Blue Mountains Police has a new commander at the helm.
Superintendent David Jones stepped into the top job on Monday, replacing Superintendent Darryl Jobson who takes over the Cumberland Police Area Command.
Supt Jones has been the commander at Quakers Hill for the past two years, and was the commander at Hornsby and the Hawkesbury prior to this.
He was raised in the Hawkesbury, where he still resides with his wife and two adult children.
Supt Jones said he had a proactive approach to policing, and this would continue in the Blue Mountains.
“I like to see police engage with all members of the community,” he said.
There would be a visible police presence throughout the Mountains, and a focus on Katoomba in particular, where there was “a bit more happening.” This included “nuisance crime” such as graffiti and drug offences.
“I’m looking forward to my time here and knowing the intricacies of the command,” Supt Jones said.
Three people are facing drug charges following a search of a Wentworth Falls home on May 9.
Police allegedly found 1.5kg of dried cannabis leaf, 15 grams of cannabis seeds, 11 fireworks and cannabis plants at the home.
Two men, aged 55 and 45, face charges of cultivating and possessing a prohibited drug, and a woman, 52, was charged with possessing prohibited drugs. The men face Katoomba Local Court on June 4 and the woman on July 2.
$100,000 of Ice
A 36-year-old man from Orange has been charged after police allegedly seized $100,000 worth of drugs from the car he was driving through Medlow Bath.
About 11.30pm on Saturday, police detected a Holden Commodore station wagon travelling at 96km/h in a 70km/h zone.
Officers allegedly found 450 grams of methylamphetamine (ice) in the car, and said the man supplied a fake driver’s licence and resisted police as he was arrested.
He was charged with supplying a prohibited drug greater than commercial quantity; using false document to obtain financial advantage; driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period; exceeding speed over 20 km/h; and resisting arrest. He faces Katoomba Local Court on July 16.
Spider in lap
A Wentworth Falls man crashed into a cement safety barrier after a spider fell on to his lap in Katoomba on May 16. The man, 53, was driving along Woodlands Rd in Katoomba. He was treated for minor injuries and shock.