Firearm, drug and assault charges - Windsor

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:25:50 PM

Police have seized a starter pistol and drugs during the arrest of a man and a teenage girl in Sydney’s outer north-west today.

About 9.15am (Wednesday 1 March 2017), officers from Hawkesbury Local Area Command attended Macquarie Park, Windsor, to arrest a man wanted by virtue of an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on sexual assault and kidnapping charges.

The 29-year-old man was located in a tent along with a 16-year-old girl who both allegedly struggled with police before being arrested. They were taken to Windsor Police Station.

Inside the tent, police located and seized a starter pistol and a small amount of a drug believed to be ‘ice’ (methylamphetamine).

The man was charged with the outstanding warrant, possess prohibited drug, possess unauthorised pistol, resist police, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The assault charge relates to the alleged assault of a 63-year-old woman at Windsor in January this year.

The teenage girl was charged with possess unauthorised pistol and resist police.

Both were refused bail with the man to appear at Penrith Local Court and the teenager to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Thursday 2 March 2017).

Hawkesbury Duty Officer, Chief Inspector Garry Sims, said police viewed all firearms offences extremely seriously.

“We urge any member of the public to contact us through Crime Stoppers if they have any information that could assist us in removing unauthorised firearms from the community,” he said.

“Callers can remain anonymous.”

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to illegal firearms to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.