Kiama/Shellharbour police report: June 4

Supermarket theft

POLICE are reviewing CCTV with a view to charging a 30-year-old St Georges Basin man who was discovered allegedly stealing items from a Kiama supermarket.

Between 3am and 4am on May 29, the accused, who distributes bread to businesses in the area, was seen on CCTV footage removing old bread from supermarket shelves and putting them in crates.

He was then seen to hide bottles of alcohol and sausages and mince  in between the bread.

The man was stopped by management and staff and the police were called.

Police expect to charge the man with stealing once all the CCTV has been viewed.

Car rolls in Kiama Downs

OFF-duty police officers and a paramedic came to the aid of a 30-year-old man who rolled his car on Riverside Drive Drive on Friday, May 30. 

The man was driving his Hyundai on Riverside Drive just after 10am when he got sun in his eyes. The man pulled down his visor and has no memory of the accident. The car hit an embankment and ended up on its roof with the driver inside the vehicle.

Off-duty police officers and a paramedic were first on the scene to help get the man from the car and begin treatment.

Borrowed motorbike stolen

ON Friday, May 30 a 16-year-old male parked a borrowed Yamaha 250 outside a real estate agent’s on Addison Street, Shellharbour. When he came back, at about 3.30pm, the  bike was gone.

Police attended and canvassed the area but without success.

Figtree man on drug charges

About noon on Monday, May 12 Police were called to a shop in Burra Pl, Shellharbour in relation to a number of people acting suspiciously outside the store.  

Police spoke with two men who they observed to be affected by either drugs or alcohol. Both men were searched. One of the men was allegedly found to be in possession of drugs.  

The drug was seized by attending police.  A search of their vehicle allegedly uncovered drug-taking paraphrenalia.  Both men denied ownership.  

A  29-year-old man from Figtree has been issued a future service court attendance notice for possessing a prohibited drug  He will appear before the Port Kembla Local Court on July 30.

Woman assaulted at Mount Warrigal

A 22-year-old man from Waterloo has been charged with assaulting a 24-year-old Barrack Heights woman on June 2. 

During an altercation about 9pm in a friends Mt Warrigal home it’s alleged the accused grabbed the victim around the throat with his right hand and forced her to the ground. He is then alleged to have dragged the victim through the lounge room towards the front door of the house.

Others in the house stopped the accused and the Police were called.  Police arrived a short time later and spoke with the victim and witnesses.  The accused was subsequently arrested and conveyed back to Lake Illawarra Police Station where he was charged with assault.  

He was granted conditional bail and will appear before the Port Kembla Local Court on July 9.

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