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.
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.
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.