The Hills police news

Warning over Batman tablets

The State Crime Command’s drug squad has issued a warning after recent seizures of tablets which contained dangerous levels of 25c-NBOMe — an extremely potent psychoactive substance responsible for a number of deaths in Australia and overseas.

The tablets, which are light blue in colour and stamped with a Batman logo, are being sold to drug users as a form of ecstasy.

Drug squad commander, Detective Superintendent Tony Cooke, said there had been cases  here in Australia and overseas where people affected by the NBOMe class of drug had died.

He reminded people they were putting their lives at risk every time they consumed illicit drugs.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers.

School vandalised

The Hills crime manager, Detective Inspector Gary Bailey, said he believed local children were responsible for vandalism at Castle Hill Public School on the weekend.

He said the brickwork and doors of F block had been sprayed with graffiti.

The words ‘‘KUER’’ and ‘‘PESIN’’ had also been scratched into the brickwork.

Back door locks broken

Four Kellyville homes were broken into between 6pm and 10pm on Saturday.

Cash and jewellery were stolen from two houses in Ardley Avenue.

Hills crime manager Detective Inspector Gary Bailey said entry to both houses was gained by forcing the locks on the back doors. Both premises were ransacked and both had alarms, which were either removed or tampered with.

Shortly before 7pm on Saturday, premises at Craigmore Drive and Trinity Avenue were also broken into.

New recruits report

Four new probationary constables reported for duty in The Hills on Monday.

They were among 170 students of “Class 322” sworn into the NSW Police Force on Friday, of which 48 join the north-west metropolitan region which takes in The Hills, Blacktown (three new recruits), Hawkesbury (one) and Quakers Hill (five)  commands.

The probationary constables  will complete 12 months on-the-job training and study by distance education.

Thieves armed with a gun

Two men armed with a pistol held up a Kellyville service station on Windsor Road on Sunday.

Police said that after threatening the attendant with the gun, they were given cash and then fled the store about 5.30am.

One was described as being aged in his mid-20s, 180-185centimetres tall, of solid build, last seen wearing a fluoro yellow and dark hooded jacket and dark trousers. A second man was described as being aged in his mid-20s, 170-175cm tall, with a thin build.

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