Kiama/Shellharbour police wrap

OUR weekly police wrap of incidents in the Kiama/Shellharbour municipalities.

*Two men will face court over possession of illegal drugs at Shellharbour City.

At midday on Monday, police were called to a surf shop car park in Shellharbour City following reports of suspicious activity of two occupants of a vehicle.

Police attended a short time later and spoke to the two offenders, who were allegedly well-affected by drugs or alcohol.

Both were searched. 

Police allege inside a rolled up tissue was what they initially believed to be crystal meth in a small, grey plastic wrap. 

When the offender was spoken to he indicated that it was crack cocaine.

The drugs were seized by police, after which they searched the vehicle and located two crack pipes and a used syringe.

The offenders denied having any knowledge of these implements, which were also seized. 

They will appear in court at a date yet to be determined in relation to charges of possession of prohibited drugs. 

*Lake Illawarra police are applying for a personal violence order through Kiama Local Court, following an alleged assault this week.

The alleged incident occurred at Kiama Surf Beach car park on Monday.

The victim is an 18-year-old female from Kiama, while a 19-year-old female from Albion Park was a witness.

According to police, the victim and witness were friends until early May when they had a falling out.

The victim allegedly owed the witness a small amount of money.

The witness had been texting the victim in order to collect the money and had argued over the paying back of the funds. 

On Monday morning, the victim was at work at a Kiama coffee shop when she was approached by the alleged offender and three female friends, the offender demanding the funds owed. 

The victim told the offender she couldn’t pay at that time, and they left. 

Upon leaving work, the victim discovered her car had been egged.

She texted the witness in order to pay the money, and met at the car park about 4.15pm.

The victim handed over the money to the witness, after which the offender then allegedly approached the victim and hit her in the face.

Police were called and attended the scene.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call Lake Illawarra police on 42325599. 

*Investigations are continuing following a break and enter at Flinders on Monday. 

The incident occurred at a Whittaker Street property between 11.30am and 2pm. 

Offenders entered the home, rummaging through each of the rooms.

The offenders used a grinder owned by the victim in an unsuccessful attempt to open a bolted-down safe.

Aside from causing an amount of damage, the property stolen was a jar containing loose coins and some ladies jewellery. 

Police have appealed to anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the incident to contact them.

*Police are also investigating following an incident of break and enter/vandalism at Kiama.

Between 3.30am and 6.30am on Monday, unknown offenders gained entry into a residential unit in Terralong Street via forcing the rear door. 

Upon entering the kitchen they removed all food from the fridge on to the ground, as well as smashed liquor bottles and ornamental statues. 

No items appeared to have been stolen. 

Neighbours were canvassed, but police inquiries continue. 

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