‘Off Beat’ Cessnock police news: week ending June 18, 2017

Custody of a knife in public

In the early hours of Friday morning, Cessnock Police allegedly detected a 29-year-old man with a knife strapped to his pushbike on Wollombi Road, Cessnock.

The man first came under notice when he was seen riding without a helmet. It is alleged the man tried to ride away from police on his bike but quickly ran out of puff.

For allegedly having possession of the knife in a public place without a lawful excuse, he was fined $550 and the knife was confiscated.

Drugs, cash and jewellery found in vehicle

Cessnock Police stopped a suspicious vehicle in Lomas Lane, Nulkaba in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police searched the vehicle and allegedly located a 23 grams of cannabis, a number of tablets of the prescription drug Oxycontin and a quantity of cash and jewellery.

Police believe the money and jewellery were stolen or illegally gained. As such a 41-year-old woman was charged with possessing the illegally gained goods and drugs and will be attending Cessnock Court.

Stolen motorbike in Abermain

Offenders stole a Honda CR500 dirt bike from a garage in Cessnock Road, Abermain on Wednesday night.

The motorbike is predominantly red and white and cannot be registered.

If any person has information about the motorcycle, can they please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Calls can be anonymous.

Suspended driver

A 28-year-old man from Telarah was stopped for a random breath test in Lang Street, Kurri Kurri last Sunday.

Inquiries revealed the man’s licence was in fact suspended as a result of a previous driving offence where he was detected driving in excess of 30km/h over the speed limit.

It was also found the man was driving in a vehicle that had been defected off the road due to safety concerns that had not been rectified. He will now be attending Kurri Kurri Local Court.