Woman dies in crash

A Blacktown woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Hassall Grove on Sunday.

Police said the woman, 45, was driving a silver Holden Commodore car west along Luxford Road when  it crashed at about 12.50am.

The car struck the gutter several times before mounting the footpath and crashing through the guard rail, becoming airborne and hitting an embankment.

Another motorist went to the woman’s aid and contacted emergency services who attended the scene but the woman was dead.

Police investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are continuing and a post mortem examination will be conducted.

Caught doing burn-outs

A teenager was charged with traffic offences and the assault of an off-duty police officer in The Pond last Friday.

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy at about 8pm and took him to Quakers Hill police station where he was charged with assault police occasioning actual bodily harm and resist arrest.

The charges related to an incident at 6pm when an off-duty male police officer saw him doing a burnout on a street in The Ponds.

The off-duty senior constable began recording the juvenile, who stopped what he was doing.

He and his friend then confronted the officer, who at this point informed them he was a police officer.

The man was arrested and it is alleged a scuffle broke out in which the officer suffered torn ligaments and a fracture to his right foot.

The two left the scene and the officer was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment.

Officer threatened

Police have charged a suspected Hells Angels member with threatening a police officer at a car accident at Quakers Hill early this week.

They will allege the man made threats to one of the police officers who was responding to a traffic crash on Highfield Road on Wednesday evening.

The man was a passenger in one of the vehicles in the accident.

He became aggressive and threatened the police officer.

Strike Force Raptor officers were notified of the incident yesterday morning and went to a home at Doonside where they arrested a 22-year-old man.

He was taken to Quakers Hill police station and charged with intimidating a police officer in the execution of duty.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court on January 24, 2014.

Strike Force Raptor was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009 for high-impact operation, targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and any associated criminal enterprises.

Five robberies

About 14 people robbed five victims of cash and valuables in five separate robberies in Blacktown last week.

Police said the first case took place at about 6pm last Monday when an 18-year-old Blacktown man was listening to music at Doonside Crescent Reserve.

A man approached from behind to push him off the log he was sitting on and kicked and punched his upper body. 

The victim was unconscious for a few seconds and when he looked up he saw a man running away with his skateboard and cigarettes.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, young looking, about 166cm tall, wearing a black Canterbury jumper and black Canterbury track pants with a white stripe down the side.

Police said the second incident occurred at about 11am last Tuesday when a 36-year-old Blacktown woman was walking through the Warrick Lane car park in Blacktown when a man approached her and tried to snatch her handbag from her shoulder.

Police said the woman struggled over her handbag and was dragged to the ground.

The man ran off with the bag and the woman chased after him along Warrick Lane and Main Street.

The man dropped the bag and got away empty-handed. The woman suffered grazes, soreness, a swollen ankle and possible broken finger.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 20-25 years old, medium build, 160cm tall, short brown hair, clean-shaven, wearing a white t-shirt and navy blue or black shorts.

In the third incident at about 1.05am last Wednesday an 18-year-old Marayong man was walking along Patricia Street, Blacktown when he was approached by a group of seven men.

These men chased him for a short distance before they threatened him with a baseball bat and stole cash from him.

The men are described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 18 years old, 180cm tall, solid build, clean-shaven, wearing a black hooded jumper, black Canterbury pants with two white stripes, and black Nike “dry fit” hat.

In the fourth robbery at about 4am last Saturday a 17-year-old girl was at Blacktown train station when she was approached by three girls.

The three girls grabbed the victim’s handbag and ran away.

In the fifth case at about 5pm last Saturday a 30-year-old Seven Hills man was walking through International Peace Park when he was confronted by two men who covered their faces with their shirts.

One of them produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet.

When he resisted, two of them assaulted the victim before they took his wallet and ran away.

The victim was taken to Blacktown hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The offenders are described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 176cm tall, 20-25 years old, muscular build, freckles on face, blonde hair, no facial hair, wearing a white and red t-shirt and shorts.

Common assault

A  69-year-old man was charged with common assault after he tried to kiss a 17-year-old Girraween girl at Seven Hills last Friday.

He will appear before Blacktown Local Court on January 15, 2014.

The incident happened at about 10am when the girl was sitting on a park bench studying her book on Mackenzie Boulevard.

She was approached by an older man who started talking to her and offered to shake her hand.

While shaking the girl’s hand, the man pulled the girl in closer and tried to kiss her on the lips.

The girl went to a nearby school and reported the incident.

Robbed at ATM

A 58-year-old Quakers Hill man lost his money to a group of  girls and a man at Blacktown train station last Tuesday.

Police said he was withdrawing money from the ATM at about midnight when approached by a group of young girls.

When the man was distracted talking to the girls, a young man approached from the other side and stole the man’s money before they all ran away.

The  man is described as being of African appearance, about 165cm tall, thin build and wearing a white and dark striped shirt.

Break and enter

A Haynes Avenue, Seven Hills resident saw a man breaking into a home at 2.15pm last Monday.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 30-40 years old, solid build, 185cm tall, wearing a blue shirt with white writing on the back, black shorts and white joggers.

In a second incident two small pythons were taken from a home at Wilton Road, Doonside between 12.55pm and 5.15pm last Monday.

Drink drive charges

Two men were arrested for drink driving  in Blacktown last week.

In the first incident on Sunday police were conducting stationary random breath testing on the Great Western Highway, Blacktown at about 12.25am when a gold Nissan Maxima pulled into the RBT site.

The 46-year-old driver from Lethbridge Park returned a positive reading and was arrested.

At Blacktown police station he returned a reading of 0.101, which is mid-range PCA.

The driver’s licence was suspended and he will appear before Blacktown Local Court next month.

In another incident at about 2.30am on Sunday police were patrolling on Woodcroft Drive, Woodcroft when they saw a maroon Mitsubishi Magna travelling above the 50km/h speed limit and swerving over the road.

Police stopped the car and the 47-year-old Marayong man returned a positive reading when breath-tested.

The driver was arrested and taken to Blacktown police station where he returned a reading of 0.149, which is mid-range.

The driver’s licence was suspended and he will appear before Blacktown Local Court on January 13, 2014.

Police are encouraging anyone with information to contact Blacktown Police on 96719199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or use the Crime Stoppers page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

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