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Police investigating Granton gunshot

POLICE are investigating an incident that was reported to have occurred at a Granton residence early this morning. Glenorchy CIB is conducting a number of inquiries to determine what occurred at the Black Snake Lane address. A spokesperson said police were notified of an incident at Granton at 3am today

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Warning to motorists as road weather warning continues

POLICE advise all motorists intending to use elevated roads during the evening to consider an alternate route or use with caution. Roads at elevations over over 300 metres throughout the state may be subject to ice and snow overnight. Conditions may deteriorate rapidly. Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous

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Take care in the frosty road conditions this week

WITH ice and snow predicted on many of the state’s roads for the rest of this week, Tasmania Police have offered the following tips to help stay safe on the roads. Drive at a speed that feels safe and allows plenty of time to stop quickly and safely. Be aware

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High-range drink-driver charged

POLICE are seeking dash-cam vision of a car on the Lyell Highway yesterday after charging its driver with high-range drink-driving offences. Police allege that the 32-year-old New Norfolk woman was caught driving while more than five times over the legal limit. “Around 2.30pm yesterday, police were notified of a late

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Police urge caution if heading to the snow

TASMANIA’S police search and rescue teams are urging Tasmanians and tourists alike to think carefully before heading into the wilderness this week, and over the long weekend. Senior Constable Callum Herbert of Tasmania Police said the forecast weather was grim, and people should reconsider their need to explore this week.

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Two men arrested after break-in

TWO men are in police custody following an incident at New Norfolk earlier this morning. A Tasmania Police spokesperson said officers had responded to a report of a break-in at about 8.30am today (Tuesday). “As a result of quick attendance, police were able to identify a vehicle related to the

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Alleged crime spree ends in Bothwell

POLICE have arrested a man for making off without payment, following an incident in the Central Highlands yesterday. Senior Sergeant John Parker of Tasmania Police said it was alleged the 31-year-old man had stolen fuel from a business in Bothwell. “The man was driving a silver Holden Captiva with interstate

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Police seize firearms, drugs and cash

POLICE have charged a 23-year-old man with drug and firearms offences following a search in New Norfolk yesterday. The operation is alleged to have resulted in the seizure of four illegal firearms, two of which are confirmed as stolen, and a significant quantity of ammunition, as well as illicit drugs

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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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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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