Rohan will do his best
Police officer Rohan Best will go the extra mile for children by running in the 42-kilometre Chicago Marathon on October 13. Detective Senior Constable Best, who lives in Penrith, aims to raise at least $5000 for Bravehearts, the child protection advocates' group. He has worked in the State Crime Command's Child Exploitation Internet Unit since he transferred from the St Marys local command in 2012. Senior Constable Best says people who are concerned about a person's online behaviour should immediately contact their local police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Donations and sponsorship details: bravehearts.org.au, then click on link to Children's Champions.
Search still on for man said to
have committed sex assault
The hunt continues for a man who sexually assaulted a 31-year-old woman after he broke into her house in Dimascio Place in Oakhurst about 8pm last Tuesday.
Police were told the man was armed with a knife and that the woman was home alone.
The man took her mobile phone and car keys before a visitor arrived at the house.
The man, who had forced his way in through a window, then ran outside.
He got into the woman's car and reversed out of the driveway, knocking over a male neighbour and crashing into a tree before leaving.
The neighbour was treated at the scene for grazing and foot injuries.
The woman's car was later found burnt out in Toongabbie.
State Sex Crime officers are helping Mount Druitt detectives with the investigation.
The man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, in his late teens or early twenties and of a slender build. It's believed the woman didn't know her alleged attacker.
Police urge anyone with information to call Mount Druitt police on 9675 0699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Panthers at forum
St Marys police will host a parent and community forum at St Marys Community Centre tomorrow at 6pm on matters affecting young people.
These topics will include safe party planning/hosting, social media advertising of parties, cyber safety, alcohol, licensing and legislative issues, alcohol and responsible choices on alcohol/drugs.
The presenters, including Penrith Panthers NRL players, will discuss their experiences and the importance of making the right choices.
Details: 9677 7499.
Exposure on the run
A man will face court next month after being charged with wilful and obscene exposure.
Mount Druitt police were patrolling Whalan Reserve on Thursday when they saw a naked man run across a paddock. They stopped the man, who they said could not explain his actions.
He was taken to Mount Druitt station where he was charged with wilful and obscene exposure and bailed to appear in Mount Druitt Local Court on October 10.
Officer injured in arrest
A police officer was taken to hospital after being injured during the arrest of a man in Lethbridge Park early last Tuesday.
Police were called to a unit block in Apia Place after receiving reports that a vehicle had been damaged. A man, 26, allegedly ran from police at the scene.
Officers chased the man and arrested him near another block of units.
It's further alleged the man kneed an officer in the face and bit and kicked a second officer while he was being detained. The first officer was taken to hospital where he was treated for a cut to his ear.
The second officer sustained minor injuries and didn't need further medical treatment.
The man was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, causing actual bodily harm, resisting arrest and malicious damage.
He was refused bail and will reappear in Mount Druitt Local Court on October 17.