In the past 24 hours, seven people have been issued with Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) after breaching the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) COVID-19.
• About 1.30pm yesterday (Friday 8 May 2020), officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended Burns Park, Gosford, where a group of five people were consuming alcohol, contrary to the alcohol-free zone. After speaking with the group, three women, aged 28, 40 and 44, were issued a $1000 PIN after they had each been previously warned.
• About 6.45pm, Traffic and Highway Patrol officers stopped a Subaru on Carrington Road, Castle Hill, after it was alleged to have committed a number of traffic offences. The driver, an 18-year-old man was spoken to and was unable to provide a reasonable excuse for being away from home. He was issued traffic infringements for exceed speed limit more than 10 km/h, not give sufficient right change of direction signal, not display P-plates, and use mobile phone while driving. The Castle Hill man was also issued a $1000 PIN after previously being warned.
• About 8pm, officers from Sydney City Police Area Command were patrolling George Street, when they spoke to a man regarding some unrelated outstanding matters. The 33-year-old was arrested and told officers he was out to ‘breath’. He was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with larceny and trespass. He will appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 19 July 2020. The Surry Hills man was also issued a $1000 PIN after previously being warned.
• Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command were called to the intersection of Maroubra Road and Anzac Parade, Maroubra just after 8pm, after reports a woman had verbally abused a 27-year-old man and damaged his home. The 42-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Maroubra Police Station. She was charged with common assault and malicious damage and will appear at Waverley Local Court on Monday 27 July 2020. The Maroubra woman was also issued a $1000 PIN after previously being warned.
• About 9pm, officers from Sydney City Police Area Command were patrolling Pirrama Park, Pyrmont when they stopped and spoke to four teenagers. The group were unable to provide police with a reasonable excuse for being out. A 17-year-old boy was issued a $1000 PIN after previously being warned. All were given a move on direction to return home.
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.