Search for missing boy Oliver Byrne

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 05:39

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Oliver Byrne.

The 15-year-old was last seen leaving his Heidleberg West address about 11pm on 28 March.

It is believed he may be travelling to New South Wales in a white Holden Barina bearing plates 1IT 4OT.

He also could be heading to Mount Gambier, South Australia or Malmsbury, Victoria.

Police have released an image of Oliver in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his whereabouts.

Oliver is approximately 168cm tall, with a medium build, blue eyes and blond hair.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded jumper, black tracksuit pants and black shoes.

Anyone who sights Oliver or has information on his current whereabouts is urged to contact Heidelberg Police Station on 9450 8000.

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Advisor

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Series of break-ins at Blackwood

Source: South Australia Police

Police are investigating a series of break-ins on business premises in Blackwood over the past two weeks and are searching for at least two men.

Between Thursday 19 March and Friday 27 March, 13 victims have reported their businesses were broken into. Those premises include two cafés, a pharmacy, two optometry clinics, two hairdressing salons, speech pathology clinic, dance studio, a supermarket and a podiatrist on Main Road.

Also the subject of a break-in were a café, hairdresser and speech pathology clinic on Coromandel Parade, a dance studio on Young Street and a podiatry clinic on Shepherds Hill Road.

In all incidents the doors to the premises were jemmied open.  Items stolen from the businesses include cash, food, toiletries, plants and hair products.

CCTV footage was captured of the suspect at the dance studio on Young Street about 2.50pm on Wednesday 25 March.  The second CCTV footage was captured at 2.45am on Thursday 19 March from the pharmacy on Main Road at Blackwood.

Operation Hurricane detectives are investigating these break-ins and ask if anyone recognises the men pictured in the CCTV footage or has information relating to the crime series to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at http://crimestopperssa.com.au.

All information can be provided anonymously and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Police would like to remind the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity by phoning 131 444.

ADF to work with police to conduct COVID compliance checks

Source: Tasmania Police

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ADF to work with police to conduct COVID compliance checks

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 – 3:58 pm.

The Australian Defence Force will join police in conducting compliance checks of people in self-isolation from tomorrow.

Police have conducted over 2300 checks on people in quarantine across the State since 6pm on Wednesday 25 March to 3pm today. Police are being supported by about 40 personnel from the Australian Defence Force, as well as personnel from the State Emergency Service and Tasmania Fire Service and these checks are ongoing.

Penalties enforced so far include:

A 29 year old Rocherlea man has been charged with a range of offences, including failing to comply with a direction from the Director of Public Health, after his vehicle was intercepted by police last night.

A group of 10 people will be proceeded against for entering a restricted area at an East Coast camp ground on the weekend.

A number of non compliance cases also remain under active investigation.

Police continue to conduct a number of checks of businesses and in public places across the State.

There have been very high levels of compliance and understanding of the requirements, but we continue to get reports of people flouting the requirements in some public places and it must be clear that this is not acceptable.

Those required to isolate must fully adhere to the requirement and be aware that if they blatantly disregard these directions, they will face prosecution.

Those entering Tasmania since 21 March have been given instructions at their arrival points on what they are required to do and they must adhere to that direction.

Under the Emergency Management Act, there is a penalty of up to 100 penalty units ($16,800) or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months for failing to comply with a lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker.

Search for missing Lara girl Skye Reardon

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 04:08

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing girl Skye Reardon.

The 16-year-old was last seen at her home address in Lara on 9 March.

Police have concerns for her welfare due to her age and amount of time she has been missing.

Skye is described as Caucasian with brown shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a black singlet, light blue jeans and a light blue jacket.

She is known to frequent the North Shore and Belmont areas.

Police have released an image of Skye in the hope that someone recognises her and can provide information regarding her current whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Skye is asked to contact Geelong Police Station on 5255 3100.

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Advisor

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Wantirna attempted armed robbery

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 03:58

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an armed robbery which occurred in Wantirna on 21 December 2019.

It is believed the offender approached the café riding a bicycle along Selkirk Avenue where he discarded the bike and pulled a balaclava over his head before entering the premises on Wantirna Road at 7.05pm.

The offender proceeded to point a firearm at the victim before leaving the store empty handed

The offender is perceived to be of African appearance, 20 to 30-year-old with short black hair, brown eyes and wearing a black coloured hoodie, black pants and silver coloured Adidas runners with red laces.

The offender was carrying a large black bag with a white spotted pattern and was wearing one white and one black glove.

He was last observed leaving the scene on a bicycle riding in an easterly direction along Selkirk Avenue.

Investigators have released images of a person they believe may be able to assist the with their enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Sergeant Cameron Scott

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Police investigate Glenroy credit card theft

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 03:49

Moreland Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for public assistance to identify a thief who used stolen credit cards across Melbourne’s northwest.

Investigators have been told credit cards were stolen during a burglary at Moonee Boulevard, Glenroy sometime between 10pm on 3 March and 4.30am on 4 March.

The victim’s credit cards were subsequently used at convenience stores in Niddrie and Tullamarine.

Police have released an image of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, thin build and was wearing a black long sleeve top, grey puffer vest, black jeans, black beanie and black and white shoes.

Anyone who recognises this man is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Antoinette Pearse

Media Advisor

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MAN CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL RESIST POLICE AND FAILING TO COMPLY WITH DIRECTION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Source: Tasmania Police

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MAN CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL RESIST POLICE AND FAILING TO COMPLY WITH DIRECTION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 – 12:23 pm.

Launceston CIB has charged a 29 year-old man from Rocherlea with failing to comply with the direction from the Director of Public Health after he was arrested at Rocherlea last night.

Launceston Detectives intercepted a vehicle in Rocherlea about 8.30pm last night. The 29 year-old male driver was arrested for a number of offences that included breaching a Police Family Violence Order, evading police, refuse breath analysis, driving without a licence, reckless driving, use abusive language to police and resist arrest.

The man was charged with criminal resist of a police officer by claiming he was infected with the Corona Virus. The man will face further charges under the Public Health Act 1997.

The man appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court this morning at 11.30am.

Police would like to remind the public to only be absent from the primary residences with a lawful reason (as outlined by the Director of Public Health) and that incidents where a false claim by a person to be infected with COVID-19 will be taken very seriously.

Under the Emergency Management Act, there is a penalty of up to 100 penalty units ($16,800) or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months for failing to comply with a lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker.

Kwaka Bumblebee stolen from Prahran

Source: State of Victoria Police

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 23:20

Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit are investigating the theft of a Kawasaki motorbike stolen from Prahran over the weekend.

A 2012 Kawasaki ZX6R bearing Victorian registration 2F8YZ with a unique custom yellow and black paint job was stolen from Chomley Street sometime between 27 and 28 March.

Detectives believe the offenders entered an underground car park and may have used another vehicle such as a van or a vehicle with a trailer to steal the bike.

The motorbike is very distinctive and has a one of a kind paint job so will stand out.

Investigators have released images of the bike in the hope someone will see it or has information on its whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au

Sergeant Cameron Scott

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Police investigate Melton motorcycle crash

Source: State of Victoria Police

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 21:53

Officers from Melton Highway Patrol are appealing for information following a motorcycle crash in Melton yesterday.

It is believed a female rider was travelling north on Coburns Road, over the Western Freeway overpass, when she left the road about 3.15pm on 30 March.

The rider, a 44-year-old woman from Melton, was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe there may have been another motorcycle involved in the collision are appealing for anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage to come forward.

It is believed the motorcycle failed to stop and continued north bound.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Advisor

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Joint Media Release: Australian flight attendant jailed for abuse of children overseas

Source: Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

1 April 2020

Joint Media Release: Australian flight attendant jailed for abuse of children overseas

Note: This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

A 52 year old Melbourne man has been sentenced to 18 and a half years’ imprisonment today (Monday 30 March, 2020), after sexually abusing children in the Philippines.