Both fires suspicious


Fire forced a family of five to self-evacuate from their second storey apartment, while the first floor bakery was extensively damaged.

Story appeared in: Torch | July 11th, 2017



TWO separate fires in the Punchbowl shopping centre last week are being treated as suspicious by police.
Police are appealing for information after emergency services were called to Urunga Parade shortly before 8.30pm on Wednesday following reports of a disused storage shed alight.
Fire fighters extinguished the blaze, however the shed was significantly damage. No one was injured in the fire, which police believed was deliberately lit.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
In a second incident, Fire and Rescue NSW were called to The Boulevarde, near the corner of Punchbowl Road shortly before 5am on Thursday after reports of another blaze. Initial inquiries have led police to believe the fire is suspicious.
A family of five self-evacuated from the second storey residential apartment, while the first floor bakery was extensively damaged. There were no reports of injuries.

Multiple vehicle crash
POLICE are investigating a multiple vehicle crash at Roselands over the weekend.
A Ford Falcon and Honda Civic travelling south on King Georges Road, near the intersection with Payton Avenue, collided, about 10.15pm on Saturday, causing the Falcon to enter the northbound lanes. A northbound Porsche 911 then collided with the Falcon, and then a Mini Cooper, which was also travelling north. As a result of the crash several people were taken to hospital with injuries, however none were life threatening. Campsie Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Girl in stable condition
A MAN has been charged by police after a teenage girl, who was riding on a bonnet of a car, fell into its path at Panania last week.
Bankstown Police said the 17-year-old girl fell from the bonnet and was dragged on the roadway for a short distance by the Ford Falcon sedan about 10.45am last Wednesday.
The girl was treated at the scene by paramedics for a broken collarbone, and head and hip injuries before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition. The driver of the Ford Falcon, an 18-year-old Warwick Farm man, and his 19-year-old woman passenger were uninjured. The driver was charged with low range drink driving. Inquiries into the incident continue.

Using false documents
A GREENACRE man has been charged with using false documents, larceny, and goods in personal custody, suspected being stolen after fronting Bankstown Police Station last Tuesday. Bankstown police allege he produced certain documentation, which police later confirmed to be false. A search of the 38-year-old man also found property that police believe to be stolen.

Offensive language charge
A CONDELL Park man has been charged by Bankstown police for using offensive language, not displaying provisional plates and driving a high performance vehicle without a suitable license, after he was stopped in Greenacre on Friday. Police stopped the 22-year-old man about 11.20pm driving an Audi A6 on Waterloo Road, for the purpose of a random breath test. The test proved negative. He produced a provisional class C licence, which prevents him from driving a high performance vehicle. The man has argued with police and after numerous warnings for using offensive language, he was charged.



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