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.

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

Source: Tasmania Police

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

Self-quarantine – non-compliance – Darwin

Source: Northern Territory Police

NT Police have issued an infringement notice to a 52-year old male in Darwin for failing to abide by the directions of the Chief Health Officer.

The male returned from overseas on the 23rd March and was subject to a 14-days self-quarantine order.

The infringement penalty is $1,099.

NT Police and Environmental Health Officers supported by the Australian Defence Force are ensuring Territorians are complying with self-isolation and self-quarantine arrangements.

Compliance checks will also ensure overseas and interstate arrivals to the Territory are adhering to their 14 day self-quarantine period as explained and committed to upon arrival into the Territory.

The public can be assured that fines will be issued to anyone not respecting the community and doing the right thing.

Charges – Drug offences – Tiwi Islands

Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police have charged a 50-year-old man with drug offences.

On Monday 30 March, detectives from the Drug and Organised Crime Division and local police conducted a search warrant at a residence in the Tiwi Islands.

During the search, police located six bottles of spirits, approximately 43 grams of cannabis, $3600 cash, a shotgun shell and unused clip seal bags and foil.

The man was arrested and charged with:

  • possess schedule 2 dangerous drug – less than traffickable quantity
  • supply schedule 2 dangerous drug – less than commercial quantity – Indigenous community
  • possess / control liquor – alcohol protected area
  • possess ammunition without permit
  • fail to meet storage requirements
  • receive / possess property commission of offence.

He was remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Local Court today.

Devonport Area CCTV Camera Stealings

Source: Tasmania Police

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Devonport Area CCTV Camera Stealings

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 – 4:23 pm.

Police are investigating a number of incidents of CCTV cameras being stolen from businesses and residences in the Devonport area.

The thefts have occurred within the past month and are believed to be by the same person.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to pass on any information they may have regarding the thefts or any information in identifying the person of interest in the attached images.

Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au quoting reference OR636435.

Limitations to surgical treatment across the state – New COVID-19 Direction

Source: South Australia Police

A direction has been made which affects surgical treatment across the state.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 within South Australia the State Coordinator has made a direction under the Emergency Management Act 2004 to limit surgery to emergency surgery only.

The direction stipulates that the only surgical treatment that may be performed in the State of South Australia is:

1. Emergency surgery and procedures performed for conditions where failure to do so expediently and safely will lead to loss of life, loss of limb or permanent disability.

2. Non-emergency but urgent surgery and procedures performed for conditions where failure to do so in a clinically appropriate timeframe (within 30 days) will lead to a predictable and evidence based outcome as follows:

– Loss of life where surgery or a procedure would otherwise have prevented this;

– Permanent disability where surgery or a procedure would otherwise have prevented this;

– Where clinical evidence supports an increased risk of a loss of life or permanent disability, provided that no alternative, non-surgical or procedural intervention exists.

Example procedures that may still be carried out include endoscopies, bronchoscopies, interventional radiology and cardiology.

Members of the public can find a copy of the Direction in full here.

In the first instance patients should contact their GP or treating clinician for further information.

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or https://www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

Serious crash Struan

Source: South Australia Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at Struan in the States South East.

Just before 11.30am Tuesday 31 March police and emergency services were called to the Riddoch Highway, about 7km south of Naracoorte after a truck and a car collided head on, causing the truck to roll.

One driver has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

The Riddoch Highway is completely blocked between Caves Road and Edenhope Road. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area and find an alternate route.

Six charged with firearms related burglary and trafficking

Source: Tasmania Police

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Six charged with firearms related burglary and trafficking

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 – 10:22 am.

Following a targeted investigation by the Burnie Criminal Investigation Branch and Western Drug Investigation Service, six people from the Burnie area have been charged with firearms trafficking.

Of these, four are also charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing and Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part.

A 27 year old Wynyard woman has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing and Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part.
A 32 year old Boat Harbour woman has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing, Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part and Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms.

A 27 year old Boat Harbour man has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing and Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part. Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms, conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements, Possessing a Controlled Drug and Selling a Controlled Drug.

A 38 year old Burnie woman has been charged with Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms, Possession of Stolen Firearms and Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements.

A 33 year old Wynyard man has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing and Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part. Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms and conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements.

A 27 year old Upper Burnie man has been charged with Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms and Possession of Stolen Firearms.

Three members of the group were remanded in custody. Two have since been bailed. All will appear in the Burnie Magistrates Court on 6 April.

Two arrested in stolen car

Source: South Australia Police

Two men have been arrested after a short pursuit in a stolen car through the southern suburbs this morning.

About 5.40am on Tuesday 31 March, Southern District patrols spotted a silver Toyota Corolla travelling south on Commercial Road at Seaford Meadows.  The patrol attempted to stop the vehicle as it was displaying incorrect plates.  The driver refused to stop and the car was pursued onto Seaford Road, Grand Boulevard and a quick left onto Flag Street where it came to a stop.

The driver ran from the vehicle but was arrested without incident a short distance away.  The passenger remained in the vehicle and was also arrested.

Investigations revealed the number plates had been stolen from a vehicle parked in a business premises on Main South Road at Morphett Vale and the car was a hire car that had been reported stolen at the beginning of the month.

The driver, a 24-year-old man from Seaford Meadows, was arrested for illegal use, driving dangerously to escape a police pursuit, displaying unassigned number plates, unlawful possession and driving disqualified.  The passenger, a 26-year-old man from Marion, was arrested for illegal use and drug offences.  The pair are expected to be refused bail and appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 31 March).