Police charge man after PSBA declaration, Garbutt

Police have charged a man in relation to an emergency declaration made under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) in Garbutt on February 25.

Around 10am last Thursday, police were called to an address in Clarke Street following reports of an armed man making threats.

Officers attended the scene and established a cordon of the area.

As part of the response, police made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) at 10.54am.

Specialist police and police negotiators worked to resolve the situation peacefully. When police entered the house at 5.20pm, they did not locate the man. The PSPA was revoked around 6pm.

Around 10am this morning, a 33-year-old Garbutt man was arrested and taken into custody in South Townsville.

He has been charged with four counts of entering a premises and committing an indictable offence, three counts of receiving tainted property, two counts of stealing and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing drug utensils, unlawful possession of suspected stolen property, fraud and obstructing police

Police objected to bail and he has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow, March 4.

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