Break-in: Lithgow Public School property damaged, stolen

It was a sad return to school as Lithgow Public School counted the cost of a break-in overnight on Sunday, October 8. 

No details were available at the time of publication but there was substantial property stolen and other property damaged during the incident. 

Weapon charges

A 43-year-old Lithgow man has been refused bail after being arrested while allegedly armed with a knife on Sunday, October 8. 

He was arrested on Comara Crescent and charged knife possession and being armed with intent to commit a crime. 

He faced Lithgow Local Court on Monday and bail was refused. He will reappear on Thursday. 

Phone stolen

A Lithgow man was refused bail in Lithgow Local Court on Saturday after being charged with assaulting a woman and stealing her mobile phone.

The assault occurred on Mort Street, Lithgow, at about 10.50pm on Friday, October 6. The 23-year-old man was arrested on Musket Parade a short time later and charged with robbery and assault. 

He will reappear in Lithgow Local Court on October 12. 

Break and enter

A motorbike was stolen from a garage on Donald Street, Clarence, while its owners were away. 

The theft of the Husqvarna TXC 250 was reported on Friday morning, October 6, and was believed to have occurred between late September and early October. 

Operation Dover

No doubt you noticed the large number of highway patrol cars in the region over the weekend, coinciding with the running of the Bathurst 1000. 

Police have praised the good behaviour of the majority of racegoers following the conclusion of operation, which ran from Thursday last week. More than 300 officers including general duties police from Chifley Local Area Command and across Western Region, the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), Operations Support Group (OSG), Dog Unit, Licensing Police, Bicycle Unit, Youth Command (PCYC), Police Transport Command and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were involved in the operation.

While most of the 200,000 race-goers over the four days behaved, a 27-year-old Sydney P-plate driver had her licence suspended after Bathurst Police detected her travelling at 54km/h over her allowable speed limit.