ON THE BEAT: with Gloucester Police

Police raid nets two dozen cannabis plants

A GLOUCESTER man will face court in June after a police raid at his home netted two dozen cannabis plants.

Police attended the man’s Denison St home after a Crime Stoppers tip off about 9.30am on April 21.

Following a search, officers recovered 24 small plants growing in a rear room of the home along with a hydroponic set-up.

The man told police the plants were being grown for personal use.

He allegedly made full admissions planting the seeds, growing the cannabis and watering the plants. 

The man will face court on June 11 charged with possessing and cultivating a prohibited plant.

The plants were transported to Taree where they will be examined and destroyed.

Rookhurst man injured in bike crash

A ROOKHURST man is recovering after crashing his motorbike on a rural property.

Police and emergency service calls were called to the property on Craven Creek Rd about 12.30pm on April 20.

The 40-year-old man had been riding his bike when he crashed into a log.

He was airlifted by Westpac Rescue Helicopter to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle suffering a broken arm and an injured hip.

Barred patron resisted arrest

A GLOUCESTER man had to be restrained by police after refusing to leave a local hotel.

During the evening of April 19, the 20-year-old was asked to leave the hotel due to his quarrelsome behaviour and intoxicated state.

The man initially complied and walked out the rear beer garden into a car park where he got into an argument with patrons of the hotel.

Police were contacted and the man was again asked to leave.

The man again complied but returned after police had left and attempted to once more gain entry to the hotel.

Police were called a second time and located the man a short distance from the hotel in King St.

Police allege the man became aggressive when officers attempted to place him under arrest.

He was handcuffed and led to the rear of a police vehicle but refused to enter, placing his feet on either side of the door.

The man has been charged with attempting to re-enter a licensed premises without permission and resisting arrest.

He will appear at Taree Local Court on May 20.

Train staff in fear of abusive passenger

A TRAIN passenger was arrested after he became aggressive and abusive when refused service by staff.

Police arrested a 30-year-old Forster man at Gloucester Station on April 19 after train staff reported the man had become aggressive and abusive after he was refused service while attempting to buy an alcoholic beverage from the buffet car.

Rail staff allege the man verbally threatened to physically harm staff and began walking around carriages ranting obscenities.

Staff became concerned for their safety and locked a partitioned door between carriages for protection.

The man has been charged with intimidation and offensive behaviour.

Driving with an expired licence

A GLOUCESTER man will face court in June after he was caught driving with an expired licence.

Police suspended the 37-year-old man’s on March 22 last year for fine default with the licence expiring on December 14.

About 7.30pm on March 21 police were at the scene of a serious car crash on the Bucketts Way at Craven when they spotted the man driving past.

Police spoke with the man on April 4 and he will face court in Gloucester on June 11.

Public urination

A GLOUCESTER man has been fined $500 for urinating in public.

Police issued the man with an on-the-spot fine shortly after he was seen leaving a local licensed premises and urinating on the wall of another business.

Drunk crashes into creek

A TAMWORTH man was allegedly more than four times the legal blood alcohol limit when he crashed his car into a creek near Gloucester earlier this month.

Police allege the man returned a high-range blood alcohol reading of 0.216 after he lost control of his vehicle while trying to cross a causeway on the Gloucester Tops Rd on April 4.

The 53-year-old told police he had momentarily lost sight of the road and the causeway after a sudden downpour of rain.

The man’s vehicle missed the entry to the causeway and veered into the creek where it came to rest on its side.

He will face court in Tamworth next month charged with high-range drink driving and negligent driving.

Fined for driving an unregistered vehicle

A GLOUCESTER man has been fined for driving an unregistered vehicle.

Officers stopped the vehicle shortly after 6pm on March 29 after a check of the police database revealed the vehicle’s registration had expired in September last year.

A 45-year-old man was issued with a fine for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

Bond after unprovoked assault

A GLOUCESTER man has been placed on a two-year good behaviour bond after he pulled another man from a vehicle and repeatedly punched him in the head.

About 7pm on March 21 a 49-year-old man was sitting in his parked vehicle on Church St eating some takeaway food when he was approached by a 43-year-old man.

The 43-year-old man began to verbally abuse the seated man before opening the car door and dragging him from the vehicle.

The man then began to punch the victim repeatedly in the head and continued the assault even when the victim attempted to flee.

After a short time the man left the scene and the victim drove away in his car before notifying police.

Mid-range drink driving

A GLOUCESTER ma has been charged after crashed his car while intoxicated.

Police allege the 29-year-old returned a mid-range blood alcohol reading of 0.119 shortly after crashing the car on Bucketts Rd on March 22.

The man was charged with mid-range drink driving and negligent driving and will face court on June 11.

Caught on camera

A MAN has been fined $600 after he was caught stealing a wallet from a local hotel last month.

The 23-year-old was caught on CCTV camera placing the wallet, left on a counter by another man, inside his trouser pocket.

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