NSW Police issue new coronavirus fines and notices 28 April

Police have charged seven people under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) and issued 15 COVID-19-related Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for offences within the past 24 hours.

Yesterday’s charge:

  • About 12.30pm (Monday 27 April 2020), officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command attended a park on Botany Street, Randwick, and spoke to a 39-year-old man drinking alcohol at the location. Checks revealed he was in breach of his bail and had previously been charged for not complying with a ministerial direction on Wednesday 15 April 2020. He was arrested and taken to Maroubra Police Station where he was charged with breach of bail and not comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19. The man was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Tuesday 28 April 2020).
  • About 1pm (Monday 27 April 2020), officers from Sydney City Police Area Command stopped and spoke to two men on Goulburn Street, Sydney. During a search of a 43-year-old man, police allegedly located methylamphetamine. Checks revealed the Bondi man was issued a warning about breaching a ministerial direction on Friday 17 April 2020. He was arrested and taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged with possess prohibited drug and not comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19. He was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 2 July 2020.
  • Just before 1pm (Monday 27 April 2020), officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called to the intersection of Pittwater Road and Oaks Avenue, Dee Why, following reports of a brawl. Upon arrival, police found three separate groups of males. Two of the males – aged 17 and 18 – were arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station. The 18-year-old Punchbowl man was charged with affray, use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence, resist officer in execution of duty and not comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19. He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today. The youth was charged with affray and not comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19. He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.
  • About 11.30am (Monday 27 April 2020), officers from Sydney City Police Area Command attended Hickson Road, Dawes Point, and spoke with a 44-year-old man. He allegedly told police he was there to smoke and “chill out”. Checks revealed he was previously issued a warning on Saturday 18 April 2020 at the same location. Following a search of the man, police allegedly located cannabis. The Blacktown man was arrested and taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with possess prohibited drug and not comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19. He was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 15 July 2020.
  • About 3am (Monday 27 April 2020), officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command were called to Ewos Parade, Cronulla, following reports of two males fighting in the street. Police attended and attempted to speak to the occupant of one of the units. It’s alleged the man, aged 25, verbally abused officers and a further man and woman also began to yell at the officers. Police arrested the 25-year-old man. He was taken to Sutherland Police Station and charged with use offensive language in/near public place and not comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 16 July 2020.
  • About 9.45am (Monday 27 April 2020), officers from Inner West Police Area Command were patrolling the Marrickville area when they stopped and spoke to a 29-year-old man on Illawarra Road, near Hill Street. It’s alleged he could not provide a reasonable excuse for leaving home and became verbally abuse towards officers. He was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with use offensive language in/near public place, breach of bail and not comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19. He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Tuesday 28 April 2020).

Yesterday’s PINs include:

  • About 1.30am, officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command were patrolling Cronulla Street, Cronulla, when they stopped and spoke to a 39-year-old man who was not able to provide police with a reasonable excuse for leaving home. It’s alleged the man became abusive towards police. He was issued with an infringement for offensive behaviour and a $1000 PIN.
  • About 8am, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were patrolling Patanga Street, Hawks Nest, when they stopped and spoke to the occupants of a stationary vehicle. The 41-year-old man and 39-year-old woman did not have a reasonable excuse for leaving home and checks revealed they were given a warning on Thursday 16 April 2020. Both were issued $1000 PINs.
  • About 2.50pm, officers from Wollongong Police Transport Command were patrolling Wollongong Railway Station, when they stopped and spoke to a 30-year-old-man about a transport offence. The man was not able to provide police with a reasonable excuse for being in the area. The man had been given a warning last Thursday (23 April 2020) and was subsequently issued a $1000 PIN.

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

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