Police charge man after throwing roof tiles at police at Kempsey

A man will face court after he allegedly climbed a roof following a foot pursuit with police and began throwing roof tiles at officers in Kempsey today.

Just before 1pm (Wednesday 13 January 2021), police were called to an apartment complex on Leith Street, West Kempsey, after reports a man was threatening a woman.

Officers from Mid North Coast Police District attended and noticed the man, who fled and jumped onto a roof.

A perimeter was established and during negotiations, a number of objects – including roof tiles – were thrown at police.

Additional police were called to assist, and the 26-year-old man was arrested on George Hardiman Avenue about 3pm.

He was taken to Kempsey Police Station and charged with malicious damage, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, self-administer a prohibited drug, beach of bail and an outstanding warrant.

He was refused bail and will appear in Port Macquarie Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 14 January 2021).

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