Lane Cove Week in Review 4th February to 10th February 2018

Welcome to our week in review.

Storms

It was damn hot in Lane Cove on Friday and Saturday.  You could cut the air with a knife it was so humid.  Humid weather usually leads to storms and a big one hit Lane Cove on Friday night around 7.00 pm.  As a result, over 1500 homes lost power in Riverview, Longueville and Lane Cove West.  The same households lost power in January when the substation caught on fire.  ITC has contacted Ausgrid to ask why it is always the same Lane Cove area that is impacted by storms.

The Most Dangerous Intersection in Lane Cove

This week, another accident outside the Longueville Sporting Club (aka the Diddy).  The accident resulted in police and ambulance attending the scene.  ITC is still trying to work out if black spot funding has been applied for in relation to this intersection.

Sunset Artists’ Market

The Lane Cove Plaza came alive on Friday night with the Sunset Artist Market with over 20 stallholders.

Telstra Internet Fail – Greenwich

Some Greenwich Telstra customers have been without cable internet for 7 days.  Who is Telstra blaming?  Are they blaming the NBN – yes!  It is unbelievable that a suburb so close to the city could be without internet for so long.

 

 

Crime and Incident Report

On Saturday between 5 pm and 12 am someone attempted to steal a car on the corner of Gordon Crescent and Girraween Avenue in Lane Cove North. The owners arrived to find their car unlocked with the ignition forced into the ‘on’ position. Luckily there was nothing of value inside the car for them to steal!

A café in the Lane Cove Plaza was broken into on consecutive nights.

Aggravated Break Enter and Steal – Lane Cove West

Around 10:30 pm Wednesday 31st January the resident of a home on Henley Street, Lane Cove West went to bed for the evening, prior to doing so she ensured that the home was secured with all windows and doors closed and locked. The resident awoke around 7:15 am the following morning to find items disturbed in several rooms along with belongings such as handbags, wallets and cash missing.

Further to the above-stated break-in, another break and enter occurred on the home directly behind this property. Details of such being, sometime between 1:30 am and 3:00 am Thursday 1st February offender/s have gained entry to a home on Cullen Street Lane Cove West, the residents being absent at the unusual period of time in the early hours due to experiencing a medical episode requiring a visit to hospital.

On this occasion, the offenders have entered the home via a locked rear door of the home. Of note, the offenders have entered the main bedroom of the property and stolen a safe containing a large sum of cash, in order to do this the offenders have smashed apart the brickwork that the safe was securely fixed to.

Police are appealing to anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated location during the given times and dates could they please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au.

Commercial Break, Enter and Steal – Longueville

Around 4:15 am Tuesday 6th February two offenders have smashed the front glass door of a service station on Northwood Road, Longueville. The offenders then entered the store.

Once inside the offenders have used power tools to gain access to a cabinet storing cigarettes. The two offenders have emptied the entire contents of the cabinet, being more than $12,000 worth of cigarettes into a large sack and fled the location.

Footage from security cameras shows the offenders to be male, one wearing a black hooded jumper, baseball cap, navy tracksuit pants white gloves and white Nike runners with a skull print face covering. The other offender is described as wearing a green Adidas hooded jumper, black tracksuit pants, black gloves and white runners wearing a black face covering. The pair were driving a red Mitsubishi Lancer.

Police are appealing to anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated location during the given times and dates could they please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au.

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Photo of the Week

North Shore Paws snapped the dynamic duo Spike and Millie


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