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Police News this week 17th February 2021

Police news this week the 17 February 2021 around the region.

Man charged with murder following fatal stabbing – Cooma

Monday, 15 February 2021 11:30:59 PM

A man will face court after two men were stabbed, one fatally, in the state’s Southern Region today.

About 4am (Monday 15 February 2021), officers from Monaro Police District were called to Cooma Hospital after two men presented suffering stab wounds.

A 19-year-old man was suffering wounds to his arms. He was treated before being taken to Canberra Hospital where he remains stable.

A 38-year-old man, who was suffering stab wounds to his abdomen, neck and chest died on arrival.

Following investigations, a 21-year-old man was arrested about 6am (Monday 15 February 2021) in bushland on Shannons Flat Road, Cooma.

He was taken to Cooma Police Station and charged with murder and wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail and will appear in Cooma Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 16 February 2021).

Police seek information for missing man – Riverina

Monday, 15 February 2021 06:04:01 PM

PLEASE NOTE: An image of Jason Timothy BENJAMIN and his vehicle has been posted to the NSWPF social media pages.

Police are seeking public assistance to find a man reported missing from Carrathool in the state’s Riverina district.

Jason Timothy Benjamin, aged 50, was last seen in Gordon Street about 8.15pm on Sunday 14 February 2021 and has not been seen since.

The man was also believed to be staying at Pinkers Beach campsite and his vehicle – a red 2008 Mitsubushi Triton – containing personal items was located.

Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District have concerns for his welfare as this is out of character.

Jason is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall with a medium build. He has blond hair with a beard and moustache.

Anyone who has seen Jason, or has information about her whereabouts, is urged to call Murrumbidgee Police or Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Woman dies following collision – Coopernook

Monday, 15 February 2021 04:42:02 PM

A woman has died following a collision in the state’s north.

About 1pm today (Monday 15 February 2021), emergency services were called to the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Harrington Road, Coopernook following reports of a collision between a Toyota Corolla sedan and a Mitsubishi XD21 station wagon.

A 74-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Mitsubishi died at the scene.

The male driver and another male passenger from the Mitsubishi suffered minor injuries.

The female driver of the Toyota also suffered unknown injuries.

Both drivers have been taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officer from Kempsey Crash Investigation Unit attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Inquiries are continuing.

Appeal for missing woman and child

Monday, 15 February 2021 05:58:22 PM

Police are appealing for a woman and child missing from Sydney’s eastern beaches to make contact with them.

Kyia English, 35, and her new-born daughter, Calai, who is just 12 days old, were last seen at Little Bay around 11.00am yesterday (Sunday 14 February 2021).

Police have concerns for their welfare and are urging Kyia to make contact with them so that they can ensure both are safe and well.

Kyia is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to come forward to her nearest police station.

She is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, with a thin build and approximately 160cm to 178m tall. She has dark hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and white sweater, black tights, carrying a black and red backpack and pushing a black pram with a white canopy.

Kyia has ties to the Narwee and Beverley Hills area.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Kyia and Calai is urged to contact Eastern Beaches Police Station on (02) 9349 9299 and or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Armed robbery – Ourimbah

Monday, 15 February 2021 03:36:12 PM

An investigation is underway after an armed robbery on the Central Coast this morning.

About 3.20am (Monday 15 February 2021), a 61-year-old man was waiting in his Nissan Pulsar at the Ourimbah Interchange when a white utility – with a trail bike in the tray – stopped in front of his car.

The utility driver got out and approached the man’s vehicle before threatening him with a weapon, demanding his wallet.

The armed man pointed the weapon towards a witness in a nearby vehicle before fleeing with the man’s wallet, towards the Pacific Highway at Ourimbah.

Officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone who may have dashcam footage from the nearby area between 3am and 3.30am to contact Wyong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man dies in single-vehicle crash – Condobolin

Sunday, 14 February 2021 07:58:34 AM

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash in the state’s Central West earlier today.

About 12.30am (Sunday 14 February 2021), emergency services were called to Lake Cargelligo Road, Condobolin, about 100km west of Parkes, after a passing motorist located a Nissan Navara crashed.

The driver and sole occupant, a 33-year-old man, was found ejected from the vehicle.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died a short time later.

Officers from Central West Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Fatal crash near Walgett

Sunday, 14 February 2021 07:28:20 AM

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash in the state’s far north last night.

About 11pm (Saturday 13 February 2021), emergency services were called to Carinda Road near Billybingbone Road, Carinda, about 86km south-west of Walgett, after reports a utility had crashed into a tree and rolled.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, an 18-year-old man, died at the scene.

Officers from Central North Police District established a crime scene, which has been examined by specialist police.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Store robbed by man allegedly armed with steel file – Parkes

Saturday, 13 February 2021 10:29:37 AM

A man is due to appear in court after allegedly threatening staff at a Parkes store with a steel file.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Friday 12 February 2021), a man entered a store on Clarinda Street and removed a steel file from the hardware section.

Police will allege the man walked to the front of the store and threatened an employee with the file, demanding cash.

He was handed cash and left the store.

Officers attached to Central West Police District were alerted and initiated an extensive search of the Parkes CBD, arresting a 39-year-old man at 5.30pm.

When searched, police found cash in the man’s underwear.

A steel file was found in a bush a short distance from the store and has been seized for further examination.

He was taken to Orange Police Station where he was charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon.

The man has been refused bail to appear before Dubbo Local Court later today (Saturday 13 February 2021).

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