27 July 2022

Albury man charged over alleged assault of police, property offences

| Anna Maskus
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NSW Police have charged a man over an alleged assault on an officer. Photo: Julia Gomina.

A wanted man was refused bail to appear in court today charged over alleged property offences and the assault of a police officer in the state’s Murray River region earlier this month.

In July, officers from Murray River Police District commenced investigations into several property-related offences committed throughout the Albury area.

As part of inquiries, police spoke to a 28-year-old Albury man on Friday, 8 July 2022, when it is alleged he assaulted a male constable by kicking him. The officer was not seriously injured.

Following inquiries, Albury Police – alongside the Domestic Violence Action Team – attended a unit on Olive Street, South Albury, and located a man hiding in a bathroom, about 4 pm yesterday (Tuesday, 26 July 2022).

The man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station where he was charged with:

  • Shoplifting,
  • Aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal (two counts),
  • Larceny,
  • Possess prohibited drug,
  • Deal with property proceeds of crime, and,
  • Possess implements to enter/drive conveyance.

An outstanding warrant was also executed for destroy or damage property, assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, and two counts of larceny.

Police inquiries are continuing. Anyone with information that may assist police with investigations is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information will be treated in strict confidence.

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