COVID-19 update: Man charged after entering NSW on vessel from Victoria

A man has been charged with breaching COVID-19 Public Health Orders after entering NSW from Victoria on a boat.

About 4pm on Tuesday (25 August 2020), officers from Marine Area Command attempted to communicate with the sole occupant of a vessel east of Cronulla, as they had reason to believe the boat had travelled from Victoria.

The 61-year-old man refused to disembark and became aggressive towards officers, producing a knife.

Specialists officers attended a short time later and boarded the vessel.

The man was tasered before being arrested and taken to Sutherland Hospital for treatment.

He was later released and taken to Sutherland Police Station, where he was charged with not comply with noticed direction – COVID-19.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 10 September 2020.

In separate incidents, three Penalty Infringement Notices were issued to individuals since the last COVID-19 update.

* A 32-year-old man was issued a $1000 PIN by officers from Murray River Police District after he was stopped for the purposes of a random breath test on the Olympic Highway, Gerogery. The man was issued a PIN for entering NSW without a valid permit yesterday.

* A 34-year-old woman was issued a $1000 PIN by officers from Murray River Police District after attempting to cross the border via Wodonga Place, Albury. When spoken to by officers, she produced a Victorian licence and claimed to be working in NSW, which proved to be false.

* A 38-year-old man was issued a $1000 PIN by officers from Campsie Police Area Command following an inspection of a business on Ernest Street, Lakemba. The business had been warned previously but failed to rectify the issues.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: Information is treated in strict confidence.

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