Two more charged over serious assault in Wollongong suburb

A man and woman have been charged in relation to a serious assault in a suburb of Wollongong last year, NSW police said.

Strike Force Narira was created by Lake Illawarra detectives to investigate the serious assault of a 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old man in Dapto on Saturday 20 December 2014.

On that day, police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command were patrolling the Princes Highway when they allegedly saw five men assaulting another man.

The five men ran from the scene, but two 32-year-old men were arrested nearby, with police having to deploy a Taser after one of them allegedly advanced on the arresting officers. 

A tomahawk and a baseball bat were seized at the location for forensic examination. 

The 32-year-old men were charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, reckless wounding and affray. 

About 11am, Tuesday 30 December 2014, investigators seized a motor vehicle from a Manuka Avenue, Penrose, address for forensic examination.

Later that day at 6.45pm, a 29-year-old man from Penrose was arrested by Strike Force Narira detectives and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

He was charged with conceal serious indictable offence of another person and appeared before Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday 14 January 2015.

About 7.45am today (Friday 7 August 2015), officers attended a home on Malonga Place, Koonawarra, and executed a search warrant.

Police will allege that during the search they seized a loaded pistol, a taser and a crossbow.

A 30-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were arrested at the location and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

The man was charged with:

– Affray,

– Knowingly participate in a criminal group,

– Supply prohibited drug,

– Pervert the course of justice,

– Possess unauthorised firearm,

– Possess unregistered firearm,

– Not keep firearm safely,

– Possess ammunition without holding a licence/permit,

– Recklessly deal with proceeds of crime,

– Two counts of wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and;

– Two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

The woman was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and participate in a criminal group.

They were both refused bail to appear at Port Kembla Local Cour today.