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30 Oct 2023
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Consultation about Austin Butler Reserve opens
'Most pot-holed road' is repaired
Grant funding to repair Woy Woy baths and foreshore
Ettalong Uniting Church closes
Ferries diverted to Patonga
Phegans Bay foreshore plan forwarded for comment
Bill Jackson awarded life membership
Ettalong Bowling Club announces $1.9 million profit
New 'cell' could extend tip life by seven years
Council denies telling farmers' market to close
Police lay murder, drugs, and break and enter charges
Older women's network to hold fashion parade
Trivia night for Top Blokes Foundation
Donation of Christmas ingredients
Kingfisher takes refuge at Mary Macs
Koala song meter survey resumes
Busy weekend for Marine Rescue*
Working bee at Pearl Beach hall*
Pump training ahead of the bushfire season*
Hopes for positive response to road safety concerns*
Improving public transport accessibility*
Second highest daily rainfall in six months
Two-storey childcare centre proposed for Lagoon St
Dual occupancy plan has concrete instead of street tree
Two-storey dual occupancy proposed for Woy Woy Rd
What are the implications of 'modern planning'?
Op shop relies on passing trade
Rik Hart may not be around to keep his promises
Aged care provider reports $8.45M deficit
Event held at Woy Woy for Carers Week
Free clinic at women's health centre
Return to exercise class for new mums
Aged care staff raise $669 for breast cancer month*
Training in suicide prevention offered at library*
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Mural project gains backing of Rotary club
Starting a sewing project with Ghanian fabric
Arts and crafts centre closes for structural repairs
Short films about solving environmental challenges
Movie matinee at Pearl Beach features Caddie
Concert attracts 650 Beatles fans
CWA members attend Wyong theatre production*
Asbestos find leads to oval closure and remediation plan
Rotary club visits college campus farm
Year 6 students complete First Aid training
Crazy sock day raises money for Timor Leste
Grand opening for cricket clubhouse
Lions club donates sun cream dispensers to surf clubs
Leading the October bridge pointscore competition
Bad weather for Ducks
Two sessions to run in state-wide bridge championship
Charity bowls day held in spring sunshine
Eric Tweedale dies aged 102
Major Triples final contested in difficult conditions
Council sponsors surf life saving clubs
Veteran singles to be played on Sunday
Paddleboarders hold Halloween charity parade
President has great opening knock
Help with storage
Little aths initiates barbecue roster



Police lay murder, drugs, and break and enter charges

A murder charge, drugs charges and break and enter charges have resulted from a busy week for police investigating separate incidents on the Peninsula.

A man was charged with murder after a body was found in a car parked at Umina Beach on Monday, October 16.

Emergency services were called to the surf club carpark on Trafalgar Ave at about 3:15am, where officers from Brisbane Water Police District found the body of a 40-year-old man suffering stab wounds.

A 30-year-old man was arrested about 7:30am the same day at Gosford Police Station.

He was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for a hand injury.

The man was charged by detectives from Brisbane Water Police District with one count of murder on Wednesday, October 18.

Investigations into a series of "break and enters" using stolen cars resulted in charges against a 19-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, who were arrested at a property in Umina at 10.30am on Tuesday, October 17.

Police said that, "in recent weeks, officers from Brisbane Water Police District responded to several incidents where performance vehicles were allegedly stolen from suburbs including Pearl Beach, Kilcare and North Avoca".

"The 19-year-old man was charged with 24 offences including six counts of aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there, four counts of steal motor vehicle, and four counts of participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.

"The 14-year-old was charged with breach of bail, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there, steal motor vehicle, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity."

Two women were arrested in Umina Heights on Friday, October 19, following co-ordinated raids which also took place at Double Bay, Lane Cove, Parramatta and Bankstown

State Crime Command's Organised Crime Squad detectives executed six search warrants at 6:30am across the locations.

The two Umina women, aged 26 and 27, were arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.

The younger woman was charged with seven offences, including four counts of knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, two counts supplying a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs and failing to comply with a digital evidence access order direction.

The older woman was charged with supplying a prohibited drug.

During the various searches, officers said they seized approximately $50,000 in cash, a money counter, cryptocurrency wallets, electronics, a small amount of drugs, and documentation relevant to their investigation.

Police said the searches were part of an investigation into a NSW money-laundering syndicate, which converted large amounts of cash to cryptocurrency on behalf of organised crime groups involved in drug supply.

"To date, detectives have charged 12 people and seized approximately 300kg of prohibited drugs, $2.8 million in cash, and 15 firearms over the course of the operation."

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