Fail to Comply with a Direction Charge at Fremantle

A 43-year-old man has been arrested, charged and refused bail after failing to comply with a COVID quarantine direction upon arriving in Western Australia and providing false details to a police officer.
The Margaret River man was approved to enter Western Australia as a local resident returning from interstate, via the G2G Pass system. He arrived at Perth Airport on Thursday 31 December 2020, on a flight from Victoria, and was issued a direction to self-quarantine for 14 days at his residence in Margaret River.
Several days later it was established the man could no longer self-quarantine at that residence. His direction was modified on Monday 4 January 2021, when he was directed to self-quarantine at an accommodation venue in Fremantle.
About 7:30pm last night, Monday 11 January 2021, police officers attended a hotel in Fremantle in relation to a disturbance. The attending officers spoke to several persons who were present, including a man who it will be alleged provided personal details which were false. Upon establishing the man’s real identity it was confirmed he should have been in self-quarantine at another location in Fremantle.
The man was arrested and relocated to the Perth Watch House.
A 43-year-old man from Margaret River has been charged with ‘Failed to Comply with a Direction’ and ‘Give False Personal Details to Police’. He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court today, Tuesday 12 January 2021.
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