– Mt Druitt crime prevention officer Senior Constable Paul Bates
Police arrested three men nearby. A man, 19, has been charged with assault and affray. The Doonside man was granted conditional bail to appear in Mt Druitt Court on September 24. Two other men were released without charge pending further investigations. Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an alleged second assault involving the same man. If you can help, phone Mt Druitt police on 9675 0699.
DRUITT/ST MARYS Residents are urged to take care on the roads. Speeding and motorists taking risks on the state’s roads continue to be the focus during Operation Saturation after six people died the past three days. The deaths come on the first week of the high-visibility Traffic and Highway Patrol operation which began at
midnight on Thursday. It will run until September 28. Since May, the NSW road toll has spiked, with an increase in pedestrians, passengers and older road users killed compared to the same time last year. In Bilpin last Sunday three passengers aged 18, 19 and 21 died after the driver of car they were travelling in lost control and crossed onto the opposite lane, where it was struck by another car.
CLAIR Police have called for witnesses to the hit-and-run of a parked car at St Clair on Sunday morning. About 3.30am, a car parked on Explorers Way was allegedly hit by a passing vehicle, causing moderate damage. If you can help police with information, phone 9677 7499.
Police are on the hunt for a thief who broke into a car parked on Gilmour St at Colyton between 10.30pm on Friday and 11am Saturday, and stole a sports bag holding a mobile phone, sport clothing and equipment.
DRUITT Five men have beaten a Dharruk boy, 16, with their fists and a metal pole at Mt Druitt. About 9pm on Monday, the boy was walking along Belmore Ave when he was approached by the men, who began their assault. The boy managed to run away and get help. He was treated for a cut to the back of his head. Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.