Crime

Cartwright’s ex has charges dismissed

The woman who posted "revenge porn" and made death threats on social media to Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright has had her charges dismissed in court. Cartwright's former girlfriend, Brittany Hura, fronted Penrith Local...

Man accused of stabbing mother and girlfriend to stay behind bars

A magistrate has found there are "insufficient safeguards within the mental health system" to bail a man accused of a stabbing his mother and girlfriend at Emu Plains late last year, back into the...

Drug dealer to stay behind bars

An alleged Cranebrook meth dealer facing a raft of drug offences has sobbed and pleaded for mercy as she was stripped of her liberty yesterday. Serina Denise King, 41, of Andromeda Drive shook her head...

Man travelled more than 350 kilometres to meet up with teen for sex

A man who travelled more than 350 kilometres to Penrith on the pretence he was meeting a 14-year-old boy for sex has been refused bail. Michael James Tyrrell nodded in resignation as Magistrate Margaret McGlynn...

Man arranged to meet with teen in Penrith car park

A 33-year-old man will face Penrith Local Court today after being charged with online child procurement as part of a greater investigation into online child abuse. The man was arrested by detectives in a car...

Man jailed after spitting in prison officer’s face; among other charges

A man who assaulted a service station attendant and was caught “red handed” with prohibited drugs in custody has been sentenced to 12 months jail. Simon Hayek appeared before Penrith Local Court via video link...

“Possible fifth victim” in indecent assault case against former teacher

A former St Marys school teacher accused of indecently assaulting four students could be hit with fresh charges after the discovery of another possible victim. Matthew Brunel George Thomas, 49, chose not to appear by...

Woman and baby forced to hide in bathroom

A woman and her baby have locked themselves in a bathroom in an attempt to protect themselves from her ex-partner. Police attended a residence at Jamisontown on Friday, February 10 following an aggravated break and...

Man fights off masked robbers

A 57-year-old Penrith man has escaped with some bruising and minor lacerations after a home invasion on Tuesday morning. At about 1.45am on February 7, the man was sleeping at his residence on Rawson Avenue...

Man charged over historic child sex offences in Penrith

A 51-year-old man has been arrested and charged with multiple sexual assault matters involving minors which occurred between 1987 and 1998 in the Penrith region. At about 8am today (Tuesday, February 7), Penrith detectives with...

Man steals cash register from servo

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a service station in St Marys this morning. About 1.40am, a man entered a service station on the Great Western Highway, St Marys, near the intersection with Neale Street. The...

Man who made threats on social media to stay behind bars

A Colyton man has been remanded behind bars after making terrorist threats online. Ciaron Patrick Mcgee, 38, faced Penrith Local Court earlier today after failing to comply with his bail conditions. Mcgee was arrested and granted police...

Children as young as 10 involved in crime spree in Thornton Estate

Police are appealing for information after a slew of break and enters in Thornton. Between 2am and 2.30am on Tuesday, January 31, police believe a group of youths from Mt Druitt have broken into three...

Mother turned to drugs and crime after death of brother

A local mother-of-two who turned to the drug ‘ice’ and succumbed to a life of crime after the death of her brother will be eligible for release sooner than expected. Tammy Rukin, 37, was successful...

Teen charged over frightening break-in

A man has been charged after a break-in at Glenmore Park this morning. Emergency services were called to the home on Glengarry Drive about 5.45am today. They located a 70-year-old man and 66-year-old woman, who were...

Police search black Audi as investigations into fatal shooting continue

Detectives are re-appealing for information as investigations continue into the fatal shooting of a man in his driveway in Colyton last year. Shortly after 9pm on Thursday, May 19, police and emergency services were called to...

Couple fined after kids left in car

A couple who left their three young children, including an infant, unattended in a hot car at St Marys has faced court this morning. The 34-year-old and 29-year-old from Mount Druitt, who can't be named for...

Man arrested after bizarre act on motorway

A man has been arrested and charged following calls from the public about a naked male masturbating and filming people’s reactions. At about 2pm on Saturday, January 14 Police attended the M4 Motorway at Russell...

Residents evacuated after cars set alight on Derby Street

25 residents had to be evacuated from a unit block in Penrith this morning after three vehicles were set on fire in the complex's car park. The cars were destroyed in the incident. Police and fire...

Man in serious condition after stabbing

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was stabbed in Kingswood overnight. Emergency services were called to Wainwright Lane, Kingswood just before 10.30pm following reports that a man had been stabbed. Police have been told...

Vandal caught on camera pulling down podiatry clinic’s sign

A St Marys family owned podiatry clinic has captured footage of a vandal waving to security cameras before tearing down their sign. Owner of A Step Ahead, Dr Brenden Brown, is frustrated after reviewing footage...

Man blames lewd drawing for assault on partner

Christmas Day was anything but jolly for one woman who was attacked by her partner after an argument between the pair turned violent. Dressed in black slacks and a grey short-sleeved collared shirt, the accused...

Appeal lodged as Bobby’s fight for justice continues

Bobby Webber’s fight for justice has yet another chapter to play out. A month after Bobby’s abuser was sentenced to a minimum of eight years and six months behind bars, it’s been confirmed an appeal...

Body discovered near Kingswood unit block

Police are investigating the discovery of a body on Santley Crescent in Kingswood. It's understood the body was found earlier this morning near the garden bed of a unit block on the corner of Bringelly...

Woman injured during unit brawl

Inquiries are continuing after a woman sustained minor injuries during a fight inside a Kingswood unit this morning. About 2.30am, emergency services were called to a unit on Park Avenue. The four people inside the unit...

Cartwright’s former partner faces court

The former flame of Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright will apply to have her charges thrown out on mental health grounds, Penrith Local Court has heard. Brittany Hura, 24, is charged with ‘intimidation with...

Man charged after station rampage

A man has been charged after allegedly damaging property, assaulting a man and intimidating train staff at Penrith yesterday. About 12pm on Sunday, a 24-year-old man was at Penrith Railway Station when he attempted to...

Man charged with raft of offences are firearm discovery

A man has been charged with firearm and domestic violence offences after an incident in the Penrith area on Thursday. On Thursday, December 15, police from St Marys Local Area Command and Penrith Local Area...

Man assaulted after trying to break up domestic dispute

A man who assaulted a good Samaritan who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute will spend Christmas behind bars. Michael Morris, 21, appeared before Penrith Local Court last Thursday charged with ‘assault’, ‘affray’, ‘intimidation’...

Man told to stop exposing himself at traffic lights

A man who exposed himself at a set of traffic lights has been slapped with a hefty fine. Sakmann Dith faced Penrith Local Court last Thursday where he pleaded guilty to indecency. “It doesn’t look as...

Woman fights back after man breaks in to her Kingswood home

Police are appealing for witnesses after an aggravated break and enter at Kingswood yesterday. About 10.45am on Tuesday, a woman, aged in her 60s, was alone in her home on Edna Street, Kingswood, when a...

Man charged after scrub fire

Police have charged a man after a small scrub fire in Londonderry yesterday. About 5pm, emergency services were called to Boscobel Road, Londonderry, to attend the scrub fire which was quickly brought under control by...

Bobby The Brave’s abuser sentenced for horrific bashing

Glenmore Park toddler Bobby Webber’s abuser has been sentenced to a maximum of 12 years and six months behind bars. Andrew Nolan appeared in Darlinghurst Courthouse today where he was handed a minimum sentence of...

Pensioner stored guns in couch and under his bed

A pensioner has been handed a 12-month suspended sentence and fined $3,000 after pleading guilty to a raft of firearms offences. Vincent Neil Doherty, 62, fronted Penrith Local Court last Thursday after his ex-partner tipped...

Man and woman charged after huge drug bust

A man and a woman have been charged with a total of 23 alleged drug offences following investigations into the ongoing supply of illicit drugs in western Sydney. Strike Force Alamaus was established by detectives...

Man charged following Emu Plains stabbing

A man has been charged with a number of offences after he allegedly stabbed two women in Emu Plains last night. Just before midnight on Sunday, December 4, police and emergency services were called to...

Women left with critical injuries following stabbing

A man is in custody after allegedly stabbing two women in Emu Plains last night. Just before midnight last night, police and emergency services were called to a house in Lucas Street, Emu Plains following...

Street racer had unrestrained kids in car

Police who stopped two alleged street racers in Kingswood last night located two unrestrained children in the back seat of one of the vehicles. Just before 11pm last night, officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol...

Man in hospital after random attack

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was assaulted in Kingswood last night. About 10pm on Friday, December 2, police and emergency services were called to Richmond Road, Kingswood, following reports a man...

Man jailed over alcohol-fuelled attack

A magistrate has blatantly made an example out of a man in a bid to stamp out atrocious alcohol-fuelled violence. Magistrate Ian McRae sentenced Damien Gibbons to four months in the slammer last Thursday, despite...