Police charge two men after projectiles thrown from 15th floor balcony at Parramatta

Two men have been charged after objects were allegedly thrown from a 15th floor balcony towards police in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Just before 9pm (Thursday 7 January 2021), officers from Parramatta Police Area Command were called to a high-rise apartment building on Church Street, Parramatta, after reports projectiles had been thrown at motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Upon arrival, police located broken bottles, potatoes, fruit, eggs and coconuts on the roadway near the apartment building.

While officers were conducting inquiries at the scene, rocks were allegedly thrown at them, narrowly missing.

A short time later, two men – aged 18 and 19 – were arrested by Public Order and Riot Squad officers out the front of the Church Street building and taken to Parramatta Police Station.

Two mobile phones were seized for examination.

Following a search of a unit, police located rocks and an empty egg carton.

The men were taken to Parramatta Police Station and both charged with throw missile at police officer executing duty no actual bodily harm, intentionally throw object at vehicle/vessel risk safety, destroy or damage property and two counts of common assault.

They were granted conditional bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 24 February 2021.

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