ALLEGEDLY caught after a short foot chase with police through Auburn last week, a 30-year-old man has been charged with 21 offences including supplying drugs to prison inmates.
Strike Force Mountevan was established in September this year to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in Auburn.
Assisted by officers from Corrective Services NSW as part of their inquiries, Strike Force detectives allegedly identified the supply of prohibited drugs to inmates of minimum-security jail in Berkshire Park.
After extensive inquiries, strike force officers arrested the 30-year-old following a short chase on Thursday at 7.30pm.
Police will allege in court that the man smuggled in prohibited drugs and other contraband into the jail on multiple occasions and was also fled from police in Sydney’s CBD on November 18.
He faces a total of 21 charges including six counts of supply prohibited drug, four counts of unlawfully secrete thing for inmate to receive, resist officer in execution of duty, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.
Driver’s assault arrest
A GRANVILLE taxi driver has been charged with allegedly indecently assaulting a female passenger earlier this month.
An 18-year-old Canadian national caught the taxi on Pitt Street in Sydney heading to a hostel in Kings Cross on December 5 at 9.50pm, and police alleged in court that the driver took the woman to a laneway in Woolloomooloo where he indecently assaulted her.
He then allegedly dropped her off in Darlinghurst Road at Potts Point.
On Wednesday, December 11, officers from Kings Cross Police Area Command investigating the incident, arrested the 31-one-year old taxi driver at his home, charging him with two counts of sexually touch another person without consent.
Charged over murder
A 29-YEAR-OLD man from Auburn, is one of three men charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of a man at a Condell Park unit earlier this month.
Emergency services were called to the William Street unit block on December 7 at 2.45am after reports a 29-year-old man had been stabbed several times.
NSW Ambulance paramedics attempted to treat him but he died at the scene.
A 59-year-old woman with minor injuries was also treated by paramedics.
Strike Force Browallia was formed to investigate the death with detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Bankstown Police Area Command.
On Monday, December 9, at 11pm, Strike Force detectives searched a Mascot unit, arresting a 27-year-old man and a short time later they also arrested a 29-year-old man at a home on Angus Street in Auburn.
A third man, aged 35, was also arrested at Maroubra Police Station at 11.30pm.
All three men were all charged with murder, and the 27-year-old and 35-year-old also both face charges of robbery armed with offensive weapon, and assault with intent to rob armed with offensive weapon.
Woman street racing
A SECOND driver has been charged in relation to an alleged street race in Auburn earlier this month.
Officers caught two white Subaru Impreza WRXs allegedly racing at more than 100km/h over the 90km/h speed limit on the M4 just before 2am on Saturday, December 7.
One vehicle was stopped shortly after turning off at the James Ruse Drive and a 24-year-old man from Merrylands was charged with a number of driving offences.
A woman, 25, the owner of the alleged second Subaru, has been issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for promote race between vehicles, drive recklessly/furiously or speed manner dangerous, and class A motor vehicle exceed speed over 45km/h.