Author: Bree Thomas

Police have taken a 33-year-old Gagebrook man into custody following a standoff with police in Invermay this afternoon. Shortly before 3pm, police attempted to apprehend a man in relation to traffic offences in the vicinity of Gleadow Street. The man attempted to flee before he assaulted and threatened police with a knife and subsequently barricaded […]

Tasmania Police, Transport Inspectors and National Heavy Vehicle Regulators conducted a joint operation on the East Tamar Highway today, focusing on heavy vehicle compliance and vehicle defects. As a result of the operation: 46 vehicle defects were issued 10 infringement notices were issued for unregistered vehicle 2 people will be proceeding against for unlicensed driving […]

Tasmanians have lost over $35,000 to puppy scams this year, with people sending money for pets that do not exist.   Detective Sergeant Paul Turner, of Tasmania Police’s E-Crime Investigation Services, said that many people had fallen victim to these types of scams during Covid19.   To date, there have been 11 Tasmanian victims who […]

Police are investigating a deliberately lit fire in Newnham last night which damaged a garage and vehicle. Just before midnight, Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Police attended a report of a structure fire on Georgetown Road. On arrival of emergency services, the fire was taking hold of the garage, however concerted efforts from Tasmania Fire […]

Police conducted a number of traffic operations today in the areas of Kimberley, Railton and Sheffield, targeting speeding offences in school zones and road works as well as seatbelt offences. As a result of the operation, a 46-year-old Sheffield man who was driving with a suspended license was detected exceeding the speed limit by 31km/h […]

A 37 year old Miandetta man has been charged with a range of drug offences including trafficking in a controlled substance following a police operation at a Miandetta residence today.   A search of the premises  was conducted and a number of drug related items and cash was seized.   The man was charged with […]

Police from Southern Road and Public Order Services caught 43 people speeding through roadworks on the Tasman Highway at Cambridge yesterday morning. Senior Sergeant Justin Lawson said the drivers were all detected between 8am and 11am. “By targeting motorists travelling through roadworks we’re making sure the employees at those worksites get to go about their […]

A 31-year-old Devonport man has had his vehicle confiscated by police after being caught speeding on the Bass Highway at Elizabeth Town this afternoon. Police intercepted the driver after he was detected travelling at 175km/hr in a 110km/hr zone. The man has had his vehicle seized for 28 days and will be summonsed to appear […]

Police will conduct a Crime Clearance Day across Clarence Division today – aimed at impacting criminal behaviour and reducing crime. “As part of Tasmania Police’s Southern District Crime Reduction Plan, teams of police will undertake intelligence-led policing activities across the Clarence Division today,” said Acting Inspector Ben Duffey. Teams will consist of officers from Operation […]

Bridgewater police detected 14 motorists travelling over the speed limit during a traffic operation in the Bowen Bridge area this morning.   Sergeant Rob Bessell said one of the drivers was caught travelling 100km/hr over the posted speed limit.   “Concerningly a 42-year-old man from Lutana was detected travelling at 180 km/hr in an 80km/hr […]

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