Shellharbour/Kiama police report August 7

Break and enter 

An 84 year-old Warilla man has been the victim of a break and enter. 

Between 3pm-4pm on Tuesday, August 5 an unknown number of people gained entry to the man’s house on on Commerce Drive, Warilla. The man’s wallet was stolen from his bedroom. 

Police fingerprinted the premises and investigations are underway. 

Ring found

A lady’s ring has been handed into police after being found in Kiama. 

A Kiama man found the gold ring at around 8.30am on Tuesday, August 5 at the intersection of Rosebank Place and Terralong Street and handed it over to police. Anybody who believes they own the ring should contact Lake Illawarra Police Station on 4232 5599. 

Court appearance for drink driving

A 40 year-old Barrack Heights woman will appear in court charged with mid-range drink driving. 

At around 11.10pm on Saturday, August 2 police were conducting stationary random breath test in Shellharbour. 

Police allege the woman stopped 100 metres short of their position and entered the confines of a nearby fire station in an attempt to avoid the breath test. 

Police located the vehicle a short time later and the woman was issued with a court attendance notice. 

No joy for motorbike rider

A 16 year-old male will appear in Port Kembla Children’s Court next month on a string of charges after being stopped by police while riding a motorbike through Flinders and Shellharbour. 

At around 9.10am on Tuesday, August 5 police were called to Flinders following reports of a person riding a motorbike on sporting fields. 

Police allege that upon attending they observed a 16 year-old male riding an orange and white motorbike. 

They followed the individual before stopping him on Coolawin Street, Shellharbour. 

After speaking to the young man, police seized the motorbike and charged the man with one count of receiving suspected stolen goods, one count of negligent driving, one count of uninsured/unlicensed driver and one count of goods in custody. 

Firearm seized

A 68-year-old Kiama Heights man has had his firearm licence suspended after allegedly possessing an unregistered firearm. 

Acting on information that the man was in possession of illegal weapons, police carried out an inspection of the man’s home last week. 

Police allege that they found an unregistered firearm in the house and that the firearm was not secured properly. 

Upon seizing the firearm, police charged the man with one count of possessing an unregistered firearm and one count of not securing a firearm. 

Brick thrown in drive-by

Police are investigating after a brick was thrown from a moving vehicle in Warilla. 

At round 1am on Tuesday, August 5 the owner of a parked car on O’Reilly Street, Warilla awoke after hearing a noise outside. 

Upon investigating, the car owner believes a brick was thrown at the car from another vehicle, damaging the rear driver side door and window. 

Anybody who may of heard or seen anything is encouraged to call Lake Illawarra police. 

Welding equipment stolen

Police are investigating after property was stolen from a premisses Saddleback Mountain. 

Sometime between 9am Monday, July 21 and midday Friday, August 21 an unknown number of people broke into the house on Williams Road and made off with property including welding equipment. 

Police are appealing for anybody with information to come forward. 

Kiama man cautioned 

A 20 year-old Kiama man has been cautioned for cannabis possession after being stopped while driving in Gerringong. 

Police stopped the man on Rowlins Road at around 11am on Monday, August 5. 

Police allege that during a search of the vehicle they found a quantity of cannabis, for which the man was issued a caution notice.

Drugs, goods seized

Police have seized a quantity of what is alleged to be crystal methamphetamine after searching a man in Warilla. 

During a police patrol in Warilla at around 8.20am on Monday, August 5 police approached a 34 year-old man known to them who was carrying a biottle of vodka. 

After talking to the man, police conducted a search of the man and allege to have found two plastic bags and one plastic container containing crystal methamphetamine, police also allege they found a glass pipe used for the administration of a prohibited drug. 

Police then searched the man’s motor vehicle and seized a handbag and children’s socks as the man could allegedly not account for how he cam to possess them.

The man was charged with possessing a prohibited drug. 

Unwanted paint job

Police are investigating after a car was vandalised while parked at a club in Shellharbour last weekend. 

The victim parked his car at the club at around 10.30pm on Sunday, August 3. 

Upon returning to the vehicle at around 12.50am on Monday, August 4, the victim found the car had been covered in pink spray paint. 

Costly nap

A 17 year-old male driver had a lucky escape after allegedly falling asleep while driving. 

The 17 year-old was driving south on the Princes Highway near Bombo at around 4.15pm on Monday, August 1. 

The driver claims as he was attempting to pull over to take a break from driving he suffered a micro-sleep and then crashed into a galvanised safety barrier. 

The driver was issued with an infringement notice for negligent driving. 

Woman on malicious damage and assault charges

A 40 year-old Warilla woman has been charged after allegedly damaging a vehicle with a metal bar in Lake Illawarra on Wednesday, August 6. 

Police claim the woman attended the premises of a person she had been in previous relationship with and caused significant damage to a Toyota Landcruiser parked at the premises with a metal bar. 

Police claim the owner of the vehicle restrained the women for a short time before she broke free and fled. 

A short time later police arrived and located the accused outside a house in Warilla. 

She was arrested and taken to the Lake Illawarra Police Station. 

Their, she was interviewed and initially denied any knowledge of the incident. 

However, she later claimed she suffers from dementia and conceded the possibility that she damaged the property and forgotten. 

The woman has been charged with Malicious Damage and Assault and will appear before the Port Kembla Local Court on August 14.

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