Detectives from Bankstown Police commenced an investigation after receiving reports a 19-year-old woman had been sexually and emotionally abused by her partner.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 23-year-old man at a home at Chester Hill last Thursday morning.
The man was charged with 16 counts of sexual intercourse without consent, and one count each of sexually touch another person without and incite another to sexually touch without consent.
Police will allege in court that the man made threats to harm the woman and her family, and sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions between January and April this year.
A 53-year-old man was using an ATM on Haldon Street on Monday at 9.45pm, when he was approached by a man who grabbed his hand and a struggle ensued.
The victim fell to the ground and in the struggle, his wallet fell from his pocket.
The offender picked up the man’s wallet and fled the scene on foot north on Haldon Street.
The offender has been described 19-25 years old, 165cm, slim build, dark hair and he was wearing a light green jacket and khaki long pants.
Illegal gun barrel
POLICE have charged a 45-year-old inmate at Villawood detention centre for possessing a taser and firearm barrel earlier this month.
The items were located after a search warrant at his home address in Worrigee. He was charged with possessing a barrel for a firearm unless authorised by licence and possessing or using a prohibited weapon without permit.
Search reveals drug
POLICE who stopped and search a man in Cammarlie Street, Panania, last Tuesday morning, allegedly located green vegetable matter and a box containing house breaking implements.
The 39-year-old was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and possessing housebreaking implements.
High risk driving bust
MORE than 400 charges have been laid over the past year by a specialist highway patrol strike force targeting high-risk driving behaviour.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said in its first year, Strike Force Puma personnel had charged 260 people with a range of offences.
“The strike force was formed to target high-risk drivers and high-risk driving behaviour,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
“In this time, the charges have included drink driving, DUI offences, driver licence offences (disqualified, suspended, unlicensed, cancelled or refused), performing aggravated burnouts, film and promote aggravated burnouts, goods in custody and the supply and possession of prohibited drugs.”
Strike Force Puma has assisted investigators from agencies such as ICAC, RMS and Revenue NSW and provided support and resources to operations conducted by other specialist areas within the NSW Police Force.
Assistant Commissioner Corboy said the strike force had conducted numerous operations to target known high-risk drivers and had actively engaged with numerous car clubs to encourage and bring about changes in driving behaviours and attitude.
Some of Strike Force Puma’s noteworthy arrests have included investigation into numerous wedding and gender reveal burnout offences that have led to the arrest and charge of offending drivers and those who have either filmed or promoted the activities.
Woman kicks officer
A WOMAN allegedly kicked a constable when she was stopped for speeding.
On Sunday, July 7, about 7.20pm, police stopped a vehicle after it was seen to be speeding on Gibson Avenue, Padstow. The driver, a 24-year-old woman from Menai, was unlicensed and allegedly became verbally abusive towards police, resisting arrest and kicked a constable. She was charged with assaulting a police officer in execution of duty, never licensed person drive vehicle on road – first offence, and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.
Burgled truck, home
A 36-year-old man from Bankstown has been charged after he allegedly attempted to open a car door on Rickard Road, Bankstown, without success and broke through the rear roller door of a parked truck and stole items before forcing entry into the basement of a Jacob Street, Bankstown, address, on Saturday, July 6. He was charged with possessing housebreaking implements, entering enclosed land and larceny.