A MAN has been charged by police after allegedly being found in possession of drugs, cash and a weapon following a pursuit from Towradgi last month.
Wollongong Police responded to reports of a man with a firearm at a Towradgi address about 1pm on Monday April 27. On police arrival, a Toyota Camry was seen leaving the car park at high speed.
Shortly after, the Toyota was seen in Berkeley, and a pursuit was initiated before being terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.
The Toyota was later found crashed into a power pole and police believe the man then fled on foot. Following a search of the Toyota, police allegedly found cash, ‘ice’ and a flick knife.
Police went to a home on Northcliffe Drive, Wollongong about 2.30pm yesterday (Monday) where a 36-year-old man was found hiding under a pile of clothes behind the lounge. He was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station, where he was charged with:
- police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly,
- never licensed person drive vehicle on road,
- supply prohibited drug,
- possess prohibited drug,
- drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous,
- deal with property proceeds of crime,
- custody of knife in public place,
- resist or hinder police officer in the execution of their duty.
The man was refused bail and is due to face Wollongong Local Court today (Tuesday).
A 42-year-old man and 44-year-old woman were also arrested at the home by virtue of outstanding arrest warrants. They were both refused bail and are also due to face Wollongong Local Court today.