Man saved from smoke-filled unit
A Baulkham Hills man suffered smoke inhalation on Tuesday after he passed out while his dinner was cooking in his apartment.
Neighbours noticed smoke coming from the ground floor of the man’s home at 11.25pm and called police, who forced entry to the apartment on Old Northern Road and found the unconscious man upstairs.
The 43-year-old was taken outside while fire crews extracted smoke from the apartment.
Paramedics treated the man but he refused to be taken to Blacktown Hospital.
Two drink driving charges in two days
A man has been charged with two counts of drink driving after police caught him behind the wheel two days after being disqualified from driving for seven months.
The 38-year-old was driving along Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills when a police officer recognised the vehicle and stopped it to random breath test the driver.
He recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.088 and was charged with mid-range drink driving.
Police said the man had strict bail conditions and would later face Parramatta Local Court this month.
Goods stolen from unlocked car
A Carlingford man had property worth $2080 stolen from his car on Tuesday.
The man had left the car unlocked on Snowden Avenue to go for a walk, when he noticed his laptop computer lying in grass on his way back to the car.
He returned to his 1998 Mazda to find thieves had stolen his camera, mobile phone and GPS unit.
Police said three caucasian youths dressed in baseball caps and hoodies were seen in the area at the time.
$72,000 car stolen in break-in
Police are looking for a thief who stole a Volkswagen Amarok during an aggravated break and enter in Baulkham Hills on Tuesday.
The thief forced entry to the house on Hollier Place and took a car key from the front foyer while a man slept upstairs.
He drove off in the $72,000 vehicle, still listed as stolen, with the number plate CGR45F.
Police believe the thief also made-off with two TV headsets, valued at $180 from a Holden Commodore parked nearby.
Illegal dumping at school
For the second time in two months, an unknown truck driver has illegally dumped woodchips at Baulkham Hills High School.
The dumping occurred sometime between 5.30pm last Friday and 10.25am on Monday, when a truck driver tried to enter the school’s car park.
Police believe the same person may be responsible after a similar offence occurred in August at the school’s bus bay.