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VIDEO: Community expresses concern about crime

ABOUT 30 people attended a community meeting on Sunday morning (October 14) in response to the current rate of crime in the Derwent Valley. The meeting was called by Labor parliamentarians Jen Butler MHA and Craig Farrell MLC and Tasmania Police was represented by Acting Inspector Tony Stewart of Bridgewater

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Police appeal for information about Magra crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses or anyone with video of the vehicle involved in a fatal crash at Magra early yesterday (Saturday) morning. Speaking to the media later in the day, Inspector Adam Mollineaux appealed for anyone with “dashcam” vision or other information to come forward. “At 3.15 this morning, police

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Man dies in Magra crash

POLICE are investigating a crash that resulted in the death of a motorist at Magra early this morning (October 14). A spokesperson said a grey Toyota Hilux had been travelling southward on Back River Rd when the 33-year-old male driver failed to negotiate a right-hand bend in the road. “As

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MPs call community meeting on crime rate

THE people of the Derwent Valley have had enough of the ongoing rate of crime, two Labor MPs say. Member for Lyons Jen Butler MHA and Member for Derwent Craig Farrell MLC have called a community meeting for this Sunday, October 15, to discuss issues and concerns about the ongoing

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Teens charged after three-month crime spree

THREE youths had been charged with multiple offences following a crime spree across southern Tasmania between August and October, Tasmania Police announced today. The charges followed the recovery of a stolen car in the beachside Carlton area yesterday. “On October 12, police recovered a vehicle [in the Carlton area] which

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Alleged assault at Boyer Rd crash scene

A MAN is in custody following a disturbance at a crash scene near New Norfolk last night, police say. “A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Boyer Rd about 9.37pm,” a police spokesperson said. “A witness who stopped at the scene was allegedly assaulted.”  Police say the victim was

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Brief closure for Boyer Rd today

POLICE have announced that Boyer Rd, near Norske Skog will be closed for about an hour from noon today (Wednesday) to allow officers to investigate a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred last night. Shortly after 9.30pm on Tuesday, a vehicle crashed into a power pole on Boyer Rd. “Motorists are

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Road warning: light snow at Mt Field

POLICE have issued a caution to motorists using the Lake Dobson Rd at Mt Field National Park today (Friday) due to light snow at the top section. Police say that section of road is suitable only for four-wheel-drives today. Check for updates. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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Police: Valley ‘not alone’ in crime surge

THE Derwent Valley was not alone in its experience of a surge in property crimes in recent months, a recent community meeting was told. At the invitation of Derwent Valley Council mayor Michelle Dracoulis, acting inspector Tony Stewart of Tasmania Police addressed a meeting of about 30 people at the

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Four girls charged over motor vehicle stealing

FOUR young women from the Hobart area have been arrested and charged with multiple offences including motor vehicle stealing, a Tasmania Police spokesperson says. The matters relate to alleged offences that occurred in the greater Hobart area, New Norfolk, Brighton, Oatlands and Launceston over the past two days. Police say

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Arrests follow wounding incident at Fairview

TWO people have been charged following an incident at Henry Crescent on the Fairview side of New Norfolk earlier today (October 3). In a statement this evening, Tasmania Police said a 36-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, both from New Norfolk, had been arrested and charged with wounding. “At 12:30pm,

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New Norfolk link in Risdon Vale arrests

ITEMS stolen from New Norfolk were allegedly among property seized during a police search at Risdon Vale last week. Following the search, two Two Risdon Vale men were charged with multiple offences. “Police executed search warrants at three addresses in Risdon Vale, seizing a stolen firearm, firearm parts, a substantial

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