A man is due in court charged after allegedly committing a lewd act, shoplifting, then assaulting police on the North Shore.
Officers from North Shore Police Area Command (PAC) were called to St Leonards Station about 1.50pm (Saturday 24 October 2020), after a member of the public reported a man committing a sex act in public.
Officers were unable to locate the man; however, about 2.45pm they were called to a supermarket in Walker Street, North Sydney, after a man had allegedly stolen items. Police were told when the man was challenged by staff, he spat towards them.
Police arrested a 32-year-old man a short time later in Clarke Road, Neutral Bay, after a brief struggle. The man was taken to Chatswood Police Station where he’s been charged with four offences,
• Assault police
• Not comply with noticed direction spitting/coughing – COVID19, and
• Wilful and obscene exposure.
He’s been refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Sunday 25 October 2020).