Seven vehicles and premises were broken into at Gracewood Community’s aged care facility in Kellyville on Friday.
The break-in occurred in Free Settlers Drive between 3.20am and 6.15am. Police said two people entered the complex through a fire escape door. After leaving the building they broke into seven parked cars, some of them by smashing the windows. Some garage door remote control devices were stolen, but police are yet to establish if they are the only property missing.
Following inquiries police later charged a 23-year-old Glenwood man with aggravated break and enter. He will appear in Parramatta Local Court on July 10.
Police also said witnesses described ‘‘two boys’’ at the scene of the break-in — one 160 to 170 centimetres tall and wearing a black baseball cap and a white T-shirt with a red logo. The other was described as 170 to 180 centimetres tall and wearing a black hoodie which covered his face, white gloves and long black pants.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact The Hills detectives on 96805399.
A counterfeit $50 note was discovered in a Castle Hill hotel on Saturday between 9.50pm and 10.15pm. Police said staff noticed one of the notes seemed odd and checked it against a genuine one. They spoke with the customer who ‘‘paid’’ with it, but he said it had been given to him in change. Police inquired further but said there was insufficient evidence to proceed with any charges. They said counterfeit $50 notes could be in local circulation and warned people to be careful and to immediately report their discovery to police.
Highway Patrol officers reported a happy ending from a random breath test in Kellyville last Tuesday. At about 10.30pm police stopped a car on Windsor Road and breath-tested a motorist who returned a positive blood alcohol reading. However the driver, a 37-year-old Bow Bowing man, said he had had only one drink that evening. He was taken to Castle Hill police station for further blood-alcohol analysis, where he recorded a zero reading. The man expressed relief and said he felt like hugging the police. He also requested a ‘‘selfie’’ with the officers concerned. Police drove him back to his parked vehicle in Kellyville.
A road rage complaint to police led to the discovery of drugs and goods in custody charges at the weekend. The complaint concerned an incident between motorists in Norwest Boulevard, Bella Vista on Saturday. Police followed it up when they visited the alleged offending motorist in Stanhope Gardens on Sunday, at 1am. Further inquiries led to them arresting the man, 30, of Stanhope Gardens, and charging him with goods in custody and receiving and possessing prohibited drugs. He was bailed to appear in Parramatta Local Court on June 11.
Police have traced some stolen property from Carlingford to a loans office in Telopea. Some power tools and golf clubs, valued at about $6000, were stolen from a home in Lloyds Avenue, Carlingford between 9.30pm on April 30 and 7.10am on May 1. Police investigations led them to the Telopea loans office, where they discovered some of the stolen items had been pawned. Police inquiries are continuing.