Fireworks disrupting


Story appeared in: Torch | January 9th, 2018



ILLEGAL fireworks have again disrupted residents of Picnic Point on New Year's Eve.
Residents reported numerous fireworks igniting from around 9pm on New Years Eve, frightening pets, and leaving at least 30 large gun-powder cans littering Lambeth Reserve.
Bankstown attended about 18 calls about complaints relating to illegal fireworks across the command on New Year's Eve.
Bankstown Local Area Command, Crime Coordinator Senior Sergeant Helen Beileiter said by the time police were able to attend the locations the displays had finished and no persons were found.
Snr Sgt Beileiter said no arrests or charges were made.
"Use of fireworks in NSW is illegal without the correct licence," she said.
"If you are caught letting of fireworks you may be issued with a heavy fine or even charged. Fireworks should only be used by those that are trained and licensed.
"They are an explosive that can cause serious injury and even death. If you want to see a fireworks display then you should attend an organised event where fireworks are being used. Don't take the chance to use them yourself."

Two in hospital after fight
TWO men were hospitalised and two are in police custody following a domestic violence-related fight at Revesby over the weekend.
Emergency services were called to the front yard of a house at the intersection of Tower Street and Bebe Lane about 3.30am on Saturday, following a fight involving four men.
One man was treated by paramedics for a stab wound to the right side of his chest before he was taken to Liverpool Hospital. His injury was not life-threatening.
A second man was taken to St George Hospital with facial injuries.
Two men are in custody and were taken to Bankstown Police Station where they assisted police with their inquiries. Anyone with information that hasn't yet spoken with police is urged to come forward.

Police seized cannabis plants
A MAN and woman are before the courts after police allegedly seized more than 250 cannabis plants at a hydroponic house in Riverwood.
About 9.40am on Wednesday, officers from Campsie Proactive Crime Team attended a home on Belmore Road, following a tip-off from the community.
Police will allege the property, had been converted into a hydroponic house.
Following the arrest of a 47-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, police executed a search warrant and allegedly seized 266 cannabis plants and 12.7kgs of loose cannabis, which have an estimated potential street value of over $1 million.
The pair were taken to Campsie Police Station and charged with a number of offences, including the enhanced indoor cultivation of a prohibited plant for commercial purpose.

Two empty buses collided
POLICE and emergency services were called to Old Illawarra Road near Blaxland Road, Illawong just after 8am on Saturday following reports of a crash between two buses.
The driver of one bus had to be released by Fire and Rescue NSW officers.
Both drivers were treated by paramedics for minor injuries and did not require further medical treatment. No passengers were on the buses at the time of the incident.
Both drivers were breath tested at the scene with a negative result.
Two northbound lanes on Old Illawarra Road were blocked for a short time, before the buses were towed from the scene.

Drivers face several charges
TWO 20-year-old men from Condell Park and Bankstown have been charged with a raft of driving offences, including organising a road race and destroying property, after their arrest on December 29.
About 4.45pm on Friday, December 8 a man was driving through Bankstown when he was almost swiped by two vehicles which were allegedly involved in a drag race.
The men in the two vehicles began abusing the victim, and began aggressively driving near him, yelling threats from the window.
The two racing vehicles then have blocked the other vehicle, which took shelter in a primary school. He was chased from his vehicle by the racing drivers through the school grounds. The man's vehicle was also damaged during the incident.

Manager assaulted employee
THE manager of a Yagoona petrol station has been charged with assaulting an employee after he asked for wages he believed his was owed. Last Tuesday the employee went to the Rookwood Road petrol station and asked the owner when he could come back to collect his money. The owner of the petrol station allegedly told the employee he would not be paying him as he believed he had stolen items from the store. An argument developed and the employee was allegedly assaulted by the manager. Police attended a short time later and arrested the 35-year-old Wiley Park man.



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