Charged over knife threat, drugs

Operation Wheel, targeting anti-social behaviour around the public transport network, has resulted in a number of arrests and charges. Pictured are Police Transport Command's Sgt Martin Karajagli, and Snr Constables David McKenzie and Tim McCracken at Bankstown Railway Station.

Story appeared in: Torch | January 16th, 2018

A VILLAWOOD woman who allegedly attacked her friend with a knife strapped to a mop handle, has been charged with a number of offences.
The 37-year-old woman last Thursday went to her friend's home in Urana Street, Villawood, about 2pm after she suspected her of stealing her wallet. Words were exchanged between the pair before the the woman confronted her friend with the mop handle.
The other woman was able to wrestle the weapon from her friend before police arrived. She was arrested and charged with having an offensive weapon in a public place, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, intimidation and possessing prohibited drugs.

Arrest for outstanding warrants
A PANANIA teenager was charged during a high-visibility bicycle operation targeting anti-social behaviour on and around the public transport network last week.
Operation Wheel on Thursday was designed to minimise crime and anti-social behaviour and increase passenger safety on the public transport network, at interchanges and commuter carparks.
Throughout the operation, officers attached to the Police Transport and Public Safety Command's south/south west sector were deployed in and around major transport interchanges across south-western Sydney throughout the day and night.
The 15-year-old girl was arrested at Panania and charged with three outstanding warrants.
Additional action included 22 trains and 37 railway stations patrolled, 14 people were searched, 16 move-on directions were issued and 34 transport infringements were issued.

Woman drink driving with kids
A WOMAN has tested positive to drink driving with three children in her car at Revesby Heights last week.
The woman was stopped as part of Operation Towards Zero, which is targeting speeding, drink/drug driving, seat belts as well as driver distraction and fatigue during January.
Bankstown Highway Patrol was conducting stationary random breath testing on Henry Lawson Drive about 10.45am on Monday when the Nissan Elgrand people-mover with three children, aged 14, 11 and seven in the vehicle was stopped.
The 47-year-old woman driving the Nissan was breath-tested with a positive result.
After making arrangements for her children's welfare, she was arrested and taken to Revesby Police Station where she supplied an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.111. Her licence was suspended and she was issued with a field court attendance notice for mid-range drink-driving. A child-at-risk notification was also submitted.

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