An off-duty police officer was assaulted in Castle Hill on January 26 following a dispute over a car crash.
Police said a man driving a Volkswagen Golf crashed into a brick letterbox on Chepstow Drive at 8.15pm.
It’s alleged the man attempted to drive over the female police officer before leaving the scene.
The driver returned with damage to the front of his car while the police officer was interviewing the home owner and an argument began.
Police said the officer identified herself as a policewoman and tried to take the driver’s keys out of the ignition before she was assaulted.
Several residents tried to assist in stopping the driver but he again left the scene.
A short time later police stopped the driver and charged him with resisting arrest, assault occassioning actual bodily harm and driving a vehicle recklessly.
He was also charged with mid-range drink driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.104.
While searching the offender’s car police found $14,000 in cash and a bag of viagra pills.
For this he was charged with dealing in the proceeds of crime and possess a restricted substance.
He was bailed and will face Parramatta Local Court on March 3.
In other police news:
Elderly man fined for shoplifting
A 77-year-old man was fined for shoplifting on January 29 at Stockland Mall, Baulkham Hills.
The man allegedly entered Coles at 11.30am and stole several items including underwear, round-up fast action, three terracotta saucers and cans of Goulburn Valley tin fruit.
He left the store without playing for the items and was stopped by a loss prevention officer.
Police cautioned the man and fined him $300.
Number plate theft
A number plate was stolen from a car in Castle Hill on January 29 at Castle Towers shopping centre.
The theft happened between 7pm and 2.10am in the centre’s car park.
Police said the plate, which was stolen from a Toyota Carolla was BN8OLN.
A Kellyville man has had his licence suspended after police allegedly caught him driving 45kmh over the speed limit in Kellyville last Wednesday.
Highway Patrol officers stopped the motorcycle rider at 7.30pm at the intersection of Green and Wrights roads.
Police who were patrolling in an unmarked car allege the 24-year-old sped from the intersection and reached 160kp/h on Green Road.
He was stopped an charged with exceeding the speed limit over 45kp/h.
He will face Parramatta Local Court on March 11