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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 10th 2008
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 11, 2008 NEWS Bus windscreen smashed in attack CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 on the beat 1 3 2 4 1 A SKATEBOARD was thrown through the windscreen of a bus in Summer Hill on Saturday night. The incident happened at 11.30pm as the Sydney Bus was travelling east on Junction Rd. When the bus stopped to pick up a group of passengers, four youths appeared at the bus stop. One threw a skateboard through the front windscreen, smashing the glass. No one was injured but the bus driver reported the incident to police. Police are interested in speaking to a youth aged about 16 years. He was about 175cm tall with short, spiky hair and had an earring in his left ear. Another youth was described as being 16 years old, about 170cm tall with short, sandy blond hair and was wearing a red T-shirt. No description of the other two males is available. Anyone with any information should phone Ashfield police on 9797 4099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 2 A MAN was robbed by a thief dressed in running gear in Ashfield Park last Friday night. The victim was walking past the park's pavilion about 10.30pm when he heard footsteps behind him. He was pushed to the ground by a man who grabbed his shoulder bag. The victim chased the offender through the park and the offender dropped the bag but escaped with the victim's wallet. The offender is described as in being his mid-20s, 168cm, medium build with dark skin and short black hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and long dark blue lycra running skins with two thin stripes down the side. He was also wearing dark blue or blue running shorts and white running shoes. Anyone with information should phone Ashfield police on 9797 4099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 3 FLEMINGTON Police are appealing for the public's help after a fire damaged a garage in Auburn early last Thursday morning. A family living in a house on Park Rd were woken by noises about 2am and discovered that the garage in the backyard was alight. They evacuated the house and the fire brigade were called to extinguish the blaze. The building was extensively damaged. Police are treating the fire as suspicious. Anyone with information should phone Auburn police on 9646 8699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 4 AN operation to reduce the number of assaults, robberies and anti-social be- haviour on public transport by targeting known trouble-spots has been very success- ful, police say. Officers attached to Operation Vision IV have patrolled more than 115,000 trains, ferries, buses and railway stations and arrested more than 1200 people. The operation involved the NSW Police Force's Commuter Crime Unit and special- ist resources, including the Dog Unit, Mounted Section and Highway Patrol, as well as RailCorp Transit Officers. Some of the most recent Vision IV operations include one at Sydney Olympic Park on December 6 when police arrested 16 people for a variety of drug offences. An earlier operation at Flemington, Strathfield and Lidcombe railway stations in November resulted in 13 arrests, mainly for drug offences. South West Metropolitan Region Com- mander Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli praised his staff. Crashing down on dodgy drivers STRATHFIELD Council, with NSW Police and the RTA, has launched Oper- ation Crashdown, a road safety campaign designed to help reduce road fatalities and injuries. Over the next four months there will be a greater police presence on roads within the municipality, with police observing driver be- haviours including speed, vehicles travelling too closely, sign and traffic- light compliance and drink driving. Strathfield Mayor Keith Kwon reminded resi- dents to slow down on the roads over the holiday period and be alert for ped- estrians and cyclists. ''Speed is the number-one contributing factor to acci- dents in the Strathfield local government area,'' Cr Kwon said. ''Speed increases both the risk of being involved in a crash and also the severity of the crash.'' For details on Operation Crashdown call the council on 9748 9999. weekly news Seedless Watermelon per kg 59c per kg Truss Tomatoes per kg $1.99 per kg Plums 500g $3.98 per kg Apricots 1kg $3.99 per kg 59c $199 $199 $399 smarter shopping aldi.com.au produce prices effective 09/12/08 to 15/12/08 OPENING HOURS: See your local store or www.aldi.com.au for details. Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change. Produce prices valid from 09/12/08 to 15/12/08. All offers while stocks last. In the event of unexpected high demand, ALDI Stores reserves the right to limit purchases to reasonable retail quantities. 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