Wanted man charged after entering Lake Macquarie to flee police

A man wanted on outstanding warrants has been charged after allegedly entering the water at Lake Macquarie to flee police earlier today.

About 11.20am (Wednesday 30 June 2021), officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended a home on Mariam Street, Mannering Park, to arrest a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

On arrival, police observed a man run from the home and jump over the back fence.

Police followed and commenced a foot pursuit, before the man ran onto a jetty and jumped into the waters of Lake Macquarie at Mannering Park.

Officers entered the water and with assistance from PolAir, he returned to shore and was arrested about 11.30am.

During a search, police seized more than $1100 cash, and a crystal substance which returned a positive result for methylamphetamine.

The 33-year-old man was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with destroy/damage property with intent to endanger life, possess prohibited drug, aggravated robbery and inflict actual bodily harm and two outstanding warrants.

The man was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 1 July 2021).

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