Break-ins, man struck by tree, cars alight | Police News, April 19

P-Plater caught more than 30km/h over

A 29-year-old P-Plater lost his licence immediately when police stopped him on the Hume Highway.

The police were carrying out radar speed checks at Alpine when they clocked a white 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer at an alleged 145km/h in a 110km/h zone.

The male P2 provisional driver was given an infringement for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h.

Man treated for burns

A 20-year-old Mittagong man was at a home in Cook Street, Mittagong when he sustained burns to his chest and arms in a reported explosion.

Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Bowral, Campbelltown and Mittagong responded just before midday on April 16.

NSW Ambulance paramedics transported the man to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.

Car set alight

A car was found on fire in Moss Vale after several calls to 000 on April 16.

Police initially received several calls about a car doing burnouts near Thwaites Park, which were soon followed by reports of a burning car on Suttor Road.

Fire and Rescue NSW crews attended to a 2003 green Ford Falcon sedan that was fully engulfed and extinguished the blaze.

Police canvassed the area and spoke to several residents. Information received suggests three people may have run from the vehicle before it was found alight.

Anyone who has further information about the incidents, the three people or how the car caught fire is encouraged to contact Bowral Police Station on 4862 9299.

Several break-ins at Bowral and Burradoo

Police have warned residents to take care after a string of break-ins across the Highlands.

Boronia Street in Bowral and Holly Road and Sunninghill Avenue in Burradoo were the target of several break-ins over the Easter long weekend.

After a similar set of break-ins over the Christmas period, police have urged Highlanders to be vigilant with their home security.

Bowral Police Inspector John Klepczarek said residents should keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

“We’re not ruling out that these break-ins could be linked,” he said. “It’s a concern for police because these types of offences don’t occur in the region and to have so many in a few days is unusual.”

He encouraged the “good old-fashioned neighbourhood watch” approach and said if people were heading away over the Anzac Day holiday period, to ask a neighbour to keep an eye out.

“Ask someone close by to keep an eye on your property, look out for one another and if you see something suspicious, contact police,” Inspector Klepczarek said.

Man pinned to ute by falling tree

A 55-year-old man from Yerrinbool was flown to Liverpool Hospital after he was struck by a falling tree.

The man was cutting firewood at the back of a property on April 14 and loading it into his ute tray when a tree fell and pinned him to the tray.

People at the property helped to lift the tree off him and called emergency services about 6pm. He was flown to hospital with a reported head injury in a serious condition.

Car fire at Wombeyan Caves Road

A man was treated for burns after his car caught fire as he was driving on April 14.

A 38-year-old Marrickville man was driving along Wombeyan Caves Road towards the campsite when smoke began to appear at the back of his car.

He stopped the car and tried to salvage what he could before the car caught fire.

Passing motorists took him to the Wombeyan Caves campsite where he was treated by rangers, and an ambulance took him to Goulburn Hospital for burns to his hand and lower leg.

Police inquiries continue into the incident.

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