Hills police news in brief

BREATH-TESTING BLITZ

Almost 78,000 people were breath tested during the first day of Operation Drink Drive 1 on February 20.

Police and Highway Patrols across the state conducted mobile and random breath-testing and drug testing as part of the operation.

A Cherrybrook man, 56, who hadn’t held a  licence since 1998 was issued with a court attendance notice after being stopped on Old Northern Rod, Glenorie, at 10.50am.

By Saturday, the last day of the operation,  police had issued 4534 traffic infringement notices and 1156 motorists were detected speeding.

Operation Saturation started at 12.01am Sunday — two minutes after Operation Drink Drive 1 ended.

A joint initiative between NSW Police and the Centre for Road Safety, it targets speeding drivers.

INTRUDER TAKES CAR

A 50-year-old North Parramatta woman woke at 1.40am Monday to find a window had been smashed in her townhouse — and to see the silhouette of a person inside her home.

Officers from the Hills local area command say they saw her gold-coloured Holden Viva sedan, plated BBH 95Z, being driven out of the driveway as they arrived at her residence in Corry Court.

Forensic testing will be carried out on a large hunting knife and golf club left at the property.

THIEVES TARGET CARLINGFORD

A laptop, drills and other equipment worth $3500 were stolen from a construction company in Carlingford on Sunday.

Police say the company’s site office on Pennant Hills Road was broken into about 1.45am.

Also in Carlingford, two garages in a Lloyds Avenue unit block were broken into between Friday night and Saturday morning.

A hydraulic jack and ornaments were stolen from one and an amplifier and two guitars were stolen from the other.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA

A Riverwood girl, 16, was charged with larceny after an incident at a loading dock in Castle Towers on February 19.

Security footage showed the girl and a friend taking a wallet from an unlocked Toyota Hilux.

Police arrested the girls at a nearby convenience store after credit cards from the wallet were used to buy energy drinks.

The 16-year-old was also charged with dishonestly obtaining property.

Her friend was dealt with under the Young Offender’s Act.

SCHOOL VANDALISED

Two men who allegedly vandalised 18 classrooms before stealing computers, cash and other equipment during a break-in at Murray Farm Public School will face Parramatta Local Court on March  12.

Paint and faeces were smeared through some classrooms during the February 16 break-in.

 A witness provided police with the registration number of a car seen leaving the school at 5pm.

The car owner’s son and a friend were  arrested a short time later at a house in Northmead.

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