Have a cuppa with police
Fairfield police invite the community to join them for a chat over coffee at Bonnyrigg Plaza, 10am-11am on Friday as part of the We are You campaign. The campaign is aimed at giving people a chance to ask police questions, discuss community problems and chat in general with local officers. Senior Constable Ece Hasan said officers were aiming to minimise any perception of separation between police and the community. Details: 9728 8399.
Home invader stabs man
Police are investigating the stabbing of a man in his home at Prairiewood on Saturday morning. At 8.25am, an 18-year-old answered a knock at the front door of his home on Greenfield Road. Police said a man armed with a knife forced his way into the house. Another resident, a 52-year-old man, intervened and was stabbed in the arm before the offender fled from the house in a white car. The man is described as being Pacific Islander or Maori in appearance, about 183 centimetres tall and was wearing a black shirt. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Shots in the night
Police are investigating after shots were fired into a Smithfield home on Friday night. Just after 10.30pm, police were called to Reserve Street following reports a number of shots had been fired into a home. Officers attended and found damage to the front of the house. No one was injured. A Mitsubishi Mirage was seen leaving the area after the incident. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Fairfield police encourage communities to join or create Neighbourhood Watch groups. The program brings the local community and police together, with the aim of building a safer community working together on crime prevention. If you are interested in joining a neighbourhood watch group or would like to organise one, call Senior Constable Ece Hasan at Fairfield police station on 9728 8399.