Crime

Drink driving mum escapes jail time

A Cranebrook mother busted high-range drink driving with four kids in the car has dodged jail time. Lisa Caroline Johnson, 34, faced Penrith Local Court...

Trio robbed during daring daylight incident

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery that occurred last weekend. At about 12.50pm on Sunday, June 18 a 19-year-old from Summerland Point,...

Man jailed after inviting mate to have sex with underage teen

A 19-year-old who invited his friend to have sex with an underage teen against her wishes has been sentenced to a maximum four years...

Teen girls attack police and security guard

Two police officers and a security guard have been assaulted by teenagers after an attempted theft at Westfield Penrith on Monday afternoon. At around 3.45pm,...

Towner to stay behind bars – for now

In a small victory, the man who killed four-year-old Lauren Hickson in Emu Plains almost 30 years ago will remain in prison for at...

Man grabbed stranger by the jaw in frightening incident outside restaurant

A St Clair man who grabbed a stranger by the jaw after she accused his wife of child abuse has been handed a good...

73-year-old Alan insists he’s no hero despite foiling armed robbery

When his mate Murray Welsh was terrorised by a machete-wielding bandit trying to rob his liquor store two years ago, 73-year-old Alan McNally not...

Man jailed after unsavoury incidents involving women

A Penrith man who exposed himself to a teenager on a train and stalked a woman in the female toilet block of a local...

Man who posted serious threats online jailed for 18 months

A suspected home-grown terrorist living in Colyton has been sentenced to 18 months jail after making a number of disturbing and violent threats online. Ciaron...

Drink driving mum seeking help

The woman busted high-range drink driving with four kids in her car at Cranebrook earlier this year has sought another adjournment - this time...

Onlookers shocked as women fight in medical centre waiting room

EXCLUSIVE An Oxley Park woman who assaulted an acquaintance in front of stunned onlookers has been hit with a two-year good behaviour bond. Teraza Widom, 35,...

Couple conspired to change evidence, court hears

EXCLUSIVE A Kingswood man who conspired with his girlfriend to recant her domestic violence statement to get him out of prison has been ordered to...

Shock local link emerges in Cassie Sainsbury drug case

There has been a stunning local development in the case of accused drug mule Cassie Sainsbury, with Nine News alleging she worked as a...

Friends mourn Hayley as police continue to investigate her suspicious death

The boyfriend of a woman who died in suspicious circumstances in Kingswood this morning has been charged with breaching an AVO. 21-year-old Hayley Mcclenahan-Ernst couldn't be...

Lauren Hickson’s killer could be granted parole next month

The man who killed four-year-old Lauren Hickson in Emu Plains almost 30 years ago could be released from prison next month. Neville Towner, who was sentenced...

Man injured, dog killed during pursuit

A teenager has been charged after a pursuit during which a pedestrian was injured and a dog was killed. About 3.50pm yesterday, police from Traffic...

Woman charged after toddler consumed illicit drugs

A woman will appear in court today after being charged over an alleged incident of child neglect in South Penrith. In December last year, a...

Baby basher’s sentence increased

The man who left little Bobby Webber with catastrophic lifelong injuries has had his sentence increased by an additional three years. Andrew Nolan, 34, was...

Officer assaulted after spotting man with knives in Penrith CBD

A police officer has been assaulted after a struggle with a man brandishing a knife in the Penrith CBD earlier today. Around Midday today, officers...

Angry driver scolded for taking matters into his own hands

A man who intentionally rammed a vehicle off the road in an attempt to get the driver to stop has been slammed by a...

Teens charged over carjacking, kidnapping

Two teenagers are due in court today charged over the alleged carjacking and kidnapping of a man at Penrith last September. An 18-year-old man was...

Brothel owner’s secret room full of drugs and cash

A St Marys brothel owner allegedly found with bus loads of suspected stolen goods, drugs and cash will remain behind bars after being refused...

Man who tried to meet teen for sex jailed for two years

A man who pleaded guilty to procuring a 14-year-old girl for sex has been sentenced to two years jail. Brett Andrew Slaven, 43, was apprehended...

Man stabbed at St Marys

Police are investigating a stabbing that has occurred in St Marys a short time ago. Paramedics responded to a call for help at a unit...

Bystanders chase down armed robber

An alleged armed robbery offender is in police custody after smashing his way into the jewellery cases of a business in St Marys and...

Man charged after incident at Penrith Railway Station

A man will face court this month after allegedly acting in an indecent manner on a train in Penrith. Just after 12am today, a man...

Driver escapes, police officer injured

A police officer has suffered minor injuries following a pursuit through the western suburbs. About 2.50pm yesterday (Friday, April 7), officers attached to Penrith Highway...

Tragic end to search for missing runner

The body of missing Emu Plains man Rhys Sutton has been found by police. Police and SES crews conducted a search for Mr Sutton after...

Woman threatened, car stolen in early morning robbery on Hope Street

Police are investigating an armed robbery in Penrith this morning. Emergency services were called to Hope Street, Penrith, about 7.30am, following reports of a robbery. Police...

Stabbing accused released into care

Clinton Walker, the man accused of stabbing his mother and girlfriend with a sword and machete at Emu Plains last year, has been granted...

Two assaulted during domestic dispute

A man will face court today after two people were allegedly assaulted during a domestic dispute at Werrington overnight. Just after 11pm last night, emergency...

Homeless man to spend time behind bars

A homeless man found with a replica pistol has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars. Expecting to meet someone armed, police swooped on Kenneth...

Teacher’s trial delayed

Matthew Brunel George Thomas, the former St Marys school teacher accused of indecently assaulting four of his students, will have to wait another two...

Graffiti artist given chance to turn life around

A graffiti artist caught defacing a train has finally been brought to justice. London Fisher, 20, faced Penrith Local Court via video link last Thursday...

Man was carrying knives and a hammer in Penrith

Police have arrested a man at gunpoint after he was walking along streets in Penrith carrying knives and a hammer. At about 10.30am on Friday,...

Man assaulted after trying to break up argument at Cambridge Gardens

A 44-year-old man from Cranebrook has been robbed and assaulted after attempting to break up an argument. At about 8.40pm on Friday, March 17, the...

Good behaviour bond for driver who hit trick-or-treaters

A learner driver who ploughed into trick-or-treaters at Jordan Springs last year has been handed a good behaviour bond. A woman, 27, and her eight-year-old...

Shotgun found after men flee police

A loaded sawn-off shotgun was found in a Kingswood park by police officers last night after two males fled from police. Officers attached to St...

No more chances: Habitual offender to serve jail time

An unlicenced mother-of-six caught driving while banned at North St Marys has been told the “time has finally come” to spend time in the...

16 vehicles broken into at St Clair

Police are appealing for public assistance following a spate of car break-ins in the St Clair area at the weekend. In the early hours of...