Shellharbour/Kiama police report August 22

​On the beat with the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command 

Attempted Grocery store robbery

About 10.30pm on Monday,  August 18, four would-be offenders wearing white ‘scream’ masks, dark-hooded jackets and  track pants have tried to gain entry of a Flinders grocery store.

The front doors were locked and could only be opened by the staff member using a remote control sensor.  The males were holding large knifes. 

They people attempted to open the door by prying them open and banging on the glass sliding doors with their fists.  Police are investigating

Malicious damage  Flinders

About 10pm on Monday, August 18 a 54-year-old car owner parked and locked his vehicle in front of his home and he front of the his home. About 12.30pm the next day, the resident saw his front driver’s side window had been smashed. 

The man did not hear or see anything and spoke to neighbour who did not have any further information to follow up on. 

The incident is under investigation. 

Counterfeit notes in Warilla 

Police are investigating the passing of counterfeit $50 notes at a club in Warilla.

About 10pm on Tuesday, August 19 a woman attended the change box in a Warilla club and handed over two $50 notes in exchange for coins.  

The attendant was suspicious that the notes appeared to be made out of paper. The clear square strip that displays the southern cross also appeared tampered with. Management retrieved the notes and questioned the woman.  

Police were called and the notes seized.  This matter is currently under investigation. 

PCA offence in Gerringong 

A 26-year-old P-plate driver from Mt Keira will appear at Port Kembla Local Court charged with mid-range PCA after being stopped by police in Gerringong about 10.30pm on Tuesday , August 19 for a random breath test.

The accused was placed under arrest and conveyed to Kiama Police Station. There he underwent a breath analysis which allegedly returned a reading of 0.112.  

Stealing Flinders 

Between midnight on Friday, August 15 and midnight on Tuesday,  August 19 an unknown person/people have stolen a hot water system which was attached to an external wall on a new, unoccupied house in Dillon Rd, Flinders.

Malicious damage at Oak Flats 

Between  5pm on Monday,  August 18 and 7am on Tuesday, August 19 a person or people have smashed windows, scratched door panels and damaged  a 2007 White Blue Isuzu Table Top,  2005 White Isuzu Table Top and a which was parked and secured at an Oak Flats business. 

Between the same time a 1986 Black International Tow Truck. Investigations are continuing. 

Stealing / fraud Flinders

Police are investigating after an incident in which a 26-year-old Flinders woman had her wallet taken without her knowledge at an address in Flinders. at 5pm on August 16m, the  woman noticed her wallet missing. She accessed her online bank account and discovered that $1000 had been withdrawn. A suspect has been identified and enquiries are continuing. 

Vehicle fire at Oak Flats 

About mindnight  on August 17 police attended outside of a Barton Street Oak Flats address  to find a motor vehicle which was on a trailer on fire. NSW Fire Brigade attended shortly after and extinguished the fire. 

A 35-year-old Warilla woman will appear in court at a date to be set a charged with Mid Range PCA

Police allege that about 9pm last night the accused consumed an unknown quantity of alcohol before deciding to drive with her three children to get movies and dinner at Shellharbour.  

She allegedly turned her car to enter the shopping centre car park and mounted the gutter before knocking down two street signs.  The accused has then attempted to reverse back onto the roadway but her car became stuck.  

Police driving past saw the driver and directed her to submit to a road side breath test to which she failed to comply.  

She was arrested and taken to the Lake Illawarra Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis and allegedly returned a reading of 0.147.  

The accused driver’s licence was suspended.  The accused woman will appear before the court on a charge of Mid Range PCA at a date to be determined.

Police abused and vehicle damaged at Barrack Heights. 

About $4000 damage was done to a caged Police vehicle during an arrest by police in Barrack Heights on Monday, August 18.  Police were called to a unit at The Kingsway Barrack Heights in relation to a number of persons residing at the location without permission. Police attended at the request of the Department of Housing.  

On being asked to leave, a 42 year-old man began abusing and swearing at police. The accused then allegedly  threatened police and was then  The accused was placed under arrest.

When inside the caged Police vehicle he kicked with enough force to bend door frame of the cage.  Police called for another vehicle to convey the accused back to the police station.

 The accused will appear before the Albion Park Local Court on September 8 charged with malicious damage, offensive language and intimidate a police officer. 

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