Police Charge Man After Home Invasion At Port Macquarie

A man has been charged after allegedly smashing windows and threatening residents in three homes at Port Macquarie overnight.

Police were called to Cedar Close about 10.40pm last night (Thursday 16 May 2024), after a woman reported a man was kicking her front door and had smashed her front windows.

The woman and her grandson sought refuge in a neighbour’s home while police searched for the man.

Police were then called to nearby Fernhill Road, where a man had allegedly broken several windows of a unit before moving to a second unit and forcing his inside, threatening an elderly couple.

All three properties sustained extensive damage with multiple windows smashed, as well as furniture, fences and pots damaged.

Officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District attended and deployed OC spray to effect the arrest of a 38-year-old man.

He was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged with two counts of destroy or damage property, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence break and enter house etc destroy etc property, intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, and carry cutting weapon upon apprehension.

He was refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court today (Friday 17 May 2024).

As a result of the broken glass, the man sustained injuries to his hands and remains in hospital under police guard.

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