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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Police locate and charge man wanted for alleged property offences in BBay

Police have located and charged a man wanted for alleged property offences, after escaping police custody in the state’s South Coast yesterday. The 28-year-old man escaped from police custody and was last seen about 12.30pm yesterday (Monday 28 February 2022) on High Street, Batemans Bay. Following an appeal, about 2.30pm today (Tuesday 2 March 2022), officers from South Coast Police District located the man in a makeshift shelter on the banks of the Clyde River, Surfside. The man was arrested and taken to Batemans Bay Police Station where he was charged with 12 offences including; • Break and enter house destroy property • Aggravated break and enter without knowing person there • Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner • Drive motor vehicle while licence suspended • Drive in dark no lights • Two counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen • Two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception • Carry cutting weapon upon apprehension • Escape police custody • Resist officer in execution of duty The man was refused bail and will appeal before Batemans Bay Local Court on Wednesday 2 March 2022.


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