AISM SECURITY ALERTS:
Summary 21 December 2013 – 7 January 2014
Two officers injured and 16 people arrested during day one of Operation Rushmore III – SYDNEY CBD
Saturday, 21 December 2013 04:21:32 PM
Two police officers have been injured and 16 people were arrested during Day One of Operation Rushmore III, an ongoing, multi-agency operation targeting anti-social behavior and alcohol-related crime in the CBD and surrounding suburbs.
On Day One of the operation police conducted more than 80 person searches, with 89 people issued move on directions and 11 later charged over a number of different offences.
Specialist officers utilized drug dogs to search a further 42 people, with 16 later charged over illegal drug possession, three over alleged drug supply and a final three people issued cannabis cautions.
Police patrolled 140 licensed premises with more than 90 breaches detected during various inspections.
Two police officers attached to Sydney City Local Area Command were injured while arresting a person over alleged aggressive and offensive behavior on Sussex Street in the Sydney CBD.
Operation Rushmore III will continue tonight with further deployments and police operations targeting alcohol related violence planned over the holiday period and into next year.
Dozens arrested during day two of Operation Rushmore III – SYDNEY CBD
Sunday, 22 December 2013 02:16:45 PM
Police have arrested 25 people during the second evening of an ongoing, multi-agency operation targeting alcohol-related crime and anti-social behavior in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs.
During the second evening of the operation, 213 people were searched with 25 people arrested and 14 charged.
In addition, 125 move-on orders were issued along with five cannabis cautions and 148 premises inspected.
Just after 3.30am, police were called to Taylor Square at Surry Hills after reports a number of people were fighting with a security guard.
Two men and a woman were arrested and taken to Surry Hills Police Station where they were charged with affray.
Investigations are continuing into the matter and further charges are expected.
Throughout the operation a total of 41 people were arrested; 25 charged; 347 people searched; and 214 move-on orders issued.
Man charged over serious assault – Dubbo
Sunday, 22 December 2013 06:22:17 PM
A man will appear in court tomorrow after being charged with the serious assault of another man in Dubbo today.
Police will allege the assault took place about 1.20am (Sunday 22 December, 2013), outside a hotel on Talbragar Street, when a 21-year-old man punched a 24-year-old man in the side of the head.
As a result of the punch, the older man suffered a suspected broken jaw and was taken to Dubbo Base Hospital for treatment.
The younger man attempted to walk away from the scene before being detained by security staff.
Officers from Orana Local Area Command, who were patrolling the area at the time, were flagged down and arrested the man.
He was taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was interviewed and later charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent.
Three charged after police officer assaulted – Botany Bay
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 12:46:40 AM
Three men have been arrested after a police officer was injured while attempting to remove a patron from a hotel in Botany today.
Officers from Mascot were called to a hotel on Botany Bay Road, shortly before 7pm (Monday 23 December, 2013), after a patron refused to leave.
An Acting Sergeant and two Senior Constables attended and while assisting the male patron outside, other patrons began to argue with the officers.
A scuffle ensured between the officers and at least three patrons, and police will allege one of the patrons spat on and punched the Acting Sergeant in the head before running from the hotel.
Officers called for further assistance and the 22-year-old man was arrested not far from the hotel.
Police arrested a further two men, aged 36 and 40.
They were all taken to Redfern Police Station where the 22-year-old was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm to police.
The Acting Sergeant suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital for treatment.
The other officers involved were not hurt.
Glassing at hotel – Oatley
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 03:39:29 PM
Three men have been charged following a glassing incident in Oatley last night.
About 11pm (Tuesday 24 December 2013), a 22-year-old man was at a hotel on Oatley Avenue when he allegedly became involved in an altercation with another man and three of his friends.
The man’s friends then allegedly assaulted the 22-year-old, striking him with a broken glass bottle.
Police were called and the three men, two aged 21 years and one aged 19 years, were arrested.
The injured man was taken to St George Hospital to be treated for a cut to his head and concussion, and later released.
Brawl outside nightclub – Pyrmont
Friday, 27 December 2013 12:09:10 PM
Four people have been charged following a brawl outside a nightclub in Sydney this morning.
About 4.30am (Friday 27 December 2013), police were called to a nightclub on Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, following reports of a brawl.
Police from Sydney City Local Area Command attended and located three women and two men fighting in the foyer.
Officers broke up the fight and the group was separated. No one was injured.
Three women – aged 19, 20 and 22 – and a 20-year-old man were arrested and taken to City Central Police Station, where they were charged with affray.
Backpacker assaulted outside hotel – Coffs Harbour
Monday, 30 December 2013 10:26:18 AM
An English backpacker was left unconscious after being punched outside a hotel in Coffs Harbour on the weekend.
Police have been told about 11.55pm (Saturday 28 December 2013) a 19-year-old man approached a 29-year-old man at the corner of Grafton and West High Streets, allegedly head butting the older man from behind.
The older man was then allegedly punched twice and knocked to the ground.
Emergency services were called and the man was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in a stable condition.
The younger man fled and police established a crime scene, with CCTV footage examined.
Police continue their investigations into the incident and hope to speak to a 19-year-old man this week.
It is believed the injured man did not know his attacker.
Broken bottle used during fight – Redfern
Monday, 30 December 2013 12:21:17 PM
A man will appear in court following a fight in Redfern yesterday.
About 10pm (Sunday 29 December 2013), two men, aged 37 and 39, were at a hotel on Cleveland Street when a fight took place between them.
Police have been told during the altercation, the older man suffered cut wounds to his face from a broken bottle.
Police were called and arrested the younger man a short distance away.
He was taken to Redfern Police Station and charged with affray.
173 people arrested across NSW on New Year’s Eve – Operation Cadman
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 03:44:05 AM
More than 170 people have been arrested across the state during New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Operation Cadman saw more than 3000 police officers deployed Statewide to provide a safe environment for the community to celebrate the arrival of 2014.
During the operation, 173 people were arrested and charged with 222 offences, including robbery, assaults, street and drug-related offences.
In addition, ten people were taken by police to the Sydney City Sobering Up Centre.
More than 400 people were treated by St John Ambulance volunteers and more than 460 people received assistance from NSW Ambulance Paramedics for a range of injuries, mostly due to falls, assaults or intoxication.
Glass thrown at security guards – Kiama
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 02:37:04 PM
A man will face court next month following the alleged glassing of a man at a premises in Kiama overnight.
About 12.45am (Wednesday 1 January 2014), a 25-year-old man was asked to leave a licensed premises on Terralong Street, by security guards at the location.
The man allegedly refused to leave and was escorted from the hotel a short time later.
It’s further alleged the man threw glass bottles at security guards outside, hitting a 26-year-old man in the back.
Police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command attended and launched an investigation into the incident.
A 25-year-old man was arrested outside the hotel and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.
The 25-year-old man allegedly assaulted police while being arrested, along with a 30-year-old man and 20-year-old woman.
The older man and woman were arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where they were charged with assault police officer in execution of their duty and resist arrest.
They were both issued a Field Court Attendance Notice to appear before Kiama Local Court on Wednesday 19 February, 2014.
The younger man was charged with reckless wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, resist arrest (two counts), assault police officer in execution of their duty (two counts) and fail to leave licensed premises.
The injured man was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for cuts to his back, before being taken to Shellharbour Hospital. He has since been released.
Security guards threatened by man armed with firearm – Parklea
Friday, 03 January 2014 03:17:44 PM
Police are attempting to locate a man who allegedly threatened security guards at shops in Parklea this afternoon.
About 2:20pm (Friday 3 January 2014), police were called to a marketplace on Sunnyholt Road following reports of a man armed with a firearm.
Police have been told the man threatened security guards before fleeing the scene in a car. No shots were fired during the incident and no injuries reported.
Detectives from Quakers Hill Local Area Command are continuing investigations into the matter and are looking for the man who fled in a purple or blue-coloured Proton Satria hatchback with distinctive black bumper bars.
The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his mid 20s, with a solid build and wearing a hat, orange/fluorescent high-visibility top and blue shorts.
Members of the public who sees the car or the man is urged not to approach but ring Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Woman punched, man charged – The Rocks
Sunday, 05 January 2014 07:08:23 AM
A man has been charged after a woman was allegedly punched in the face at The Rocks overnight.
Police have been told two women had been ejected from a nightclub in George Street by security about 10.30pm (Saturday 4 January 2014), after an argument.
The two crossed paths again near the intersection of Hickson Road, where the argument resumed.
Police allege a man – who was with one of the women – punched the other woman in the face, knocking her to the ground.
Police patrolling the area were flagged down by the injured woman who pointed out her alleged attacker.
Police chased a man 50m along George Street before he was stopped and arrested. He was taken to Day Street Police Station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and resist police.
The woman, from Campsie, was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where she was treated and released.
Security & Police involved in scuffle outside Pub – Gosford
Sunday, 05 January 2014 09:30:15 AM
Police are investigating after an alleged argument and scuffle outside a pub this morning in Gosford.
About 2.30am (Sunday 5 January 2014), two men, were outside a hotel on Donnison Street, arguing.
Security moved the men around onto Mann Street, one left in a taxi and a 33-year-old man has then allegedly confronted security.
Police were called and officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command attended.
The man then allegedly lunged at security officers, police intervened and the man fell to the ground.
NSW Ambulance Paramedics attempted to treat the man, he was placed in the ambulance where the man allegedly became aggressive and got out of the ambulance.
Police assisted by taking the man to Gosford Hospital, where he was treated and has since been released.
Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Man charged over robbery of club -Bankstown
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:08:56 AM
A man has been charged over the robbery of a licensed premise in Sydney’s south west.
Police were called to a club on Olympic Parade, Bankstown, just after midnight on Monday (6 January 2014), after reports of a robbery.
Officers from Bankstown Local Area Command attended and were told a man had handed a note to the cashier, a 19-year-old woman, stating he was armed and demanding money.
He was handed a sum of cash before fleeing the area in a white Mitsubishi Lancer.
Police reviewed CCTV footage and will allege the man was observed attempting to open one of the poker machines prior to the robbery.
About 7.30pm yesterday, security staff alerted police when they saw the Mitsubishi drive along Brandon Avenue.
Officers attended and arrested a 51-year-old man at a nearby house.
Further inquiries revealed the man is a member of the club and showed his membership card when he entered.
Source: NSW Police News