A MAN and woman have been charged following a police operation at Bulli on Friday.
Wollongong police were called to a unit on Point Street for a concern for welfare about 4pm.
Following a protracted operation – also involving officers attached to the Tactical Operations Unit, Tactical Operations Response Support, Police Negotiators and Police Transport Command – a 38-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman were arrested.
They were taken to Wollongong Hospital and remained there under police guard until being released into police custody.
They were later charged at Wollongong Police Station, the man with nine offences;
- Armed with intent to commit indictable offence
- Harass police officer in execution of duty without causing actual bodily harm (three counts)
- Attempt stalk/intimidate intend fear of harm (domestic)
- Use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention etc
- Use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order, and,
- Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty (two counts).
He appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Monday, October 10, where he was formally refused bail.
The woman was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and three counts of resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty. She was granted conditional bail.
Both are due to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, October 18.
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