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'Banned from one banned from all' launched across the Shoalhaven


Police are supporting the Shoalhaven Liquor and Gaming Accord’s ‘banned from one, banned from all’ initiative across the South Coast Police District.

Shoalhaven Liquor Accord Chairman Garry Wilbraham said "From Wednesday 1 December 2021, licensed venues from Berry to Huskisson will be involved in the campaign that will deny entry to patrons who behave inappropriately in pubs and clubs across the Shoalhaven and refuse entry to those people at other licensed premises."

Acting Inspector Ryan Sheaff from South Coast Police District said "Police are supportive of initiatives that create a safer environment for patrons and staff.

Shoalhaven hotels and licensed clubs will network information and details about banned patrons to prevent them attending any licensed premises for up to five years for serious offences such as assaulting club staff or security officers.

Anyone carrying out illegal activity such as drug dealing at licensed premises will also face bans.


“The ‘banned from one, banned from all’ initiative by the Shoalhaven Liquor Accord is a great idea for getting people to party safe and be socially responsible for their actions,” Acting Insp Sheaff said.

“Patrons who are going to play up at one venue can expect their night to end abruptly and find their options for socialising at licensed premises limited.”

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Appeal for witnesses to South Coast police pursuit


South Coast Highway Patrol are appealing  for anyone who may have witnessed a police pursuit on Friday August 23, 2019 that involved a blue Ford Festiva, registration YMK-23U that was stolen from the ACT.

Police were chasing the Festiva along the Kings Hwy towards Batemans Bay about 1:20pm that day when the vehicle crossed onto the incorrect side of the roadway around the roundabout of Kings Hwy and Princes Hwy. 

The vehicle was eventually stopped in Peninsula Drive and a male and young female were arrested.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact  Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Bad weather stops search for missing man at Beecroft Peninsula


The search for a missing fisherman off Beecroft Peninsula, east of Currarong has has been suspended due to rough seas.

The Victorian man, aged 24, was reported missing this morning after he went rock fishing at Mermaid Inlet, near Currarong.

Police began an aerial and water search this morning, with assistance from the Marine Area Command, Surf Lifesaving NSW and the SES, but it has since been called off due to poor weather conditions.

Police say the search will resume when conditions improve.

The search was prompted by people finding abandoned equipment and personal items near Mermaid Inlet.

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Disqualified driver facing charges for multiple offences in Sussex Inlet


A road safety blitz by South Coast police last weekend has seen 35 drivers test positive for drugs and five blow over the limit.

A 45-year-old Sanctuary Point woman, banned from driving until 2024 was randomly pulled over in Sussex Inlet.

She allegedly provided false details to the cops and returned a positive drug test.

Officers also allegedly found ice in her vehicle.

Police said they expect to lay charges while a motorcyclist had his licence suspended and vehicle sanctions imposed after allegedly being clocked doing 131km/h in an 80km/h zone at Bendelong.

Image: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command

Driver airlifted to hospital after Jerrawangala crash


About 4.30pm on Tuesday 18 January 2021, officers from South Coast Police District responded to the intersection of the Princes Highway and Twelve Mile Peg Road, Jerrawangala, after reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Police assisted the driver of a Holden Commodore after he had lost control and hit an embankment.

The 31-year-old man was treated by paramedics and taken to HMAS Albatross before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital.

Police inquiries continue.

Image: NSW Ambulance 

Hit & run update in South Nowra

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Police have launched an investigation into an alleged hit and run in South Nowra.

Around 3pm yesterday, Emergency Services were called to Old Southern Road after a man was hit by a ute.

The vehicle didn't stop and continued towards Greenwell Point Road.

An 18 year old was treated at the scene by passing motorists and paramedics, before being taken to Shoalhaven Hospital where he died a short time later.

Police have been told a white Mitsubishi Triton utility had been seen driving towards the man immediately before he was found injured.

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Man charged after allegedly approaching a child in Nowra


About 4.20pm Monday, an 11-year-old girl was riding her skateboard on a path between Riverview Road and the Shoalhaven River, when she was approached by a man.

He allegedly spoke to the girl, before approaching her for a second time in a utility a short time later.

The incident was reported to South Coast Police and after inquiries and a public appeal, detectives attended a Nowra address about 3.15pm yesterday and spoke with a man.

The 62-year-old was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with stalk or intimidate intending to cause fear of physical or mental harm (personal violence offence).

He's been granted strict conditional bail to appear at Nowra Local Court next month.

Photo source: South Coast police Facebook page

Man charged with vehicle bombings - Nowra


Detectives investigating an explosion which damaged two parked cars at Nowra last year, have charged a man.

Around 9pm on Wednesday July 3, two homemade improvised explosive devices were thrown onto the windscreens of two vehicles parked in the driveway of a Nowra home.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage to the front windscreen and bonnet area.

No one was injured as a result of the explosions.

Officers from South Coast Police District and the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit attended and commenced an investigation.

Strike Force Keele was formed to investigate and following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 24-year-old man at Nowra Police Station about 7.30pm yesterday.

The man was charged with damaging property by fire/explosion and possession, supply or making of explosives.

He was refused bail and will appear before Nowra Local Court  today

Inquiries are continuing.


Man injured in South Coast crash


A man has suffered serious injuries in a crash on the South Coast yesterday.

About 6pm emergency services were called to Moss Vale Road, Cambewarra, following reports of a truck crash.

Police have been told the truck was travelling east when it veered off the road and rolled down an embankment.


The driver, a 41-year-old man, suffered lacerations to his head, a collapsed lung and lower back injuries.

He was treated on scene before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from South Coast Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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Man missing from Nowra

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UPDATE: Joseph has been found safe and well

Police are trying to find a man who's gone missing from Nowra.

84 year old Joseph Savoca, was reported missing about 3pm yesterday, after he couldn't be contacted.

Police have been told Mr Savoca last had contact with his family when they spoke to him about 6pm Friday.

They have concerns for his welfare given he has a number of medical conditions.

Mr Savoca is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 160cm tall with a thin build, and grey hair.

At the time he was wearing navy jeans, a navy bomber jacket and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Mr Savoca’s whereabouts is being asked to contact Nowra Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Nurse allegedly attacked by knife wielding woman at Shoalhaven Hospital


Police are investigating after a nurse was allegedly attacked with a knife at Shoalhaven Hospital yesterday.

Nowra Police Officers  were called to the hospital on Scenic Drive about 11.30am yesterday, after a registered nurse was injured when a female patient allegedly struck her with a knife.

The 32-year-old female nurse was treated at the scene for a cut to her left chest.

Police have spoken with a number of staff and are now waiting to speak with a 20-year-old woman once she is deemed well enough.

Inquiries are continuing.

Image: Peter Andrea






Police investigating serious assault in Nowra

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Police are seeking information about a serious assault which took place in Nowra.

About 10pm on Saturday, a 28 year old woman attended a licensed premises on Junction Street, before being found outside the venue a couple of hours later by friends, who took her home.

When the woman woke up the following day, she discovered she'd suffered a serious assault, but had no knowledge of the circumstances.

She received treatment at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Monday, before contacting Police.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Nowra Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Police investigating suspected hit & run in South Nowra

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A man has been killed after being hit by a car on Old Southern Road, South Nowra, about 3pm yesterday.

However the driver and vehicle allegedly fled the scene before police and paramedics arrived.

Emergency crews worked on the man by the side of the road in an effort to keep him alive, but he died while being transported to Shoalhaven Hospital.

A rescue helicopter was waiting at the hospital to take the man to a major trauma centre.

Police are investigating.

We'll have more details as thy come to hand.

Image: Peter Andrea


Senior traffic cops say the incidences of drug driving is abhorrent


Despite repeated warnings about a traffic blitz, Police are amazed and angered about the number of motorists caught for drug driving in the Shoalhaven and South Coast during the June long weekend.

10 drivers were over-the-limit returning positive roadside breath tests and 22 tested positive for driving with drugs in their system.

South Region Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Chief Inspector Bob Pedersen said "It is extremely disappointing, it's becoming more prevalent than alcohol at this stage."

He said "The incidences of drug driving is abhorrent at this stage, all over the state."

"There have been masses of people who have been caught driving with drugs in their system." Chief Inspector Pedersen said.

He added  "Anyone who is affected should not be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle."


There were no fatalities on Shoalhaven - South Coast roads and crashes were down on last year.

129 drivers were caught speeding and another 96 offences detected.

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Severed Tiger Shark head sparks police investigation


The South Coast Police District has commenced inquiries into a reported vandalism incident at Sanctuary Point in the Shoalhaven.

Police have been told between 4.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 4 December 2021, a vehicle with a trailer attached was parked at Woollamia boat ramp carpark unattended.

During this time, a severed Tiger Shark head was allegedly placed on the bonnet of the vehicle and nearby signs were vandalised with spray paint.


Police were notified and commenced inquiries into the disturbing incident.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and contact Bay and Basin Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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South Coast police car rammed


Two men have been charged after a police vehicle was allegedly rammed on the South Coast earlier this week.

About 8pm on Tuesday  officers from South Coast Police District attempted to stop a Mitsubishi Pajero on Tathra Road, near White Rock at Tathra, when the vehicle stopped before allegedly reversing into the marked police vehicle and driving off.

The two senior constables suffered minor injuries and the police vehicle sustained extensive front-end damage.


Following inquiries, a 29-year-old man was arrested in Bega and charged with use offensive weapon to avoid apprehension, drive in a manner dangerous and drive whilst disqualified.

He's been refused bail to reappear at Bega Local court on Tuesday.

A second man, aged 57, was also arrested and charged with use offensive weapon to avoid apprehension (accessory after the fact) and hinder investigation into a serious indictable offence.

He's got a court appearance in September.

Photos: South Coast Police Facebook page

South Coast police have created a Bathurst poll


For our car enthusiasts this Bathurst weekend, the age-old question that divides the mountain is who's going to win.........Holden V Ford ?


Check out the South Coast Police District Facebook page and have a vote :)

( Holden for mine )

Photos:  South Coast Police District Facebook page.

South Coast Police hunt wanted man


South Coast Police are searching for a man wanted over a series of domestic violence offences.

They have an arrest warrant out for 34-year-old Matthew Stewart and are appealing for public assistance to help track him down.

Stewart is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, between 175-180cm tall with a solid build, brown hair and brown eyes.

He is known to frequent the Nowra and Sanctuary Point areas.

Police said anyone who sees him shouldn't approach and instead contact South Coast Police District or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Two separate assaults in Huskisson

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Two men have been charged with alleged assault following separate incidents in Huskisson.

Just after 11pm on Friday, Police were called to a licensed premises on Owen Street, after reports of a brawl outside.

Police were called to help move the crowd on.

An 18-year-old man was found on the roadway suffering a head injury.

He was treated by Paramedics and taken to Shoalhaven Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Police have been told the injured man was allegedly assaulted before he was deliberately tripped, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground.

An 18-year-old man was arrested after approaching police.

While dispersing the crowd with the assistance of hotel security, a man was seen to punch a security officer in the face after being asked to leave.

OC spray was used and a 19-year-old man was also arrested.

Both men were taken to Nowra Police Station.

The younger one was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and granted conditional bail to appear at Nowra Local Court on Monday October 25 2021.

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Update: Missing children found




Two children missing from Sydney’s east this morning, have been located safe and well.

About 9am (Thursday 1 April 2021), members of the public recognised the man and two children from media reports and contacted Triple Zero (000), after seeing them walking towards Panania Railway Station.

Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended and located the trio.

The man has been taken to hospital for assessment and the children will be reunited with family.

Police would like to thank the media and the community for their assistance.


The NSW Police Force is seeking urgent public assistance from South Coast residents to help locate two children missing from Sydney’s east who may be bound for Melbourne..

Just before 2.30am this morning, Bowie and Basten Dowlut, aged four and 10 respectively, were at a home on Carthona Avenue, Darling Point, with their parents.

Despite strong protestations from the children’s mother, their father, Dennis Dowlut, aged 47, packed the family into a white 2014 SsangYong Actyon SUV, with NSW registration DLF-43A, expressing an intention to travel to Melbourne.

About 3am, their mother was forced from the vehicle at Alexandria and notified police.

Dennis is described as being of Mauritian background with an olive complexion, about 180cm tall, of slim build, and balding. He was last seen wearing black pants, a white t-shirt, khaki puffer jacket, and a red beanie.

Four-year-old Bowie is described as having an olive complexion, long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white pyjamas with pink unicorn symbols.

Ten-year-old Basten is described as having an olive complexion, short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing white pyjama pants, a white t-shirt, and black puffer jacket.

There are extreme concerns for the safety of the children, and as such police are asking the public to be on alert, not approach but report any sightings of this man, or vehicle to Triple Zero (000).

Woman waves for help but no one stops


A South Coast  accident victim has told of how cars passed her by as she tried to wave them down for help.

Her Corolla veered off the road south west of Ulladulla, going backwards down a cliff and coming to rest in scrub.

She's told police she managed to climb back up, but despite signalling for assistance vehicles passed without stopping.

The woman is being treated for a broken collar bone and several broken ribs.

Later on that same bend of the Clyde a car rolled several times, but this time the female driver escaped with just bruising.


South Coast police are pleading with motorists to slow down in the slippery conditions.


Photos: South Coast Police

Young man suffers serious head injury in Bomaderry brawl


A brawl involving four males in Bomaderry has left a 19-year-old hospitalised with a serious head injury.

South Coast Police said that two men were walking along Leonard Street in Bomaderry around 4.45pm yesterday when they became involved in a fight with two other males.


"During the fight a 19-year-old man suffered a serious head injury," Police said.

"It appears the injured man may have been hit over the head with a coffee mug."

He was taken to Wollongong Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

No charges have been laid with investigators appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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