Wanted man located in Sydney's west

Monday, 04 July 2022 07:40:39 PM

A man has been charged with several outstanding arrest warrants following extensive inquiries across the state.

Earlier last month, officers attached to multiple police districts commenced inquiries to locate a 35-year-old man wanted by virtue of six outstanding arrest warrants in relation to drug, property, weapon, assault, traffic, and fraud offences.

Following extensive inquiries and a public appeal, officers attached to Campbelltown City Police Area Command were patrolling the Leumeah area when inquiries led them to a home at Onslow Place about 9pm yesterday (Sunday 3 July 2022).

A perimeter was established and, with assistance from Operational Support Group officers, Raptor Squad officers and the Tactical Operations Unit, officers searched the home located the man inside a roof cavity a short time later.

The man attempted to resist arrest by kicking a hole in the roof; however, he was arrested without incident a short time later.

A 29-year-old woman was arrested after she was also located inside the roof cavity.

They were taken to Campbelltown Police Station, where the man was charged with the outstanding warrants, along with 30 other offences including break and enter dwelling house with intent, larceny, shoplifting, police pursuit, assault officer in execution of duty, drive vehicle during disqualification period, and dishonestly obtain property by deception.

The woman was charged with an outstanding arrest warrant, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, destroy/damage property in company and possess prohibited drug.

The pair was refused bail and appeared at Campbelltown Local Court today (Monday 4 July 2022), where they were formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Thursday 21 July 2022.