Granny flat fire fatal


Story appeared in: Torch | April 17th, 2018



A WOMAN died in hospital following a granny flat fire at Milperra on Saturday. Emergency services were called to Beatham Place about 9pm where they found a granny flat well alight. An 82-year-old woman was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition where she later died. Three men – aged 52, 61, and 54 – who came to the woman's aid were taken to Liverpool Hospital, suffering smoke inhalation. The building and nearby garage were destroyed as a result of the blaze. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this stage. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Several elderly robbed
A WOMAN has been charged after allegedly stealing personal property worth more $14,000 in Riverwood.
Police will allege in court personal items, including handbags and cash, were stolen from a number of elderly men and women at car parks in Riverwood between November 2017 and April 2018.
Following investigations, about 1.30pm on Friday, April 13, a 42-year-old woman approached a 78-year-old woman in a car park on Riverwood Street, Riverwood.
It will be alleged the younger woman began talking to the older woman before taking her handbag, which contained more than $2000, and fled the scene.
A 42-year-old Riverwood woman was arrested a short distance away and taken to Kogarah Police Station by officers attached to St George Police Area Command.
She was charged with 24 counts of steal from person and not stop at stop line at red arrow.

Stolen caravan in backyard
A CARAVAN stolen from the driveway of a Chipping Norton house earlier this month has been found four days later by Bankstown police in the backyard of a house in Willfox Street, Condell Park. On Friday April 6 the caravan was reported stolen before it was found on April 10 in the backyard. Police knocked on the door where the stolen caravan was parked and a man inside ran from the house. He was later found hiding in the rear shed of a property in nearby Edgar Street. The 45-year-old Condell Park man was charged with larceny, taking and driving a conveyance without consent of owner and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.

Failed to take breath test
A CABRAMATTA man was charged with refusing to submit to a breath test, assaulting a police officer, and threatening physical harm. The man was arrested for failing a roadside breath test on Friday April 13. Police stopped the 35-year-old driver about 4pm on the Hume Highway, Villawood where he returned a positive reading. He was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he failed to take a breath test three times. He also made threats and kicked out at police who attempted to restrain him.

Charged with intimidation
A GREENACRE man has been charged with ignoring a direction to stop playing loud music, damaging property and intimidation. On Thursday April 5 police went to an Acacia Avenue unit block and issued a noise abatement direction due to the excessive noise. During the evening of Friday April 13 to the early hours of the following day police received further complaints from residents in the unit block regarding the occupant playing loud music. Police approached the occupant and informed him that he will receive a ticket for not obeying an earlier noise abatement direction issued on April 5. During the incident the 47-year-old man allegedly became aggressive towards his neighbours and broke the door lock of a neighbouring unit.

Carjacked and assaulted
INVESTIGATIONS are underway after a man was carjacked and assaulted shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday at Narwee. The 50-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle eating dinner on Mercury Street when he was approached and threatened with a firearm before demanding he leave the vehicle. The driver complied, and the man drove off in the car with three other men. They were last seen turning right onto Broadarrow Road. The car is described as being a silver 2001 Toyota Aurion with NSW registration BV11NW.

Do you know this woman?
POLICE are appealing for information from the public to help identify a woman who they believe can assist with their investigations into a stolen vehicle. Just after 10am on Friday, a Toyota Yaris was stolen from a service station on Marion Street, Georges Hall. The owner went to return to his vehicle and noticed it was missing. Bankstown police would like to speak to a woman they believe can assist. The woman pictured in CCTV is described as of medium build and was seen wearing a green singlet, blue jeans and carrying a blue backpack. Anyone with information, or that can identify the woman pictured is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.



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Publication: Torch | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 136396 | Viewcount: 3673

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