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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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Motorbike crash on Back River Rd

9.30PM UPDATE: Tasmania Police report that the rider of a motorbike that crashed at New Norfolk this afternoon has sadly died. The man, aged in his 40s, died following the crash on Back River Rd. Police are investigating the cause of the crash. Condolences to family and friends of the

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Warning about overnight road conditions

TASMANIA Police has posted a community alert for statewide road closures and conditions tonight (Tuesday). Police advise that roads at elevations throughout the state may be subject to ice and snow overnight. Conditions may deteriorate rapidly. Check for updates here. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read

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Police issue road weather warning

TASMANIA Police has posted a community alert for statewide road closures and conditions. Police advise that roads at elevations throughout the state may be subject to ice and snow overnight. Conditions may deteriorate rapidly. Check for updates here. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print

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Thieves target local scouts and food bank

THE New Norfolk Scouts and the Community Pantry are the latest community groups targeted in the ongoing spate of burglaries in the town. The New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch group urges all victims of crime to report their incidents to police so a complete picture of the situation can be put

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Police make their own catches as fishing season starts

THIRTY vehicle defect notices were issued during a law enforcement operation on the opening weekend of the brown trout fishing season. Tasmania Police along with the Transport Safety and Investigation Unit, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania’s Investigation and Enforcement Services and the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service conducted

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Wednesday: Police warn of icy roads

TASMANIA Police have issued a warning about icy roads throughout the state this morning and urged all motorists to drive with caution. Specific warnings include: Up-to-date statewide road closures can be found on the Community Alerts page on Tasmania Police website: www.police.tas.gov.au/alerts/statewide-road-closures-and-conditions/ See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and

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Man charged after raid on Derwent Valley property

AN alleged outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) member from southern Tasmania is facing multiple charges following a raid on a Derwent Valley property as part of a national week of police action as part of Taskforce Morpheus. Involving more than 2000 police officers around the country, the week of action led

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Police seek witnesses to Ouse crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a crash involving an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) in the Ouse area earlier today (Sunday). They say a man suffered serious injuries and was flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital in the Westpac rescue helicopter. “About 12.47pm on Sunday, August 6, emergency services were notified of

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