Kiama/Shellharbour police wrap-up: June 19

Drugs charges

About 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 3 police attached to Lake Illawarra Target Action Group attended a home in Loftus Drive, Barrack Heights after receiving information regarding the accused person.

Police spoke to the accused outside the front door and he admitted to police he had steroids and cocaine in his bedroom. 

The accused gave police permission to enter and search the house.  

As a result, police located cocaine and various steroids as well as an unknown liquid matter.   The accused declined to be interviewed.  

He was then charged with six counts of possess prohibited drug.  

He is to face the magistrate at the Port Kembla Local Court on July 30.

High range drink driving

About 10.20pm on Saturday, June 7 the accused man from Lake Heights was driving his car on New Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour.  

Police followed the vehicle as the accused stopped in the right hand turn lane into Government Road.  

The accused drove through a red light and was stopped by police. 

The accused stated he was driving to collect a friend who had called him for assistance.  

He submitted to an RBT which proved positive.  

The accused was arrested and conveyed to Lake Illawarra Police Station for the purpose of a breath analysis.  

The accused submitted to the breath analysis which gave a reading of 0.162.  

The accused licence was then suspended and a suspension notice was issued.  

The accused stated he had been consuming alcohol at a wedding reception in Albion Park from 8pm to 10pm.  

The accused was informed he will receive a Court Attendance Notice for high range PCA

His court date is yet to be determined. 

Broom handle thrown through window

Between 9.35pm and 9.45pm last Friday, the 24-year-old victim was at home in Bradman Avenue, Warilla.

Four or five young males attended the home, with one putting a broom handle or similar object through the front window, causing approximately $400 damage. 

The offenders then left. 

Police were called, observed the damage and patrolled the area, but were unable to locate them. 

School graffiti attack

Police are appealing for information after buildings at Shellharbour Public School were covered with graffiti. 

Between 6pm last Friday and 6am on Tuesday, unknown persons used a black texta to cause graffiti damage.

They used the texta to graffiti walls outside the library, computer room and H-Block.

There were no tags used and no suspects thus far.

Malicious damage at car park

An estimated $2000 damage was done during an incident of malicious damage at Stockland Shellharbour car park last Friday.

A white Holden Captiva was parked and secured there.

Between 1pm and 3pm, unknown offenders dented the bonnet and broke off the drivers’ side mirror.

Inquiries are continuing, and there is possible CCTV footage of the incident.

Car damaged at cinema car park

Between 8.50pm and 11.45pm on Sunday, unknown persons removed both rear side and off-side windows from a Suzuki Swift at the Greater Union Shellharbour car park.

According to police, there didn’t appear to be an attempt to enter the vehicle.

About $800 damage was done. 

There are no suspects at this stage, but police have reminded residents to, where possible park under a light and/or in an area with regular foot traffic. 

Self-storage unit incident

At about 3.15pm on Saturday, a young male entering a storage business on Industrial Lane, Oak Flats. 

CCTV footage captured the unidentified male prior to breaking in before police allege that the male pulled the cords out of the business’ security cameras.

The man was wearing a jumper, flat-brimmed hat, blue shorts and black shoes. It is still unknown what property was stolen, but police believe the man may have been in company with a group of other young males.

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