Cops: Troy man kicked heroin under patrol car to hide it



LAKE GEORGE A Troy man visited by state police following an accident attempted to hide several bundles of heroin on him by kicking them underneath the responding patrol car.

Lance E. Harper, 21, of Hill Street in Troy, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence after he allegedly tried to kick a bag containing nine bundles filled with heroin.

According to a press release from New York State Police Troop G headquarters, police originally were responding to an accident where Harper allegedly crashed into a guard rail just south of exit 23 on Interstate 87 after falling asleep.

Harper was arraigned in Town of Lake George Court and was remanded to Warren County Jail with a $50,000 cash or $100,000 secure bond.

Andrew Beam may also be reached at 270-1294.

Lincoln County man sentenced to probation for punching officer, injuring 6 people

(KMOV) — A Troy, Missouri man won’t go to prison after punching a deputy and causing a car accident that injured six people in July.

Michael Brewer, 28, was given a suspended sentence on Friday as part of a plea deal. He will not go to prison if he completes community service and serves five years probation.

At the time of the accident, Brown had more than three times the legal alcohol limit in his system.

WA premier appoints new treasurer after Troy Buswell’s resignation

The Western Australian finance minister, Mike Nahan, will become the state’s new treasurer, replacing Troy Buswell who resigned on Monday following a car crash.

Premier Colin Barnett made the announcement on Friday morning as controversy surrounding the crash continued to plague his government.

Buswell quit cabinet this week after suffering a mental health breakdown that put him in hospital for 10 days in the wake of the crash in the early hours of 23 February.

Nahan will not have long to ease into the job with the state’s budget due in May.

The Riverton MP will retain the energy and citizenship and multicultural portfolios.

Dean Nalder, the MP for Alfred Cove, will pick up Buswell’s transport portfolio and finance from Nahan.

The premier said Nahan would make an “outstanding treasurer”.

“Mike Nahan has proven an excellent member of cabinet and has impressed me with his ability to work through complex financial and logistical matters in the energy and finance portfolios over the last year,” he said. “I look forward to working closely with him.”

Barnett thanked Buswell for his enormous contribution to the state and wished him well.

“Troy served the Liberal National government very well and we will miss his intellect and his capacity for hard work,” he said.

Meanwhile, the WA police commissioner, Karl O’Callaghan, said on Thursday he still had not spoken to Buswell.

O’Callaghan said forensic work was still to be done on the vehicle and police had not yet established who was driving.

The state opposition demanded a public inquiry into the crash. WA Labor leader Mark McGowan said he wanted the investigation to establish whether the government had covered up any criminality.

The premier has repeatedly said the first he heard about the car accident was when Buswell’s chief of staff, Rachel Turnseck, told him on Sunday 9 March. Buswell resigned the next day.

Troy Buswell: Calls for inquiry over damage to former treasurer’s car

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March 13, 2014 19:27:16


Troy Buswell's Ministerial car is towed from his home on Roberts Road in Subiaco, March 11, 2014.

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Troy Buswell’s ministerial car is towed from his home on Roberts Road in Subiaco. (Supplied: Channel 7)

There has been a call for an independent inquiry into whether the Western Australian Government has tried to cover up an incident involving the former treasurer Troy Buswell’s car.

Police were called after reports a car was seen being driven erratically in Subiaco late at night.

Residents in Olive Street in Subiaco also reported that a car hit a telegraph pole and sideswiped a parked vehicle in the early hours of February 23.

Police went to Roberts Road and found Mr Buswell’s damaged ministerial car parked behind his gate.

State Opposition Leader Mark McGowan says the Government has consistently refused to detail what it knows about the incident and surrounding events.

“I think there is significant evidence that needs an inquiry to get to the bottom of whether or not there was a cover-up, ” he said.

Two weeks after the accident and following the resignation of Mr Buswell from Cabinet, police re-interviewed the woman who owns one of the cars which was damaged.

The investigation, which is looking at several collisions in Subiaco, has been passed to the Major Crash squad.

Allegations of Buswell cover-up

The Government has so far remained tight-lipped on the nature of the investigation.

I don’t know why the Police Minister’s being so secretive about this.

Labor’s police spokeswoman Michelle Roberts said the Police Minister should have at least confirmed in Parliament that there were other investigations.

“A police minister who wouldn’t confirm just the basics that these other instances were being looked at… now that was plain for people to see,” she said.

“I mean, news crews went out into the streets there, spoke to people and police were clearly visible interviewing people about complaints they hadn’t followed up on two weeks ago.

“I don’t know why the Police Minister’s being so secretive about this.”

In Parliament, Premier Colin Barnett labelled Opposition questions about Mr Buswell as the most distasteful he has ever experienced.

For the third day in a row, Labor MPs quizzed the Premier over whether anyone knew how Mr Buswell’s ministerial car was damaged.

They also asked why the Premier said Mr Buswell would be returning to work shortly, despite knowing he had had a breakdown.

It triggered a fiery exchange in Parliament as the Premier hit back.

“I have never, ever, in my time in this place, experienced questions about the private health of a member of this house,” he said.

“I have never had that. This is distasteful, it is un-parliamentary, and Mr Speaker, maybe you should consider that!”

Multiple crash theory

The police investigation is focused on four vehicles that were damaged in the West Perth-Subiaco area early on February 23.

Mr Buswell’s ministerial car, which has been towed from his home by police, has obvious damage to its front bumper.

Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said the case could have been better dealt with by police officers when the crash happened.

“The issue is, I think, the original complainant went to the media because we didn’t close it off on the night,” he said.

“So as I said before, if the police officers had gone there on the night and spoken to that person they may not have got frustrated and gone to the media about it and we would have had the information a lot earlier.”

Mr O’Callaghan says links between Mr Buswell’s crash and the other damaged cars have not been established.

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Troy Buswell: Calls for inquiry over damage to former treasurer’s car

Updated

March 13, 2014 19:27:16


Troy Buswell's Ministerial car is towed from his home on Roberts Road in Subiaco, March 11, 2014.

Photo:

Troy Buswell’s ministerial car is towed from his home on Roberts Road in Subiaco. (Supplied: Channel 7)

There has been a call for an independent inquiry into whether the Western Australian Government has tried to cover up an incident involving the former treasurer Troy Buswell’s car.

Police were called after reports a car was seen being driven erratically in Subiaco late at night.

Residents in Olive Street in Subiaco also reported that a car hit a telegraph pole and sideswiped a parked vehicle in the early hours of February 23.

Police went to Roberts Road and found Mr Buswell’s damaged ministerial car parked behind his gate.

State Opposition Leader Mark McGowan says the Government has consistently refused to detail what it knows about the incident and surrounding events.

“I think there is significant evidence that needs an inquiry to get to the bottom of whether or not there was a cover-up, ” he said.

Two weeks after the accident and following the resignation of Mr Buswell from Cabinet, police re-interviewed the woman who owns one of the cars which was damaged.

The investigation, which is looking at several collisions in Subiaco, has been passed to the Major Crash squad.

Allegations of Buswell cover-up

The Government has so far remained tight-lipped on the nature of the investigation.

I don’t know why the Police Minister’s being so secretive about this.

Labor’s police spokeswoman Michelle Roberts said the Police Minister should have at least confirmed in Parliament that there were other investigations.

“A police minister who wouldn’t confirm just the basics that these other instances were being looked at… now that was plain for people to see,” she said.

“I mean, news crews went out into the streets there, spoke to people and police were clearly visible interviewing people about complaints they hadn’t followed up on two weeks ago.

“I don’t know why the Police Minister’s being so secretive about this.”

In Parliament, Premier Colin Barnett labelled Opposition questions about Mr Buswell as the most distasteful he has ever experienced.

For the third day in a row, Labor MPs quizzed the Premier over whether anyone knew how Mr Buswell’s ministerial car was damaged.

They also asked why the Premier said Mr Buswell would be returning to work shortly, despite knowing he had had a breakdown.

It triggered a fiery exchange in Parliament as the Premier hit back.

“I have never, ever, in my time in this place, experienced questions about the private health of a member of this house,” he said.

“I have never had that. This is distasteful, it is un-parliamentary, and Mr Speaker, maybe you should consider that!”

Multiple crash theory

The police investigation is focused on four vehicles that were damaged in the West Perth-Subiaco area early on February 23.

Mr Buswell’s ministerial car, which has been towed from his home by police, has obvious damage to its front bumper.

Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said the case could have been better dealt with by police officers when the crash happened.

“The issue is, I think, the original complainant went to the media because we didn’t close it off on the night,” he said.

“So as I said before, if the police officers had gone there on the night and spoken to that person they may not have got frustrated and gone to the media about it and we would have had the information a lot earlier.”

Mr O’Callaghan says links between Mr Buswell’s crash and the other damaged cars have not been established.

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Former Treasurer Troy Buswell’s car crash warrants inquiry: WA Opposition

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March 13, 2014 19:27:16


Troy Buswell's Ministerial car is towed from his home on Roberts Road in Subiaco, March 11, 2014.

Photo:

Troy Buswell’s ministerial car is towed from his home on Roberts Road in Subiaco. (Supplied: Channel 7)

There has been a call for an independent inquiry into whether the Western Australian Government has tried to cover up an incident involving the former treasurer Troy Buswell’s car.

Police were called after reports a car was seen being driven erratically in Subiaco late at night.

Residents in Olive Street in Subiaco also reported that a car hit a telegraph pole and sideswiped a parked vehicle in the early hours of February 23.

Police went to Roberts Road and found Mr Buswell’s damaged ministerial car parked behind his gate.

State Opposition Leader Mark McGowan says the Government has consistently refused to detail what it knows about the incident and surrounding events.

“I think there is significant evidence that needs an inquiry to get to the bottom of whether or not there was a cover-up, ” he said.

Two weeks after the accident and following the resignation of Mr Buswell from Cabinet, police re-interviewed the woman who owns one of the cars which was damaged.

The investigation, which is looking at several collisions in Subiaco, has been passed to the Major Crash squad.

Allegations of Buswell cover-up

The Government has so far remained tight-lipped on the nature of the investigation.

I don’t know why the Police Minister’s being so secretive about this.

Labor’s police spokeswoman Michelle Roberts said the Police Minister should have at least confirmed in Parliament that there were other investigations.

“A police minister who wouldn’t confirm just the basics that these other instances were being looked at… now that was plain for people to see,” she said.

“I mean, news crews went out into the streets there, spoke to people and police were clearly visible interviewing people about complaints they hadn’t followed up on two weeks ago.

“I don’t know why the Police Minister’s being so secretive about this.”

In Parliament, Premier Colin Barnett labelled Opposition questions about Mr Buswell as the most distasteful he has ever experienced.

For the third day in a row, Labor MPs quizzed the Premier over whether anyone knew how Mr Buswell’s ministerial car was damaged.

They also asked why the Premier said Mr Buswell would be returning to work shortly, despite knowing he had had a breakdown.

It triggered a fiery exchange in Parliament as the Premier hit back.

“I have never, ever, in my time in this place, experienced questions about the private health of a member of this house,” he said.

“I have never had that. This is distasteful, it is un-parliamentary, and Mr Speaker, maybe you should consider that!”

Multiple crash theory

The police investigation is focused on four vehicles that were damaged in the West Perth-Subiaco area early on February 23.

Mr Buswell’s ministerial car, which has been towed from his home by police, has obvious damage to its front bumper.

Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said the case could have been better dealt with by police officers when the crash happened.

“The issue is, I think, the original complainant went to the media because we didn’t close it off on the night,” he said.

“So as I said before, if the police officers had gone there on the night and spoken to that person they may not have got frustrated and gone to the media about it and we would have had the information a lot earlier.”

Mr O’Callaghan says links between Mr Buswell’s crash and the other damaged cars have not been established.

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traffic-offences,
perth-6000

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For sale: Troy Buswell’s damaged car listed in spoof advertisement

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The Treasurer's car, which was allegedly involved in a crash.

The Treasurer’s car, which was involved in a drunken car crash. Photo: Nine News Perth

The car accident involving former West Australian Treasurer Troy Buswell has not only made it into the headlines but into the classifieds.

An advertisement for a “slightly damaged used government car” has shown up on carsguide.com.au.

The West Australian Treasurer crashed his ministerial car into the front gate of his Subiaco home, about 1.30am on February 23, allegedly after hours of drinking at a wedding.

A screenshot of the details of the vehicle 'for sale'.

A screenshot of the details of the vehicle ‘for sale’.

While police responded to the incident, by the time they arrived the car was parked behind a gate and no one was around so no further action was taken that day.

WA Police have since stated they are investigating several traffic accidents which occurred on the same night where a number of cars nearby were believed to have been side-swiped.

The 2011 Holden Caprice’s price is listed as $45,000 but the tone of the advertisement suggests it is not genuine.

Comments about the car from the 'seller'.

Comments about the car from the ‘seller’.

The vehicle’s condition is listed as “damaged”. 

Under the “seller’s comments” section of the advertisement, the car is described as having “slight front end damage that will buff out with a bit of polish”.

“Don’t let the newspapers tell you this isn’t a genuine sale. I need it out of my garage and out of my life. It brings back too many bad memories. Regards TB”.

Mr Buswell, who remains in his role as Member for Vasse after resigning from Cabinet after the incident and also experiencing a breakdown, is clearly not the author of the spoof ad.

After spending time in hospital, he is continuing to receive treatment and is keeping a low profile out of the public eye.

 


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For sale: Troy Buswell’s damaged car listed in spoof advertisment

The car incident involving former West Australian Treasurer Troy Buswell has not only made it into the headlines but into the classifieds.

  • car ad spoof

  • The Treasurer’s car, which was involved in a drunken car crash. Photo: Nine News Perth

  • A screenshot of the details of the vehicle ‘for sale’.

  • Comments about the car from the ‘seller’.

The car accident involving former West Australian Treasurer Troy Buswell has not only made it into the headlines but into the classifieds.

An advertisement for a “slightly damaged used government car” has shown up on carsguide.com.au.

The West Australian Treasurer crashed his ministerial car into the front gate of his Subiaco home, about 1.30am on February 23, allegedly after hours of drinking at a wedding.

While police responded to the incident, by the time they arrived the car was parked behind a gate and no one was around so no further action was taken that day.

WA Police have since stated they are investigating several traffic accidents which occurred on the same night where a number of cars nearby were believed to have been side-swiped.

The 2011 Holden Caprice’s price is listed as $45,000 but the tone of the advertisement suggests it is not genuine.

The vehicle’s condition is listed as “damaged”.

Under the “seller’s comments” section of the advertisement, the car is described as having “slight front end damage that will buff out with a bit of polish”.

“Don’t let the newspapers tell you this isn’t a genuine sale. I need it out of my garage and out of my life. It brings back too many bad memories. Regards TB”.

Mr Buswell, who remains in his role as Member for Vasse after resigning from Cabinet after the incident and also experiencing a breakdown, is clearly not the author of the spoof ad.

After spending time in hospital, he is continuing to receive treatment and is keeping a low profile out of the public eye.