Fined for trespassing
TWO local men have been fined $350 for trespassing on the grounds of Gloucester Caravan Park.
A Gloucester teenager who was with the men is being dealt with under the Young Offenders Act for the same offence.
In the early hours of Saturday, September 21 the youth, aged 15, and two men, both aged 18, entered the caravan park without permission and entered the female amenities block where the 15-year-old and one of the 18 year olds had a shower.
Their behaviour and use of language alerted park staff and police were called.
The 15-year-old had previously been issued with a notice preventing him from entering the caravan park and will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act by way of Police Conference which will be conducted at a future date.
Both 18 year old males were issued fines totalling $350 each for entering and remaining upon enclosed lands without consent.
Police remind Gloucester residents that unless you are staying at the caravan park or visiting, the use of the park facilities is an offence.
Teen injured after car rolls
POLICE will speak to an 18-year-old girl after a single vehicle accident on the Bucketts Way east of Gloucester.
The vehicle the girl was driving left the road on September 22, mounted an embankment and flipped onto its roof.
The teenager was taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering neck and back injuries.
Woman charged with assaulting police
A GLOUCESTER woman has been charged with assaulting police.
Just after midnight on September 26 police attended an address in response to a domestic matter.
While at the premises a 43-year-old woman allegedly twice struck one of the officers while they were trying to resolve the matter and find a peaceful resolution.
Police were in the process of talking to a person on a mobile phone when the woman reacted to the conversation and allegedly struck one of the officer’s in the side of the face while attempting to push the phone away.
The woman again tried to knock the phone out of the officer’s grasp and allegedly struck the officer in the left shoulder.
The woman was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station where she was charged with assaulting police.
She was later released on conditional bail.
The woman will appear at Gloucester Local Court in November.
Man hands himself in over bottle thefts
A GLOUCESTER man who allegedly stole several bottles of alcohol from a local liquor outlet has been charged with breaking and entering.
About 8.30pm on September 24 the 21-year-old entered the liquor store on Church St and removed a 700mL bottle of Jim Beam bourbon from a shelf.
The man then turned and walked back along the isle before exiting the store.
The bottle was fitted with a security device which activated as the man was exiting the shop.
Staff at the store called out to the man to return to the store but he ignored their requests and fled.
The actions of the man were caught on CCTV video.
About 11.55pm on September 30 the same man attended a different liquor store on Church St and allegedly kicked the bottom right-hand side glass panel of the front door, breaking it.
The man entered the shop through the broken pane and allegedly grabbed two 1L bottles of Johnny Walker scotch whiskey.
He then ran from the shop without making any effort to pay for the alcohol.
A few days later between 11.55pm on October 3 and 1.30am on October 4 the man returned to the same liquor store, again kicking the bottom right hand side glass panel on the front door and breaking the glass.
He again entered the shop through the broken pane and grabbed a further two 1L bottles of scotch whiskey and left without paying.
About 3pm on October 5 the man attended Gloucester Police Station and made full admissions to all offences.
He was placed under arrest and taken to Taree Police Station and charged with stealing and two counts of break, enter and steal.
The accused will appear at Gloucester Court in November.
Victim hospitalised after assault
A GLOUCESTER woman will face court in Taree later this month charged with assault after an alleged unprovoked attack on another woman.
About 5.30pm on September 29 the 46-year-old woman attended a home in Barrington St and spoke with a man at the address.
Following the conversation, the woman was asked to leave.
The woman allegedly became agitated and started to throw items about the verandah.
She then moved down to the front lawn next to a small sedan where she continued to swear and yell.
A female occupant of the home again asked the woman to leave but she again ignored the request and started to hit the nearby car.
The victim walked down onto the grass and approached the woman, holding up both hands and saying “stop, just go”.
The woman allegedly struck the victim with a right closed fist under the left eye.
She followed this initial blow with several others.
The victim was repeatedly struck and kicked both to the face and her side.
The attack stopped when other occupants of the hoem came out of the house to assist the victim.
The woman finally left the home and walked off along Barrington St.
Police attended the home and spoke with the victim and witnesses before she was transported to Gloucester Soldiers Memorial Hospital for treatment.
At 7.45pm that evening police attended a Frances St address and spoke to the accused.
While speaking with the woman, police formed the opinion that the she was well affected by alcohol.
The woman was placed under arrest, but was unwilling to go with Police and while walking across the front lawn of her house pulled away from officers and attempted to twist her arm out of their grip.
The woman was placed on the ground and handcuffed.
She was taken to Taree Police Station and charged with common assault and resisting arrest.
Home fills with smoke
POLICE were called to a home on Gregson St last Wednesday after reports of a fire at the premises.
About 4.12pm a neighbour alerted by the noise of a smoke alarm inside the home went to the house and saw smoke coming from one of the windows.
The neighbour tried to raise somebody at the home but was unable to do so and called 000 (Triple Zero).
Police arrived a short time later and spoke to the woman and then knocked on both the front and back doors without response.
Officers forced entry to the home finding the premises filled with smoke.
The home was searched, but no-one was located.
The source of the smoke was a saucepan on the stove top, the contents of which were burning.
The saucepan was removed from the house and NSW Fire and Rescue personnel assisted in ventilating the premises.
The occupant arrived home soon after and spoke to police. The house suffered no damage from the incident.