Police News: Upskirting charges after security guard spots culprit


A 48-year-old Glenmore Park man has been arrested and charged in Ryde last week with a crime commonly known as ‘upskirting’.

Police allege the offence occured around 11am last Friday when the man is alleged to have placed his phone into a basket and held the basket under the skirt of an unsuspecting female and filmed up her skirt.

He is further accused of filming other women and was allegedly witnessed by a security guard from the unspecificied shopping centre, who contacted police.

He was apprehended by police in nearby Tucker Street and his phone was seized.

Police located a number of video files from that date in relation to the filming of women.

He was charged with seven counts of Intentionally Record Intimate Image Without Consent and will appear in Burwood Local Court on March 19.


Obscene Exposure

OBSCENE EXPOSURE charges have been laid against a 22 year old Umina man who is accused of pulling his pants down at Epping Railway Station last Thursday.

The alleged incident occured around 3.40pm during a drug dog operation which saw the suspect argue with police officers.

“The man then threw his back pack on the ground, before bending down and pulling his shorts down quickly to his ankles,” Ryde Police said.

“By doing this he has exposed his genitals which were in clear view of members of the public walking through the railway station metres away”.

He was charged with Wilful and Obscene Exposure.

RBT refused outside school

A MAN who allegedly refused to submit to a roadside breath test outside a Hunters Hill primary school will appear in court in April.

The incident occured around 3pm last Wednesday outside the school in Alexandra Dtreet where he was arrested and taken to Ryde Police Station after allegedly refusing to take the test.

It is alleged the man also refused to undertake a breath analysis at the police station and he was subsequently issued a court attendance notice for failing to submit to a breath analysis.

He is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on April 2. A notification has also been made to the Department of Family and Community Services.