Narooma area police report | March 15

A truck crashed at Cobargo on Tuesday , blocking both lanes of the Princes Highway. Photo: Facebook

A truck crashed at Cobargo on Tuesday , blocking both lanes of the Princes Highway. Photo: Facebook

Cobargo truck crash –  A truck accident between Quaama and Cobargo closed the Princes Highway in both directions on Tuesday evening. The truck reportedly crashed and overturned about 6.45pm, five kilometers south of Cobargo. Emergency services, the RMS and a heavy tow truck were in attendance.

Light vehicles were being diverted to Cobargo Bermagui Road, while heavy vehicles were being held. 

Bermi-Tathra accidents  – According to police, three crashes causing injuries have occurred along the Tathra-Bermagui Rd over the last fortnight. On Monday, March 13, a 75-year-old man was involved in a single vehicle crash at Wapengo, just north of the intersection with Aragunnu Rd.

Police said the man was heading north when his vehicle left the road and slammed into a dirt embankment after a tyre blew out just before 3.30pm. While his female passenger was not hurt, the man was treated on the scene for chest and abdominal injuries.

On March 3 at the Murrah a vehicle lost control and collided with the rear of a vehicle carrying British tourists during heavy rainfall, and on February 25 a woman in her 50s was airlifted to Canberra Hospital after crossing to the wrong side of the road and colliding with another vehicle just south of Bermagui.

Ongoing scams – Narooma police have issued a warning about an ongoing scam involving promised shares in a racehorse after a man was approached on the street in Bermagui. The intended victim became suspicious and the matter was found to be a fraud.

In another ongoing scam, locals have been telephoned by persons purporting to be with Telstra who alleged their computers had been hacked. Police urge those contacted to hang-up immediately and warned if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Vehicle collision – Two vehicles collided on McMillan Road and Barker Parade at 10.30am on Wednesday, March 8. No person was injured, but both vehicles required towing.

Trek bike stolen – A blue-and-black Trek mountain bike worth $800 was stolen from a cabin at a caravan park on the Narooma Flat between 10pm February 11 and 8am February 12. The bike was chained to a cabin deck railing, but the railing was damaged and torn away to free the bike.

Tyres slashed – Unknown persons slashed tyres on a vehicle parked on Amhurst Street, Dalmeny sometime between Tuesday, February 28 and 6.55am on Wednesday, March 1. There were a number of vehicles’ tyres targeted around the same time on Cresswick Parade.  Anyone with information or who saw anything suspicious, should contact Narooma police on 4476 2044 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Lost dog – A German shorthaired pointer was lost during the Bermagui Seaside Fair fireworks on Saturday night.

Plant guard theft  Plant guards and timber stakes have been stolen from the Cuttagee Point revegetation project being undertaken by Bermagui Dune Care with assistance from Bega Valley Shire Council. A spokesperson for Bermagui Dune Care said they were devastated that someone would steal public property.

The green coloured guards were triangular and chosen for their strength to give increased protection to new plantings at this windy and salty site. "It is a sad indictment on society when people steal from a volunteer group trying to improve the coastal environment for everyone to enjoy” the spokesperson said. If you have any information contact Bega Valley Shire Council on 6499 2222.