Man charged with mail theft

Castle Hill police have charged a man with more than 200 documents stolen from homes in Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Kenthurst and Lane Cove.

On January 7 at 10.30am police were told of a man and woman sleeping in a white van on Olola Avenue, Castle Hill.

Police searched the van, which belonged to the 38-year-old man, and found a large amount of mail from different addresses.

Tho 200 documents were filed in folders and boxes and included statements, identifications, credit and debit cards belonging to more than 70 people.

The man, formerly of South Windsor, now has no fixed abode but owns the van and a Ford Fairlane found on Olola Avenue.

The woman, 19, was from Lake Illawarra but has no fixed address.

Police also found a small amount of methamphetamine.

The man was charged with drug possession and two counts of goods in custody.

He appeared at Parramatta Court on January 8 and was given conditional bail to reappear on February 19.

As part of his bail conditions, he will report daily to Castle Hill Police and live at an Annangrove address until his next court appearance.

The woman was not charged.

Investigations are continuing.

In other police news:

Man leads police on foot pursuit

In an unrelated matter, police charged a Castle Hill man, 27, with mail theft after a foot pursuit on January 7.

Police said the man failed to stop for an RBT on Gilbert Road, Castle Hill at 2.38pm.

The man was already under investigation for mail theft and other property offences from January 5 and 6 from homes on Purser Avenue, Castle Hill.

Police said he reversed the car before running away.

He was later found hiding between two cars on Minago Place.

Stolen mail, identity documents and six satchels of a white powder - believed to be methamphetamine - were found in his car.

During his arrest the man claimed he was short of breath and was taken to Blacktown Hospital.

He was charged with property and drug offences, breaking and stealing from a car, driving with a suspended license and being an unaccompanied learner driver.

He was refused bail and will appear at Paramatta Local Court on January 13.

Investigations into both incidents are continuing.

P-Platers charged 

On January 3 two friends on P-plates were charged with drink driving after their cars collided on Seven Hills Road at 1.25am.

Police said the friends, both aged 17 and on P2 licenses, left a private party in Baulkham Hills after consuming alcohol.

The driver of a Ford Ute, from Stanhope Gardens, lost control of his car while taking a turn, spun 180 degrees and collided with his friend’s Honda Integra.

The first driver was found with a blood alcohol level of 0.130 and the second with a reading of 0.077, resulting in charges of middle range and low range drink driving.

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