On the beat in Kiama and Shellharbour

AGGRAVATED BREAK AND ENTER

In the early hours of Tuesday morning a resident of Osborne Parade, Warilla woke to find two men in his bedroom.

It’s believed they entered though an unlocked front door.

There were two people in the home at the time of the break and enter. Personal electronic equipment was stolen.

The men are both described as being teenagers ,possibly of caucasian appearance. Both were wearing dark clothing, one wore a jumper which had a two digit number in white on the back. 

STOLEN CAR FOUND BURNT OUT

A Barrack Heights woman who didn’t even know her car had been stolen was called by police on Sunday, May 18 to be told it had been recovered, destroyed by fire.

Some time between 6.30pm and 7pm on the woman parked and locked her car at her Phillip Street home.

At about 7.20 pm the NSW Fire and Rescue were called to a report of a Mitsubishi Magna alight in Kembla Grange.

The owner of the vehicle was informed and the area was canvassed by police without success.

VANDALS HIT SHELLHARBOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL AGAIN 

Vandals broke into Shellharbour Public School at  the weekend, ransacking the school’s canteen. Police believe the damage was done by one or more school-aged children. It follows a similar incident in February, when vandals broke in and damaged the canteen’s tills, before leaving food strewn across the school’s grounds.

HIGH RANGE DRINK DRIVING CHARGE 

A 52-year-old Barrack Heights woman has had her driver’s licence suspended and been charged with High Range PCA after an incident in Barrack Heights on Sunday, May 18. 

Police allege that 12.40am they saw the driver perform an illegal u-turn at a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Shellharbour Road and Sunset Avenue, Barrack Heights. 

Police stopped the vehicle and subjected the driver to a roadside breath test and, after being placed under arrest,  further analysis at the Lake Illawarra Police Station. 

She allegedly returned a reading of 0.165.  

MID RANGE  DRINK DRIVING CHARGE

A 32-year-old Albion Park has been charged with Mid Range PCA and has had his licence suspended after being pulled over in Albion Park on Saturday, May 17.

At about 10.19pm police were patrolling Oak Street, Albion Park Rail when they pulled over a red Mitsubishi Magna for a random breath test.

He failed the roadside test ande was placed under arrest to undergo a further breath analysis at the Lake Illawarra Police Station.

He allegedly returned a reading of 0.97.  

CLUB ALCOHOL THEFT  

Some time between 2.50am and 3.30am on Thursday, May 15 an unknown number of people broke into a club on Addison Street,Shellharbour, by forcing a door. Once inside they turned off the main power switch and forced entry to the TAB machine and several locked cabinets in the poker machine room.

Security was on scene when Police arrived. Thieves made off with a quantity of alcohol and an empty cash box. Some of the alcohol was recovered nearby.

  MAN CHARGED WITH STEALING

A 42-year-old man from Mt Warrigal has been charged with enclosed lands with stealing.It’s alleged  the offender gained entry to the yard of an earth moving business premises in Ulster Ave, Warilla on May 4 and took property. 

Police say the man rang the company two weeks later stating he had an item of property belonging to the business The company used serial numbers to identify the owners of the property.

Police attended the home of a man, allegedly identified using CCTV footage, and arrested him. He was later charged and will appear  at Albion Park Court on June 11.

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