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Man wanted on outstanding warrants charged with 25 offences

A man wanted on five outstanding warrants has been charged over 25 alleged stealing, fraud and traffic offences on the state’s South Coast.

Investigations began last month into alleged thefts in the Moruya and Batemans Bay areas, where two cars and a motorbike were stolen, as well as thefts from retail premises, and fraudulent purchases made using stolen credit and debit cards.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 24-year-old man at a service station on Beach Road, Batehaven, about 8.30am yesterday (Wednesday 9 March 2022).

Police will allege the man was driving a car stolen that day from George Bass Drive, Batemans Bay. It will be further alleged he was in possession of debit cards suspected of being stolen.

He was taken to Batemans Bay Police Station, where he was charged over the five outstanding warrants, as well as 25 additional charges:

Larceny (x8); Enter prescribed premises of any person w/o lawful excuse (x2); Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner (x3); Motor bike rider (alone) not wear/secure fit approved helmet (x2); Drive motor vehicle while licence suspended (x2); Unlicensed for Class, Class C, R, LR or MR (x2); Drive on path; Enter dwelling with intent (steal); In dwelling steal & break out; Dishonestly obtain property by deception (x2), and, Resist officer in execution of duty He was then conveyed to Batemans Bay Hospital for soreness. A male senior constable sustained bruising and soreness to his rib cage and shoulder, as well as cut to his elbow during the arrest; he did not require treatment.

The Moruya Heads man was refused bail to appear in Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday 28 March 2022.

Inquiries continue.


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