Police have charged a man following investigations into an alleged break in and assault of a woman in Diamond Beach at the weekend.
Police from Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command were called to a home on Panorama Drive about 1.30 am on Saturday, May 6, after a man allegedly entered the home.
The man allegedly confronted a 77 year old woman before assaulting her and fleeing the scene.
The woman was taken to Manning Hospital for treatment.
A crime scene was established at the woman’s home and officers from Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command commenced an investigation.
About 2.30 pm on Monday, May 15, a 25 year old man was stopped on the Pacific Highway at Nabiac by officers.
He was taken to Forster Police Station where he was interviewed and charged with a range of offences including aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence (people there) and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.
He was refused bail and will appear in Taree Local Court today (May 16).
Residents urged to be wary of scams
Manning Great Lakes police have warned the community of several scams targeting residents in the area.
A hoax text message disguised to be from the Commonwealth Bank tells receivers that their NetBank account has been locked and that they must press on a link to restore it.
If pressed, the link can subject users to harmful malware.
An email is also in circulation, claimed to be from company Origin Energy.
The scam claims to be a bill requiring immediate payment.
Receivers are asked to avoid opening the email from the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the public have also noted a phone call hoax is also making the rounds, allegedly from Microsoft.
Any suspicions of a scam should be reported to www.scamwatch.gov.au.
Business break ins
Two businesses were broken into in the Great Lakes over the weekend.
A butchery in Tuncurry was broken into between Saturday afternoon, May 13, and Sunday morning, May 14.
Meat was reported stolen.
The canteen for the Tuncurry Sporting Complex was also broken into between May 13 and 14.
An investigation is ongoing to source any items that were stolen.
Ring found at Tuncurry
A gold ring was found at Rockpool Park, Tuncurry on Sunday, May 14.
It is a very distinctive engraved ring.
If you are the owner of the ring or know the owner, contact Forster Police Station on 6555 1299.
Blue light disco is on
Primary school students will have their chance to enjoy the Blue Light Disco when it comes to the Tuncurry Bowling Club on Friday, June 2.
The event is open to students from years 3 to 6 and will run from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
All children must be with a parent or authorised person to leave the venue.