Police charge man after threatening police with screwdriver – Lane Cove

A man has been charged with a number of offences after allegedly threatening police with a screwdriver in Sydney’s Lower North Shore yesterday.

Just prior to 4pm (Thursday 26 September 2019), police approached a man on Longueville Road, Lane Cove, and spoke with him regarding an ongoing investigation.

During the conversation, police will allege he produced a screwdriver and threatened officers before fleeing.

Officers from North Shore Police Area Command, with the assistance of PolAir and the Dog Unit, commenced inquiries to locate the man.

Following inquiries, officers from Central Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad approached a man on the beach at Sandringham in Sydney’s south, about 1.45pm today (Friday 27 September 2019).

When approached, police will allege the man fled, swimming out and boarding an unmanned boat that was moored a short distance offshore.

Officers approached the boat via jet ski and were allegedly threatened by the man, before OC spray was deployed.

The 48-year-old man was arrested and taken to St George Police Station where he was charged with two counts of use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, four counts of break and enter house and steal, larceny, two counts break and enter house with intent (steal), two counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.

An outstanding warrant was also executed.

The Bexley man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 28 September 2019).

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