Kiama/Shellharbour police wrap-up: July 8

Indecent assault at Warilla 

On Saturday, July 5 at about 2.30pm, a 51-year-old female patron at a Warilla club was allegedly indecently assaulted as she walked to the toilet in the club.  

The alleged offender was a 48-year-old male patron.  

A complaint was made to club management and the male was removed from the premises.  

Police were called and commenced an investigation, taking statements and reviewed CCTV footage.  

On Sunday, July 6 the accused man was charged with assault with an act of indecency, and will face Port Kembla Local Court on July 30.  

Property damaged

A man has been charged with malicious damage after police were called to a premises at Albion Park on Sunday. 

Police were called after it was reported a man at the rear of the premises could be heard yelling and screaming. 

When police arrived they found the man surrounded by broken glass and standing near a broken window. 

The accused was detained by police.

He stated that he lived at the location, but his mother would not let him in.  

Police knocked on the door in an unsuccessful attempt to raise any occupant.  

Police gained entry to the premises via the rear smashed window and conducted a search of the house, which revealed the house was unoccupied.  

The accused was searched by police whereby identification was located, which revealed the man was the wrong house. 

Police allege the man was intoxicated.

He was taken to his home and spoken to in front of his mother. 

The accused then allegedly became aggressive towards his mother and was subsequently taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where he was detained as an intoxicated person to prevent any further incidents. 

The man will face court at a date to be fixed, having been charged with malicious damage.

Albion Park incident under investigation

A 31-year-old man from Port Kembla is alleged to have blacked out while driving east along Tongarra Road, Albion Park at about 2am on July 8, subsequently causing a trail of damage. 

It is alleged the man’s vehicle mounted the kerb on the southern side of the road before continuing in an easterly direction on the wrong side of the road.

There it mounted the kerb again and collided with the front fence of a residence.

The vehicle bounced off the fence and continued on the road, where it mounted the kerb again, collided with shrubs and came to a stop. 

Police attended a short time later and spoke to the driver, before subjecting him to a roadside breath test, which produced a negative result.  

While speaking to the driver police allege he was slurring his speech, was unsteady on his feet, had pinpoint pupils and was extremely moody. 

The man was subsequently arrested and conveyed to Shellharbour Hospital for a blood and urine sample.  

Police are awaiting the results of that blood test.

Costly holiday

A Gold Coast man will face Albion Park Local Court in September after being charged with High-Range PCA following a police pursuit.

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 7, Highway Patrol Police were positioned on Tongarra Road, Albion Park and allege two motorcycles were travelling at an estimated speed of 90-100 kilometres per hour in a sign-posted 60-kilometre per hour area. 

The two motorcycles allegedly crossed double unbroken lines to overtake another car.  

Police followed the bikes and as they turned into Broughton Avenue, police found one of the bikes had crashed.  

The rider was taken to Shellharbour Hospital, where a blood sample was taken.

Police allege the blood sample returned a high-range blood alcohol reading.  

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