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An important message from Highlands Police

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Motorists are being urged to slow down and drive to the conditions following three separate fatal crashes in the Hume Police District at the weekend.

That includes a 47 year woman who's motorcycle collided with an SUV at Mittagong and a 62 year old man who crashed into a tree at Marulan.

A 57 year old man was also killed when his motorcycle hit a safety railing at Tuena up past Crookwell.

Superintendent Paul Condon said there should be no unnecessary distractions when getting behind the wheel or crossing the road.

“Now that travel restrictions are no longer in place, more people are choosing to drive to visit family and friends in regional locations.

“For those who spent significant time in isolation last year, please make sure to drive to the conditions and look after yourselves and other motorists,"Superintendent Condon said.

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Bobcat stolen from Wombeyan Caves area

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The Hume Police District is seeking information about a bobcat which was stolen from a rural property at Wombeyan Caves.

It's believed the theft took place sometime between June 11 and June 20.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Goulburn Police Station on 4824 0799 or Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.

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Cyclist killed at Berrima

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Police are investigating an incident at Berrima where a cyclist was killed.

Just after 9:30am today, emergency services were called to Mereworth Road after reports a cyclist had been injured.

Officers from the Hume Police District rushed to the scene and found a 70 year old woman.

She died at the scene.

The Crash Investigation Unit has been called in.

Police are asking anyone with information, or who has dashcam footage to come forward and contact Southern Highlands Police on 4868 1222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Drug bust at Welby

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A man has been charged over the alleged on-going supply of prohibited drugs.

Strike Force Mackinolty was set up late last year to investigate the supply of cocaine and other illicit drugs in and around the Southern Highlands.

Just after 8:30 last night, officers from the Hume Police District executed a search warrant at a home on the Old Hume Highway at Welby,

During a search, officers uncovered 26 grams of cannabis, cocaine, mobile phones and drug paraphernalia.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Southern Highlands Police Station where he was charged with five counts of supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, and supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis.

He was refused bail and appeared in Picton Local Court yesterday.

The man was then granted conditional bail to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday March 29.

Investigations are continuing.

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Fatal motorcycle crash at Marulan

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A man has been killed in a motorcycle crash at Marulan.

Around 6:30pm on Saturday, Emergency Services were called to Brayton Road after a motorcycle hit a tree.

A 62 year old man was found nearby, but couldn't be revived.

Officers from the Hume Police District set up a crime scene at both crash sites, which were examined by specialist forensic police.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are underway.

Another motorcyclist was also killed at Tuena near Crookwell.

About 4.25pm, Emergency services were called to Junction Point Road after reports a motorcycle crashed into safety railing.

The rider – a 57-year-old man – was treated by Paramedics but died at the scene.

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Highlands Police: Limit movement where possible

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Southern Highlands Police have been monitoring roads in and around the Southern Highlands overnight

The following roads are  closed:

* Burrawang Illawarra Highway between Church St and Burrawang Station Road

* Moss Vale Road into Kangaroo Valley

* Range Road Mittagong (between Old South and Tourist Road)

* Drapers Road Braemar near the Freeway overpass.

* Bowral Street, (between Albert and McDonald) Old South Road, Bowral

* Shepherd Street, Bowral near the Bowral Bowling Club

* Kirkham Road (between Mount Rd and Centennial Ave) Bowral

Police anticipate that Mittagong Road near the Bowral Swimming Pool will be cut off again sometime today.

Overnight the water only narrowly receded below the road surface and with the expected forecast for rain it's being closely monitored.

Late yesterday afternoon, emergency Services assisted a number of people who were impacted by  flood waters in homes and vehicles near the Mittagong Creek between Old South Road and Bowral Street.

Also along the Cherry Tree walk all the way towards the Mittagong Road and the Bowral swimming Pool.

Berrima Buses announced late yesterday that no school buses will be operating today (Tuesday).

Police are asking motorists to exercise caution whilst driving on roads

There is extensive damage to the surface with pot holes and pitting occurring.

Expect to find soft edges on some roads without kerb and guttering.

Exercise caution in area with cuttings and step banks due to possible land slips or rock falls.

Strong winds are expected later in the day, and emergency Services fear that due to the saturation of the soil, trees will be weakened at the roots.

Unfortunately Police are still receiving many calls for people travelling through flood waters and disobeying closure signs.

Police, SES and all Emergencies Services are stretched across the whole of the East Coast and compliance is needed to avoid tragedies.

Police are appealing to all drivers to limit movement where possible.

Never drive, ride or walk through flood waters and check on elderly neighbours.

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Man charged with killing wild duck in Mittagong

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A man from Colo Vale has been charged in connection with an alleged act of animal cruelty.

Last Saturday, two men were seen chasing a flock of ducks in the Mittagong RSL carpark.

One of the ducks was allegedly caught and killed by one of the men.

Around 2pm yesterday, a 24 year old man was arrested at Southern Highlands Police Station.

He was charged with recklessly beat and kill animal and commit an act of cruelty upon an animal.

The 24 year old was also charged with traffic offences over an unrelated matter.

He was refused bail to appear in Moss Vale Local Court today.

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Man killed after fall in Budderoo National Park

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The body of a man has been found following a search of the Blue Pool in the Budderoo National Park.

About 8:30 last night, Emergency services were called to Missingham Creek – near Robertson – after reports a man, aged 26, slipped on rocks before disappearing below the water.

Officers from The Hume Police District were assisted by officers from the Lake Illawarra Police District, the Wingecarribee SES Unit, NSW paramedics, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The body of the 26-year-old was recovered by Police Divers about 2:45am this morning.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Man wanted on outstanding warrant

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Southern Highlands Police are seeking information about a man wanted on an outstanding warrant for revoking parole.

Russell Willis, aged 38, is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 165cm to 170cm tall, with a thin build and brown hair, he's also unshaven.

He's known to visit the Southern Highlands, Albion Park, Wollongong, Campbelltown and Tumbarumba areas.

Anyone who sees Willis or knows of his whereabouts is being asked to contact Southern Highlands Police Station on (02) 4869 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Moss Vale crash update

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Southern Highlands Police are seeking information about a fatal crash at Moss Vale.

Just after 10 this morning, Emergency Services were called to the intersection of Argyle Street and Waite Street after a truck and motorcycle collided.

The male rider was trapped under the truck before being released.

He suffered critical head injuries and despite the best efforts of Paramedics, could not be saved.

He is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the truck not injured and was taken to Bowral Hospital for mandatory testing.

Diversions are currently in place and motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Parents picking their children up at Moss Vale Public School are being asked to do so on Browley Street and not Argyle Street.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Police investigating illegal trespassing

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The Hume Police District is asking residents in the Tallong area ( east of Marulan ) to be on the lookout for trespassers and illegal hunters.

Rural Crime Investigators are currently investigating reports of people trespassing, spotlighting and shooting on private property without permission on Caoura Road.

They're working closely with landholders to try and identify the culprits.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Goulburn Police on 4824 0799 or alternatively Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Police investigating robbery at Sutton Forest

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Police are seeking information about a robbery at Sutton Forest.

About 4am on Wednesday, a professional photographer, a man aged 37, was travelling on the Hume Highway and turned onto Belanglo Road near the Gordon VC rest area to take photographs.

Shortly after, a utility parked behind his car, and two unknown masked men approached his vehicle.

They threatened him before taking a small suitcase containing a laptop, camera, camera equipment, several lenses, with a combined total of around $18,000.

The pair fled in the ute and the man contacted police.

The men are described as being Caucasian appearance.

One was wearing a red hooded jumper, while the second was wearing a grey hooded jumper.

Both were wearing shorts and dark face coverings.

Police are now wanting to speak with anyone with information.

That includes witnesses or motorists travelling on the Hume Highway in both directions between Golden Vale Road and the Illawarra Highway between 3.30am and 4.30am.

Also those those with dashcam vision.

Contact Southern Highlands Police on 4868 1222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Prisoner recaptured after hours on the run

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Police have charged a minimum-security inmate who escaped from a correctional facility at Goulburn yesterday.

The 29-year-old man, who escaped from the facility about 1.30 pm on Thursday,  was arrested by officers from The Hume Police District while waiting for a train at a Railway Station.

He was charged with three offences, including inmate escape from lawful custody, attempt to unlawfully take motor vehicle with person in it and assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle.

The man was refused bail and will appear before Goulburn Local Court.

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Second man charged with vicious duck attack

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A second man has now been charged with an alleged act of animal cruelty at Mittagong.

Last Saturday, Police were called to the Mittagong RSL carpark after two men were seen chasing a flock of ducks.

One of the ducks was allegedly caught and killed by one of the men.

A 24 year old man was charged and is before the courts.

Around 11am today , a 27 year old man from Hill Top was also arrested at Southern Highlands Police Station.

He was charged with commit an act of cruelty upon an animal.

The 27 year old was granted conditional bail to appear in Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday February 8 2022.

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Strike force summer safe continues

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Strike Force Summer Safe is continuing over the Summer holiday period, with increased Police patrols across the Coast and Highlands.

Highway Patrol Officers from Traffic South will be focusing on the Four Ds, including drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving.

And they're not just patrolling highways and main roads, they're also keeping an eye on small towns and local roads.

Road users are being asked to obey the road rules and slow down.

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Tractor stolen from Boxers Creek

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Rural Crime Investigators from the Hume Police District are seeking information about a tractor which was stolen from Boxers Creek near Marulan.

The John Deere 6910 was taken from a property on Tiyces Lane between June 15 and June 17.

It had an orange Howard Rotary hoe attached to the rear.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Goulburn Police Station.

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Tractor stolen from Boxers Creek

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Rural Crime Investigators from the Hume Police District are seeking information about a tractor which was stolen from Boxers Creek near Marulan.

The John Deere 6910 was taken from a property on Tiyces Lane between June 15 and June 17.

It had an orange Howard Rotary hoe attached to the rear.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Goulburn Police Station.

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Wild duck decapitated at Mittagong

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Police are trying to track down two men after a wild duck was killed at Mittagong.

Last Saturday, Officers from the Hume Police District received reports of alleged animal cruelty at a registered club car park on the Old Hume Highway.

It's believed two men chased a flock of wild ducks in the car park, before one of them was caught and decapitated by one of the men.

The pair fled the scene a short time later and police were contacted.

Police have released images of two men.

One is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, and is seen wearing a fluorescent yellow and blue singlet, blue football shorts, a blue cap, thongs and sunglasses.

The second male is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a slim build, and is seen wearing a grey t-shirt, blue shorts, thongs and a blue cap.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Goulburn Detectives on (02) 4824 0736 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Woman dies after crashing on Illawarra Highway

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The Illawarra Highway was closed for around four hours last night following a fatality at Mount Murray.

Police were told a black Nissan Navara was travelling eastbound on the Illawarra Highway at Mount Murray around 8.40pm when it veered off the road and came to a stop.

Police said passers-by commenced CPR on the 63-year-old female driver until emergency services arrived.

"Despite efforts to revive her, she died at the scene," Police said.

Officers established a crime scene which forced the Illawarra Highway to be closed from Jamberoo Mountain Road to Tongarra.

The Highway reopened just after midnight.

Police said a report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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