Central Coast News

THOUSANDS RAISED FOR DOG SHOT WITH SPEARGUN

A Go Fund Me page for Millie, the dog who was savagely beaten and shot with a speargun at Woy Woy earlier this week is just shy of its target. More than $12,000 has been raised to cover Millie’s surgery bill, after she suffered a fractured skull, a collapsed lung and other serious injuries in the attack. A 45-year-old man has been refused bail, charged with animal cruelty. (no audio)

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MAN REFUSED BAIL AFTER GLENNING VALLEY SIEGE

A man has been refused bail… charged following an eight hour stand-off with police in Glenning Valley overnight. Officers were called to a home on Bottlebrush Drive just before 5-o’clock last night… following reports the man, armed with a knife, had locked himself inside. The 52-year-old was eventually tasered by police and taken into custody in the early hours of this morning. He’ll front Wyong Court again on February 28. (no audio)

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MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY SHOOTING DOG WITH SPEAR GUN

A man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into a Woy Woy home on Monday, and shooting a dog with a spear gun. Police say the 45 year old man forced his way into the home, hitting the dog over the head leaving it with lacerations. He then allegedly fired a spear gun into the dogs head. The animal is recovering after undergoing surgery. The man was charged with a number of offences including committing an aggravated act of animal cruelty. He was refused bail and will appear before Gosford Local Court today.

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POLICE SEEKING WITNESSES AFTER VEHICLES DAMAGED ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Information is being sought from the public after a number of vehicles were damaged on the Central Coast over the weekend. Police say there were 16 seperate incidents of malicious damage to vehicles in Bateau Bay, Long Jetty, Shelly Beach, and Toowoon Bay, between about 3am and 5.30am on Sunday. Most of the incidents involve damage to motor vehicle windows and windscreens. Tyres were also punctured in two incidents. Anyone who may have been a victim of these offences, who may have witnessed the offences happening, or have any other information, is urged to contact police.

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COASTIES RETURN AND EARN MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION BOTTLES

The state government’s Return and Earn scheme has proven to be hugely popular on the Central Coast in less than a month of operation. Already, more than 1.5 million drink containers and bottles have been returned in exchange for 10 cent receipts which can be redeemed for cash or donated to selected charities. In the first two weeks of operation, the Erina Fair reverse vending machine received 125,591 deposits. Since December, the Bateau Bay machine clocked up 653,527 returns, while Lisarow has so far recorded 701,610. Cans, glass bottles and juice boxes are allowed to be cashed in, however milk and wine bottles are not permitted. (VISION ONLY)

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