Appeal over missing man

POLICE are reappealing for information to help locate a man missing from Chester Hill.

Joseph Casagrande, aged 51, was last seen by his partner at his home on Marks Street, Chester Hill, about 1.30am on Monday, March 4.

When his partner woke in the morning, Joseph and his vehicle were gone.

He was reported missing about 6.30pm that day when he failed to collect his child from after school care.

Police subsequently reviewed CCTV which showed Joseph getting into his vehicle at 5.15am that day at his home, carrying what is believed to be a large swag.

Joseph’s vehicle, a white Toyota Hilux registration number BVO30E, has also not been seen since his disappearance.

His disappearance is considered out of character and his family have serious concerns for his welfare.

Police and family are appealing for anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact them.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000 or 

Information is treated in strict confidence.

Pregnant and carjacked

A PREGNANT woman suffered minor injuries when she was carjacked while her two children were inside the car at Greenacre.

About 4.20pm last Saturday, a woman, who is nine months pregnant, was contacted by a male regarding an online advertisement for her car, a 2014 black Mercedes A45 AMG.

The woman met two men at a property on Mahogany Way, Greenacre and agreed to take one of the men on a test drive, taking her two children, a 10-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl with her.

After a short time, the man asked to test-drive the vehicle and the woman agreed, stopping the car on Maiden Street, Greenacre.

As the woman walked around the car, the man got into the driver’s seat, locked the doors and began to drive away.

The woman grabbed hold of the door handle but fell over as the car drove off with her two children still inside.

The car stopped about 300m down the road where the man ordered the two children out of the car, before driving away.

The 34-year-old woman alerted police to the incident and officers from Bankstown Police commenced investigations.

She was taken to Bankstown Hospital as a precaution and for treatment for minor cuts and abrasions to her legs.

Police would like to speak to two men who they believe can assist with investigations.

One man is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori in appearance, 20 to 25 years old, with a large/ solid build, about 180cm tall, with purple dyed hair in a bun and wearing a grey jumper and dark pants.

The other is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori in appearance, about 20 years old, tall, with a skinny build, patchy facial hair, and wearing dark clothing and a dark hat.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to come forward.

The black Mercedes A45 AMG with NSW registration DZG31F has yet to be located.

Broke in and had ammo

POLICE have charged a Bankstown man, 32, with entering inclosed land without lawful excuse and possessing ammunition.

They were called to an abandoned house in Sir Joseph Banks St, Bankstown, on Wednesday, March 6, at 8pm, and while speaking to the man, allegedly located firearm ammunition in his possession.

Woman assaulted officers

A WOMAN, 36, allegedly threw items at police, slapped and kicked them and spat in their face.

About 12.10pm on the Wednesday, March 13, the Villawood woman allegedly physically assaulted police who there were lawfully on her premises in Alcoomie St, Villawood. She was arrested and charged with two counts of assault officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty and intimidate police officer in execution of duty.