Lane Cove Crime and Police Incident Report – 22 March 2016 to 29 March 2016

As you know, Lane Cove no longer has a police station. Recently, ITC was advised of two incidents where the police were called and failed to attend or took a long period of time to attend. You very rarely see any police doing routine patrols in Lane Cove.

ITC highly recommends you follow the LAC North Shore Facebook page, if you want to keep up to date with local incidents that require police involvement.

If you really want to find out what the police are doing in our area you might like to attend the Coffee and Cop Meet and Greet in Chatswood on 13 April 2016.

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31 March 2016 – Pedestrian Hit by Garbage Truck in Lane Cove North

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a pedestrian and garbage truck crash at Lane Cove today.

About 10.50am (Thursday 31 March 2016), emergency services were called to Felton Avenue near the intersection of Farran Street.

A 60-year-old woman was treated at the scene for a serious injury to her foot.

She was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics in a serious condition.

Police from North Shore Local Area Command attended the scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Heavy vehicle Inspectors from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have also been requested to attend.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

29 March 2016 – Cannabis and Cash Found in unit on Burns Bay Road

Police have charged two men following investigations into the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in the Redfern area. About 12pm yesterday (Tuesday 29 March 2016), a 33-year-old man was arrested in Kings Cross after allegedly being found in possession of cocaine.

A search warrant was then executed at a unit on Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, where police seized 2.5kg of cannabis and cash.

The man was charged with ongoing supply of a prohibited drug, and four counts of supply prohibited drug.

Following further inquiries, about 5pm yesterday, police executed a search warrant at a unit on Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay.

Police allegedly located 1.8g cannabis, 144g of cocaine, 2.5g of heroin, 206g of suspected MDMA and a sum of cash.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Kings Cross Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of possess prohibited drug, two counts of supply indictable quantity prohibited drug, supply commercial quantity prohibited drug and deal with property suspected as proceeds of crime.

The men were refused bail to appear in Central Local Court today (Wednesday 30 March 2016).

23 March 2016 – Break, enter and steal in Lane Cove North

Around 4.15am on Wednesday 23rd March an unknown male entered premises on Helen Street, Lane Cove North via a closed kitchen window.

Once inside, the male has collected items from the lounge room, waking an occupant of the residence. The occupant has sighted the unknown male in the lounge room, startling him and causing him to flee the premises via a ground floor balcony. The male decamped on foot, going south along Helen Street.

Police were contacted and arrived a short time later before conducting patrols of the local area. The male described as approximately 5’8 tall, dark complexion, possibly wearing a grey/blue jumper and shorts.

Patrols of the area were unable to locate the described male, however, investigations are still continuing.

If anyone noticed a male matching the description in the area at the given time could they contact police?

21 March 2016 – Break and Enter in Lane Cove North (this break in was not reported on the LAC Northshore Facebook site and was notified by a roving reporter)

A house in Helen Street Lane Cove North (which is a busy street close to one of the biggest intersections in Lane Cove) was broken into between 8:15am and 2:45pm. The intruders smashed their way straight through the front door and turned the house upside down. The residents of this house had their cars broken into, in their drive way, twice in the past six months.

19th March 2016 – Steal from dwelling in Greenwich

Between 6.30pm and 7pm on Saturday 19th March a male and female have entered a hotel located on Pacific Highway, Greenwich.

The female described as aboriginal appearance, brown curled hair, medium build, wearing a black cap, jeans and carrying large handbag has approached the receptionist and stated that they had stayed at the established a few days prior and had left a bag behind. After searching for a while the receptionist advises them that the bag didn’t appear to be anywhere. The female has then continued to look for the bag with the receptionist.

At this time, a male described as Caucasian, 180cm tall wearing a black hooded top, grey tracksuit pants with long hair has leant over the counter and removed several booking slips containing the names and credit card details of persons who were booked in to stay at the hotel over the following 48 hours. The male has placed the booking slips under his shirt and left the premises with the female, walking south along the Pacific Highway.

All customers that had their details taken by the male and female were promptly contacted and asked to notify their banks to cease any use of their credit cards pending further investigations.
CCTV footage is being reviewed by police and it is possible that this is the second time the male and female have committed this offence at the same hotel.

In late February and March Greenwich was a bit of a hot spot for break ins. Read our blog here about the crime spree.

If you want to read more about crime in Lane Cove:

Purse Snatching and Break ins

ATM Fraud in Lane Cove

Scams Be on the Lookout

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