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Bulahdelah Police Report

On the 27 February 2017 police from Bulahdelah along with Forster detectives executed a search warrant at a local Bulahdelah address.  This warrant action was taken as part of the ongoing investigation into a fire at a Bulahdelah saw mill.  As a result of evidence uncovered during the warrant an 18 year old male was charged with setting the fire as well as further break and enter offence at the mill.    At the same time the same male was also charged with a separate matter of procuring a child under 14 years of age for unlawful sexual activity.  The male was granted conditional bail to appear at Forster Local Court in March to answer the charges.


Around 10.10am on Friday the 3rd March 2017, police stopped and searched a white Toyota Hilux utility travelling north on the Pacific Highway north of Bulahdelah.  As a result of the search about half a kilo of green vegetable matter was found contained in an esky in the tray of his vehicle.  Police allege that this vegetable matter is cannabis.  As a result of enquiries following the discovery a search was conducted on the home address of the male at Tuncurry where a further 1.9 kilos of what police allege is cannabis was located.   The male was later charged with supplying a prohibited drug and will appear at court in relation to the charge.


Pedestrians and other road users were lucky to avoid injury about 10am 2 March 2016 when a runaway van travelled down Stroud Street, Bulahdelah.  The operator of the van parked it van correctly on the eastern kerb of Stroud Street, Bulahdelah facing south.  When she parked it she left it in neutral with the engine throttling down (diesel) and engaged the handbrake.  About five minutes after being parked the van rolled from where it was parked backwards through the intersection of Stroud and Richmond Street and about 200 metres further crossed over the street and crashed through a fence at the front of house coming to rest in the front garden of the house.


Senior Constable Trevor McLEOD

Sector Supervisor

Police Station, 12 Meade Street, Bulahdelah, N.S.W. 2423

Police Citizens Youth Club for Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest.

Exciting news for the youth of the Myall River area. One of the best loved and most traditional types of  community youth programs has always been the everlasting “Police Boys Club”, now better known as the “Police Citizens Youth Clubs”. 

The modern PCYC caters for both young ladies and young men where they can learn a myriad of sports from archery to wrestling, including the noble art of boxing and the ever popular disciplines of the various forms of martial arts. One of the main focus areas for our young enthusiasts is the daily need of fitness and the importance of discipline, team work and community values.

The enthusiasm for the new PCYC in Hawks Nest is a direct result of the initiative shown by our newest resident Police Officer to Tea Gardens, Senior Constable Robert Wylie.  Rob Wylie showed no hesitation in putting down the groundwork to make this PCYC happen for the youth of our community. Rob spoke with local estate agent, Bryan Stevenson, from Century 21 and a vacant premises was found that would be suitable to commence the training for our eager youngsters. The initial focus will be on fitness and boxing, whilst the future will no doubt see the expansion of various traditional sports.

Naturally a gymnasium that is suitable for our youth and that provides the right equipment and safety levels, does not come cheap, nor does it have Government funding. The PCYC is relying on their fundraising ability and the generosity of both the local businesses and the community. The Tea Gardens Lionesses have already made a most welcome and generous donation to Rob Wylie for the purchase of additional equipment for the new PCYC.

No doubt other community charity organisations such as the Lions, Men’s Shed and Rotary will be doing their best to assist this great initiative for our youth of the area. As a community, I am sure we will all take the opportunity to contribute whenever we can.

Initial training is on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please direct all your enquiries to Rob Wylie at Tea Gardens Police Station.

Phone: 4997 0244.