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Bones located near Culburra, east of Nowra

Police are investigating the discovery of bones in bushland near Culburra, east of Nowra today.

Just before 6pm, police from Shoalhaven Local Area Command were called by a man who discovered the bones while mud crabbing.

A crime scene was established with specialist forensic officers in attendance.

The bones have been secured and are yet to undergo forensic examination to determine whether they are human.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


Fatal crash - Ulladulla

A man has died and another has been injured following a two-vehicle crash in Ulladulla today.

Just after 10.30am (Monday 2 February 2015), officers attached to Shoalhaven Local Area Command were called to Princes Highway, near the intersection of Village Drive following reports of a crash.

When police arrived, they found a Holden Commodore and a utility, which had collided head-on.

Emergency services were called; however the male driver of the Commodore – aged in his 70s – died at the scene.

The driver of the utility – a man aged in his 40s – suffered minor injuries. He has been taken to Milton Hospital for treatment and mandatory blood and urine tests.

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As police investigate the circumstances leading up to the incident, they are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and contact them via Crime Stoppers.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


Police appeal for information following ram-raid robberies - Shoalhaven area

Detectives investigating two ram-raids in the Shoalhaven area have released images of a vehicle they believe may have been used in the robberies.

Just after 3am on Thursday 10 April 2014, a white-coloured late-model Toyota Hilux dual cab utility was stolen from parkland in Booderee. Along with the ute, a blue trailer with an attached hydraulic lift was stolen.

At the time of the theft, another white-coloured ute was captured on CCTV leaving the area with the stolen vehicle.

About 4.15am the same day (Thursday 10 April 2014), a service station owner was notified of an alarm activation at his shop on the Princes Highway in Falls Creek, just south of Nowra.

The owner attended the service station, which was closed at the time of the alarm activation, and found that it had been broken into.

A large safe containing cash was missing, as were a number of cartons of cigarettes. The property had also been seriously damaged.

Police were called to the scene, and an investigation commenced.

Four days later – shortly after 5am on Monday 14 April 2014 – police were called to a service station on the Princes Highway in Wandandian after reports of a ram-raid robbery.

Police were told two or three men in a white Toyota Hilux ute had reversed through the front door of the service station.

The men used chains and a sledgehammer to dislodge an in-store ATM and hoist it onto the rear of the ute.

Two staff members who interrupted the robbery were threatened with the sledge hammer and chain, before the men – who were disguised by black clothing and balaclavas – left the scene.

They were last seen heading north on the Princes Highway.

Detectives from the Shoalhaven Local Area Command have formed Strike Force Lagul to investigate the ram-raid robberies and believe the same group are responsible for both offences.

Investigators also believe that the late model white Toyota Hilux dual cab ute stolen from Booderee on the 10 April 2014, was used in both offences.

The ute and trailer have not yet been located.

Inquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.


New Anxiety Support Group for Ulladulla

A new monthly support group is starting in the Ulladulla area for people with problem anxiety, run by the Mental Health Association NSW (MHA). The new group will meet for the first time on the 26th May 2014, at 10.00am, and then will run on the first Monday of each month thereafter.

The Anxiety Support Group is beneficial for people who experience social phobia, panic attacks, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and agoraphobia.  Some people find it hard to do simple things like socialise, visit crowded places or look out high windows, and as such anxiety can be very disruptive to their personal lives.

“People experiencing high levels of anxiety often feel very alone or different, but the fact is almost one in five Australians will experience a mental illness in a 12 month period,” said Elizabeth Priestley, CEO of the Mental Health Association NSW.  “We’ve been running these support groups across NSW with great success. Some attendees say that their recovery really began when they joined a support group.”

“We find attendance at a support group a really positive step. Participants have the opportunity to express their experiences in a caring, friendly, supportive, non-judgemental atmosphere, learn from each other, and become inspired by each other’s journeys,” says Rachel Flint, MHA’s Anxiety Support Group program co-ordinator. Groups are open to family, friends and carers.

Group facilitator Daniel Thompson of Ulladulla’s Anxiety Support Group has a personal experience with anxiety disorder and said, “Taking the first step is always the hardest. I know if I didn’t take that first step, I wouldn’t be here today. Now I’m a facilitator for an anxiety help group, setting an example to others suffering and giving them hope for the future. There is a light at the end of our dark tunnel.”

Ulladulla’s new support group is FREE and there is no need to book attendance - simply turn up on the day.  Visit for more information, or call MHA on (02) 9339 6000.

The first Support Group meeting will be held on …
When: Monday 26th May, 2014 at 10.00am
Where: Dunn Lewis Centre, 141 St Vincent Street, Ulludulla

Police appeal following assault with axe - Nowra

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was assaulted with an axe at Nowra.

About 12.15am today (Saturday 1 March 2014), a 20-year-old man was walking in a supermarket car park in Morton Parade, when he was approached by four males, who asked for a cigarette.

The man refused and they all became involved in a verbal argument.

The 20-year-old man ran away and the men followed him and assaulted him.

He ran away again and managed to hide in a nearby unit.

Police from Shoalhaven Local Area Command attended and saw the man had a large cut on his buttocks.

He believed he had been assaulted with a small axe.

The man was taken to Shoalhaven District Hospital for treatment.

There is no description of the males available at this time.