Fairfield police conducted a high visibility operation within the command on September 11 and 12 resulting in 19 person searches and four vehicles searched with two drug detections. Police also conducted 119 business inspections, resulting in 58 licensing breaches and two $1000 fines for businesses in relation to COVID breaches. Almost 100 breath tests were conducted, resulting in one female charged for a traffic related matter.
At 1:30pm on Monday, September 7, a 30-year-old man from Redfern was allegedly caught shoplifting items from a store in Cabramatta. The man allegedly confessed he was planning on selling the items to buy cannabis. He had already been banned from this franchise store state-wide. He was charged with shoplifting and trespassing. He will appear at Liverpool Local Court on October 21.
At 3:30pm on Wednesday, September 9, a 33-year-old man from Canley Vale was caught shoplifting toothpaste totalling over $250 from a store in Cabramatta. Checks revealed he was already banned from this franchise store state-wide and had an outstanding court warrant. He was also charged with shoplifting and trespassing. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months imprisonment.
Learner not accompanied charged
At 9.40pm on Wednesday, September 9, police stopped a vehicle on the Hume Highway, Lansvale. The driver was allegedly not able to produce a driver's licence but admitted to being a learner. He was arrested to confirm identity and his licence status. The 34-year-old man from Taree was charged with learner not accompanied by driver and will appear at Liverpool Local Court on October 12.