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NEWCASTLE MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG AND TRAFFIC OFFENCES

A man has been charged with drug and traffic offences in Newcastle after police noticed two men riding motorbikes without registration plates last night. The two drivers were travelling at high speed along Lambton Road at Broadmeadow just after 1am on Wednesday morning, but police lost sight of the pair due to the speed they were travelling. Police say after continuing to patrol the area, they detected one motorcyclist on Lambton Road turning into Chilcott Street. He was found standing next to his motorcycle on Pride Avenue. Police allege he threw the bike to the ground and attempted to flee. He was arrested and searched with police allegedly finding $17,000 cash, along with the drugs cannabis and ice in a bum bag. The 27-year-old underwent mandatory blood and urine testing. He was charged with a number of offences including reckless …

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CCTV FOOTAGE RELEASED FOLLOWING ARMED ROBBERY AT TUNCURRY

Police have released CCTV of three men who robbed a club at Tuncurry earlier this year. The footage shows the trio entering the Sporties club on Beach Street around 9pm on February 11, armed with a crowbar and screwdrivers. Two employees were threatened and tied up using cable ties, while the intruders raided the office and poker machines, stealing cash. In a statement Superintendent Shane Cribb said “I ask that everyone take the time to have a look at the CCTV and see if there’s anything familiar about the men and think back to around that time to see if you may have noticed something or someone suspicious.”    

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MAN CHARGED AFTER POLICE OFFICERS THREATENED WITH KNIVES

A man’s been charged after two police officers were threatened with a knife in the Hunter Valley. Police were called to a unit on Skellatar Street, Muswellbrook after receiving a noise complaint. They will allege that he was heavily intoxicated and armed with two knives, threatening to stab them on approach. The 44-year old man eventually dropped his weapons and was arrested. He was taken to Muswellbrook Police Station and charged with assault of a police officer. The man will face Muswellbrook Local Court today.

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GRAFTON MAN MISSING

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a man missing from Grafton. 67-year-old man Garry James Ellem was last seen leaving his Greaves Sreet home around 8pm yesterday. There are concerns for his welfare as Mr Ellem suffers from several medical conditions that require medication. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, about 165cm tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. Police have been told he may be travelling in a gold Holden Commodore sedan with NSW registration GKE-111. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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