Bus driver arrest over girl assault

Story appeared in: Torch | April 18th, 2017

THE driver of a special-needs bus service has been charged with the sexual and indecent assault of a schoolgirl. Detectives from the State Crime Command's Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation following reports a teenage girl had been sexually and indecently assaulted by the driver of her school bus. Following investigations, detectives searched a home in Bass Hill about 6.45pm last Monday, where they seized a bus for forensic examination. A 51-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with aggravated sexual assault, and two counts of aggravated indecent assault (victim under 16 and under authority). Police will allege the man sexually and indecently assaulted the girl while alone with her on the bus earlier this year.

Metal weapon bashing
A MAN has been injured after an assault at a Campsie home just before 11.30am on Saturday. Emergency services were called to a unit on Sixth Avenue, following reports of a man injured. Police have been told a 40-year-old man was assaulted with a metal weapon by another man who fled in a dark vehicle. The injured man was taken to Canterbury Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. As part of their inquires, Campsie police would like to speak to a man described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance, aged between 20 and 30, of muscular build, with dark hair and a beard. Police believe it was a targeted attack.

Hunt for unit intruders
POLICE are investigating after an aggravated robbery in Bass Hill about 5.40pm on Friday. Police have been told a 52-year-old man was at his home when he saw two men inside his unit. The men threatened him with an electronic control device before leaving the unit. The 52-year-old man was not physically injured during the incident. Bankstown police are investigating the incident and would like to speak to two men who they believe can assist with their inquiries. The first man is described as being about 25 and Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance. He is about 170cm tall with a large build. He was last seen wearing a white hooded jumper. The second man is also described as being about 25 and Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance. He is about 170cm tall with a large build. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded jumper.

Used stolen credit card
A MAN was arrested at Bankstown last Monday and later charged in relation to stealing from a motor vehicle and fraud offences. On Wednesday, April 5, the man allegedly gained access into parked vehicles on Gannon Avenue, Dolls Point, and then stole cash and credit cards from the cars. Shortly after he allegedly gained entry to another car parked on Bay Street, Brighton Le Sands, and stole a credit card. About 3.30am on Wednesday, April 5, the man attended a service station in South Hurstville and allegedly made a number of fraudulent transactions. On Monday, April 10, police went to an address in Allum St, Bankstown, where they arrested a man, 19. He was charged with entering a vehicle without consent, stealing from a motor vehicle, dishonestly obtaining property by deception and breach of bail.

Arrest over drug supply
A MAN has been charged with drug offences in Bankstown. Just before 4.30pm last Monday, officers from Region Enforcement Squad Wetherill Park were patrolling Meredith Street, when they observed a Nissan Pulsar. Police pulled over the vehicle to speak to the driver, before a search of the vehicle was carried out. During the search, police allegedly found a small bag containing crystal substance, believed to be methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, directing a criminal group and driving while disqualified.

Caught in disabled park
A BANKSTOWN man has been charged with possessing a prohibited drug after police noticed a vehicle parked in a disabled parking space without a permit. About 8am last Monday, police were at the corner of Milperra Road and The River Road, Revesby, and spoke to the driver after he left a restaurant and returned to his car. Enquiries into the driver's background provided cause for police to search the vehicle which resulted in the detection of a quantity of a prohibited substance. The 39-year-old man was also charged with possession of equipment for administering a prohibited drug, and parking in a disabled area.

Disqualified, speeding
A BASS Hill man has been charged with driving while disqualified, as well as reckless driving and speeding. About 11.44pm last Monday, police spotted the vehicle driving in a westerly direction on the Hume Highway at Bass Hill at an estimated speed of 140kmh in a 70kmh zone. During the pursuit, the vehicle reached an estimated speed of 110kmh in streets with 60kmh zones. The vehicle later came to a stop at Laurel Street, Carramar, and the driver was found nearby at a unit block. The 33 year old driver was found to have had his licence disqualified to 2035.

Drugs and refused RBT
A VILLAWOOD man has been charged drug possession and refusing to submit to a breath analysis after police noticed the driver repeatedly using the horn of his vehicle in Bankstown. About 8.40pm on Saturday, police noticed the driver of the vehicle repeatedly sounding the horn on Rickard Road. Police warned him that it was an offence to use the horn for no reason. The driver drove away and continued to use his car's horn repeatedly. Police activated their warning lights and stopped the car on Gardenia Avenue, Bankstown. A search of the 37-year-old driver's vehicle found a prohibited substance. He was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he refused to be breath tested.

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Publication: Torch | Section: News | Author: Mick Roberts | Story ID: 126842 | Viewcount: 6395