Two teenagers have been charged after another teen was seriously assaulted and stabbed at a house party at Harrington on New Year's Eve.
At 3am on January 1, emergency services were called to the address where the party was being held, following reports an 18-year-old boy had been assaulted. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for treatment.
As a result of this, an 18-year-old Taree man was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and has been bail refused to appear at Taree Local Court on March 16. A 16-year-old Taree youth has been charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and affray and bailed conditionally to appear at Taree Children's Court on February 4, 2021.
Wherrol Flat break and enter
Three women have been changed following a break and enter at Wherrol Flat.
On Sunday, January 17, the three women forced entry into a Wherrol Flat premises that was unattended at the time. They also forced entry into an external shed. Numerous items from the property were loaded into their vehicle.
The owner of the premises, who was staying elsewhere, was watching the women via images being sent to his mobile phone from cameras at the property. The victim contacted police immediately.
Police were travelling to the Wherrol Flat property when they saw a vehicle parked on the side of the road. On stopping to talk to the occupants the car drove off at speed. Police initiated a pursuit of the vehicle.
The vehicle stopped at Middlebrook Road, Marlee and the occupants ran from the vehicle. All three women were apprehended shortly after. Property thrown from the vehicle during the chase was recovered by police.
A Taree woman was charged with aggravated break enter and steal and breaching bail. She was refused bail to appear at Taree Local Court.
A Bowraville woman was charged with aggravated break enter and steal in company and conditionally bailed to appear at Taree Local Court on February 9.
A Mitchells Island woman was charged with aggravated break enter and steal in company and not stop during police pursuit and conditionally bailed to appear at Taree Local Court on March 2.
Police have been patrolling local beaches on trail bikes. The patrols are part of operation Summer Safe Northern where police are patrolling areas where local people and tourists are spending time, to ensure their safety and compliance with the current health restrictions.
Ordinarily motorcycles cannot use our beaches, however NSW Police are exempt from this legislation so they can access more remote places including beaches, bushland and National Parks around the Manning/Great Lakes area.