Far South Coast police have been conducting operations at local and rural licensed premises for potential breaches and drink driving offences.
A 23-year-old Merimbula male was issued with a $300 infringement for trespassing on Friday, June 27, when he attempted to enter the Lakeview Hotel after previously being banned from the premises for five years, for offensive behaviour.
On Sunday, June 29, at 7.15pm a 36-year-old Merimbula man was fined $200 and issued with a 28 day Noise Abatement notice at premises on Monaro Street.
On Sunday, June 29 at 1.50am a 19-year-old Merimbula male was issued with an infringement notice for obstructing traffic. The man, who was intoxicated at the time, was standing on the road in Main Street in front of police. He was fined $200.
A 20-year-old Merimbula man, who had earlier been ejected from the Lakeview Hotel was issued with an infringement for breaching exclusion when he attempted to re-enter the hotel. He was fined $550.
On Sunday, June 29 at 12.20am a 21-year-old Merimbula male received a two year ban from the Lakeview Hotel after being involved in a physical altercation with his female companion. The pair was ejected from the premises and instructed to move on by police, but the man returned and attempted to re-enter the hotel. He was fined $220 for failing to comply.
An 18-year-old Pambula female was issued with a Failing to Quit Licensed Premises and fined $550 and a further $500 for offensive language. The woman had previously been removed by the hotel’s security staff but she refused to leave and attempted to re-enter the premises.
A 34-year-old female from Pambula has been issued a field court attendance notice for Possess Prohibited Drug. Merimbula Police stopped the woman’s motor vehicle at around 11.40am Sunday, June 21 in Pambula, for traffic enforcement. A search revealed an amount of cannabis seed, which has been seized. The woman will appear at Bega court in August.
Learner in strife
In Wyndham a 16-year-old male was stopped by police at 9.50pm on Friday, June 27. He was accompanied by the owner of the vehicle, a 17-year-old female P-plater. The male received a $700 infringement notice and his learner’s permit will be suspended for three months. The owner of the vehicle was also fined.
Police have recently conducted a number of vehicle checks in Merimbula, detecting a number of vehicles without current registration. Police issued a reminder to drivers and owners that it is their responsibility to ensure their vehicle is registered even though registration labels are no longer required to be displayed.