A 17-year-old probationary driver caused an entire street to be closed after his car collided with a power pole.
Police said the driver was checking his phone for text messages at about 8.50pm last Thursday at Ferrers Road, Eastern Creek when the accident occurred.
Police said the Edensor Park youth was travelling about 80km/h in a 60km/h zone when his car left the road and hit a power pole which snapped in half and caused the car to go into a spin and collide with a fence and street light before coming to rest on its roof on the side of the road.
As a result of the accident the street had to be closed to all traffic due to the live power lines on the ground.
The driver and his passenger, a 17-year-old Cecil Hills youth, were not seriously injured in the accident.
Further investigation is being undertaken by Blacktown police and the driver is likely to be charged.
Taxi driver robbed
POLICE are hunting for a man who demanded money from a taxi driver in Blacktown last Tuesday.
The incident happened at about 1.45am when the 27-year-old taxi driver was in Deodar Way to pick up a passenger.
Police said he could not find the address and drove to the end of the street where he met a man described as being of Caucasian appearance, 26 to 32-years-old, medium build, 180cm tall and clean-shaven with an Australian accent.
The man was wearing a black long-sleeved top, black long pants and black gloves.
When the taxi driver unlocked the door the man pulled a balaclava over his face and demanded money.
The man threw several punches at the driver, after which the driver removed the keys from the taxi and ran.
He saw the man rummaging through the front of the vehicle before running away.
A MAN was arrested by police for assaulting a taxi driver in Blacktown last Friday.
The driver was seated in his taxi when he was confronted by the man at Patrick Street at about 2.25am.
A short argument broke out that resulted in the man punching the driver.
Before the taxi driver drove off the man kicked the taxi twice, denting a rear panel.
Police arrived a short time later and arrested the man nearby.
He will appear before Blacktown Local Court on September 12 charged with assault and damaging or destroying property.
Siege ends peacefully
A THREE-HOUR siege was ended by police without injury in Blacktown last Saturday.
Police said it started at about 8.30am when a 38-year-old man contacted them threatening to hurt himself.
Police negotiated with the man for nearly three hours while he held a knife to his throat.
After some time the man dropped the knife and agreed to leave with police to a health facility.
Woman indecently assaulted
POLICE are investigating the indecent assault of a woman in Rooty Hill over the weekend.
Police said at about 8.30pm last Saturday, the 25-year-old woman was approached by two men as she was travelling on a train from the city to Blacktown.
The woman told police the men harassed her, and followed her when she changed trains at Blacktown for Rooty Hill.
The men followed the woman as she got off the train and walked through Rooty Hill Central Park.
At a spot near Catherine Crescent, it was alleged the men indecently assaulted her.
The woman reported the incident at Mt Druitt police station.
Police would like to speak with the two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
One is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 18 years old, with short, dark hair and a rat’s tail.
At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black baseball cap, a red Nike-branded jumper, black jeans, and white, high-top sneakers.
The second man is described as being of African appearance, with short dark hair.
He was wearing a navy-blue baseball cap, and a black Adidas-branded tracksuit with a white stripe down each arm and leg.
THREE men were charged with drug offences, including one who was arrested at Seven Hills and another on his return to Australia at Sydney International Airport last Wednesday.
They were arrested by Strike Force Mood which was formed to investigate drug supply, and is comprised of officers from Holroyd local area command, North West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad and the NSW Crime Commission.
● The first arrest was made at 5pm on March 6, 2013 when traffic and highway patrol officers stopped a white Holden Rodeo on the M4 at Glenbrook.
Police spoke to the 40-year-old driver and searched the vehicle, allegedly locating 2.28kg of cannabis.
● This was followed by the second arrest at about 7.45pm on May 2 when police stopped a grey Mazda RX-8 on Old Windsor Road at Seven Hills.
Officers from Holroyd spoke to the same 40-year-old man who was driving the vehicle.
A 32-year-old man was seated in the passenger’s seat.
Police found more than a kilogram of amphetamine when they searched this vehicle.
The 40-year-old man has been charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and supplying indictable amount of cannabis.
He has been refused bail and will appear before Parramatta Local Court on September 26.
The 32-year-old was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.
He was granted conditional bail and will next appear before Parramatta Local Court on September 26.
● In the third arrest on June 17, a warrant was granted for a 30-year-old man who was overseas.
On June 18, officers seized 270 MDMA tablets, 112 grams of methyl amphetamine (ICE), an amount of cash and several items deemed to be proceeds of crime when they searched a house in Pemulway.
On September 4 the 30-year-old man was arrested upon his return to Australia from Macedonia at Sydney International Airport.
He was taken to Mascot police station where the arrest warrant was executed.
He was refused bail and appeared before Waverley Local Court on September 4 where bail was further refused.
The man will re-appear before Central Local Court on September 26.
Mobile phone theft
POLICE have arrested a teenager who stole a mobile phone from a woman at Blacktown train station last month.
Police Transport Command officers were patrolling Penrith railway station when they recognised a 14-year-old allegedly involved in the stealing incident at about 4pm last Tuesday.
He was arrested and taken to Penrith police station and later charged with steal from person and is due to appear in Local Children Court on September 13.
A spokesman said the theft happened at 7.40pm on August 23 when a 44-year-old woman was walking on the concourse at Blacktown station.
She was approached by the teenager who allegedly stole the mobile phone she was holding.
After the boy fled the area the woman reported the incident at Blacktown police station where officers later identified the boy from CCTV footage at the train station.
Anyone with information about any of the incidents should call Blacktown police on 96719199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.