Charges laid after child, 4, left in car
A ST CLAIR man will face court after allegedly leaving his fouryear-old child in a hot vehicle for at least half an hour at Mt Druitt Hospital.
A 31-YEAR-OLD St Clair man will face Mt Druitt Local Court after allegedly leaving his four-year-old child in a vehicle at Mt Druitt Hospital on Sunday afternoon.
About 3.10pm emergency services were called after an unattended child was located in a carpark in an unlocked Mitsubishi 4WD vehicle.
The child was noticed by a registered nurse who had finished her shift and was returning to her own vehicle when the child was allegedly seen hanging out the door and sweating profusely.
The nurse went to the aid of the child, notifying ambulance staff and police who attended a short time later.
The child was assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and was not injured during the incident.
About five minutes later, the child’s father returned to the vehicle and was interviewed by police.
Police will allege the child was left unattended in the vehicle for at least 30 min- utes while the father visited a relative in the hospital.
The 31-year-old man will be issued with a future court attendance notice for the offence of leave child unsupervised in motor vehicle. He is expected to appear at court at a later date. Family and Community Services were also notified of the incident.
It has prompted police to remind the public that it is unsafe in any circumstances to leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
1 OAKHURST Police have charged a man after he allegedly fired a round from a shotgun into the air during a dispute with a neighbour on the weekend. About 8.30pm on Sunday a man, 63, was talking with his 29-year-old male neighbour outside their homes on Ridgeview Place, Oakhurst. After the men began arguing, the 29-year-old went inside his home and allegedly returned outside with his shotgun. He allegedly fired one round into the air, still arguing with the other man. He then returned to his home. The matter was reported to Mt Druitt Police. About 12.30pm on Monday officers arrested the 29-year-old man and charged him with discharge firearm in or near a public place. He was refused bail to face Mt Druitt Local Court yesterday.
2 DHARRUK Police are investigating a car fire at Dharruk. About 2.10am on Monday police were called to Tora Place where they arrived to find Fire and Rescue NSW crews had extinguished a car fire. Checks conducted at the scene on the vehicle found it was registered to a Mariana Cres address. Police attended the location and spoke to the owner, who was unaware the vehicle had been stolen. Investigations continue.
3 MT DRUITT Money and medication have been stolen from a Mt Druitt pharmacy. Between 8pm on Sunday and 8am on Monday the pharmacy on Calala St was broken into. Investigations are continuing.
4 ROPES CROSSING Police are investigating a break and enter at Ropes Crossing home on Saturday. About 12.15am a man forced entry to the Allom St residence via the garage which activated an alarm system. The man fled. As investigations continue police have reminded residents to be mindful of their home security by ensuring homes are left securely locked and security alarms and light timers are installed.
5 ERSKINE PARK A 29year-old man has been charged in relation to a 2013 car crash at Erskine Park. On Tuesday police from the Cabramatta Proactive Crime Team arrested the man at a fitness centre in Fairfield. Crash investigators subsequently charged him with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and failing to stop and assist after a crash. The charges follow a crash at about 3.55am on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 when a Toyota Corolla and Mitsubishi Lancer collided on Erkine Park Rd. The driver of the Corolla, believed to be the accused, allegedly did not stop after the crash. The driver of the Lancer, a 62-yearold man, was taken to Westmead Hospital where he underwent surgery for a broken pelvis and leg. Inquiries by police have been ongoing. The man, 29, was granted conditional bail and will appear before Fairfield Local Court on April 6.
6 ST CLAIR A woman, 23, has been charged with low range drink driving after St Marys police stopped her for a random breath test on Feather St at St Clair on Saturday morning. About 10.15am police stopped the Aberglasslyn woman and she allegedly returned a positive sample. She was taken to St Marys police station where she underwent a breath analysis that returned a positive reading of 0.068. The driver was issued with a court attendance notice to face Penrith Court on March 16.
7 ST CLAIR A man, 31, has been charged with high range drink driving after allegedly returning a breath analysis of 0.219 following a random breath test on St Clair Ave at St Clair on Saturday at about 11.30am. He will face Penrith Court on March 21.