Man charged following alleged pursuit, Tuggerah Lakes

Friday, 27 May 2016 – A man has been charged after a police operation and pursuit yesterday.

PolAIr pursuit
POLAIR 3 of the NSW Police Force Aviation Support Branch (VH-PHB) Eurocopter AS350 B2 (under CC BY-SA 3.0)

About 11am (Thursday 26 May 2016), officers conducted a police operation at a residence on Golf Link Drive, Watanobbi, following reports a wanted man was located there.

Police will allege during the operation, the 40-year-old man fled the scene in a truck resulting in a police pursuit.

The pursuit was terminated after identifying a two-year-old child was in the truck.

Officers continued to follow the vehicle with assistance from PolAir.

About 3.45pm, officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command with assistance from PolAir, South West Metro RES and other specialist units arrested a 40-year-old man in Yagoona.

The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with two outstanding warrants for assault and firearm offences, three counts of use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, police pursuit (not stop/drive recklessly), use unregistered vehicle, drive vehicle while licence suspended, two counts of not give particulars to other driver, two counts of destroy or damage property, and drive with child not restrained.

He was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Friday 27 May 2016).

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Police Aviation Support Branch
The Police Aviation Support Branch (Airwing), callsign “POLAIR”, is an integral part of the police. It provides services as: search and rescue, support for crime investigation and pursuit, counter-terrorism, and helps with prevention and detection by keeping a visible presence patrolling the skies.

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