March 28, 2012
Police on the state’s Far North Coast are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body has been found at Ocean Shores.
About 10.30am today (Wednesday 28 March 2012), the 67-year-old man was located deceased in a dam on a property adjoining a golf course in Coonawarra Street.
It’s believed the man was pinned beneath a ride-on lawnmower which rolled over into the water.
Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command secured a crime scene, which has been examined by forensics officers.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted in coming days to determine a cause of death; however, it’s not being treated as suspicious.
The man had been reported missing by family members yesterday evening (Tuesday 27 March 2012) after failing to turn up to work.
A report will be prepared for the NSW Coroner.
January 11, 2012
A man will reappear in court in March on charges relating to the alleged historical sexual assault of three male students at a high school in Sydney’s north.
On Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, a 61-year-old South Golden Beach man was arrested by Detectives from Northern Beaches Local Area Command assisted by Detectives from Tweed Byron Local Area Command.
The arrest follows a two-year investigation into allegations of child sexual assault when the man was a school teacher at a Northern Beaches secondary school.
The nine alleged offences occurred between 1984 and 1985 and involved three male victims. The offences he has been charged with involve three male victims.
August 24, 2011
As we prepare for summer and those lazy weekends spent at the beach with friends and family, spare a thought for those who make it all possible – the surf lifesavers who give up their time, and sometimes even risk their lives, to make our beaches safer, happier, family-friendly places.
Nikon Australia and Surf Life Saving are urging people on the Far North Coast to nominate a local surf lifesaver for a chance to be named the first ever Nikon Clubbie of the Year.
September 17, 2010
Three men have died after the car they were travelling in collided with a truck near Byron Bay last night.
About 8.15pm, a maroon Subaru was travelling north along Woodford Lane at Ewingsdale when it turned a corner and collided with a truck.
Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command, NSW Ambulance Paramedics, Rural Fire Service and Brunswick Valley branch of the Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) crews responded to the incident.
Three men aged 22, 23 and 25 died as a result of the collision.
The driver of the truck assisted police with their inquiries.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or the circumstances leading up to it is urged to contact Byron Bay Police Station via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
July 5, 2010
Three teenagers are assisting with inquiries after an alleged home invasion in tCasino yesterday.
About 11.15am yesterday, a 68-year-old woman and an 84-year-old man were tied up after being confronted inside their Jasmine Street house at Casino.
It will be alleged the three youths stole several items before driving from the scene in the couple’s car.
The woman managed to free herself and call police. Neither of them was injured.
Police established a crime scene and searched the area for the three males and the stolen car.
June 10, 2010
Police are investigating the apparent assault of a man yesterday at Ocean Shores, on the state’s Far North Coast.
Just after 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 9 June), a 52-year-old man entered a hotel in Billinudgel and told the publican he had been assaulted by another man, armed with a baseball bat.
The publican drove the man to his home in Ocean Shores where, upon arrival, the alleged victim suffered a seizure and lost consciousness.
An ambulance was called and the man, suffering a fractured skull, was taken to the Intensive Care Unit of the Tweed Heads Hospital.
May 21, 2010
Member for Ballina Don Page has written to Byron Shire Council in support of the retention of the Roundhouse site at Ocean Shores in public ownership.
“For many years I have been concerned about the lack of public infrastructure at Ocean Shores. I believe it would be extremely shortsighted of council to allow the Roundhouse site to be sold off and not kept for community use,” Mr Page said.
Despite Ocean Shores having a population of around 5500, it has very few community facilities compared to other towns of similar size.
Mr Page said that Ocean Shores needs public infrastructure much more than it needs a few additional blocks of land.
May 2, 2010
People living along the coast between Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast, and visitors to the coast, are being encouraged to report sightings of dolphins as part of an ongoing research project led by Southern Cross University.
A new online community Dolphin Sighting Network to monitor dolphin behaviour in the region stretching from Coffs Harbour to the Gold Coast has been set up as part of the University’s Dolphin Ecology and Acoustic Project.
March 7, 2010
Are you worried about your memory?
The Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Memory Van is a mobile education resource that travels statewide to help raise awareness on the importance of brain health and dementia risk reduction.
The Memory Van provides communities with information designed to help educate and assist people living with dementia, their carers and health professionals.
Staff can also assist with enquiries about memory loss.
The Memory Van is fully equipped with Help Sheets, Fact Sheets, DVD and video resources and a Nintendo Brain Game.
January 28, 2010
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the discovery of a man’s body at Ocean Shores.
About 8am today (Thursday 28 January 2010), a co-ordinated search utilising a specialised police dog commenced in bushland.
About 12.55pm, human remains and a number of personal items were located near Oola Place.
The body has not been positively identified and investigations are continuing.
Since Wednesday 20 January, police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command have conducted a series of searches for a 70-year-old man.
Kevin Kirk was last seen walking his dog through the Ferry Reserve Caravan Park at Brunswick Heads at 9.30am on Monday 18 January.