore parked on the nature strip on Dorothy Drive, Narooma was reported as slashed between last Friday and Sunday.

Chain stolen

A STEEL chain and padlock were stolen from a gate at a property off Dalmeny Drive, Kianga overnight on Thursday.

School visit

THE Cobargo police officer visited the town’s preschool last Tuesday talking to the students about bus safety, showing respect and he handed out fridge magnets and posters with safety messages.

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