Charges laid af­ter child, 4, left in car

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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