Police have charged three people under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) and issued seven COVID-19-related Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for offences within the past 24 hours.
- A 27-year-old Potts Point man is due in court today arrested after he was allegedly hitting cars, abusing shoppers and spitting in the Kings Cross area about 9.10pm yesterday (Friday 1 May 2020). The man has been charged with 10 offences including spitting at police and NSW Ambulance paramedics. He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 1 May 2020).
- About 9am yesterday (Friday 1 May 2020), a 33-year-old man was arrested for breaching his bail conditions, after he was seen in a car at Duri, about 10km south of Tamworth. He was also charged with not complying with a noticed direction and has been refused bail to appear in Tamworth Local Court on Wednesday 6 May 2020.
- A 29-year-old Wiley Park man has been charged with breaching his bail conditions for a third time after being arrested after he was seen walking up and down John Street, Cabramatta, between 10am and 10.30am yesterday (Friday 1 May 2020). The man had been charged with not comply with noticed direction COVID-19 after being arrested on Saturday 25 April 2020. A condition of his bail was to comply with Public Health notice directions in relation to COVID-19. The man has subsequently been arrested on Monday 27 April, Thursday 30 April and Friday 1 May 2020. He appeared in Liverpool Local Court yesterday.
Yesterday’s PINs included:
- Officers from Richmond Police District were patrolling Union Street, South Lismore, about 11.25pm, when they noticed a man knocking on doors of houses and speaking with the resident briefly, before moving on to the next house. When police stopped and spoke to the 46-year-old man, he stated he was looking for a friend. During a subsequent search, police located cannabis and more than $800 cash in his backpack. The man was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for supply prohibited drug, deal with property proceeds of crime and custody of knife in public place to appear before Lismore Local Court on Monday 29 June 2020. As checks revealed he had previously been issued a warning for breaching Ministerial Directions, he was also issued a $1000 PIN for not comply with noticed direction (COVID-19).
- A 41-year-old man has been issued with a PIN after officers from Liverpool City PAC found him on Sadlier Avenue at Heckenberg, about 5.30pm yesterday (Friday 1 May 2020). The man had been issued with a warning on Thursday 23 April and then fined on Friday 24 April after again being found not complying with a Ministerial Direction. He has been issued a $1000 PIN for not comply with noticed direction (COVID-19).
- A 26-year-old Mt Druitt man has been issued with a PIN for failing to comply with a Ministerial Direction after he was found at The Rocks about 8am yesterday (Friday 1 May 2020), by officers from Sydney City PAC. He had been given a warning on Tuesday 28 April 2020.
- · An 18-year-old man has been issued with a PIN by officers attached to Liverpool City PAC after being found in College Street in Liverpool about 7.30pm yesterday (Friday 1 May 2020). The man had been issued with a warning only two hours earlier. He has now been issued a $1000 PIN for not comply with noticed direction (COVID-19).