POLICE NEWS | Pot plants worth $630K

About 7.50am on September 7 Wetherill Park RES police searched a home on Bungarra Crescent at Chipping Norton. No one was home. Police found and dismantled a hydroponic plantation crop, removing 215 cannabis plants estimated to be worth $628,000 as well as equipment used to cultivate prohibited plants. Investigations are continuing 

Knife wounds lead to arrest

Liverpool detectives arrested and charged a Prestons man, 19, over a stabbing at a fitness centre on Newbridge Road. About 5.55pm on September 5, police were called to Liverpool Hospital by medical staff following the admission of a man, 23, who’d sustained knife wounds to the torso. He was unco-operative with police but investigations by Liverpool detectives identified a man allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a victim resulting in the wounds. The man was charged with affray, reckless wounding and wounding with intent. He was refused bail to appear in Liverpool court on September 8 when he was remanded to appear at Liverpool court on November 1. On September 9 investigators arrested and charged the alleged victim with affray. He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta court on September 9 and was remanded to appear at Liverpool court on September 11. Police are investigating others involved. 

Fire destroys kitchen, roof

About 2.25pm on September 5, police and NSWF&R were called to Bradshaw Avenue at Moorebank for a house fire. The fire was believed to have started in the range hood in the kitchen and possibly an electrical fault. It was considered non-suspicious. The kitchen and roof were destroyed by the fire and other rooms damaged. No one was injured. 

Alleged break-in stopped

About 10.15am on September 4, police were called for help in relation to a man who’d apparently broken into a unit on Freeman Street at Warwick Farm. Police quickly arrived and found a Cabramatta man, 30, on the balcony of the unit who appeared to be trying to open the sliding door, having already damaged the window and frame. He was arrested and taken to Liverpool police station. Police found he’d previously been jailed for a similar offence. They were concerned about his mental health and took him to Liverpool hospital for assessment, He will be charged with breaking and entering intending to commit an indictable offence and committing an indictable offence having a previous conviction. 

Disqualified driver speeding

About 12.45pm on September 4, police were doing speed-enforcement on Memorial Drive at Liverpool and detected a black BMW travelling at 68km/h in a 50km/h zone. They stopped the driver, a Hinchinbrook man, 41, who said he didn’t have his license on him. Checks revealed he was disqualified from driving or holding a license until 2043 and he had an outstanding warrant for driving while disqualified. He was arrested and taken to Liverpool police station. He was charged with exceeding the speed limit over 10km/h, driving while disqualified and the outstanding warrant. He was refused bail to appear in Liverpool court the next day

Storage cage broken into

Liverpool Anti-Theft Unit officers seek your help to find two people who may be able to help with investigations. About 5pm on September 3, unknown people broke into a storage cage in the carpark of a unit block on Lachlan Street and several items were stolen. Two people near at the time were filmed on security video. One was described as a Middle Eastern male, of thin build, with manicured beard, rats-tail hairstyle, protruding ears and wearing blue Canterbury shorts, white singlet and black cap. The other, a woman, was described as Caucasian, of large build, with long dark hair, wearing a white singlet and black tights. The two were believed to be driving a white Toyota Camry with Queensland registration.

  • Any information regarding these people to Liverpool anti-theft officers, 9765 9682. 

Attacked after getting off bus

Police are investigating an alleged robbery about 7.30pm on September 9 near the intersection of Wonga and Jedda roads at Lurnea. The victim got off a bus and was walking along Wonga Road when he walked past two males described as of Pacific Islander appearance. As he past them one of the males grabbed the victim in a headlock and the others took the victim's wallet and backpack. They released the victim and walked away towards Jedda Road.

  • Anyone in the area at the time with information which may lead to the identification of the two attackers is urged to contact Liverpool detectives.

Disqualified driver at Cabramatta

At 10am on Wednesday, September 6, police stopped a car on John Street at Cabramatta. The driver, a Bossley Park man, 36, couldn’t produce a licence. Checks revealed he’d been disqualified from driving until October. He was issued a court-attendance notice for driving while disqualified and he’s due in Liverpool court on October 23.

Cannabis house at Mount Pritchard

On Wednesday 6 September 2017, Police searched a place on Townview Road at Mount Pritchard and found several rooms set up for hydroponically growing cannabis. They found 101 cannabis plants. No arrests have been made yet but enquiries are continuing.

Break-and-enters at Mount Pritchard

At 3.45am on Thursday, two businesses were apparently broken into on Hamel Road at Mount Pritchard with cash being stolen.

  • Any information to Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.

Novice-range drink-driving at Lansvale

At 1:50am on Monday, police stopped a car on Hume Highway at Lansvale. The driver, a Cabramatta West man, 21, produced a P2 provisional licence and recorded a positive breath test. Subsequent breath analysis recorded 0.013. He was charged with novice-range drink-driving and is due to appear in Liverpool court on October 16.

Drink-driving categories:

  • high-range PCA (blood alcohol of 0.15 or above)
  • mid-range PCA (blood alcohol of 0.08 to less than 0.15)
  • low-range PCA (blood alcohol  of 0.05 to less than 0.08)
  • novice-range PCA (blood alcohol over zero for novice drivers)
  • special-range PCA (blood alcohol over 0.02 for special category drivers)
  • novice-range PCA (blood alcohol over zero for novice drivers)