ON THE BEAT: with Gloucester Police

Man on child porn charges

A GLOUCESTER man has been charged with six counts of possessing child pornography.

The 47-year-old was arrested at a property on February 17 after a tip-off from Australian Federal Police. 

Police attended the property and seized USB drives and computers containing several images of a serious nature. 

The man was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station where he was charged.  

Knife thrown at daughter-in-law

A BAKERS Creek woman has been charged with assault after allegedly throwing a knife at her daughter-in-law.

The 52-year-old allegedly began verbally abusing the victim about 8.45am on Monday, February 17. 

While abusing the victim, the woman allegedly threw a coffee cup and a knife at the victim, both of which missed.

Cash taken from handbag

POLICE have charged a Gloucester youth with stealing after a mobile phone and cash were taken from a handbag at a local school.

A 12-year-old boy will be issued with a caution under the Young Offenders Act.

Police allege the boy took the phone and money from the handbag last Wednesday, February 19.

Officers later attended the youth’s home where they found the phone and some of the money.

Teen gatecrashed party

A CENTRAL Coast youth who gatecrashed an 18th birthday party armed with a baseball bat has been charged by police.

The 15-year-old was issued with a caution for offensive behaviour under the Young Offenders Act after he jumped a side fence to attend a party on Barrington St on February 7.

After jumping the fence the boy produced a baseball bat from under his jacket. The bat was taken from him and police were called.

Sauce smeared on car   

POLICE are seeking information after a teenage girl had her car covered in tomato sauce.

About 8pm on February 7 the 19-year-old parked her car behind a local hotel.

Several hours later she returned to find sauce sprayed all over the bonnet, roof and driver’s side of her vehicle.

Pair fined after entering school grounds

POLICE have fined two Gloucester men for trespassing at a local school.

Late on February 12 an off-duty officer spotted four people, two men and two youths, enter the grounds of Gloucester High School.

The officer entered the school and located the group in the school quadrangle.

A 21-year-old and a 19-year-old man were issued with $350 on the spot fines for trespass while two youths aged 13 and 14 were dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

Drugs stolen

POLICE are seeking information after pharmaceutical drugs were stolen from a home in Hume St.

Police allege a person or persons entered the home between 9.35am and 1.45pm on February 7.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Gloucester Police on 6558 1204.

A Gloucester man has been charged with possessing child pornography.

A Gloucester man has been charged with possessing child pornography.