Monday, January 26, 2015
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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Copper thieves arrested for allegedly stealing copper from a Nimmitabel scrap yard.

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Police from Monaro Local Area Command arrested 3 young Victorian men, aged 25 to 35, for allegedly stealing Copper from a Nimmitabel Scrap Yard.

The Men were confronted by the owner and Police were called.

Duty Office Michael Handley said a search was carried out and they were arrested a short time later.

“A 25 a 30 and a 35 year old man from Victoria have been arrested and have been charged in relation to various charges, 2 of them have been charged with summary matters which relate to unlawful possession of the property believed to be stolen and they go to court in Cooma of the 3rd of February”, Mr Handley said.

Another man was also charged with a number of fire arm and drug offences, he'll was bail refused to appear in Goulburn Local court on the 28th of January.

Snowy River Shire Council meeting to discuss amagamations

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Snowy River Shire Mayor John Cahill has called an Extraordinary Meeting of Council to discuss Amalgamations.

The meeting is so Council can consider engaging technical experts to prepare a business case for a potential merger.

The experts would then speak to the community about a potential merger.

The public is invited to attend the meeting at the Berridale Community Hall tomorrow from 9.30am


Council is reminding residents in Jindabyne that the water and sewer mains rehab project will start soon.

Water Mains in Snowy River Avenue, Clyde Street and Kalkite street will be replaced.

A full list can be found on Snowy River Shire Council Website


Snowy River Shire Australia Day winners announced

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Snowy River Shire Mayor John Cahill has announced the winners of the 2015 Australia Day Awards, which were determined in December.

Citizen of the year is Gordon Jenkinson,

Joint Young Citizens of the year are Scott and Luke Kneller

and the community event of the year is Lake Light Sculpture.

Busy weekend for police

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Cooma Police were kept busy on Sunday night with an unusual incident.

A man reversed his car, smashed into a car, then drove forward, smashed into a truck and then became stuck.

So he ate his dinner until a rescue team arrived.

It appears the man severed his finger in the incident.

Police are still waiting for blood test results to see if alcohol was involved.

Meanwhile, 3 teenagers were arrested over the weekend after an alleged vandal attack on Monaro High School.

The teenagers allegedly smashed windows and damaged musical equipment.

A tractor was also damaged, police are continuing with their investigations.

Eden-Monaro MP Dr Peter Hendy writes to chairmen of ACCC re: Monaro petrol prices

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

The Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Dr Peter Hendy says he's written to the chairmen of the ACCC, Rod Sims requesting an investigation into an apparent anomaly in the price of fuel in the Snowy Mountains & Monaro.

Mr Hendy says last week, Cooma had the second-highest price for unleaded petrol in the state, according to a list of 57 locations compiled by the Australian Institute of Petroleum.

Man, 51, dies on Barry Way, Jindabyne

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

A man has died on the Barry Way near Jindabyne.

About 2.30pm yesterday, police and emergency services were called to reports of a crash on the Barry Way, about 5km south of Jindabyne, involving a collision between a motorcycle and vehicle.

The rider of the BMW motorcycle, a 51-year-old man, died at the scene.

A female driver of the Mazda SUV sustained minor injuries and was conveyed to Cooma District Hospital for treatment. Two child passengers aged 14 and 11 years inside the motor vehicle were uninjured.

Officers from Monaro Local Area Command are in attendance and specialist police are en-route to investigate the incident.

A crime scene has been established, and motorists are advised that Barry Way is currently closed to motorists.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.