Police charge man after police operation – Ermington

A man will face court today, charged following an alleged stand-off in Sydney’s west.

About 9am on Thursday 8 February 2024, officers attached to Ryde Police Area Command attended a home on Mitchell Street, Ermington, where they attempted to speak with a man.

It will be alleged the man threatened police before barricading himself inside the home.

Police established a perimeter and were assisted at the scene by the Tactical Operations Unit.

About 1.30pm, police forced entry into the home and the occupant – a 50-year-old man – was arrested.

He was checked at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment and assessment.

Upon his release, the man was taken to Ryde Police Station and charged with

  • steal motor vehicle
  • break and enter dwelling-house with intent
  • enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse
  • take and drive conveyance without consent of owner
  • break and enter house steal value less than $60,000
  • enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence
  • use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention
  • assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm
  • hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty
  • driver or rider state false name or home address
  • drive motor vehicle while licence suspended

Police will allege in court the man was the driver of a vehicle involved in an incident where a police officer was injured on Coxs Road, Ryde, about 10pm on Thursday 1 February 2024.

He was refused bail and will appear before Burwood Local Court today (Friday 9 February 2024).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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