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Car seized from Molesworth driver

POLICE have confiscated the car of a 19-year -old Molesworth driver in response to alleged offences on the Midland Highway last night (Saturday). Acting Sergeant Gavin Spencer of Tasmania Police said the young man’s vehicle was confiscated after he allegedly evading police at high speed on the Midland Hwy at

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Tarraleah ‘firearm’ incident draws a blank

A POLICE investigation into an alleged firearms discharge at Tarraleah this morning has drawn a blank, with officers now suspecting it may have been a motor vehicle backfiring as opposed to a firearm incident. It was initially reported that a firearm had been discharged at about 8.30 this morning in

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Derwent Valley rider charged with traffic offences

A MOOGARA man has been charged with multiple traffic offences and had his motorcycle seized following allegations of serious traffic offences at Brighton yesterday. Police say they saw a black Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle overtaking on a corner on Tea Tree Rd with double white lines at about 4.40pm. “The

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Crash closes Molesworth Rd

MOLESWORTH Road at Malbina has been completely blocked by a crash tonight (tonight). Tasmania Police advise that emergency services are in attendance at the single vehicle accident near 75 Molesworth Rd. “The road is completely blocked by the emergency service vehicles as they work to free the driver,” Acting Sergeant

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Woman charged over council fraud allegations

FOLLOWING a long investigation by Tasmania Police and the Central Highlands Council, a woman has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud. In a statement, Oatlands Police said the allegations related to events in period from 2013 until this year, involving property allegedly obtained from various suppliers of

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Man arrested over caravan park incident

A BYSTANDER suffered a minor injury while helping to subdue a man involved in an altercation at the New Norfolk Caravan Park earlier today (Monday). In a statement last this morning, police said a 58-year-old man was in custody and assisting police with their inquiries. Police were called to the

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Two cars in Boyer Rd crash

TWO cars were involved in a crash on Boyer Rd at New Norfolk earlier tonight. The road was blocked in both directions for over an hour, with traffic being turned around near Pulpit Rock Rd. The crash was reported around 5.45pm, with the emergency services soon on the scene. Police

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Charges laid over incidents at New Norfolk and Magra

POLICE have laid charges against three men and a woman in relation to incidents at New Norfolk and Magra, and held the four people in custody until a court appearance today. In relation to the alleged discharge of a firearm at Benjamin Tce, New Norfolk, a 31-year-old man has been

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Several in custody after New Norfolk incidents

A MAN was taken into police custody earlier today following reports of a firearm being discharged in the area of Benjamin Terrace at New Norfolk. A helicopter was used to locate one of the people involved, who was later found at a property in nearby Back River Rd. No-one was

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Charges follow bottleshop incident

A MAN will face court in November following an alleged incident of multiple car damage at New Norfolk on Saturday night. “Police have charged a 28-year-old male with one count of dangerous driving following investigations,” Acting Sergeant Skye Carey said. Acting Sergeant Carey said investigations were continuing in relation to

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Local man arrested over armed robbery

POLICE have charged a New Norfolk man in relation to an alleged armed robbery at the Coles Supermarket at Bridgewater last weekend. A Tasmania Police spokesman said a 20-year-old man from New Norfolk had been arrested and charged in relation to the incident which occurred on Sunday afternoon. Police allege

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Artwork sought for new police station

An artist’s impression of the new New Norfolk Police Station,which is to be built on the site of the existing station. A $30,000 commission is being offered for a Tasmanian artist to create a photo-essay for New Norfolk’s new police station. With the demolition of the existing police station in

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