All-day delays after Medlow Bath truck crash

There were extensive delays between Katoomba and Blackheath all day on Saturday, May 25 after a truck carrying pet food hit a power pole and rolled on the highway at Medlow Bath.

The accident occurred about 7am, with queues up to 7km long as emergency services worked to clean up the area, deal with the live powerlines on the ground, and the semi-trailer was towed away.

The driver was returning to Sydney from Blayney, and was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Headlock in a car park

Two Lithgow men were charged last week after a 31-year-old Medlow Bath man was assaulted in a Katoomba car park in March.

The Medlow Bath man was parking his car at Goldsmith car park at 5pm on March 10 when a man opened a rear door of the car and put him into a headlock.

"A second male has then got into the front seat and demanded the victim hand over any cash in the vehicle.The victim was punched numerous times before being able to break free and exit the vehicle," said Blue Mountains Police Detective Acting Inspector Brendan Bayliss.

The men, 22 and 23, were charged with robbery in company, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in the company of others, and passenger not disclosing other passengers details. The men will appear in Lithgow Local Court on June 27 and July 18.

Anyone who saw the incident is encouraged to contact Insp Bayliss at Springwood Police Station on 4751 0299.


A Springwood man, aged 26, faces assault charges after an incident at a Springwood home at 1.30pm on May 26.

"It has been reported that the male and two friends had been socialising at a residence in Springwood when, for no reported reason, the male has forcefully handled a female acquaintance before attempting to punch the 23-year-old male victim, striking him in the face before kicking him," Insp Bayliss said. "The 39-year-old female attempted to assist the victim to safety when the offender has pushed her to the ground."

The man was to face Penrith Local Court on May 27.

Drug cocktail

A Glenbrook teenager was found with three MDMA (ecstasy) tablets, a flick knife and a small bag of cannabis on Saturday night.

Police on patrol saw the 18-year-old and two others drinking alcohol by a park bench on a Glenbrook street.

They were searched, and the 18-year-old charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited drug and custody of a knife in a public place. He will appear in Penrith Local Court on June 27.