Passerby detains child abuser
A QUICK thinking Campsie resident has helped arrest a man who had allegedly sexually touched and unlawfully filmed two children.
Just before 6.30pm on Wednesday, March 11, Campsie Police were called to a unit complex on Oswald Street, Campsie, after reports of a child approach.
Police will allege two children – aged four and six – were sitting in the front yard of the complex when a man riding a bike stopped and spoke to them, before he entered the front yard and sat down with them.
The man allegedly offered them lollies while he filmed the children and allegedly sexually touched one of them.
A nearby member of the public noticed the man and called police, detaining him until they arrived.
The 68-year-old man was charged with procure child under 14 years for unlawful sexual activity, produce child abuse material, two counts of film persons private parts without consent, intentionally sexually touch child under 10 years, produce child abuse material, two counts of common assault, enter inclosed land without lawful excuse and fail to comply with reporting obligations.
The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad comprises detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse and extreme cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation, should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Alleged assault in supermarket
A MAN has been charged over an alleged assault at a Bass Hill supermarket on Sunday.
Police have been told a 54-year-old man was allegedly assaulted while waiting in a queue to pay for his groceries about 12.30pm. A 39-year-old man was arrested that afternoon at a home in Georges Hall.
Police do not believe the men were arguing over groceries.
The man was charged with common assault.
Vandal had weapons, fireworks
POLICE raided a home in Canterbury and arrested a man as part of an investigation into the vandalism of trains across Sydney.
The Police Transport & Public Safety Command, who were investigating the malicious damage of various Sydney trains between November 2019 and March 2020, executed a search warrant at a unit on Broughton Street, Canterbury, last Thursday, allegedly locating and seizing 180 spray cans, along with balaclavas, gloves, and a Sydney Trains safety vest.
They also allegedly seized two expandable batons, capsicum spray, a star knife, an electronic stun device, knuckle dusters, a sling shot, cannabis, prohibited restricted substances and fireworks.
About 6.45pm, a 30-year-old man was arrested after attending the unit.
He was charged with 10 counts of malicious damage, 10 counts of enter running lines/trespass, seven counts of possess prohibited weapon, three counts of possess prohibited drug/prescribed restricted substance, goods in custody, and possess explosive without a permit.
Growing cannabis farm at home
A MAN, 21, from Villawood has been charged with cultivating a commercial quantity-cannabis and using electricity without authority after police allegedly found ventilation/extraction, irrigation systems and plants during a search of a home St Pauls Place, Chester Hill, last September. The man was arrested last week.