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Granton man charged after Sunday drive

POLICE have charged a 42-year-old Granton man and suspended his driver licence  after he was allegedly caught drink-driving well over the legal limit on Sunday afternoon. Police say the man was intercepted on Pioneer Ave, New Norfolk about 2.45pm on Sunday. He was breath-tested and was said to have returned a reading of

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Two men on hooning charges after incidents on Saturday night

POLICE have charged two people, confiscated one vehicle, and clamped another following two separate hooning incidents in New Norfolk on Saturday. Shortly after midnight on Saturday police detected a white Toyota Hilux doing “burn outs” on the corner of Back River Rd and Hamilton Rd at New Norfolk. Police allege

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Smoke investigation at historic pub

| UPDATED – 5PM | The Bush Inn incident has been closed and power has been restored to the area. EARLIER – 4PM: Power supplies have been cut off from the Bush Inn Hotel and about 30 nearby properties while the Tasmania Fire Service continues its response to smoke and

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New Norfolk man on drug trafficking charge after northern drive

POLICE have seized cocaine valued at $40,000 from a car being driven by a New Norfolk man. The Police Media and Communications Unit says two people have been charged with with trafficking in a controlled substance following a traffic operation in the Northern Midlands area on Thursday night this week.

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Results of traffic operation of concern to police

POLICE have urged motorists to do the right thing following a recent traffic operation at New Norfolk where several drivers were allegedly found breaking the road rules. Inspector Philippa Burk said Tasmania Police had conducted a high-visibility traffic operation in New Norfolk on February 23, using multiple resources including a

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Mountain bike fatality at Maydena

TASMANIA Police have reported the death of a rider on the Maydena mountain bike trails earlier today. “Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police were advised approximately 12.20pm today that there had been a serious crash involving a mountain bike rider … at Maydena in southern Tasmania,” a police spokesperson said. “On

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New police station open 20 hours a day: minister

NEW Norfolk’s new police station would open from 7am until 3am, Police, Fire and Emergency Management minister Jacquie Petrusma said when opening the $5 million facility yesterday morning. Responding to questions, Mrs Petrusma said the Bridgewater Police Station would cover the remaining hours each day. “For those few hours where

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Fatal accident on Boyer Rd

POLICE have advised that a man has died following a single-vehicle crash on Boyer Rd near Dromedary earlier tonight (Thursday). Volunteers from the New Norfolk Fire Brigade and Derwent Valley State Emergency Service joined police and ambulance officers in responding to the accident, which occurred around 7.30pm. The road was

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Pop-up traffic operation conducted at Hamilton

THE Lyell Highway at Hamilton was the location for a joint operation involving Tasmania Police and Transport Safety Officers on Wednesday afternoon last week. This traffic operation focussed on random breath tests, drug tests, vehicle checks, and licence checks. During the operation, 17 vehicle defect notices were issued, and one

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Eight rescued after off-road adventure at Lachlan

POLICE have encouraged people to be better prepared when off-road driving, following a Derwent Valley rescue at overnight. “Around 11.35pm yesterday (Sunday) police were notified that a group of people in two 4WDs had not returned as planned from a day trip along Jefferys Track, and they couldn’t be reached

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Man, 44, charged over New Norfolk assault

POLICE have charged a man with causing grievous bodily harm following an investigation into a serious assault in New Norfolk last month. Detective Constable Anthony Marr said the victim and alleged assailant were known to each other. “On October 19, Ambulance Tasmania members located a man unresponsive on Andrews St,”

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Fatal ATV crash near Wayatinah this morning

POLICE are investigating a crash that resulted in the death of young man from Glenfern early this morning (Sunday). Bridgewater Police say an 18-year-old died at the scene near Wayatinah and a 25-year-old from Hamilton was taken to hospital. “At approximately 3.15am on Sunday, 31 October 2021, police and emergency

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