A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a police officer following a break and enter on the state’s South Coast at the weekend.
About 11.50pm on Saturday (10 July 2021), police were called to a home on Page Avenue, North Nowra, after reports an unknown man entered the premises of an elderly couple.
The man fled the home to a nearby school, with officers arresting him following a foot pursuit.
Officers deployed OC spray during the arrest, before the 44-year-old man allegedly spat and coughed on police, while claiming he had COVID-19.
During a search of the school boundary, officers located items believed to have been stolen from the home.
He was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, demand property with menace, destroy or damage property, assault police, and not comply noticed direction re spitting/coughing – COVID-19.
The Ulladulla man appeared via AVL in Wollongong Bail Court yesterday (Sunday 11 July 2021), where he was formally refused bail to appear in Nowra Local Court today (Monday 12 July 2021).