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SOUTH COAST POLICE DISTRICT update


On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th January 2021, Police from South Coast Police District Proactive Crime Team conducted a two day operation targeting shoplifting and other offences within the Batemans Bay Central Business District.

The Operation resulted in the following;

Persons Arrested – 12 ( 9 were caught Shoplifting – 5 were issued with Criminal Infringement Notices $300 each) Persons Searched – 15 Vehicles Searched – 3 Traffic Infringement Notices issued – 3

Summary of arrests as per below:

On 6 January, a 23 year old male from Bermagui was arrested in the Batemans Bay Central Business District. He was charged with Contravene Prohibition/Restriction in AVO and was bail refused before being issued with strict conditional bail from Wollongong Local Court. He will next face Batemans Bay Local Court on 18th January

On 7 January, a 16 year old young person from Batehaven was arrested in the Batemans Bay Central Business District. He was charged with Possess Prohibited Drug, Possess Drug Implement and Possess Knife in a Public Place.

On 7 January, a 17 year old young person from Malua Bay was arrested in the Batemans Bay Central Business District. He will be charged at a later date with the following offences; Steal from Person, Shoplifting, Possess Housebreaking Implements and Goods in Custody suspected stolen.

On 7 January, a 17 year old young person from Catalina was arrested in the Batemans Bay Central Business District. He was charged with Drive Whilst Disqualified, Drive Unregistered Vehicle and Drive Uninsured Vehicle.

Police are asking anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/. Alternatively please call your local police station. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.


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