Police have issued a stern warning after attending to three deliberately lit fires in Blacktown last week.
Police said the first incident occurred between 10pm last Tuesday and 6am last Wednesday when rubbish bins at Indigo Way were set alight.
Police also found graffiti sprayed in black paint on several fences on the same street at the same time.
In the second incident, at about 3.50am on Sunday, NSW Fire and Rescue officers extinguished a car fire in a reserve on the Great Western Highway, east of Flushcombe Road, Prospect.
The car was later found to be reported stolen.
Then on Sunday at about 8.40am NSW Fire and Rescue officers went to a house at Kildare Road, Doonside where an oil drum was alight.
The fire was extinguished without any damage being caused to nearby property and a resident was issued with an infringement notice.
A police spokesman reminded residents of the current high fire danger facing NSW and a total fire ban in place for Sydney and surrounding regions.
‘‘This means no fire may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended,’’ he said.
‘‘This includes incinerators and barbecues which burn solid fuel including wood or charcoal.”
Three cases of assault
Three assaults were reported last week including one inflicted on a police officer in Doonside.
Police said at about 10pm last Monday police officers went to Doonside train station to investigate an alleged assault.
On arrival they spoke to a group of young people before a 15-year-old girl kicked, punched and spat at a police officer.
She was arrested and taken to Blacktown police station.
In the second incident at 10.40pm last Monday a 44-year-old man rode his bike to a convenience store near Doonside train station.
He entered the store and came out a few minutes later to find his bike missing.
He found the bike nearby and was about to reclaim it when he was assaulted by described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged about 23 and wearing black football shorts.
A second person, a girl also of Aboriginal appearance, struck him with a pole.
Police said the pair then ran away towards the rail lines.
In the third incident last Friday morning a 61-year-old Mt Druitt man and his 43-year-old wife went to a Blacktown house occupied by a 38-year-old woman.
Police said the man then assaulted two young women in connection with previous disputes.
When other residents arrived home and discovered what was occurring they contacted police.
Police arrived and arrested the man.
The victims were taken to Blacktown Hospital for treatment.
Police are looking for a man who stole a handbag from a 47-year-old woman in Blacktown on Sunday.
Police said she was sitting on a public bench on Main Street at about 5pm when the man grabbed her handbag and ran away towards the direction of Flushcombe Road.
The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall, medium build with blond hair and wearing a white jacket and blue jeans.
Three men wearing hooded jumpers and balaclavas assaulted a couple after breaking into their home in Doonside last Saturday.
They woke up a 32-year-old man and a 23-year old-woman at their home at 1.15am.
The trio then threatened and assaulted them before fleeing with money and valuables.
The victims suffered minor injuries.
Anyone with information on these incidents should call Blacktown police on 96719199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or use the Crime Stoppers page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.
A 33-year-old woman was hit by a car while crossing the road in Blacktown last Tuesday.
Police said she had earlier walked across Main Street to talk with the driver of another car near Newton Road at about 8.50am.
Police said the woman was hit by a car when she turned to cross back over Main Street.
The woman was taken to Blacktown hospital and treated for minor injuries to her right arm and leg.
A police spokesman reminded pedestrians to ‘‘stop, look, listen and wait” for traffic before crossing the road.