Nowra Police - 2ST

20-year-old threatened at knife point in Nowra by two thieves

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South Coast Police are hunting for 2 young men who robbed a 20 year old at knife point in Nowra last Sunday night.

The victim had his mobile stolen but refused to hand over his wallet after being threatened near the intersection of Bridge Road and the Princes Highway.

One of the suspects is described as being tall with a slim build and brown hair while the other is of aboriginal-Torres Strait islander appearance and was riding a mountain bike.

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Alleged child molester arrested in the Shoalhaven

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A man will face Nowra court today over sexual touching and intimidation offences alleged to have occurred at a leisure centre.

Detectives from South Coast Police District commenced investigations after receiving reports two boys – aged 13 – had allegedly been assaulted and sexually touched by a man in a change room at a leisure centre in the Shoalhaven area.

Police will allege the offences took place on a number of occasions between October 2021 and February 2022.

Following inquiries, a 41-year-old man was arrested in the carpark of the leisure centre about 5pm Thursday  February 17.

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He was taken to Nowra Police Station, where he was charged with nine offences, including two counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm, two counts of willful and obscene exposure in/near public place/school,

He also faces four counts of common assault, and intentionally sexually touch child aged between 10 and 16 years.

The man was refused bail and will appear at Nowra Local Court today.

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Detective hopes the parents of a Sanctuary Point murder victim feel some sort of justice after two arrests

 

 

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Homicide Squad, Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Walpole, thanked members of the public for their support and information provided to police following an appeal for information into the murder of 49-year-old David McArthur.

At about 8 pm on Sunday 25 July 2021, emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street at Sanctuary Point, following reports of a stabbing.

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Upon arrival, officers entered a cabin and located David McArthur with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR however, he could not be revived and died at the scene.

A second man has been charged with murder following an investigation by Homicide Squad detectives.

The 41-year-old Nowra man was refused bail when he appeared before Nowra local court last week.

On Wednesday, October 20, detectives attended a correctional facility at Silverwater and charged a 39-year-old man with murder.

He remains before the courts.

“Detectives have worked tirelessly to put those responsible for David’s murder before a court, however the resulting arrests this week would not have been possible without the Sanctuary Point community’s ongoing assistance,” Det Ch Insp Walpole said.

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He said, “David died because of an unnecessary act of violence and I’m hopeful his extended family and his parents, Susan and Stuart, feel as though some justice has taken place this week.”

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Investigations under Strike Force Frawley continue.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Disqualified learner charged after drugs and machete allegedly found in Nowra car search

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A 38-year-old man has been refused bail after being arrested in Nowra on Saturday night.

Highway Patrol officers attached to Strike Force Puma tried to stop a Mercedes on the Princes Highway but the driver allegedly kept driving before jumping out of the moving vehicle.

Officers chased him down on foot, before discovering the man's learner’s licence was disqualified for 30 years in 2009.

He was also wanted for an outstanding warrant.

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Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found seven grams of methylamphetamine in resealable bags, a machete, hand flare, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.

He was charged with a number of traffic offences, as well as supplying a prohibited drug, having custody of a knife in a public place, possessing a bright light distress signal and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

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Man wanted over alleged theft

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Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify the male.

The male was involved in an alleged stealing incident at a business on Central Avenue, South Nowra on the 6th of June 2022 where a number of electrical goods were stolen.

The male is described as Caucasian, 40s, medium build, and was wearing a black/high-vis yellow hooded jumper and grey jumper with red motif on the front, black cargos and grey slippers.

He has a distinctive red digital watch on his left wrist.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Nowra Police Station on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 orhttps://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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Second man arrested over the stabbing murder of Sanctuary Point man David McArthur

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A second man has been arrested over the stabbing murder of Sanctuary Point man David McArthur.

On Wednesday, October 20 detectives attended a correctional facility at Silverwater and charged a 39-year-old man with murder.

He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a home in Nowra about 7.30 am today.

During a search of the property, detectives seized a vehicle and clothing which will undergo further forensic examination.

A 41-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Nowra Police Station where it’s expected he will be charged with murder.

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Emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street at Sanctuary Point on Sunday, July 25 at about 8 pm following reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers entered a cabin and located 49-year-old David McArthur with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR  however he could not be revived and died at the scene.

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Shoalhaven teenager facing multiple charges

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A teenager will appear in court charged with a string of alleged property offences following an armed robbery on the state’s South Coast.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District commenced an investigation following the alleged robbery of a bakery on Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point, about 6.20am on Friday last week.

Investigators were also notified of an alleged theft from a hotel on Kinghorne Street, Nowra, about 5.20am yesterday, where a woman’s handbag was stolen.

Following inquiries, police arrested an 18-year-old man in the carpark of a shopping centre on East Street, Nowra, about 8.30am yesterday.

It will be alleged the man violently struggled with officers, kicking a female senior constable.

He was restrained and taken to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with more than 35 offences including robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence - people there, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence, enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, six counts of break and enter house and steal, 13 counts of larceny, five counts dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, two counts of shoplifting, resist officer in execution of duty, assault officer in execution of duty, possess prohibited drug, and breach of bail.

The teen has been refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court today.

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South Coast Police Station undergoes COVID deep clean

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A man that was in custody at Nowra Police Station last week has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The man returned a positive result at the Silverwater Correctional Centre.

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2st has been told that Nowra Police were informed of the result yesterday and immediately had the station deep cleaned.

Police are yet to release any further details about the situation.

A spokesperson from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District said that an investigation is underway and contact tracers will look at whether the man was active in the community whilst contagious.

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Taj Hart hit and run suspect vehicle seized for forensic examination

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Detectives have released dashcam footage as they continue to investigate the death, and suspected homicide, of a Shoalhaven teenager in a hit and run at South Nowra last month.

Emergency services responded to Old Southern Road, South Nowra, about 3pm on Thursday 24 February 2022, after reports a man had been hit by a utility.

The utility failed to stop and continued travelling north towards Greenwell Point Road.

The injured 18-year-old man, Taj Hart, was assisted at the scene by passing motorists until the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics.

He was taken to Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital but died a short time later.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District attended and established a crime scene.

With assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Altos to investigate the man’s death.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives identified and seized a vehicle, a white Mitsubishi Triton utility, from a Currarong address.

It is undergoing forensic examination.

As inquiries continue to identify the driver and any occupants at the time, investigators have now released dashcam footage of the seized vehicle depicted driving in a northerly direction on Old Southern Road, South Nowra prior to the collision.

Detective Acting Inspector Adrian Alston from South Coast Police District says investigators are working hard and are seeking assistance from the public to locate the driver.

“We are appealing to the community to help us piece together the moments leading up to the young man’s death.

“I would urge the driver, any occupants, or anyone with information to come forward and assist us with our inquiries,” Detective Acting Inspector Alston said.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is important to investigators and may assist us in solving this matter.”

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information or motorists with additional dashcam vision to contact Nowra Police on (02) 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Inquiries into the incident continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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Thief armed with a hammer robs a Nowra service station

 

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Nowra Police are hunting a thief who held up a Shoalhaven Service station overnight armed with a hammer

The offender hit the Central Nowra BP in Plunkett street just after 9 pm.

He allegedly threatened the attendant, who handed over an undisclosed sum of cash, police said.

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Police said the offender is of aboriginal appearance, skinny, and about 5ft 8.

He wore tracksuit pants with blue shorts over the top of them and a dark hoodie with a green cap.

Nowra Police are appealing for public help.

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Three arrested after police vehicle rammed

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Three people are in custody after a pursuit through the Shoalhaven this morning.

The pursuit was initiated about 1.15am, after the driver of a Holden Rodeo ute allegedly did not to stop as directed in Bomaderry for a random breath test.Officers attached to South Coast Police District activated lights and sirens and began following the SUV through the streets of Bomaderry and North Nowra, finally entering Wingello Place.Officers will allege the ute driver deliberately accelerated towards them hitting the police vehicle.

A 33-year-old woman, who police will allege was driving, and two men, aged 30 and 31, were arrested.

Checks revealed the woman was a disqualified driver and had breached her bail conditions.

All three were taken to Nowra Police Station; where they are assisting police with inquiries.

The driver of the police vehicle suffered suspected bruising when struck but has not sought further treatment.

Inquiries are continuing.

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Three charged over raid on Sanctuary Point home

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Two men and a woman have been charged after drugs, weapons and vapes were seized in a search warrant at Sanctuary Point.

Police excuted a search warrant at a home on Macleans Point Road on June 3rd.

During a search of the property, police located and seized 13kg of cannabis, a quantity of cocaine, a gel blaster M4 replica firearm, a .22 bolt action rifle barrel, stun device cartridges, and more than $5000 cash.

Police also seized almost 470 vaping cannisters with an estimated potential street value of more than $18,500.

A 54-year-old man was arrested at the property at the trime and taken to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with supplying prohibited drugs.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Nowra Local Court on Tuesday, August 30.

Following inquiries, a woman, aged 21, and a man, now aged 18, were arrested just before 10am today (Thursday, August 11).

Both were taken to Nowra Police Station where the woman was charged with one count each of selling a restricted substance, possessing a prescribed restricted substance, possessing prohibited drugs and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

She was granted conditional bail to appear in Nowra Local Court on Tuesday, September 20.

The younger man was charged with possessing an unauthorised firearm, possessing a barrel for a firearm, supplying prohibited drugs and possessing prohibited drugs.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before a children’s court on Thursday, September 8.

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Wanted by Nowra police

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Police enquiries following a stealing incident in the Worrigee area has led to the release of some CCTV images.

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It's believed the man shown may be able to help police with their investigation and they're asking anyone who may know him or where he can be located to contact Nowra police on 44219699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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