COVID-19 update: One person charged, another issued PIN

Police have charged a man and fined a woman in separate incidents since the last COVID-19 update.

  • About 11.30am yesterday (Monday 14th September 2020), officers from Bankstown Traffic and Highway Patrol were at a home on Smith Street, Yagoona, when they were approached by a man who allegedly swore and spat at the officers. The 36-year-old man was arrested after a short struggle and charged with not comply with noticed direction (spitting/coughing) – COVID-19, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, use offensive language in/near public place/school, and assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm. He has been refused bail and is due to appear in Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 16 September 2020).
  • Officers from Murray River Police District issued a 40-year-old Wodonga woman with a $1000 PIN. She allegedly breached conditions of her border zone resident permit by travelling to a hotel on Union Road, Lavington, and playing poker machines about 11.45am yesterday (Monday 14 September 2020).

Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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