Po­lice car rammed in rob­bery ar­rest Poached abalone seized

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A MAN has been charged with ram­ming an un­marked po­lice car in the north­ern suburbs while of­fi­cers were hunt­ing a sus­pect in a vi­o­lent gam­ing bar rob­bery in the city.

Po­lice al­lege a 24-year-old El­iz­a­beth East man re­versed his BMW sedan into the po­lice car at 10.30pm on Sun­day, be­fore crash­ing into the ve­randa of the house.

The man was ar­rested by the of­fi­cers and was later

Yes­ter­day, prose­cu­tors dropped all but two of those charges but said they would still use the ev­i­dence un­der­pin­ning them in Keen’s trial.

Mr Mor­ri­son said the trial was un­fair be­cause the sec­ond set of charges should never have been laid. charged with two counts of en­dan­ger­ing life.

A pas­sen­ger in the BMW, a 24-year-old Nailsworth man, was ar­rested and charged with ag­gra­vated rob­bery.

It’s al­leged he was among a group of men who threat­ened staff at Pul­teney Pok­ies, be­fore es­cap­ing with a sum of cash.

Po­lice al­lege three men, one armed with a sledge­ham­mer and an­other with an axe, took part in the Sun­day morn­ing theft.

Both men have been re­fused

He said Keen was sen­tenced for the $3140 theft on the ba­sis it was a “once-off” – and if po­lice or the ODPP felt dif­fer­ently, the deal should not have been made.

That sub­mis­sion failed to sway Judge Stephen McEwen.

“Day in and day out, sen­tenc­ing bail and were due to ap­pear ap­pear in the Ade­laide Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day.

Mean­while, a man has been re­ported for drink driv­ing after he re­versed into a po­lice car at Seav­iew Downs.

Po­lice stopped to as­sist a mo­torist in a Holden sedan which had bro­ken down on Ocean Boule­vard just be­fore 11am yes­ter­day.

An­other mo­torist in a Suzuki sedan pulled in be­hind the Holden be­fore he re­versed into the front of the po­lice car, courts ac­cept – some­times against their bet­ter judg­ment – res­o­lu­tions while ask­ing ‘does the Crown ac­tu­ally agree to this?’,” he said.

“Are you say­ing that’s locked in for all time and that no one can go be­hind it and say ‘that’s non­sense’, notwith­stand­ing caus­ing mi­nor dam­age. He then sped off.

Po­lice stopped the car a short dis­tance away and breath tested the driver, who al­legedly re­turned 0.263 blood al­co­hol read­ing – more than five times the le­gal limit.

The Trott Park man, 38, was re­ported for re­vers­ing without due care, dis­obey­ing rea­son­able di­rec­tion as well drink driv­ing. He lost his li­cence im­me­di­ately for 12 months and his car was im­pounded for 28 days. No one was in­jured. what’s really go­ing on?

“I’m to­tally un­per­suaded there’s a ba­sis for a stay in this mat­ter.”

He re­manded Keen on con­tin­u­ing bail un­til next week, when he will hear the trial in the ab­sence of a jury. MORE than 90 abalone have been poached in the Yorke Penin­sula.

Yor­ke­town po­lice, act­ing on in­for­ma­tion from Fish­eries of­fi­cers, seized a large amount of il­le­gal abalone near Hard­wicke Bay just after 1pm on Sun­day.

Of­fi­cers stopped and searched a red Alfa Romeo on Bee­goodye Wells Rd, Min­la­ton.

They found and seized div­ing equip­ment and 92 abalone, pic­tured, which was more than 18 times the le­gal per­sonal bag limit of five. The mat­ter has been re­ferred to Pri­mary In­dus­tries and Re­gions South Aus­tralia for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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