Dubbo Photo News - - Emergency Report - NEWS OPIN­ION AND ANAL­Y­SIS by JOHN RYAN

Boy in­jured in mo­tor­bike crash at Elong

IT was a be­yond hor­ri­ble Fa­ther’s Day for a farm­ing fam­ily out Elong Elong way af­ter their nineyear-old son suf­fered hor­rific in­juries while rid­ing his mo­tor­bike on the prop­erty.

The young fella took a spill while rid­ing along a track and his hel­met came off in the crash, the im­pact caus­ing mul­ti­ple skull frac­tures and ex­ten­sive brain bleeds.

He was un­con­scious at the scene for 50 min­utes and paramedics worked on him while they waited for the res­cue chop­per to ar­rive and trans­port him to Syd­ney’s West­mead Hos­pi­tal where he was placed into an in­duced coma.

At last re­ports he was still in the In­ten­sive Care Unit in a se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion.

In­spec­tor Dan Skelly said it was the worst pos­si­ble way for a Fa­ther’s Day to turn out. He re­minded the wider com­mu­nity of the po­ten­tial dan­gers of mo­tor­bikes, and just how im­por­tant it is for par­ents to teach their kids safe rid­ing skills, which in­cludes the proper use of safety equip­ment.

Vale Greg Tyrer

I WAS sad­dened be­yond mea­sure to hear about the death of Greg Tyrer while he was on hol­i­days in Tas­ma­nia re­cently.

A long serv­ing lo­cal psy­chol­o­gist, and a great bloke, Greg has helped many lo­cal po­lice out over a num­ber of years with is­sues such as Post Trau­matic Stress Syn­drome and all the men­tal stresses that come from such a trau­matic job.

I of­ten ran into him while walk­ing down to the Tam­worth Street shops and those days were al­ways bet­ter thanks to those quick yarns.

Thanks for your ser­vice mate, you’ll be sadly missed.

Nar­romine at­tack

A MAN has been ar­rested af­ter al­legedly as­sault­ing two po­lice of­fi­cers at Nar­romine Po­lice Sta­tion last Thurs­day.

A 33-year-old Nar­romine man who was wanted in re­la­tion to an al­leged in­tim­i­da­tion and breach of bail at­tended the town’s po­lice sta­tion to re­port on bail, where he was ar­rested and taken into po­lice cus­tody.

A short time later the man be­came ag­gres­sive and al­legedly kicked his cell door.

In the process of trans­fer­ring the man to Dubbo Po­lice Sta­tion it’s al­leged he started to ag­gres­sively kick while re­fus­ing to en­ter the ve­hi­cle and he con­nected with the chest and fore­arm of a Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble and the hand of a Con­sta­ble.

The man was even­tu­ally con­veyed to Dubbo Po­lice Sta­tion where he was charged with two counts of as­sault po­lice, in­tim­i­da­tion and breach bail.

He was re­fused bail to ap­pear be­fore Dubbo Lo­cal Court.

The Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble sus­tained scratches to his fore­arm and bruis­ing to his chest, the fe­male Con­sta­ble sus­tained bruis­ing and slight swelling to her left hand.

Car and shop­ping cen­tre pur­suit

PO­LICE pa­trolling Ersk­ine Street early on Au­gust 27 no­ticed a Land Rover Free­lander which had been stolen the day be­fore and a pur­suit was ini­ti­ated when the ve­hi­cle al­legedly failed to stop when directed.

The chase con­tin­ued through the streets of Dubbo be­fore be­ing ter­mi­nated due to safety con­cerns near Wheel­ers Lane.

Shortly af­ter, po­lice lo­cated the ve­hi­cle in the rear carpark of a shop­ping cen­tre on Wind­sor Pa­rade and saw a man and woman run into the shop­ping cen­tre.

Po­lice chased the pair through the shop­ping cen­tre, with a se­cu­rity of­fi­cer and mem­ber of the pub­lic at­tempt­ing to stop the man.

The 25-year-old woman and 18-year-old man were ar­rested by po­lice in the carpark of the shop­ping cen­tre and taken to Dubbo Po­lice Sta­tion where they were charged.

Po­lice will al­lege in court that the Land Rover was stolen from a prop­erty on the Castlereag­h High­way near Lith­gow on Mon­day, Au­gust 26.

The pair were re­fused bail to ap­pear at Dubbo Lo­cal Court.

Fatal truck crash link to compliance op­er­a­tion

HEAVY ve­hi­cles from a com­pany linked to a dou­ble fatal crash in the state’s Cen­tral West last year have been among nearly 1600 trucks to come to no­tice dur­ing a week-long joint compliance op­er­a­tion in re­gional NSW.

Po­lice con­ducted Op­er­a­tion Im­pact tar­get­ing heavy ve­hi­cle of­fences within the Tam­worth, Coffs Har­bour and Port Mac­quarie ar­eas in the last week of Au­gust and dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, a truck was stopped and the 59-year-old driver was sub­ject to a ran­dom drug test which al­legedly re­turned a pos­i­tive in­di­ca­tion to cannabis.

He was banned from driv­ing for 24 hours and po­lice are await­ing the re­sults of lab­o­ra­tory test­ing be­fore deter­min­ing any fur­ther le­gal ac­tion.

That same day an­other truck driver was stopped and is­sued with a court at­ten­dance no­tice for al­legedly breach­ing his work­ing hours.

Both trucks were reg­is­tered to a Cen­tral West NSW com­pany linked to a crash near Dubbo in Jan­uary 2018 that left two peo­ple dead and 12 others in­jured.

Boat seized

A WALGETT man has had his boat taken by fish­eries of­fi­cers af­ter he was al­legedly found il­le­gally fish­ing along the Bar­won River.

NSW De­part­ment of Pri­mary In­dus­tries of­fi­cers from Tam­worth were pa­trolling the Bar­won River up­stream of Walgett when they de­tected three il­le­gal cross lines and eight il­le­gal set lines.

Direc­tor of Fish­eries Compliance, Pa­trick Tully, said it prompted the of­fi­cers to set up a sur­veil­lance op­er­a­tion.

“It is al­leged that each in­di­vid­ual cross line had 15 hooks at­tached and live carp and gold­fish were be­ing used as bait, which is also il­le­gal,” Mr Tully said.

“The man al­legedly fled the scene only to be ap­pre­hended later with the as­sis­tance of NSW Po­lice.

“Fish­eries of­fi­cers seized the man’s boat, mo­tor, and fish­ing gear al­legedly used to carry out the il­le­gal fish­ing ac­tiv­ity.

“It will be al­leged the man had a to­tal of 53 hooks set in the wa­ters of the Bar­won River.”

If con­victed, the man could face up to $22,000 in fines or six months im­pris­on­ment.

Peak Hill ar­rests

PO­LICE ar­rested two men as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the theft of farm equip­ment from a Peak Hill prop­erty.

The prop­erty owner was alerted to a break-in at a shed on his farm early Mon­day morn­ing, and when he checked it out he saw a Toy­ota Land­cruiser al­legedly tow­ing a trailer con­tain­ing an ATV and var­i­ous farm­ing equip­ment, all pre­vi­ously stored at the lo­ca­tion.

The farmer fol­lowed the ve­hi­cle which al­legedly pro­ceeded to ram the vic­tim’s util­ity be­fore leav­ing the scene with sev­eral wit­nesses in pur­suit.

It’s al­leged two men in the Land­cruiser climbed from the cabin into the rear tray of the mov­ing ve­hi­cle, un­hook­ing the stolen trailer and dis­card­ing the power tools and equip­ment onto the road­way.

Of­fi­cers at­tached to Cen­tral West Po­lice Dis­trict were no­ti­fied and com­menced in­quiries into the mat­ter. They at­tended a home on Der­ri­bong Street at Peak Hill and es­tab­lished a crime scene, and two men, aged 22 and 41, were ar­rested and taken to Parkes Po­lice Sta­tion.

A 22-year-old man has been charged, in­clud­ing a charge of ma­li­cious dam­age af­ter al­legedly dam­ag­ing a cell door at the Parkes Po­lice Sta­tion while in cus­tody.

Goonoo hazard re­duc­tion

WITH a tin­der dry sea­son and no mean­ing­ful rain in sight, there was plenty of relief from lo­cal land­hold­ers at the an­nounce­ment a hazard re­duc­tion burn was hap­pen­ing in the Goonoo Na­tional Park over a few days last week, end­ing on Sun­day, Septem­ber 1.

The burn was aimed at treat­ing ap­prox­i­mately 260 hectares in an area about 25 kilo­me­tres from Dubbo.

The Na­tional Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice (NPWS) con­ducts con­trolled burns for a range of pur­poses, in­clud­ing as­set pro­tec­tion, strate­gic fire con­trol, main­te­nance of bio­di­ver­sity and re­search.

Ice seized at Welling­ton

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has faced court thanks to good rou­tine po­lice work.

Of­fi­cers were con­duct­ing pa­trols of the Welling­ton town­ship when they ob­served a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling on the Mitchell High­way on Au­gust 28 and al­legedly saw an ob­ject thrown from the front pas­sen­ger door of the ve­hi­cle.

They stopped the car and spoke with the two male oc­cu­pants.

It is al­leged a clear plas­tic bag con­tain­ing a crys­talline sub­stance, believed to be 28.6 grams of methy­lam­phetamine, was lo­cated on the road­way.

The 40-year-old male pas­sen­ger was ar­rested and taken to Welling­ton Po­lice Sta­tion be­fore be­ing con­veyed to Dubbo Po­lice Sta­tion and charged with sup­ply pro­hib­ited drug-in­dictable quan­tity.

“This quan­tity of methy­lam­phetamine is val­ued at $5000 and has the po­ten­tial to pro­duce 280 street deals,” Orana Mid-western Po­lice Dis­trict Crime Man­ager, De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Denise God­den, said.


Fish­eries of­fi­cers with the boat and other items seized along the Bar­won River near Walgett.

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