13 people were charged with numerous offences ranging from assault to stealing following an operation conducted across Sydney’s railway and transport network.
On Saturday 19 December 2020, officers attached to the Police Transport Command North / Central sector conducted Operation Disrupt, an intelligence driven policing operation around the transport network.
A total of 42 officers were deployed across the Sydney CBD, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, North Shore, Central Coast and Newcastle areas.
As a result of the deployment 13 people were charged, 4 warrants executed, 7 knives seized, 2 prohibited drugs seized, 28 person searches conducted and 24 move-on directions issued.
About 5.30pm yesterday, police arrested a 34-year-old man on Baker Lane, Gosford. He was charged with breaching bail and possessing an electric bike and jewellery suspected of being stolen. He was also charged for offences committed on Friday 18 December 2020 in Wollongong, including entering a vehicle without consent, stealing, fraud offences and possession of stolen goods. He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court on Sunday 20 December 2020.
About 6:30pm, two 17-year-old youths were arrested at the Chalmers Street Light Rail Stop at Surry Hills. They were taken to Surry Hills Police Station where one was charged for having a stolen bank card in their possession. The other was charged with offensive behaviour, resisting arrest and possessing four knives. They were both refused bail to appear before a Children’s Court on Sunday 20 December 2020.
About 3:20 pm, a 37-year-old woman was arrested at Railway Square, Chippendale and charged with assault, malicious damage, breaching an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order and breaching bail. She was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Sunday 20 December 2020.
About 6:30pm a 20-year-old male was arrested at Tuggerah Railway Station and charged for possessing two knives. He will appear before court in the New Year.