Load wasn't secured
Traffic and highway patrol officers are urging motorists to make sure they secure their loads after a driver was stopped with unsecured, hazardous materials in Horsley Park. Highway patrol officers were in Ferrers Road, Horsley Park, when they stopped a white Toyota Hilux heading into Chandos Street at 2.05pm on Saturday. They saw two large barrels standing upright in the tray without proper restraint. On inspection they found the barrels, with a capacity of 200 litres, contained resin and were three-quarters full. Bottles containing liquid marked as hazardous were also strewn around the rear of the utility. One of them was a bottle of unleaded fuel. Police contacted Fire and Rescue NSW HAZMAT, which inspected and managed some spilt resin mixed with water that was leaking from the tray. The 60-year-old male driver was issued an infringement for drive/tow vehicle with an unsecured load and an infringement for allowing liquid to escape onto the road.
Driver faces charges
Police were patrolling Satara Avenue, Cabramatta West, about 11.30pm on Sunday when they noticed a white Mazda on the side of the road. A 33-year-old Barden Ridge man was asleep in the driver's seat. Police spoke to the driver to check on his welfare and saw a resealable bag on his leg containing what police say was amphetamines. The police also saw a glass pipe they will allege can be used to consume drugs. The man has been charged with the offences of possess prohibited drug and possession of drug equipment and will appear in Liverpool Local Court on November 13.
Petrol bombs found
Police are investigating after a petrol bomb was thrown at the front door of a house in Horsley Road, Horsley Park, just after 10pm on Friday. The object ignited the front door.The occupant extinguished it. Police established a crime scene at the home. Two petrol bombs which had failed to ignite were found in the front yard. No one was injured during the incident and there was only minor property damage.