Police news from the Hume Local Area Command | September 25

Police continue to investigate a bushfire that occurred at Paddy's River on the weekend. Photo: Facebook

Police continue to investigate a bushfire that occurred at Paddy's River on the weekend. Photo: Facebook

Bike rider thrown

A motorbike rider was thrown from his bike after a collision in Bowral. 

At 1.40pm on September 23 a 21-year-old Bowral man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle west along Bowral Street at Bowral. 

When the rider entered the roundabout at Bendooley Street, a collision with 2013 VW Golf occurred. 

The rider was thrown several metres. 

Police and paramedics attended and treated the man before he was transported to Liverpool hospital with several possible fractures.

Crash at Sutton Forest

A man freed himself form his car after it rolled on the Illawarra Highway. 

About 7.45pm on September 22 a 19-year-old ACT man was driving a Subaru Liberty north along the Illawarra Highway at Sutton Forrest. 

Police believe as the car neared the intersection of Old Argyle Road, it skidded more 30 metres before leaving the road.  

The Subaru then entered a ditch before flipping and rolling.  

The driver freed himself before police, RFS and paramedics arrived. 

The driver was taken to Liverpool Hospital with suspected back and neck injuries.

Fire at Paddy’s River

Police will continue their investigations into the cause of a bushfire at Paddys River which closed The Hume Highway for almost five hours and burnt more than 80 hectares of bushland. 

At 12.25pm on Saturday, September 23 the RFS were called to a fire on Inverary Road at Paddys River. 

The Wingecarribee Emergency Operations Centre was open to support the RFS which had more than 20 fire trucks on scene as well as multiple aircraft fighting the fire from the air.

If anyone has information about the cause of the fire, they should call Bowral Police on 4862 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Gun Amnesty coming to an End

The community is reminded there are only a few more days left to hand in any unwanted firearms with no questions asked.  NSW together with all other states and territories have conducted a three month amnesty starting on July 1 and ending at midnight on September 30.

The aim of the amnesty is to either register firearms or remove them from the community.

Under the amnesty:

  • A person (regardless of whether they hold a firearms license/permit) will be able to surrender a firearm, firearm related article or prohibited weapon to a dealer or to a police station. 
  • A person who holds a firearms license or permit will be able to apply to have the firearm registered. Similarly, a person who does not hold a firearms license/permit may apply for a firearms license/permit which would allow them to register the firearm. 
  • A person will be permitted to supply a firearm or firearm related article to a participating dealer. 

Police Remembrance Day

Each year, September 29 holds a special significance for police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands.

It is a day for police to pause to honour officers whose lives have been cut short while performing their duty as a police officer.

This important day is also a time to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances.  

To show their support, members of the public are encouraged to wear a blue and white checkered ribbon which is the symbol of Police Remembrance Day. 

Locally, a service will be held at 7am at Goulburn Police Station and 10am at Bowral Police Station.